2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2017 Toyota Highlander Near Ozark, MO

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2017 Toyota Highlander Near Ozark, MO 
Are you looking for a mid-sized SUV for your new family vehicle, especially one capable of towing and off-roading? Both the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2017 Toyota Highlander meet these credentials. However, one is a much better choice than the other. Read our comparison below to see why we recommend the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee over the 2017 Toyota Highlander, or read our 2017 Grand Cherokee review to learn more about that model alone.

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2017 Toyota Highlander: Engine Specs

Both the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Toyota Highlander give drivers several different powertrains to choose from. In the case of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, there's the option of a V6 or a V8, as well as an EcoDiesel V6 for those who need a great deal of torque. The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT also gets its own, different V8. The 2017 Toyota Highlander offers a less compelling I4 or V6 option.

The standard engine in the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a 3.6L V6 with:
  • 295 HP @ 6,400 RPM
  • 260 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4,800 RPM
  • 19 MPG city/26 MPG highway (2WD); 18 MPG city/25 MPG highway (4WD)
  • 6,200 lbs. tow rating
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
The standard engine in the 2017 Toyota Highlander is a 2.7L I4 with:
  • 185 HP @ 5,800 RPM
  • 184 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4,200 RPM
  • 20 MPG city/24 MPG highway (2WD)
  • 1,500 lbs. tow rating
  • 6-speed automatic transmission
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2017 Toyota Highlander Interior Comparisons Near Ozark, MO 

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2017 Toyota Highlander: Interior

Although both are classified as mid-sized SUVs, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is a two-row, five seat SUV, while the Toyota Highlander has three rows. The rear cargo area of the Jeep Grand Cherokee is more than 2.5 times as large as that of the Toyota Highlander when all seats are in place - 36.3 cu. ft. compared to 13.8 cu. ft. - making it the more convenient option.Other reasons to purchase the Grand Cherokee over the Highlander include:
  • Although rear seats fold down in both models, the Jeep Grand Cherokee's front passenger seat also folds flat.
  • Both models have heated front seats, but only the Jeep Grand Cherokee offers heated rear seats in several different trim packages. Only the top tier trim with the Platinum package on the Toyota Highlander has them.
  • The 2017 Grand Cherokee is available with several luxury features that the Toyota Highlander doesn't offer, including active noise control and a heated wood and leather wrapped steering wheel.

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2017 Toyota Highlander: Technology & Safety

Technology is more important than ever in today's cars, especially family vehicles like the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Toyota Highlander. Both have impressive entertainment systems and safety suites, but the Jeep Grand Cherokee offers much more.
  • You can get an 8-in. multimedia touchscreen and 12 premium speakers in the Toyota Highlander. The Jeep Grand Cherokee offers an 8.4-in. multimedia touchscreen and 19 premium speakers.
  • The Toyota Highlander has a 4.2-in. color LCD display in the instrument panel, while the Jeep Grand Cherokee has a 7-in. LCD instrument cluster.
  • Both models are available with a rear seat entertainment system with DVD player and wireless headphones.
  • Both models have impressive driver assistance features such as smart cruise control and blind spot monitoring, but the Jeep Grand Cherokee can bring the vehicle to an emergency stop from higher speeds than the Highlander.

Test-Drive the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Near Mozark, MO!

Are you convinced that the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee is the family SUV you've been looking for? We have several for sale in our inventory. Come visit Youngblood Chrysler Jeep near Ozark, MO and take one for a test drive. Do you have further questions about how the Jeep Grand Cherokee compares to the competition? Call (866) 927-8082 to speak to one of our product specialists or message us online.

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