2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Toyota 4Runner

Jeep Grand Cherokee

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 2021 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

Jeep Grand Cherokee Performance SpecsThere’s no question that these vehicles offer powerful entry-level engines. The Grand Cherokee features a 3.6-liter V6, which produces 295 horsepower, standard on the base model. The Toyota 4Runner enters the equation with a V6 of its own. This one is 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 from which you can choose. 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.

Off-Roading Capability

Jeep Grand Cherokee Off-RoadIf off-roading is the main reason that you’re interested in 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 skid plate can protect you up front. Part-time 4-wheel drive is available on the SR5 4WD and TRD Off-Road models, while a full-time 4WD system is standard on the Limited.

The available 4×4 systems found in the 2021 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 2021 Grand Cherokee, and find your next adventure.

Interior Amenities

Jeep Grand Cherokee InteriorInside the Jeep Grand Cherokee, you’ll have the ability to connect your phone to the 8.4-inch touchscreen that’s available 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 falls just short at exactly eight inches. The larger screen over in the Grand Cherokee allows you to more easily view and access the various controls without having to take too much of your attention away from the drive itself.

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.

2021 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 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Toyota 4Runner, it’s clear that the Jeep Grand Cherokee is the better option for travels throughout the Chicago, Skokie, Park Ridge, and Forest Park areas.

With its powerful engine options, off-roading capabilities, and interior amenities, the Grand Cherokee certainly stands out on the Marino CJDR lot. Visit us today to take your Grand Cherokee test drive!