2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2020 Toyota Highlander

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2020 Toyota Highlander

Almost every SUV owes its heritage back to the classic Jeep design. With the ability to drive both on and off-road, and carry more equipment than a sedan without becoming unwieldy like a minivan, the SUV originally just fit a niche, but it is now one of the highest-selling segments in the entire automotive industry.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is about as proud of its SUV heritage as can be, but is all of that heritage worth anything when it is matched with the equivalent from automotive giant Toyota? The Highlander SUV has challenged the Grand Cherokee for many years, but both have survived up to the 2020 model year. Which is the better midsize SUV at the beginning of the new decade? Refer to the table below to see how the two compare.

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee 


2020 Toyota Highlander 

Twelve Trim Levels  Nine
3.6L Pentastar® V6, 5.7L HEMI® V8, 6.4L SRT® V8, Supercharged 6.2L V8  Engine Options  3.5L V6, Hybrid 2.5L L4HV 
8.6 Inches, Available Quadra-Lift Air Suspension up to 10.8 inches  Ground Clearance  8.0 Inches 
$32,045  Starting MSRP  $34,600 

Comparison Analysis

Neither of these two are bad SUVs, as they both have at least reasonable engine power, ground clearance, and technology options, but the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee just seems to outdo the 2020 Toyota Highlander at about every turn. Even if the starting MSRP has no bearing on the highest trim levels, the ceiling for the Grand Cherokee is much higher in terms of both engine power, entertainment technology, and safety equipment.

If you’re looking for the better off-roader of the two, you will find it in the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee, especially if you choose the Overland or higher trim levels. You will also find the incomparable Harman/Kardon sound system with 19 speakers and a 10-inch subwoofer on the highest trim levels. If you want the best midsize SUV money can buy, don’t waste your time looking anywhere else, the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee has everything you could want and more.

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