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2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L vs. 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Review

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2021 Jeep
Grand Cherokee L

MSRP*: $36,995 to $58,995
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2021 Toyota
Highlander Hybrid

MSRP*: $38,735 to $50,640
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Invoice* $36,663 to $56,686 $35,513 to $46,428
MPG - City 18 - 19 MPG 35 - 36 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 - 26 MPG 34 - 35 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 84.6 ft3 84.3 ft3
Engine V-6 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Four-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 290 - 357 hp 186 hp
Towing Capacity 6,200 - 7,200 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 204.9 in 194.9 in
Exterior Width 77.9 in 76.0 in
Leg Room Front 41.3 in
Rear 39.4 in
Front 42.0 in
Rear 41.0 in
Head Room Front 39.8 in
Rear 39.9 in
Front 38.4 - 41.2 in
Rear 37.1 - 39.4 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
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Jeep Grand Cherokee L than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid. 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 Highlander Hybrid.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Jeep Grand Cherokee L as you will with the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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). Whether you pick the Jeep Grand Cherokee L or the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 Highlander Hybrid.

Dimensions
Since the Jeep Grand Cherokee L is much wider than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Jeep Grand Cherokee L, which is slightly longer than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

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

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Jeep Grand Cherokee L is clearly the choice over the Toyota Highlander Hybrid for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Jeep Grand Cherokee L greatly out-muscles the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Jeep Grand Cherokee L does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Utility
The Jeep Grand Cherokee L has less seating than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, making the Toyota Highlander Hybrid the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Jeep Grand Cherokee L as you will in the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

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