2016 Toyota 4Runner 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee
88 cubic feet Cargo Room 68.3 cubic feet
17 mpg city, 22 mpg highway Fuel Economy 17 mpg city, 24 mpg highway
270 / 278 Base HP / Torque 295 / 260
4,700 pounds Base Towing Capacity 6,200 pounds

2016 Toyota 4Runner vs. 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee

We are in the premium SUV / crossover vehicle class now - so we're in the land of the giants. You have two worthy combatants who are set to slug it out on the road to see who comes out on top, the 2016 Toyota 4Runner and the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

When you're looking for large vehicles such as these, which one you choose ultimately is based on your needs. If you want sheer, unadulterated power, then the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee has 295 horsepower in base models, working its way up to 360 in V8 engine models. In addition, it can tow 6,200 pounds in base models and 7,400 pounds in V8 engine models, numbers that beat the 2016 Toyota 4Runner. But those are the only real advantages the 2016 Grand Cherokee has, as the 2016 Toyota 4Runner is a more value-packed vehicle with more drive-ability and features.

When it comes to towing heavy loads, the 2016 4Runner can handle more than two tons (4,700 pounds), which is ample, and it comes standard with a trailer hitch so you can hook up your items and start driving off; a trailer hitch only comes optional for 2016 Grand Cherokee models, and if you need one you'll be adding money to the asking price. This is a recurring theme, as the 4Runner adds more value from the get-go than the Grand Cherokee does.

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We haven't even gotten to how easily the 2016 Toyota 4Runner tops the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee in cargo room. While the Grand Cherokee fits up to 68.3 cubic feet, the 4Runner gets nearly a quarter more with 88 cubic feet. Those nearly 20 cubic feet to play with in the 4Runner are equivalent to 558 liters, which gives you more flexibility for trips, whether you're with a gang of friends heading cross-country or the family to see relatives.

There's more value to be found in the 2016 Toyota 4Runner's spacious interior, such as rear headrests and Vehicle Speed Proportional Power Steering, both of which the Grand Cherokee does not have. The 4Runner also has an eight-speaker sound system, beating out the Grand Cherokee's six. Finally, the 4Runner comes standard with a backup camera to help you avoid striking any people or objects as you're backing out, while it is only optional for the Grand Cherokee.

As we have seen, the 2016 Toyota 4Runner has more than enough power to handle loads, both heavy and light; simply put, the 4Runner is a more versatile, value-packed vehicle that can handle any driving situation.  Now that you've seen all the benefits of the Toyota 4Runner, it's time to take one for a test drive. You can visit us at Tuscaloosa Toyota, 3325 Skyland Blvd. East in Tuscaloosa, AL or give us a call at (205) 553-3325. Also, every Toyota vehicle you purchase comes with our no-cost non-factory Lifetime Warranty, which extends the standard Powertrain Warranty for any new Toyota model. Get ready to reap the rewards of the 2016 Toyota 4Runner!

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