2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2017 Toyota Highlander
Posted on March 10, 2020
Finding the ultimate SUV can be a challenge. At Caledon Chrysler, we know you do tons of research before buying any car, truck, or SUV. In order to help make this process easier, we like to compare and contrast our favorite vehicles with those of the competition. This time around, we want to put the award winning 2017Jeep Grand Cherokee up against the popular 2017 Toyota Highlander. Let's take a closer look at both of these SUVs.
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee
First thing we should mention is that the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee is the most awarded SUV ever. From being named the 2017 Four Wheel SUV of the Year to the Midsize SUV of the Year, the critics and experts seem to have already made up their minds. The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee is great for a number of reasons. It's available in seven different trim levels and it also has four different powerful engines to choice from. These powerful engines include the muscular 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine that puts out 360 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque. If fuel efficiency is your thing, you'll love the 3.0-liter V6 ECODIESEL DOHC engine that puts out 240 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque. When you combine all of this with eight-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission you can expect up to 8.4 L/100 km highway and a cruising range of 730 miles*
The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee dominates off-road with up to up to 7,200 pounds (3,265 kg) in towing power, Quadra-Trac II 4WD system, Quadra-Lift Air Suspension system, and four-wheel traction control. On top of this toughness, there are also some unique luxury touches including available rain-sensing windshield wipers, Nappa leather-faced seats, leather trim seats with perforated inserts, and an 8.4-inch touchscreen display with Uconnect 8.4 NAV multimedia centre.
2017 Toyota Highlander
The 2017 Toyota Highlander is available in four non-hybrid trims, eight exterior colours, and a choice of FWD or AWD. A 3.5-litre, six-cylinder DOHC engine with VVT-i that produces 295 horsepower powers this SUV. The powertrain also includes an eight-speed automatic transmission, electronic power steering, and a transmission cooler. As far as fuel efficiency, you can get up to 12.0 L/100km city and 8.9 L/100km highway.* On the interior, you get seating for up to eight, a six-speaker, 6.1-inch Touchscreen Audio with Bluetooth, Dual Zone climate control, Backup Camera, and SIRI Eyes-Free.
The Best for You
While both of the SUVs have a ton to offer, the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee dominates in a variety of ways including power, performance, and versatility. If you still cannot make up your mind, the sales staff at Caledon Chrysler believes the time is right to get behind the wheel of the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Once you take one for test-drive at our showroom in Bolton, ON, we think the decision will be easy. While you're here, make sure to ask about our entire inventory of new and pre-owned Jeep vehicles. To make an appointment please call us at (877) 756-4219 or drop by Caledon Chrysler at 12435 Highway 50 Queen St. S.
*All vehicle mileage based on 2017 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.