Can’t decide between the Jeep® Grand Cherokee or Toyota Highlander for your next SUV? See how they compare in three key categories:


Few SUVs can compete with the power Jeep models offers. The Jeep Grand Cherokee comes standard with a 3.6-liter V6 engine that generates 295 horsepower and 260 lbs.-ft. of torque. You’ll also have a choice of three other engines:

  • 5.7-liter V8 with 360 horsepower and 390 lbs.-ft. of torque
  • 6.4-liter V8 with 475 horsepower and 470 lbs.-ft. of torque
  • 6.2-liter supercharged V8 with 707 horsepower and 645 lbs.-ft. of torque

An eight-speed automatic transmission is paired with all engines. Rear-wheel drive is standard, but all-wheel drive is available. The Toyota Highlander doesn’t give you much choice with its engine. In fact, there’s only one: a 3.5-liter V6 that offers 295 horsepower. Plus, front-wheel drive is standard.

Off-Road Capability

Jeep vehicles are built to be able to tackle the most rugged terrain, and the Jeep Grand Cherokee is a fantastic off-roader. Available features (which come standard in the Trailhawk trim) include:

  • Multiple skid plates
  • A limited-slip differential
  • A two-speed transfer case
  • All-terrain tires
  • The Quadra-Lift air suspension

While you could take the Toyota Highlander off-road, it may have some difficult coming back, as it doesn’t come with any of the features found in the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Tech and Safety Features

The Jeep Grand Cherokee comes with a user-friendly infotainment system with a seven-inch touchscreen. You will also get:

  • Satellite radio
  • Push-button start
  • Bluetooth®
  • A six-speaker stereo
  • Android Auto™
  • Apple CarPlay®
  • Two USB ports
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • A rearview camera

The Toyota Highlander has some of the same features. However, both rear parking sensors and blind spot monitoring don’t come standard.

Come test-drive the new Jeep Grand Cherokee at John Greene Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM near Hickory to see how else it tops the Toyota Highlander.