Compare Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Chevrolet Traverse vs. Toyota 4Runner

Compare the Jeep Grand Cherokee against the Chevrolet Traverse and Toyota 4Runner. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the Grand Cherokee, Traverse and 4Runner stack up against each other in terms of performance, features, safety prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new Grand Cherokee, Traverse and 4Runner. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2009 Chevrolet Traverse 2009 Toyota 4Runner
2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2009 Chevrolet Traverse 2009 Toyota 4Runner
RWD 4dr Laredo
  • RWD 4dr Laredo
  • 4WD 4dr Laredo
  • RWD 4dr Limited
  • 4WD 4dr Limited
  • RWD 4dr Overland *Ltd Avail*
  • 4WD 4dr SRT-8
  • 4WD 4dr Overland *Ltd Avail*
Front-Wheel Drive LS
  • Front-Wheel Drive LS
  • All-Wheel Drive LS
  • Front-Wheel Drive LT 1LT
  • All-Wheel Drive LT 1LT
  • Front-Wheel Drive LT 2LT
  • All-Wheel Drive LT 2LT
  • Front-Wheel Drive LTZ
  • All-Wheel Drive LTZ
RWD 4dr V6 SR5 (Natl)
  • RWD 4dr V6 SR5 (Natl)
  • RWD 4dr V6 SR5 (GS)
  • RWD 4dr V6 SR5 (SE)
  • RWD 4dr V8 SR5 (Natl)
  • RWD 4dr V8 SR5 (GS)
  • RWD 4dr V8 SR5 (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 SR5 (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 SR5 (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 SR5 (SE)
  • RWD 4dr V6 Sport (Natl)
  • RWD 4dr V6 Sport (GS)
  • RWD 4dr V6 Sport (SE)
  • RWD 4dr V8 Sport (Natl)
  • RWD 4dr V8 Sport (GS)
  • RWD 4dr V8 Sport (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V8 SR5 (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V8 SR5 (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V8 SR5 (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Sport (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Sport (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Sport (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V8 Sport (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V8 Sport (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V8 Sport (SE)
  • RWD 4dr V6 Limited (Natl)
  • RWD 4dr V6 Limited (GS)
  • RWD 4dr V6 Limited (SE)
  • RWD 4dr V8 Limited (Natl)
  • RWD 4dr V8 Limited (GS)
  • RWD 4dr V8 Limited (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V8 Limited (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V8 Limited (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V8 Limited (SE)


MSRP $30,450 $29,215 $28,640
Invoice $28,090 $27,608 $25,860
Avg. Paid $12,657 $13,921 $17,133

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.5 8.7 8.6
Critics' Rating 8.2 8.9 8.4
Performance 8.5 8.5 8.3
Interior 8.0 8.5 7.7
Cost to Own 8.5 9.0 8.7
Safety 8.5 9.4 8.1
Reliability 2.0 4.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

  • Upscale, refined interior
  • Comfortable ride on-road
  • Nearly unbeatable off-road
  • Smooth ride
  • Tons of cargo and passenger space
  • Great safety scores
  • Above-average reliability rating
  • Superb build quality
  • Tons of rugged capabilities
  • Exceptional reliability rating
  • Subpar fuel economy
  • Crossover SUVs are more composed on road
  • Back seat isn’t especially roomy
  • Can’t tow or travel off-road like a traditional SUV
  • Some interior quality complaints
  • Cramped available third row
  • Poor safety scores

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.7L/225 Gas V6 3.6L/220 Gas V6 4.0L/241
MPG 16 City / 21 Hwy 17 City / 24 Hwy 16 City / 21 Hwy



Body Style 4 Door 4 Door 4 Door SR5


Wheelbase(in) 109.5 118.9 109.8
Length, Overall (in) 188.0 205.0 189.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 85.5 78.4 75.2
Height, Overall (in) 68.9 70.4 69.3

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional Optional
Sunroof Sunshield Optional
Running Boards Optional Standard
Rear Spoiler Optional Standard Optional


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4261 4790 4045

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Optional
Tires - Front All-Terrain Standard
Tires - Front On/Off Road Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Optional
Tires - Rear All-Terrain Standard
Tires - Rear On/Off Road Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Optional
Full Size Spare Tire Optional Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard


Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional Optional


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Optional Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Optional
Luggage Rack Standard Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Optional Optional
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional Optional Optional
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Optional
Rear Floor Mats Standard Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Optional Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Optional Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Optional Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 5 8 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 108.9 153.1 103.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 40.4 39.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 41.3 41.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.1 62.0 58.0
Front Hip Room (in) 56.2 59.1 55.3
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 39.4 39.1
Second Leg Room (in) 34.2 36.8 34.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 61.3 57.2
Second Hip Room (in) 55.3 57.8 55.4
Third Leg Room (in) 33.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 66.8 117.9 75.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 29.5 68.3 42.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 26.1


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Optional Standard
CD Changer Optional Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Rear Seat Audio Controls Optional
Satellite Radio Standard Standard Optional
Premium Sound System Optional Optional
Entertainment System Optional Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Optional Optional


Cloth Seats Standard Optional Standard
Leather Seats Optional
Additional Rear Seat Standard Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Heated Passenger Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Optional Optional
Power Passenger Seat Optional Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights Optional Standard
Daytime Running Lights Optional Standard Optional
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Adjustable Pedals Optional
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard


Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
8 Cylinder Engine Optional
Turbocharged Optional
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.7L/225 3.6L/220 4.0L/241
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 210 @ 5200 281 @ 6300 236 @ 5200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 235 @ 4000 266 @ 3400 266 @ 4000
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 37.1 40.4 37.4


Diesel Fuel Optional
Flexible Fuel Capability Optional
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 17 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 24 21
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 22.0 23.0


Suspension Type - Front SLA independent Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Live Axle Independent 4-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer bar Double wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer bar Coil spring


Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.