|2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee||2016 Toyota 4Runner|
|293 hp||270 hp|
|6,200 lb||5,000 lb|
|Auto, 8 speed w/ O/D||Auto, 5 speed w/ O/D|
For anyone who is looking for a luxurious sport utility vehicle that feels as much at home out on the muddy trail as it does on the city streets, both the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Toyota 4Runner have a lot to offer. Each offers a potent V6 engine under the hood and can be ordered with outstanding four-wheel drive and off-road systems that are ready to take on just about anything you can throw at them. However, we believe the Grand Cherokee comes out the clear winner as you can see below.
It might be easy to be fooled into believing that having a bigger engine automatically translates into having more power. In the case of the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs the Toyota 4Runner, the smaller 3.6L engine in the Jeep proves to be the more powerful at 293 hp vs 270 hp. But what does this really mean once you get out on the open road? It means the ability to accelerate more quickly both from a dead stop and when you pull out into the passing lane. It also means having more towing capacity. The Jeep is rated at 6,200 pounds while the 4Runner is only rated at 5,000, despite the Toyota having slightly more torque.
The 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee also features an 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission in comparison to the 5-speed automatic found in the 2016 Toyota 4Runner. Not only does this help the Grand Cherokee respond more quickly to virtually any type of driving condition, it also helps with fuel economy. The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee is rated by the EPA at 19 mpg in the city and a very impressive 26 mpg out on the highway. You also have a choice of three different four-wheel drive systems and an optional terrain select system.
Both the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Toyota 4Runner offer spacious cabins, but the interior of the Jeep offers more overall head and leg room at 39.9 inches of front headroom and 39.2 inches for those in the second seat. Both vehicles offer seating for up to five adults. In the Grand Cherokee, Jeep has managed to create the perfect symbiotic blend between function and luxury that is sure to keep the Grand Cherokee ahead of the pack.
With five trim levels to choose from in the Grand Cherokee ranging from the base Laredo to the top of the line Summit or the sporty SRT, buyers will have to work hard to find fault with this extremely luxurious and comfortable interior. Among the many optional features are a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, and an upgraded 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment system.
Both the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Toyota 4Runner come with a host of standard safety features, including four-wheel antilock brakes, electronic traction and stability controls, and plenty of airbags designed to protect everyone. The Grand Cherokee also features hill start assist and descent controls, active front head restraints, and on Limited trims and above, a rearview camera and rear parking sensors.
If you are ready to see why the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee comes out the clear winner in comparison to the Toyota 4Runner, come to your local Waxahachie dealer! Our experts welcome any questions and look forward to helping you. Contact us to schedule your test drive today.
*Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.