The crossover SUV market offers a wide variety of options, from feisty compact crossovers to tough and rugged full-size SUVs and everything in between. For drivers who are on the lookout for a durable SUV that can take on the road less traveled, the Toyota 4Runner and Jeep Grand Cherokee are likely toward the top of your list.
Although they bring a lot of similar elements to the table, the 4Runner and Grand Cherokee also have plenty of unique elements that set them apart from one another. We invite you to utilize the information below to get a better idea whether the 2018 Toyota 4Runner or the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a better fit for you.
2018 Toyota 4Runner SR5
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
|5,000 pounds||Base Towing Capacity||3,500 pounds|
|47.2 cubic feet||Cargo Volume||36.3 cubic feet|
|Standard||Limited Slip Differential||Only available on higher trims|
|8 speakers, Bluetooth® connectivity, CD player, MP3 player||Base Audio System||6 speakers, Bluetooth® connectivity|
Although the 4Runner and Grand Cherokee both come standard with V6 engines, the 4Runner offers a base towing capacity that is 1,500 more than that of the Grand Cherokee. The 4Runner also comes equipped with a standard tow package and trailer hitch, which come at an extra cost on the Grand Cherokee. Both models provide comfortable seating for five passengers as well as plenty of cargo space. In fact, the 2018 4Runner stands out with almost 11 more cubic feet of cargo room with all seats upright. While the 4Runner offers a more well-equipped base audio system, both SUVs have a standard backup camera and standard cloth seat trim, with the option to upgrade to leather on higher grades.
Although the Jeep Grand Cherokee is an exceptional vehicle and a household name for off-road adventurers, it's clear the Toyota 4Runner stands out in more ways than one. The 2018 4Runner is available in six different trims—SR5, SR5 Premium, TRD Off-Road, TRD Off-Road Premium, Limited, and TRD Pro. While the 4Runner SR5 comes with features like Entune™ Audio Plus and leather-trimmed steering wheel, drivers can also upgrade to more advanced elements, such as Integrated Navigation, heated front seats, and Smart Key System with Push Button Start.
When you are ready to experience the 2018 Toyota 4Runner in person, be sure to schedule a test drive with our team at Toyota Vacaville.