Compare 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2018 Kia Sorento vs 2018 Toyota Highlander

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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2018 Kia Sorento
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2018 Toyota Highlander
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Select style
Altitude 4x2
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Grand Cherokee Altitude 4x2 19 26 $30,745 $30,895
Grand Cherokee Altitude 4x4 18 25 $33,009 $33,195
Grand Cherokee High Altitude 4x2 19 26 $43,535 $45,295
Grand Cherokee High Altitude 4x4 18 25 $46,405 $48,295
Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x2 19 26 $30,745 $30,895
Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4 18 25 $33,009 $33,195
Grand Cherokee Laredo E 4x2 19 26 $30,745 $30,895
Grand Cherokee Laredo E 4x4 18 25 $33,009 $33,195
Grand Cherokee Limited 4x2 19 26 $37,211 $38,495
Grand Cherokee Limited 4x4 18 25 $39,151 $40,495
Grand Cherokee Overland 4x2 19 26 $43,535 $45,295
Grand Cherokee Overland 4x4 18 25 $46,405 $48,295
Grand Cherokee SRT 4x4 13 19 $64,935 $67,695
Grand Cherokee Sterling Edition 4x2 19 26 $37,211 $38,495
Grand Cherokee Sterling Edition 4x4 18 25 $39,151 $40,495
Grand Cherokee Summit 4x2 19 26 $48,836 $50,995
Grand Cherokee Summit 4x4 18 25 $51,706 $53,995
Grand Cherokee Trackhawk 4x4 11 17 $81,959 $86,200
Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 4x4 18 25 $42,034 $43,595
Grand Cherokee Upland 4x4 18 25 $33,009 $33,195
Select style
EX AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sorento EX AWD 19 25 $33,147 $34,900
Sorento EX FWD 20 27 $31,412 $33,100
Sorento EX V6 AWD 18 25 $34,190 $36,000
Sorento EX V6 FWD 18 25 $32,455 $34,200
Sorento L FWD 21 28 $24,903 $25,900
Sorento LX AWD 21 25 $28,804 $29,990
Sorento LX FWD 21 28 $26,113 $27,200
Sorento LX V6 AWD 18 25 $30,274 $31,400
Sorento LX V6 FWD 18 25 $28,505 $29,600
Sorento SX Limited V6 AWD 17 23 $43,669 $46,300
Sorento SX Limited V6 FWD 18 25 $41,949 $44,500
Sorento SX V6 AWD 17 23 $38,674 $41,000
Sorento SX V6 FWD 18 25 $36,954 $39,200
Select style
Hybrid LE V6 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Highlander Hybrid LE V6 AWD 30 28 $33,662 $36,870
Highlander Hybrid Limited Platinum V6 AWD 29 27 $44,263 $48,480
Highlander Hybrid Limited V6 AWD 29 27 $41,414 $45,360
Highlander Hybrid XLE V6 AWD 29 27 $38,283 $41,930
Highlander LE I4 FWD 20 24 $28,512 $31,230
Highlander LE Plus V6 AWD 20 27 $33,891 $37,120
Highlander LE Plus V6 FWD 21 27 $32,558 $35,660
Highlander LE V6 AWD 19 26 $31,718 $34,740
Highlander LE V6 FWD 20 27 $30,385 $33,280
Highlander Limited Platinum V6 AWD 20 26 $42,784 $46,860
Highlander Limited Platinum V6 FWD 21 27 $41,451 $45,400
Highlander Limited V6 AWD 20 26 $39,935 $43,740
Highlander Limited V6 FWD 21 27 $38,602 $42,280
Highlander SE V6 AWD 20 26 $38,119 $41,750
Highlander SE V6 FWD 21 27 $36,785 $40,290
Highlander XLE V6 AWD 20 26 $37,051 $40,580
Highlander XLE V6 FWD 21 27 $35,717 $39,120
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,745
$33,147
$33,662
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,895
$34,900
$36,870
Monthly Payment Estimate
$515 / month
$582 / month
$615 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.7
7.5
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Only poor crash test scores keep the Grand Cherokee down, as this talented family hauler offers luxury and utility and buyers can choose off-road capability, track talent, or even more luxury. The 2018 Kia Sorento ticks all the crossover-SUV boxes, especially in turbo-4 form. The 2018 Toyota Highlander delivers much of what families want in a three-row crossover at a reasonable price; the Highlander Hybrid is icing on the cake.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 19 mpg 30 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 25 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
57 56.7 57.2
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 39.4 38.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5 8
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.5 40.7
Second Hip Room (in)
56.2 56.4 57.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 59.1 59.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39.3 39.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58 58 59.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.4 146.4 144.9
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 44.1 44.2
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- - 55
Third Leg Room (in)
- - 27.7
Third Hip Room (in)
- - 45.6
Third Head Room (in)
- - 35.9
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
69.3 66.3 68.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 64.5 64.2
Liftover Height (in)
32.4 - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.5 74.4 75.8
Track Width, Front (in)
63.9 64.1 64.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.6 7.3 8
Wheelbase (in)
114.8 109.4 109.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.3 73.5 83.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
36.3 38.8 13.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
36.3 38.8 42.3
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 12.6 12.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 12 12.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.6 18.8 17.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 37.3 38.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TLP-B NA NA
Front Tire Size
P265/50SR20 P235/60HR18 P245/60TR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TLP-B NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/50SR20 P235/60HR18 P245/60TR18
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 3500 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4513 4004 4398
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8 18 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8 18 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 - -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
293 @ 6400 240 @ 6000 306 @ 5800
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Gas/Electric V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4000 260 @ 1450 215 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
ERC NA NA
Displacement
3.6 L/220 2.0 L/122 3.5 L/211
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 25 28 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19 30 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 22 29 (Est)
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.39 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.95 -
Trans Order Code
DFT NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.42 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.77 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.77 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.51 3.54
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.92 -
Trans Type
8 6 1
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 - -
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Jeep Grand Cherokee Kia Sorento Toyota Highlander
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Short And Long Arm Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 8.0 6.0 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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