Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Toyota 4Runner
Imagining yourself behind the wheel of the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee or the 2021 Toyota 4Runner feels good, but do you know which one you should buy? Walled Lake, West Bloomfield, and Commerce Township, Michigan, shoppers crave more details about which is best. With this comparison, LaFontaine Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Walled Lake provides that service by examining the differences.
Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Toyota 4Runner: Interior
With the Jeep, you’ll enjoy a standard dual-zone automatic temperature control system as well as available heated second-row seats and a heated steering wheel on shiveringly cold Michigan days. From the front to the back row, an available CommandView® Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof spans the ceiling to bathe the cabin in light.
You do get a comparable dual zone automatic climate control system on board the Toyota, but it doesn’t come standard. No sign of an expansive moonroof here either—you’ll get the chance to add a smaller power moonroof only.
Grand Cherokee vs 4Runner: Tech
Load up your Jeep with tech features that keep everyone busy and occupied when commuting or traveling long distances. To start, you can answer calls or texts, input your directions, or adjust your music on the available 8.4-inch Uconnect® 4C NAV touchscreen. Music fans, stop and listen to the greatness of the upgraded 19-speaker Harman Kardon® Premium Audio System.
To set up your passengers with their own perks, add the available Blu-Ray compatible dual screen video and Rear Seat Video System. It entertains whether you’re driving around town or on a long trip. Riders can use their devices with the optional 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot with 8-device connectivity.
An 8-inch touchscreen comes standard in the Toyota, but the optional JBL® premium audio system includes four fewer speakers. A comparable but standard Wi-Fi Connect system can be found, but it only allows accessibility for up to five devices.
Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Toyota 4Runner: Safety
Standard Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path Detection and ParkSense® Rear Park Assist can help you avoid rear entanglements in the Grand Cherokee. If you want guidance when parallel parking, it offers the available Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist system.
Surprisingly, only a rear park assist can be found in the 4Runner; however, it doesn’t come standard. The other systems aren’t even available options in the 4Runner.
Grand Cherokee vs 4Runner: Performance
Leave the towing to the Grand Cherokee. With four different engines, the Grand Cherokee has two different maximum towing capacities. With the standard 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine, it generates 295 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. You can tow a maximum of 6,200 pounds when properly equipped.
If you choose the optional Supercharged 6.2L V8 engine, it generates a robust 707 horsepower and an incredible 645 lb-ft of torque. With it, you can tow a best-in-class 7,200 pounds when properly configured. The other two available engines—a 5.7L HEMI® V8 and a 6.4L SRT® V8 engine—also provide a 7,200-pound towing capacity.
The 4Runner sports a singular 4.0L V6 engine that generates 270 horsepower and 278 lb-ft of torque. With it, you can only tow a maximum of 5,000 pounds when properly equipped.
Highway driving will be bliss with the Jeep because it achieves an EPA-estimated 19 city and 26 highway MPG. In it, you’ll experience fewer stops and more driving! If you choose the Toyota, expect to only achieve an EPA-estimated 16 city and 19 highway MPG.
Which Do You See Yourself Driving? 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2021 Toyota 4Runner
You’ve envisioned yourself driving the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee or the 2021 Toyota 4Runner, but once you’ve learned more, you may be closer to a decision. Which could enhance your drives through Walled Lake, West Bloomfield, and Commerce Township, MI? To find out, maybe it’s time to schedule a test drive at LaFontaine CDJR of Walled Lake.