Compare Toyota Highlander vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Buick Enclave

Compare the Toyota Highlander against the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Buick Enclave. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the Highlander, Grand Cherokee and Enclave 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 Highlander, Grand Cherokee and Enclave. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2012 Toyota Highlander 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2013 Buick Enclave
2012 Toyota Highlander 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2013 Buick Enclave
FWD 4dr I4 (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr I4 (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr I4 (GS)
  • FWD 4dr I4 (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 (SE)
  • FWD 4dr I4 SE (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr I4 SE (GS)
  • FWD 4dr I4 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)
RWD 4dr Laredo
  • RWD 4dr Laredo
  • 4WD 4dr Laredo
  • RWD 4dr Limited
  • 4WD 4dr Limited
  • RWD 4dr Overland
  • RWD 4dr Overland Summit
  • 4WD 4dr Overland
  • 4WD 4dr Overland Summit
  • 4WD 4dr SRT8
Convenience FWD
  • Convenience FWD
  • Convenience AWD
  • Leather FWD
  • Leather AWD
  • Premium FWD
  • Premium AWD


MSRP $28,240 $27,195 $38,445
Invoice $25,783 $26,803 $36,523
Avg. Paid $22,179 $24,293 $31,249

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.4 7.7 8.7
Critics' Rating 8.4 8.9 8.7
Performance 7.9 8.4 7.8
Interior 8.0 8.5 8.3
Cost to Own 8.7 8.1 8.3
Safety 9.3 9.0 9.7
Reliability 4.0 2.0 4.5

Pros & Cons

  • Great fuel economy for the class with base engine
  • Comfortable ride
  • Good maneuverability for the class
  • Excellent off-road capability
  • Upscale interior materials
  • First-rate cabin materials
  • Spacious third row
  • Generous cargo space
  • Composed handling
  • Sluggish acceleration with base engine
  • Navigation system can complicate stereo functions
  • Lackluster acceleration

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.7L/163 Gas/Ethanol V6 3.6L/220 Gas V6 3.6L/217
MPG 20 City / 25 Hwy 17 City / 23 Hwy 17 City / 24 Hwy



Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle


Wheelbase(in) 109.8 114.8 118.90
Length, Overall (in) 188.4 189.8 201.90
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.2 76.3 79.00
Height, Overall (in) 68.1 69.4 70.30

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

Dual Moonroof Optional
Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Panoramic Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Running Boards Optional Optional Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Standard


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3946 4470 4724

Tires & Wheels

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


Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional Optional


Convenience & Comfort

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


Passenger Capacity 7 5 7
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 145.7 105.4 153.0
Front Head Room (in) 40.6 39.9 40.40
Front Leg Room (in) 43.2 40.3 41.30
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.7 58.7 61.60
Front Hip Room (in) 56.7 57.0 57.20
Second Head Room (in) 40.1 39.2 39.40
Second Leg Room (in) 38.3 38.6 36.80
Second Shoulder Room (in) 59.5 58.0 61.30
Second Hip Room (in) 56.5 56.2 57.00
Third Leg Room (in) 29.9 33.20
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 95.4 68.7 115.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 42.3 35.1 68.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 10.3 23.3


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


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



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard 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
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Front Tow Hooks Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard


Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
8 Cylinder Engine Optional
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6
Displacement 2.7L/163 3.6L/220 3.6L/217
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 187 @ 5800 290 @ 6400 288 @ 6300
Torque (Net @ RPM) 186 @ 4100 260 @ 4800 270 @ 3400
Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 38.7 37.1 40.4


Flexible Fuel Capability Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Optional Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 17 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 23 24
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.2 24.6 22.0


Air Suspension Optional
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent SLA MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link H-Arm
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs


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