2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2018 Toyota Highlander Yonkers NY

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee


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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2018 Toyota Highlander

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)






SAE Net Torque @ RPM

295 @ 6400

185 @ 5800

Fuel Tank Capacity (gal)

Rear Wheel Drive

Front Wheel Drive

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2018 Toyota Highlander near Bronx, NY

If you're looking for a new SUV that has a lot to offer in terms of styling and interior features without compromising on engine power, look no further than the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee. This SUV excels in off-road handling and has the highest available engine power in its class, coming in at 707 hp on the Trackhawk edition. Among its competitors is the Toyota Highlander, which for 2018, has introduced new standard features and safety equipment. Read more about each vehicle in the paragraphs below.

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Power & Handling

The engine lineup for the Grand Cherokee is unmatched. The standard Laredo trim offers a 3.6-liter V6 engine with 295 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. The second tier Limited trim and above have the option of upgrading to a 5.7-liter V8 engine which has 360 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque. The SRT comes with a 6.4-liter V8 with 475 hp, 470 lb-ft. At the top of the trims, the Trackhawk introduces you to a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 with an unparalleled 707 hp, 645 lb-ft. For the SUV category, the Trackhawk engine is the most powerful of all engines currently offered. Pairing with these engines is the option of either two- or four-wheel drive and an 8-speed automatic transmission. In addition to the Cherokee's exceptional lineup of engines, it has a towing capacity of up to 3500 pounds as well as add-ons like off-road skid plates, low range gearing, and adaptive suspension.

2018 Toyota Highlander Power & Handling

The Toyota brand places less emphasis on engine power, offering just two choices for the Highlander. The base LE has a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 185 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. It pairs with a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. The second engine, which comes standard on the remainder of the trim levels, is a 3.5-liter V6 with 295 hp, 263 lb-ft. This engine, which has the same horsepower as Jeep's base level engine, comes with an eight-speed automatic and either two or four-wheel drive.

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Features & Design

Jeep has seven trim levels: Laredo, Limited, Trailhawk, Overland, Summit, SRT, and Trackhawk. Of these, you are sure to find one that will match your specific needs and preferences. The Laredo has 17-inch wheels, heated mirrors, a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, keyless ignition and entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth, a 7-inch touchscreen, and a six-speaker sound system. The Trailhawk, likely to be the most attractive trim, adds off-road maneuvering with hill ascent and descent control, an electronic limited-slip rear differential, underbody skid plates, and an upgraded instrument cluster display with exclusive off-road features. The Trailhawk also includes advanced tech features such as power-folding mirrors, ventilated front seats, an 8.4-inch touchscreen interface, a navigation system, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration. The Trackhawk adds the 707 hp engine and some additional amenities.

2018 Toyota Highlander Features & Design

The Highlander has seven choices of trim which are: LE, LE Plus, XLE, SE, Limited and Limited Platinum trim levels. The LE has fairly basic offerings, coming with 18-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors, a rearview camera, rear air conditioning, a height-adjustable driver seat, five USB ports, a 6.1-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player. Toyota does have a lot to offer in the form of safety; its Toyota Safety Sense bundle includes automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, lane departure intervention, and forward collision mitigation with automatic emergency braking. On higher trims, you will gain a sunroof, heated front seats, a 360-degree parking camera and more. Toyota has fallen behind in technology updates, as none of its Highlander models are compatible with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto smartphone integration.


Both the Grand Cherokee and the Highlander have a lot to offer a buyer who is considering a new SUV. Toyota has many great safety features, but the Jeep Grand Cherokee is our recommendation for its superior engine power, off-road capabilities, and updated technology. To test drive a Jeep, head to our dealership today.

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