2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Toyota 4Runner




At Wilsonville CDJR, we know that adventurous drivers like you want an SUV that’s ready to venture off the beaten path. That’s why drivers around Wilsonville, Woodburn, and Portland love models like the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Toyota 4Runner.

Our team wanted to help you decide which one was going to be the best fit for your active lifestyle, so we compared the two SUVs on the basis of powertrain and technology. Give it a read and then let us know which one is your favorite!

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2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Performance
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Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Toyota 4Runner: Capability

You can tell just from looking at these SUVs—with their confident stance and rugged exterior—that they’re highly capable vehicles. In fact, they’re both specifically designed to be champions in the off-road arena.

Both SUVs have an available 4-wheel drive system that keeps them moving forward, even under some tough conditions. Plus, they each have a unique terrain selection system that lets you customize your handling capability for the specific terrain you face.

When you’re ready to take on that challenge, however, you may feel a bit more energy from the 2020 Grand Cherokee. We see that just from looking at their standard powertrains:

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2020 Toyota 4Runner

Standard engine

3.6L Pentastar® V6

4.0L I-4

Standard horsepower

295 horsepower

270 horsepower


8-speed automatic

5-speed automatic

Maximum horsepower

707 horsepower

270 horsepower

Maximum towing capacity

7,200 pounds

5,000 pounds

While the 4Runner only offers one engine with a maximum output of 270 horsepower, the Grand Cherokee has four engine options. The standard V6 engine produces 295 horsepower, and the available V8 engines deliver 360-707 horsepower and a maximum towing capacity of 7,200 pounds.

This disparity in capability means that drivers in the Toyota 4Runner may find their performance lacking compared to the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

High-Tech Driver-Assist Features

If you’re driving the Jeep Grand Cherokee or Toyota 4Runner, it’s clear that you don’t back down from a challenge. However, it’s nice to have a little help every now and then to bring even more confidence and convenience to your drive.

That’s why we love that both SUVs come with standard and available driver-assist features, including:

  • Forward collision mitigation
  • Lane keeping
  • Automatic high beams

They also both have a smart cruise control system that adds an extra sense of ease to highway drives. It works by automatically adjusting your cruise control speed to go with the flow when you approach slower-moving or stopped traffic.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee adds an extra assist that can be helpful when traveling in inclement weather. The available Rain-Sensing Wipers automatically turn on and adjust their speed based on the rate of precipitation on the windshield.

When you reach your destination, the available Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist system can help you identify an available parking space. It’ll then provide prompts and automatic steering assists to easily maneuver you into the spot.

Unfortunately, the Toyota 4Runner doesn’t offer rain-sensing windshield wipers or a comparable parking assist system.

Should You Drive the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee or Toyota 4Runner?

Only you can know if you should drive the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee or Toyota 4Runner around Wilsonville, Woodburn, and Portland. When the team at our Jeep dealership compared the two, we found a lot to like about what the Grand Cherokee offers.

If you want to try it out for yourself, let us know and we’ll set it up. Contact us to test drive the Jeep Grand Cherokee today!




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