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Choosing the Better SUV: 2021 Jeep® Grand Cherokee vs. 2021 Toyota 4Runner

While the demand for SUVs continues to grow, so do the options you have. While there are many appealing SUVs on the market, there's one that stands tall above the rest, the 2021 Jeep® Grand Cherokee. Whether you're cruising the town or desire a little off-road thrill, this Jeep® SUV will take you where you want to go and make the drive there more enjoyable.

And while this new Jeep® SUV comes with everything you need for an improved driving experience, our team at Hendrick Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM FIAT of Concord understands you may be comparing models. To help you narrow down your options, we have compiled this comparison between the 2021 Jeep® Grand Cherokee and the 2021 Toyota 4Runner. After reading this breakdown, we hope you have a better idea of why the new Jeep® Grand Cherokee is the SUV to pick.

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2021 Jeep® Grand Cherokee vs. 2021 Toyota 4Runner


  • The new Toyota 4Runner has one powertrain option, a 270-horsepower V6. The new Jeep® Grand Cherokee eclipses the Toyota SUV by offering four engine options, ranging from the base 295-horsepower V6 to the impressive 707-horsepower V8.
  • On pavement, the 2021 Toyota 4Runner struggles to keep the ride smooth and offers lackluster handling. The 2021 Jeep® Grand Cherokee is quite the opposite as it offers a smooth ride, precise steering, and sturdy braking power.
  • If you're an off-road enthusiast, you'll want to choose the new Jeep® Grand Cherokee. This Jeep® SUV keeps with the brand's trend of delivering exceptional off-road capabilities. While the new Toyota 4Runner is capable of tackling off-road trails, it's not as decked out as the Jeep® model.


  • Inside the 2021 Jeep® Grand Cherokee, you'll find many high-quality materials and stunning design, making this cabin feel luxurious and classy. The 2021 Toyota 4Runner has a much less upscale cabin as it comes with many hard plastic materials and unexciting designs.
  • In terms of tech features, these two vehicles closely relate in several ways. However, the new Jeep® Grand Cherokee offers two screen sizes, maxing out at 8.4 inches. The 4Runner only has one screen option, which is 8 inches.
  • While the 4Runner offers slightly more cargo space than the new Grand Cherokee, it doesn't come with as comfortable of seating. The seats inside this Jeep® SUV are supportive and plush, keeping everyone content on those long road trips.


  • One important factor to consider is a vehicle's safety rating. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2021 Jeep® Grand Cherokee five out of five stars in overall safety for its four-wheel-drive models. The 2021 Toyota 4Runner received only four out of five stars by the administration.
  • As for safety features, both models come standard with a long list of safety technology. One area of differentiation is that the new Jeep® Grand Cherokee comes standard with a rear cross-traffic alert, which is not standard on the new 4Runner.
  • Another key safety feature included on the new Jeep® Grand Cherokee and not the new Toyota 4Runner is blind-spot monitoring. This technology helps you make safe lane changes by watching out for your blind spot.

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Our team at Hendrick Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM FIAT of Concord is anxious to tell you more about the 2021 Jeep® Grand Cherokee and how it beats out the competition. So, visit our dealership today to talk with one of our automotive experts. And while you're here, take the new Jeep® Grand Cherokee for a test-drive to see why it's the right choices for you.