When we compare the Jeep Cherokee's and the Toyota 4Runner's specifications and ratings, the Jeep Cherokee has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency. The Toyota 4Runner has the advantage in the areas of reliability, resale value, interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Jeep Cherokee's and the Toyota 4Runner's specifications and ratings, the Toyota 4Runner is a better car than the Jeep Cherokee.
Jeep Cherokee vs. Toyota 4Runner Pricing
A used 2023 Jeep Cherokee ranges from $33,835 to $43,571 while a used 2023 Toyota 4Runner is priced between $39,996 to $60,990. For a new model, the Jeep Cherokee's price is between $34,804 and $44,979, with the Toyota 4Runner priced between $43,053 and $56,467.
Jeep Cherokee vs. Toyota 4Runner Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Jeep Cherokee loses 41.7 percent of its value and the Toyota 4Runner loses 24.7 percent of its value. This means the Toyota 4Runner retains 17 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Jeep Cherokee.
Jeep Cherokee vs. Toyota 4Runner Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Jeep Cherokee is 8.0 out of 10 while the Toyota 4Runner's quality rating is 8.7 out of 10. This results in the Jeep Cherokee being ranked 27 out of 55 Best 5-seater SUVs and the Toyota 4Runner being ranked 6 out of 55.
Jeep Cherokee vs. Toyota 4Runner Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Jeep Cherokee is 8.2 out of 10. For the Toyota 4Runner the reliability rating is 9.2 out of 10. This gives the Toyota 4Runner an advantage in reliability compared to the Jeep Cherokee.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Jeep Cherokee’s base engine makes 180 horsepower, and the Toyota 4Runner base engine makes 270 horsepower. The Cherokee is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 458 miles. The 4Runner is rated to deliver an average of 17 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 437 miles. This gives the Jeep Cherokee the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Toyota 4Runner. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Toyota 4Runner, a midsize SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, and cargo space. The Jeep Cherokee, a crossover/compact SUV, has the advantage in the areas of front head room and rear leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Jeep Cherokee and the Toyota 4Runner have the same average safety rating of 4 out of 5 Stars.