When you're on the hunt for a sporty, stylish, and highly capable SUV for your travels around the Somerset, New Bedford, or Fall River, MA, area, there's a good chance you're considering either a Jeep Grand Cherokee or a Toyota 4Runner. While both models have reputations for delivering advanced performance features and spacious interior cabins, which one is ultimately going to be the right choice for you?

Here at Stateline Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram (CJDR), we're dedicated to helping you every step of the way through your car-buying journey, and we know that starts right here with the research process. In order to make it as simple as possible for drivers, we've created this handy breakdown to the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Toyota 4Runner. Now, let's see which SUV is the right choice for you!

Performance Features & Engine Specs

To get started, we'll head right under the hood of these SUVs.

With the Jeep Grand Cherokee, you'll have four different available engines to choose from:

  • Standard 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine: 295 horsepower / 260 lb-ft of torque capability
  • Available 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine: 360 horsepower / 390 lb-ft of torque capability
  • Available 6.4L SRT® V8 engine: 475 horsepower / 470 lb-ft of torque capability
  • Available Supercharged 6.2L V8 engine: 707 horsepower / 645 lb-ft of torque capability

  • With all that power, you'll have the ability to tow up to 7,200 pounds when properly equipped.

    Over in the Toyota 4Runner, there's just one engine offered: the 4.0-liter V6, which isn't even as powerful as the standard engine in the Grand Cherokee since it only puts out 270 horsepower. On top of that, you'll get a much lower amount of towing capability since it can haul just 5,000 pounds when properly equipped.

    The Grand Cherokee also comes equipped with an 8-speed automatic transmission, while the 4Runner only has a 5-speed transmission.

    Interior Cabin

    Now, we'll step inside and check out where you'll be spending most of your time.

    In both SUVs, you'll get audio systems equipped with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration, so you can easily connect your smartphone and stream music, make phone calls, send texts, and access your favorite navigation apps via simple voice commands.

    However, back-seat riders in the Jeep Grand Cherokee will have much more room to spread out and relax than they would in the Toyota 4Runner.

    2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee


    2021 Toyota 4Runner

    38.6 inches

    Rear Legroom

    32.9 inches

    39.2 inches

    Rear Headroom

    38.6 inches

    56.2 inches

    Rear Hip Room

    55.7 inches

    58 inches

    Rear Shoulder Room

    57.8 inches

    The Verdict: Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Toyota 4Runner

    While both these SUVs are decent choices for your commutes around Somerset, New Bedford, and Fall River, Massachusetts, it's clear the Jeep Grand Cherokee outperforms the Toyota 4 Runner in crucial categories like performance features and interior cabin space.

    Here at Stateline CJDR, we're ready to help you continue your car-buying journey for find the right vehicle to meet your needs. For more information or to schedule your next test drive, call us or stop by our showroom today!

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