While 3-row SUVs are now becoming much more common, this doesn’t mean that they’re all the same. Let’s take a look at the 2021 Jeep® Grand Cherokee L and how it compares to the Toyota Highlander.

Off-Roading

While rear-wheel drive is standard with the Jeep Grand Cherokee L, you’ll want to go with 4-wheel drive if you plan to leave the pavement. To get even more off-road ability, you can opt for a limited-slip differential, hill descent control, an adjustable air suspension system, and multiple transfer cases. This SUV can also ford multiple feet of water. The Toyota Highlander can’t compete with the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L when it comes to off-roading, and it is best left for regular driving.

Space

The Jeep Grand Cherokee L has a huge interior that fits six people in its standard configuration. With a bench seat instead of captain’s chairs in the middle row, the passenger capacity climbs to seven. All seats in this SUV are comfortable and supportive, and every row has a lot of head- and legroom. The headroom in the Toyota Highlander is lacking, and the third row is really only meant for children.

Tech

The Jeep Grand Cherokee L comes loaded with standard tech features, including a brand-new, user-friendly infotainment system with an 8.4-inch touchscreen. You will also get satellite and HD radio, an, USB ports, and wireless Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay®. While the Toyota Highlander does come with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay®, there is no wireless option. Plus, the touchscreen is only eight inches.

It’s pretty clear that the Jeep Grand Cherokee L is the superior SUV. To confirm this, come down to Vicksburg Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM to take one out for a test drive.