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2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L vs. 2021 Toyota 4Runner Review

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2021 Jeep
Grand Cherokee L

MSRP*: $36,995 to $58,995
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2021 Toyota
4Runner

MSRP*: $36,765 to $50,745
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Invoice* $36,663 to $56,686 $33,823 to $46,684
MPG - City 18 - 19 MPG 16 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 - 26 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 7 seats 5 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 84.6 ft3 88.8 - 89.7 ft3
Engine V-6 V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Four-wheel, Rear-wheel Four-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 290 - 357 hp 270 hp
Towing Capacity 6,200 - 7,200 lbs 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 204.9 in 190.2 - 191.3 in
Exterior Width 77.9 in 75.8 in
Leg Room Front 41.3 in
Rear 39.4 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 32.9 in
Head Room Front 39.8 in
Rear 39.9 in
Front 38.6 - 39.3 in
Rear 38.6 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available ****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Jeep Grand Cherokee L than in the Toyota 4Runner. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Jeep Grand Cherokee L and the Toyota 4Runner.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Jeep Grand Cherokee L, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Toyota 4Runner.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Jeep Grand Cherokee L is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota 4Runner. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Jeep Grand Cherokee L is much higher than that for the Toyota 4Runner.

Dimensions
Since the Jeep Grand Cherokee L is much wider than the Toyota 4Runner, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Jeep Grand Cherokee L, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Toyota 4Runner.

Handling
The Jeep Grand Cherokee L has a larger turning radius than the Toyota 4Runner, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
With the Jeep Grand Cherokee L, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the Toyota 4Runner. The Jeep Grand Cherokee L has a little more horsepower than the Toyota 4Runner.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Jeep Grand Cherokee L doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Toyota 4Runner.

Utility
The Jeep Grand Cherokee L offers greater seating capacity than the Toyota 4Runner, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Jeep Grand Cherokee L has less cargo space than the Toyota 4Runner, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Jeep Grand Cherokee L comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota 4Runner.