2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x2

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2018 Toyota Highlander LE I4 FWD

2018 Toyota Highlander

Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Toyota Highlander

Many Gurnee drivers find themselves debating between the Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Toyota Highlander. While the Toyota Highlander is a popular pick, the Jeep Grand Cherokee specs are actually much more impressive. See why the Grand Cherokee has the performance and safety chops to rule the roads of Illinois!


Between the Jeep vs. Toyota, which has the better safety scores? While Toyota has earned a solid reputation for its safe performance, it’s actually the Jeep Grand Cherokee that excelled in the NHTSA road tests. The two both fared well in the passenger safety category, but overall, the Jeep Grand Cherokee earned the top five-star rating – while the Highlander only managed a four-star score!

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee with Park Assist

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee with Park Assist


Jeep vehicles are built for adventure, so it’s no surprise that the Jeep Grand Cherokee specs deliver the top-notch performance that Libertyville and Crystal Lake drivers want. The Grand Cherokee packs a 3.5L V6 under the hood with 295 hp, while the mild-mannered Toyota Highlander was built with a 2.7L 4-cylinder with only 185 hp. As for the optional powertrain configurations, the Jeep Grand Cherokee V8 and Toyota Highlander V6 are hardly on the same page. Check out the results below from Motor Trend.

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk in the Sand

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk Shown

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Motor Trend Category

Toyota Highlander


Overall Score


Driver Safety


Passenger Safety

6.6 seconds

0 to 60 mph Time

7.2 seconds
14.9 seconds

Quarter Mile Time

15.5 seconds
92.8 mph

Speed in Quarter Mile

92.6 mph

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