Compare 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Toyota 4Runner | Amelia, VA

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Toyota 4Runner
2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2016 Toyota 4Runner
  24.6 gal. Fuel Capacity 23.0 gal.
  19/26 mpg Fuel Economy (city/hwy) 17/22 mpg
  290 hp @ 6400 rpm Horsepower 270 hp @ 5600 rpm
  38.6 in. Rear leg room 32.9 in.
  8-speed shiftable automatic Transmission 5-speed shiftable automatic

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Toyota 4Runner

Serving Amelia, Richmond, and Farmville

Over the years, the SUV has remained steadfast as a powerful and spacious vehicle. To this end, Jeep remains the ideal brand, and few vehicles that bear the badge exemplify that better than the Grand Cherokee. Coincidentally, the 2016 model year—part of the nameplate’s fourth production cycle—arrives to commemorate Jeep’s 75th anniversary. This is not to say, though, that the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee is without competition. Introduced in 1984, the Toyota 4Runner has been one of the most visible SUVs on the market, and the 2016 edition is generally praised as a vehicle with great off-road capability and ample interior space. Ultimately, though, the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee triumphs over the 2016 Toyota 4Runner in three areas.

Engine Power

One is engine power. Go with the top-level SRT, which is primed as the performance-oriented trim level of the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee. It is the only model with the huge 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine, which has an output of 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. Coupled with its standard four-wheel drivetrain, the SRT model is an off-road powerhouse that can withstand any terrain and accelerate when necessary. By comparison, the 2016 Toyota 4Runner comes with only one engine: the 1GR-FE, a smaller, 4.0-liter V6 that produces 105 less horsepower and 192 less lb-ft of torque than the HEMI engine.

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Interior

Fuel Economy

The second area is fuel economy. The 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee is not just a gasoline-powered vehicle. It also offers the choice of going with a diesel engine, which has its healthy share of benefits, one of which is increased fuel efficiency. With a 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine, the Grand Cherokee provides 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway, which are excellent numbers in the midsize SUV segment. The most that the 2016 Toyota 4Runner can offer with its V6 is 17 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway, which indicate less fuel efficiency.

The 75th anniversary Special Edition

The third area is something that is truly unique to the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee: a special-edition vehicle to commemorate Jeep’s 75th anniversary. Getting either the 75th Anniversary Edition or the Limited 75th Anniversary Edition adds start/stop technology, which cuts down the amount of time the engine idles, consequently boosting fuel efficiency. The 75th Anniversary variants also stand out with their power moonroofs; 8.4-inch touchscreens to go with their incredibly robust Uconnect 8.4 multimedia systems; black-and-beige leather-trimmed seats with tangerine accents and anniversary-edition logos; bronze-colored 18- or 20-inch alloy wheels; and blind spot monitoring to enhance their safety standards.


Ready to experience for yourself why the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a better buy than the 2016 Toyota 4Runner? Our dealership welcomes you with a plethora of choices, as well as great promotions and deals to ensure that you get a Jeep at an affordable price. Give us a call today to set up an appointment with one of our sales professionals.