2018 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2018 Toyota 4Runner in Festus, MO

2018 jeep cherokee vs toyota 4runner

Does your active family need a supremely capable SUV that delivers an intelligent design, premium amenities, and advanced tech all in one package? With so many SUVs available, narrowing down your options can be tough. Don't worry, though! To help you with your research, the product specialists at Lucas-Smith Jeep in Festus, MO have taken two popular SUVs and put them head-to-head: the 2018 Jeep Cherokee and 2018 Toyota 4Runner. Read on to learn which one comes out on top.

In this comparison we'll take a look at the 2018 Toyota 4Runner SR5, starting at $34,610 MSRP, and the 2018 Jeep Cherokee Overland, starting at $34,095 MSRP.

If you've already decided the 2018 Jeep Cherokee is the ideal SUV to enhance your daily adventures, head over to our new Cherokee inventory to see the available models at our Jeep dealership in Festus, MO. We also recommend visiting our new Jeep Cherokee Lease deals page to see if you qualify for savings on your next Jeep SUV.

2018 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2018 Toyota 4Runner: Performance & Capability

2018 jeep cherokee vs toyota 4runner capability

While both the new 2018 Jeep Cherokee and the 2018 Toyota 4Runner offer a reliable performance, the Jeep Cherokee delivers greater capability for your adventurous lifestyle. The optional Jeep Active Drive I 4x4 system and Selec-Terrain® system makes conquering treacherous trails a breeze. The 2018 Cherokee also gets 26 combined MPG compared to the 2018 4Runner's 19 combined MPG. Key performance and capability specs for the new Jeep Cherokee are as follows:


2018 Jeep Cherokee


2.4L Tigershark® MultiAir® 2


184 HP


Nine-speed automatic


FWD (std.) or

Jeep Active Drive I 4x4 (opt.)

Fuel Economy (city/hwy)

21/30 MPG (FWD)

21/28 MPG (4x4)

Towing Capacity

2,000 lbs. (FWD)

4,500 lbs. (4x4)

2018 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2018 Toyota 4Runner: Interior & Exterior

2018 jeep cherokee vs toyota 4runner interior

The Jeep Cherokee and Toyota 4Runner both have standard seating for 5 passengers and ample cargo space. However, our specialists believe you'll much prefer the Cherokee because of a multitude of premium features the 4Runner either doesn't offer or requires an upgrade to get, including leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, power liftgate, and much more. View additional interior and exterior features of the 2018 Cherokee below.

Interior Features:

  • 54.9 cu. ft. of cargo space
  • Rear 60/40 folding split-recline seat
  • Premium leather-wrapped instrument panel and wood accent steering wheel
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Heated and ventilated Nappa leather-trimmed front seats with eight-way power driver seat and four-way power lumbar adjustment
  • Premium Berber floor mats

Exterior Features:

  • 18-in. polished aluminum wheels
  • Automatic Bi-Xenon high intensity discharge headlamps
  • Fog and cornering lamps
  • LED tail lamps and daytime running lights
  • Chrome grille surrounds
  • Bright side roof rails
  • Power liftgate
  • Power multifunction exterior mirrors with memory, turn signals, heating element, and courtesy lamps

2018 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2018 Toyota 4Runner: Safety & Technology

The 2018 Cherokee and 2018 4Runner both deliver advanced safety systems and infotainment technology to keep you and your loved ones protected and connected on every trip. However, only with the new Cherokee will you find a state-of-the-art parking assist system and premium audio system. Explore additional safety and technology features of the Cherokee below.

Safety Features:

  • Advanced Multistage Front Airbags
  • Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path Detection
  • ParkSense® Rear Park Assist and ParkView® rear back up camera
  • All Speed Traction Control
  • Electronic Roll Mitigation
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Enhanced Accident Response System
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Trailer Sway Damping
  • Keyless Enter-N-Go™ system and Remote Start System

Technology Features:

  • Uconnect® 3C NAV with 8.4-in. touchscreen with GPS Navigation
  • Premium Alpine® nine-speaker audio system with subwoofer
  • Integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth® streaming audio
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • HD Radio™

Schedule a Test Drive in Festus, MO!

test drive new jeep cherokee 2018

Are you ready to get behind the wheel of the versatile new 2018 Jeep Cherokee? Schedule a test drive at our Jeep dealership in Festus, MO today! If you have any questions, reach out to the Lucas-Smith Jeep team through our contact form or by calling (636) 725-0810.

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