2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2020 Toyota Highlander

There is no doubt that today’s class of crossover SUVs are better than ever. As a whole, these vehicles offer better performance and more capability than at any other point in history. A comparison of the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2020 Toyota Highlander will show buyers just how much of a different experience these two vehicles will offer respective owners. Owners of the 2020 Grand Cherokee will have an array of engine platforms that will outperform anything offered by its Toyota competitor. While the Jeep Grand Cherokee might not have as much interior space as the 2020 Highlander, the Jeep crossover SUV is able offer a higher maximum towing capacity.

Customers can schedule a test drive with the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee at Albany Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram today by calling, 541-238-0146. 

2020 Grand Cherokee


2020 Highlander

3.6-L, V-6 Standard Engine 3.5-L, V-6
295/260 Horsepower/Torque 295/263
68.3 cubic-feet Max. Cargo Volume 84.3 cubic-feet
6,200 lbs. Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs.


Available Features and Performance Specs

The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2020 Toyota Highlander each come with two rows of seats as standard equipment. Highlander owners can add a third row of seats, but several independent sources have said that it isn’t suitable for adults. One of the areas where the 2020 Grand Cherokee is able to outpace the 2020 Highlander is overall luxury.  

The same independent reviews that didn’t care for the auxiliary seating in the Highlander praised the standard seating in the 2020 Grand Cherokee. Both vehicles are equipped with a smartphone-compatible infotainment system. However, the 2020 Grand Cherokee can be outfitted with a larger touchscreen interface than what is available in the 2020 Highlander.  

Finally, the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee can be equipped with driver-selectable modes that will help them handle different situations including track driving, snow handling and towing.  

How much can it tow? 

Jeep has equipped with 2020 Grand Cherokee with a naturally aspirated 3.6-liter, V-6 engine attached to an eight-speed automatic transmission. It will make 295 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. Albany CDJR customers can also choose among several other V-8 engine platforms that can make between 360 and 707 horsepower, depending on which trim grade they take home.

The 2020 Toyota Highlander is only available with a 3.5-liter, V-6 which will make 290 horsepower and has a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds. The standard 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee has a towing capacity of 6,200 pounds.