2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2018 Toyota 4Runner Comparison
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Starting Price: $31,690 | Price yours
Above Average: Engine power, off-road capability, infotainment system
Below Average: Capacity, safety ratings
Consensus: Has all the tech, speed and off-road capability one would need
2018 Toyota 4Runner
Starting Price: $35,605 | Price yours
Above Average: Towing capability, great resale value
Below Average: Price, exterior styling, handling
Consensus: An expensive choice for an SUV in need of a makeover
The Jeep Grand Cherokee is part of a long line of Jeep vehicles proven to withstand whatever drivers put them through. The Grand Cherokee has a 3.6-liter V6 under the hood, with the option to upgrade to three different V8 engines, including a 6.2-liter, 707-horsepower V8. That’s plenty of power to take a family five both off-roading and out for a drive around town. The Toyota 4Runner’s traditional look still holds true for this year’s model. Looking more like a pickup than an SUV, the 5- or 7-passenger 4Runner will get you to and from your destination without a hitch. The 4Runner also sits high up on KBB’s 2018 Best Resale Value Awards list.
Jeep Grand Cherokee Advantages
Unparalleled performance in an SUV. Multiple engine options including the 6.2-liter V8 engine packing 707 horsepower. An Infotainment system that has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Superior gas mileage, especially on the highway.
Toyota 4Runner Advantages
The third-row seating option can accommodate up to seven passengers while the Grand Cherokee cannot. However, legroom is limited. More height combined with underbody skidplates put to rest the worry of clearing anything on or off the road.
Off-road ability is ingrained in the identity of both these SUVs, offering plenty of options to mix comfort and power with their rugged styles.
The Grand Cherokee is sleek compared to the bigger 4Runner. While there is a 7-passenger option on the 4Runner, the price alone could be enough to steer people away. For something that will be easier to drive and with more options under the hood and inside the cabin, the Grand Cherokee is the way to go.
|2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee||2018 Toyota 4Runner|
|Engine||3.6-liter V6||4.0-liter V6|
|Horsepower||295 hp @ 6,400 rpm||270 hp @ 5,600 rpm|
|Torque||260 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm||278 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm|
|Transmission||Automatic, 8-spd||Automatic, 5-spd|
|Fuel Economy||21 mpg (19 city/26 hwy)||18 mpg (17 city/21 hwy)|
|Also Available||3.0-liter diesel V6, 5.7-liter V8, 6.4-liter V8, 707-hp 6.2-liter supercharged V8||Three-row seating|
|Warranty||3 years or 36,000 miles||3 years or 36,000 miles|
|NHTSA Overall Safety Rating||4 Stars||4 Stars|
|Max Seating Capacity||5 passengers||7 passengers|
|Wheelbase||114.7 inches||109.8 inches|
|Overall Length||189.8 inches||190.7 inches|
|Width||76.5 inches||75.8 inches|
|Height||69.3 inches||71.5 inches|
|Turning Diameter||37.1 feet||37.4 feet|
|Headroom, Front||39.9 inches||38.6 inches|
|Headroom, Rear||39.2 inches||38.6 inches|
|Legroom, Front||40.3 inches||41.7 inches|
|Legroom, Rear||38.6 inches||32.9 inches|
|Shoulder Room, Front||58.7 inches||57.8 inches|
|Shoulder Room, Rear||58.0 inches||57.8 inches|
|EPA Passenger Volume||105.4 cu. ft.||97.3 cu. ft.|
|EPA Cargo Volume||68.3 cu. ft.||89.7 cu. ft.|