Compare Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Dodge Durango vs. Toyota Highlander

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2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2011 Dodge Durango 2011 Toyota Highlander
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2011 Dodge Durango 2011 Toyota Highlander
RWD 4dr Laredo
  • RWD 4dr Laredo
  • RWD 4dr 70th Anniversary
  • 4WD 4dr Laredo
  • 4WD 4dr 70th Anniversary
  • RWD 4dr Limited
  • RWD 4dr Overland
  • RWD 4dr Overland Summit
  • 4WD 4dr Limited
  • 4WD 4dr Overland
  • 4WD 4dr Overland Summit
2WD 4dr Express
  • 2WD 4dr Express
  • 2WD 4dr Heat
  • AWD 4dr Express
  • AWD 4dr Heat
  • 2WD 4dr Crew
  • AWD 4dr Crew
  • 2WD 4dr R/T
  • AWD 4dr R/T
  • 2WD 4dr Citadel
  • AWD 4dr Citadel
FWD 4dr L4 Base (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr L4 Base (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr L4 Base (GS)
  • FWD 4dr L4 Base (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Base (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Base (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Base (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Base (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Base (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Base (SE)
  • FWD 4dr L4 SE (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr L4 SE (GS)
  • FWD 4dr L4 SE (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 SE (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 SE (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 SE (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 SE (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 SE (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 SE (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Limited (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Limited (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Limited (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (SE)


MSRP $30,215 $29,195 $28,090
Invoice $28,711 $27,737 $25,647
Avg. Paid $19,248 $16,179 $18,189

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.0 8.3 8.3
Critics' Rating 8.5 8.8 8.6
Performance 8.7 8.2 7.9
Interior 8.9 8.1 8.1
Cost to Own 8.6 8.7 8.7
Safety 9.0 10.0 9.3
Reliability 2.5 3.0 3.5

Pros & Cons

  • High-quality interior
  • Impressive off-road capability
  • Good on-road manners
  • Available V8 engine
  • Comfortable ride
  • Upscale interior
  • High safety scores
  • Great fuel economy with base engine
  • High-quality interior
  • Strong safety scores
  • Poor fuel economy compared with other crossovers
  • Small cargo hold for its class
  • Less cargo space than some midsize SUVs
  • Third row is fairly cramped
  • Base engine is underpowered
  • Rivals offer more interior space
  • Uninspiring handling

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas/Ethanol V6 3.6L/220 Gas V6 3.6L/220 Gas I4 2.7L/163
MPG 16 City / 23 Hwy 16 City / 23 Hwy 20 City / 25 Hwy



Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door 4 Door


Wheelbase(in) 114.8 119.8 109.8
Length, Overall (in) 189.8 199.8 188.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.3 75.8 75.2
Height, Overall (in) 69.4 70.9 68.1
Step Up Height - Front (in)
Step Up Height - Side (in)

Doors & Windows

Third Passenger Door
Power Third Passenger Door
Fourth Passenger Door
Power Fourth Passenger Door
Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Standard Standard
Sliding Rear Window
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Bed Liner
Pickup Bed Tonneau Cover
Stepside Pickup Box
Convertible Hardtop
Convertible Soft Top
Dual Moonroof Optional
Sun/Moon Roof Optional Optional
Panoramic Roof Optional
Fixed Sunroof
Manual Tilt/Sliding Sunroof
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional Optional
Sunroof Sunshield
Sunroof Wind Deflector
Targa Roof
Running Boards Optional Optional
Power Retractable Running Boards
Rear Spoiler Standard Standard


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4470 4756 3946

Tires & Wheels

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


Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional Optional
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)


Convenience & Comfort

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


Passenger Capacity 5 7 7
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 105.4 - TBD - 145.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 39.9 40.6
Front Leg Room (in) 40.3 40.3 43.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.7 58.5 59.7
Front Hip Room (in) 57.0 57.0 56.7
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 39.8 40.1
Second Leg Room (in) 38.6 38.6 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.0 58.3 59.5
Second Hip Room (in) 56.2 56.0 56.5
Third Leg Room (in) 31.5 29.9
Fourth Leg Room (in)
Fifth Leg Room (in)
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.)
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.)
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.)
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (cu. ft.)
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 68.7 84.5 95.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 35.1 47.7 42.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 17.2 10.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (cu. ft.)


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

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Optional Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

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


Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats
Vinyl Seats
Additional Rear Seat Standard Standard
Cooled Driver Seat
Cooled Passenger Seat
Cooled Rear Seat
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Heated Passenger Seat
Heated Rear Seat
Driver Lumbar Standard
Passenger Lumbar Optional
Seat Memory
Power Driver Seat Standard Optional
Power Passenger Seat Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Optional
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Fixed Bench Seat
Split Bench Seat
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard
Quad Bucket Seats



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


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Drum Brakes
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
Night Vision
Adjustable Pedals
Rollover Protection System
Front Tow Hooks
Rear Tow Hooks
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release
Blind Spot Monitor
Auto-Leveling Headlights
Lane Departure Warning


Engine & Performance

Locking Front Differential
Locking Rear Differential
Four Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Dual Rear Wheels
10 Cylinder Engine
12 Cylinder Engine
3 Cylinder Engine
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
5 Cylinder Engine
Flat 6 Cylinder Engine
Straight 6 Cylinder Engine
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
8 Cylinder Engine Optional
Electric Motor
High Output
Rotary engine
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6 Gas I4
Displacement 3.6L/220 3.6L/220 2.7L/163
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 290 @ 6400 290 @ 6400 187 @ 5800
Torque (Net @ RPM) 260 @ 4800 260 @ 4800 186 @ 4100
Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 37.1 37.1 38.7


Gasoline/Natural Gas Bi-Fuel
Gasoline/Propane Bi-Fuel
Diesel Fuel
Electric Fuel System
Flex Fuel/Electric Hybrid
Flexible Fuel Capability Standard
Hybrid Fuel
Gasoline Fuel Optional Standard Standard
Natural Gas Fuel
Plug-In Electric/Flex Fuel
Plug-In Electric/Gas
Propane Fuel
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 16 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 23 25
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 24.6 24.6 19.2


Active Suspension System
Air Suspension Optional Optional
Side Stance / Highrider Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Independent SLA SLA Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi link Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front
Suspension Type - Rear


Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode
1-Speed Automatic
3-Speed Automatic
4-Speed Automatic
5-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
7-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
Continuously Variable Trans
Manual Transmission w/Auto Mode
10-Speed Manual
4-Speed Manual
5-Speed Manual
6-Speed Manual
7-Speed Manual
8-Speed Manual
9-Speed Manual
Transmission Overdrive Switch

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