If you have an adventure planned, then you need an SUV that's ready to hit the road. Two popular models in the Bel Air, MD, area are the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2020 Toyota 4Runner. While both are top picks among outdoorsy types around Edgewood and Aberdeen, MD, you can only drive one. So, which will you choose?

To help you decide, our team at Thompson Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram (CJDR) of Harford County put together this Grand Cherokee vs. 4Runner comparison. Check out how the two vehicles measure up in terms of power, capability, and smart safety features. Then, contact us to schedule your test drive!

Power and Capability: Grand Cherokee and 4Runner

When it comes to capability, you can count on both the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Toyota 4Runner. Both vehicles are well-equipped to handle any challenge that may come their way as you take it off-road.

They even power you through with a standard V6 engine, although you see a bit more energy from the Grand Cherokee…

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2020 Toyota 4Runner

3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine

4.0L V6 engine

295 horsepower

270 horsepower

Not only does the Jeep Grand Cherokee have a higher horsepower output with its standard V6 engine, it also has three available V8 engines for you to pick from. These are the 5.7L HEMI® V8, the 6.4L SRT® V8, and the Supercharged 6.2L V8. They deliver 360, 475, and 707 horsepower, respectively.

Unfortunately, the Toyota 4Runner doesn't offer any additional engine options, although both SUVs have an available 4-wheel drive (4WD) system with a terrain select tool.

The 4WD systems in both the 4Runner and Grand Cherokee help you take on off-road obstacles or inclement weather with relative ease, while the terrain select tool allows you to adjust your engine specs to match your specific terrain needs.

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Toyota 4Runner Smart Safety Features

When you hit the road, it's nice to know you have some extra help along the way, like a suite of smart safety systems that can alert you to potential and unseen hazards.

Both the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Toyota 4Runner make these kinds of advanced driver-assisting technologies available, including:

  • Forward collision mitigation
  • Auto high-beam headlights
  • Smart cruise control
  • Lane-keeping assist

They also both have a standard rearview camera that can help improve visibility and accuracy when parallel parking.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee takes this a step beyond, though, with its available Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist system.

When engaged, it can help you locate an available perpendicular or parallel parking spot. It'll then automatically steer you into the space. Simply follow the prompts to shift, accelerate, and brake, and the Grand Cherokee will take care of the rest!

Without a similar system available in the 4Runner, drivers may find parking more difficult in more crowded areas like cities or beach towns.

Will You Drive the Grand Cherokee or 4Runner?

When the team at Thompson CJDR of Harford County compared the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Toyota 4Runner, we found a lot to like about what the Jeep offers drivers in the Edgewood, Bel Air, and Aberdeen, Maryland, areas.

Do you want to try it out for yourself? Contact us to test drive the Grand Cherokee today!

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