2018 Toyota Highlander vs 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

split screen images of the 2018 Toyota Highlander and the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The midsize SUV segment has a lot of really great options for a diverse set of car shoppers and the model that appeals to you will likely be based off budget, family size, and lifestyle. Consider two popular models in the midsize segment: the 2018 Toyota Highlander and the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Both are excellent examples of well-equipped quality models, but each will likely appeal to different car shoppers. The 2018 Toyota Highlander specializes in family hauling while the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee is more focused on performance and off-road capability. Take a closer look at what each model offers below.

2018 Toyota Highlander


2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

$31,030  Starting MSRP $30,695
20/24 Fuel Economy 19/26
8 Seating Capacity 5
83.7 cubic feet Cargo Space 68.3 cubic feet

Standard and Available Safety Features

Choosing your next family hauler isn’t complete without a look at the safety systems on board. Thanks to the recent advancements in safety technology, most modern vehicles offer traditional passive safety like seat belts and air bags along with active safety that works in tandem with safe driving practices to prevent accidents before they occur.

The 2018 Toyota Highlander offers a comprehensive set of active safety systems called Toyota Safety Sense as standard on every trim. The Toyota Safety Sense system on the 2018 Highlander includes lane departure alert with steering assist, dynamic radar cruise control, a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, and automatic high beams. The 2018 Toyota Highlander also offers available blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert and rear parking sensors on higher trims.

The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee also offers standard active safety features, though the list is a lot shorter. Each trim level comes equipped with a rearview camera and rear parking sensors. Available on higher packages and trim levels are automatic high beams, front parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning, and lane departure warning.

If you have never driven a model equipped with the Toyota Safety Sense suite of active safety, stop by the Rochester Toyota dealership or contact us via phone or website to set up a test drive. Our sales staff would be happy to show you how the Toyota Safety Sense system works on the 2018 Toyota Highlander or another 2018 Toyota model.