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2015 Toyota 4Runner vs 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2015 Toyota 4Runner

 

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee

4.0-Liter V-6

Standard Engine

3.6-Liter V-6

270-Horsepower/278 Lb.-Ft.

Horsepower/Torque

290 Horsepower/260 Lb.-Ft.

5-7 Passengers

Seating Capacity

5 Passengers

47.2 Cubic-Feet

Cargo Volume

36.3 Cubic-Feet

 

2015 Toyota 4Runner vs 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2015 Toyota 4Runner vs 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee

If you are going to compare a vehicle within its class or segment, why not compare it to one of the best? In order to illustrate the excellence of the Toyota 4Runner SUV at Gale Toyota, that is exactly what we have done in our 2015 Toyota 4Runner vs 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee comparison. Advertised as the “Most Awarded SUV Ever”  the Jeep Grand Cherokee has certainly made a name for itself when it comes to the SUV class as both a capable design and an off-road adventurer. Though perhaps not as highly-touted as the Grand Cherokee, the 2015 Toyota 4Runner has the interior comfort, power and toughness, functional utility and off-road prowess to go toe to toe with its Jeep competitor.

Though both of these SUVs are primarily seen as off-road adventure vehicles, they each provide exceptional everyday driving capabilities that should not go unnoticed. Built using a body-on-frame design, Toyota 4Runner models specializes in traversing rough off-road terrain loaded with boulders and logs, but will also deliver a smooth confident ride on city streets. When you couple a smooth ride with a more expansive cargo capacity than the Grand Cherokee and room for up to seven passengers compared to the Grand Cherokee’s five-passenger seating capacity, you can see that the Toyota 4Runner provides significant advantages.

Toyota 4Runner vs Jeep Grand Cherokee Power and Off-Road Capability

When you compare these two impressive SUVs, you have to explore power and off-road capability. Under the hood, the 2015 Toyota 4Runner is equipped with a potent 4.0-liter V-6 that delivers 270 horsepower and an extremely impressive 278 pound-feet of torque. By comparison, the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee yields a massive 290 horsepower from its standard 3.6-liter V-6 power core, but falls short of the 4Runner in terms of torque with only 260 pound-feet of torque. We call that a draw. Fuel economy ratings for these two SUVs are quite similar as well, with each providing 17 mpg in the city.

If you are looking for adventure where the blacktop ends, there are few better options than those you will find in our 2015 Toyota 4Runner vs 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee comparison. At the core of this debate is off-road capability and each of our models offer distinct four-wheel drive packages that deliver miles and miles of thrills. Base Toyota 4Runner models employ a part-time four-wheel drive system with Active Traction Control that can be upgraded to a full-time 4WD system with traction control and a Torsen limited-slip center differential with locking feature. A Multi-Terrain Select system also allows you to choose from four off-road modes while a Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System and Crawl Control augment your off-road experience with a smoother ride and even more capability.

Jeep Grand Cherokee models also employ three dynamic four-wheel drive systems that utilize many similar systems, including a Selec-Terrain system. What truly sets the 2015 Toyota 4Runner apart in terms of off-road capability is the availability of a 4Runner TRD Pro series trim, which adds high-performance Bilstein shocks, a new suspension, an aluminum skid plate, TRD-tuned springs and an aggressive appearance package. If you are looking for a fun-to-drive, capable SUV, the 2015 Toyota 4Runner will go the extra mile and is built to impress.

Toyota 4Runner vs Jeep Grand Cherokee Power and Off-Road Capability