The Jeep Grand Cherokee is what comes to mind when one thinks about a feature-loaded, comfortable, and spacious all-American mid-size SUV. With a cherishable history that spans over two decades, the Grand Cherokee has graced the American market in different forms. And currently, in its fifth generation, the Grand Cherokee is better than ever. But competition can never be far away when you talk about a segment that is as competitive as the SUV segment, and one of the notable competitors being the Toyota 4Runner. Let’s look at what makes the Grand Cherokee a more desired SUV compared to the Toyota 4Runner.
The 2021 model receives a couple of updates like a new and gloss-black exterior trim for the Limited X model, a new 80th Anniversary Edition, a new Laredo X trim, and the availability of a Sun and Sound Package for the Limited trim. Interested in the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee? Contact us today to schedule a test drive.
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2021 Toyota 4Runner
||4.0-liter V-6 Engine|
|293 hp / 260 ft-lbs.
||Horsepower / Torque
||270 hp / 278 ft-lbs.|
|Eight-speed Automatic Transmission
||Five-speed Automatic Transmission|
|36.3 cu. ft.
||47.2 cu. ft.|
|8.6 inches.||Ground Clearance||9.0 inches.|
Looking at the performance aspect, the Grand Cherokee has the most to offer. With a variety of engines on offer that includes the base V-6 engine that produces 293 horsepower, to the available engines like the optional 5.7-liter V-8 engine that produces 357 horsepower and 360 pound-feet of torque, a 6.4-liter V-8 producing 475 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque offered in the SRT trim, and a 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V-8 engine that produces 707 horsepower and 645 pound-feet of torque offered in the Trailhawk trim.
The interior department is also dominated by the Grand Cherokee thanks to comfortable seating and a spacious cabin to complement it. While the base trim comes with cloth upholstery, the higher trims are embellished with premium leather upholstery along with power-adjustable heated and ventilated front seats and heated rear seats. The seats are wide and offer the perfect amount of cushioning for its passengers.
The Grand Cherokee also benefits from a plethora of features like a seven-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth connectivity, a six-speaker sound system, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and two USB ports. Spending extra can get you optional features like a Harman Kardon 19-speaker sound system, a Wi-Fi hot spot, an 8.4-inch touch screen, HD Radio, navigation, a rear-seat entertainment system, remote start, a sunroof, and a power liftgate.
The Toyota 4Runner truly excels when it comes to active safety features. On the contrary, the Grand Cherokee’s base trims do not come with as many active safety features as that of the 4Runner. However, active safety features are offered as standard on the higher trims. This includes features like lane-departure warning, automated emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control, to name some of them. Also, the overall build quality of the Grand Cherokee is exemplary. This helps in neutralizing the competition between these two SUVs in this aspect.
The Grand Cherokee is a well-rounded SUV and has more to offer than its competitors making it a desirable option among consumers.