2017 Toyota 4Runner vs 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Gear up for family adventures at Downeast Toyota and slide into the driver's seat of the Toyota 4Runner. A rough and rugged sport utility, the Toyota 4Runner provides a spacious, family-friendly cabin to go along with the power and performance assets to handle even the most extreme terrain. If you are looking for off-road adventures, there are few vehicles that can compete with the Toyota 4Runner – save the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Take a closer look at the Toyota 4Runner with this in-depth 2017 Toyota 4Runner vs 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee comparison.

Available in six trim levels – SR5, SR5 Premium, TRD Off-Road, TRD Off-Road Premium, Limited and TRD Pro – the 2017 Toyota 4Runner can be tailored to fit your adventures. Built with body-on-frame architecture, the Toyota 4Runner can handle the most extreme terrain you can find. Entry-level Toyota 4Runner SR5 editions are equipped with a wealth of standard features that create incredible value with a starting price that stands at just $34,210. 

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2017 Toyota 4Runner VS 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee
270-Horsepower 4.0-Liter V-6 Base Engine 295-Horsepower 3.6-Liter V-6
6.1-Inch Toyota Entune Touchscreen Standard Infotainment System 5-Inch Uconnect Touchscreen
5-7 Passengers Passenger Space 5 Passengers
47.2 Cubic Feet Cargo Space 36.3 Cubic Feet

2017 Toyota 4Runner Engine Specs and Off-Road Features

When it comes to mud-slingin' adventures, this 2017 Toyota 4Runner vs 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee comparison features two of the best. Armed with a 270-horsepower 4.0-liter V-6 under the hood, the Toyota 4Runner delivers limitless thrills when you get behind the wheel. Properly equipped, the Toyota 4Runner has the capability to tow up to 5,000 pounds of cargo. Jeep Grand Cherokee models employ a variety of powertrains, a 3.6-liter V-6, a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel and a 5.7-liter V-8.

What sets the Toyota 4Runner apart from the competition is an arsenal of performance-tuned, trail-rated features that promise to upgrade your adventures. Standard variants employ two-wheel drive with an innovative Automatic Limited Slip Differential. An upgrade to four-wheel drive models adds a part-time 4WD system with Active Traction Control and a two-speed transfer case.

Toyota 4Runner Limited models incorporate a full-time 4WD system with a Torsen® center differential. All-terrain performance is enhanced for all 4WD 4Runner models by the addition of a Toyota Multi-Terrain Select system, Crawl Control and an available Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System that provides and upgrade in ride quality no matter what terrain you are faced with.

Versatility is the name of the game in this midsize SUV debate and the 2017 Toyota 4Runner checks all the boxes. Stock Toyota 4Runner trims make room for five passengers in a spacious and well-equipped cabin that features a 6.1-inch Toyota Entune touchscreen display, Bluetooth connectivity, Siri® Eyes Free technology, the Scout® GPS Link App and an eight-speaker sound system.

With a cavernous 47.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second-row seats, the Toyota 4Runner has plenty of room for your outdoor gear and equipment that the Jeep Grand Cherokee cannot match. The availability of third-row seating that expands passenger space to seven is an added asset that makes the Toyota 4Runner stand out in the midsize SUV class and in this comparison.

Red 2017 Toyota 4Runner Front on Wooded Trail
Red 2017 Toyota 4Runner Climbing Dirt Trail
Red 2017 Toyota 4Runner Rear Exterior on Hill
2017 Toyota 4Runner Front Seat Interior

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