Is there anything quite like the feeling of starting up your SUV when you’re going for a beautiful day off-roading and outdoor adventure? Both the Toyota 4Runner and the Jeep Grand Cherokee are built to make this experience meaningful and deliver fun times on trails, in the mud, and wherever else you go.
It’s obvious that the Jeep Grand Cherokee inherits a lot of potential for off-roading from its predecessors, but the Toyota 4Runner is no small threat to it. Toyota is synonymous with quality and durability, and that can’t be understated, no matter how much time you spend off-road versus pavement. The Jeep may seem like the clear choice, but there’s more to picking the right mid-size SUV than by name alone. The chart will show reasons you should consider the 2021 Toyota 4Runner.
2021 Toyota 4Runner (TRD Off-Road Premium 4WD)
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee (Limited 4WD)
|278 lb-ft of Torque (4.0L V6)||Engine Torque||260 lb-ft of Torque (3.6L V6)|
|9.6 Inches||Ground Clearance||8.6 Inches|
|47.2 Cubic Feet||Cargo Space||36.3 Cubic Feet|
|109.8 Inch||Wheelbase||114.8 Inch|
Regardless of the factors not presented in the chart above, the 4Runner has the ground clearance and wheelbase to make quick work of obstacles right off the lot, where the Jeep Grand Cherokee would need some additional lift to compensate for its wider wheelbase. The greater cargo space in the 4Runner makes it a better fit for those who need to carry long or bulky cargo like Skis, boards, or bicycles. The two models used as examples above hardly differ in terms of starting MSRP either, making the matchup all the more satisfying for fans of the 4Runner.