Remaining objective is difficult when comparing any vehicle to the most-awarded SUV in automotive industry. While we'll certainly try our best when comparing the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee to the 2017 Toyota Highlander, we can't make any promises that the Grand Cherokee's performance won't speak for itself.
Both made for adventuring, the Grand Cherokee and Highlander have off-road ruggedness in their DNA. Delivering ample power under the hood and strength on and off the grid, these vehicles are capable of taking on various terrains and challenges. Starting at similar price points, the SUVs must really flex their muscles to show off which brings more brawn to drivers' travel experiences. To make this competition even, we're focusing on each vehicle's starting trim specifications.
|2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee||VS||2017 Toyota Highlander|
|67.5 cu. ft.||Cargo space||83.7 cu. ft.|
|3,500 lbs.||Towing capacity||1,500 lbs.|
How does the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee compare to the 2017 Toyota Highlander?
Starting at $30,395 MSRP, the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee tips the scale with its slightly lighter beginning price point. At its base trim, the Grand Cherokee earns an estimated 19 mpg city and 26 mpg highway fuel economy while delivering enough strength to tow up to 3,500 pounds of cargo. Comparatively, the Highlander starts at $30,630 MSRP and earns 20 mpg city and 24 mpg highway fuel economy ratings. Generating power to tow a standard 1,500 pounds of cargo, the Highlander's base trim doesn't quite match up to the Jeep SUV's capabilities. Where the Highlander excels is inside the cabin with up to 83.7 cubic feet of space for cargo, compared to the Grand Cherokee's 67.5 cubic feet. When drivers properly equip the base Jeep with the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar® V-6 engine with eight speed automatic transmission, however, the vehicle can instead tow upwards of 6,200 pounds. To experience all that the Grand Cherokee has to offer, schedule a test drive at Ingram Park CDJ today.