2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Toyota 4Runner
There are a pair of midsize SUVs on the road that do more than just travel on pavement. If you’re looking for an off-roading experience from your vehicle, the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Toyota 4Runner can provide it in Chicago and Skokie.
Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram welcomes Park Ridge and Forest Park motorists to our dealership each day. For more info about the Grand Cherokee vs. 4Runner, continue reading to become an informed driver.
Grand Cherokee vs 4Runner: Performance
There’s no question that these vehicles offer powerful entry-level engines. The Grand Cherokee features a 3.6-liter V6, which produces 295 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, standard on the base model. The Toyota 4Runner enters the equation with a V6 of its own, a powerful 4.0-liter, which makes 270 horsepower.
While both engines are powerful, the Grand Cherokee is able to take things to new heights with three other engines to choose from. The V6 on the 4Runner is its lone offering, and its power capabilities don’t match up to what the Jeep has to offer.
The turbodiesel V6 Grand Cherokee engine is a bit more fuel efficient than the base V6, but if you’re looking for power, the V8 options are for you. The top-end supercharged V8 engine is able to deliver 707 horsepower—power you might expect out of a sports car. Simply put, you won’t find this kind of power in the Toyota 4Runner.
If off-roading is the main reason you’re purchasing one of these SUVs, you’ll certainly be delighted. The Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro features oversized high-performance shocks to carry you over rough terrain, while the ¼-inch-thick skid plate can protect you up front. Part-time 4-wheel drive is available on the SRS 4WD and TRD Off-Road models, while a full-time 4WD system is standard on the Limited 4WD.
The available 4×4 systems found in the 2019 Grand Cherokee are designed to deliver an exciting driving experience along with peace of mind. The optional Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System can adjust how the 4×4 power is distributed among the front and rear wheels to provide better handling and control.
The Quadra-Lift Suspension System will raise the Grand Cherokee for better ground clearance, or lower it for better on-road comfort. Go over some streams, rocks, and logs in the 2019 Grand Cherokee, and find your next adventure.
Inside the Jeep Grand Cherokee, you’ll have the ability to connect your phone to the 7-inch touchscreen found inside. Do it with Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™, and you’ll see a mirror image of your phone right on the screen. The 4Runner screen checks in at just over six inches, and does not feature Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™.
Sound always matters, particularly when a friend asks you to turn up the volume when their favorite song comes on. The available 19-speaker system in the Jeep Grand Cherokee is larger than the most powerful 4Runner speaker system, a 15-speaker option. From the smartphone connectivity to sound options, the Grand Cherokee excels.
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Toyota 4Runner: The Last Word
Choosing a new car is always an exciting time in one’s life. When you’re picking between the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Toyota 4Runner, it’s clear that the Jeep Grand Cherokee is the better option for travels throughout Chicago and Skokie.
With its powerful engine options, Park Ridge and Forest Park area off-roading capability, and interior amenities, the Grand Cherokee certainly stands out on the Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram lot. Visit us today for a Grand Cherokee test drive!