2011 Jeep
Grand Cherokee Limited
vs. 2011 Toyota
Land Cruiser

2011 Toyota Land Cruiser

9.8

starting from

$69,730

Reasons to buy the Toyota Land Cruiser

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Quite powerful
381 HP @ 5,600 RPM
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Average cargo space
81.7 ft3
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More passenger seats
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Has 3 rows of seats
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited

9.6

starting from

$40,040
"Another strong point: You name your preferred electronic feature, the Grand Cherokee's got it."
edmunds.com | talking about the Grand Cherokee's controls
"Robust, refined chassis."
edmunds.com | talking about the Grand Cherokee's build-quality

Reasons to buy the Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited

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Quite expensive
$40,040
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Better suspension
Independent
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Average highway fuel efficiency
22 mpg
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Average city fuel efficiency
16 mpg
Cost 10.0 vs 8.4
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Winner: Grand Cherokee Limited
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  • The best price we've seen is $29,690 cheaper (more than 40% less), $40,040 vs $69,730
  • Gets more than 20% more miles per gallon in the city, 16 mpg vs 13 mpg
Safety Features 8.9 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser Winner: Land Cruiser
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  • The Land Cruiser has 2 more airbags (including Knee, Rear Side), 7 vs 5
Practicality 9.1 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser Winner: Land Cruiser
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  • Room for 3 more people, 8 vs 5
  • The Land Cruiser has 6 more cupholders, 12 vs 6
  • Passengers in front seats enjoy around 10% more room, 58.0 ft3 vs 54.6 ft3
Entertainment System 9.4 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser Winner: Land Cruiser
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  • Almost the same
  • The Land Cruiser has 5 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 14 vs 9
Performance 9.9 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Both will do well in poor weather or off-road conditions
  • Both only offer an automatic transmission, unlike most in this class
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Both come standard with sun roofs
  • Both come standard with leather interiors
  • Both have power seats
Road Tests - vs -
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Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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Overall 9.6 vs 9.8

Cost

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Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser Toyota
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MSRP $40,040 vs $69,730 The Grand Cherokee Limited has a reasonable price, while the Land Cruiser is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 16 mpg vs 13 mpg The Grand Cherokee Limited has OK city mileage, while the Land Cruiser is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Safety Features

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Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
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Land Cruiser
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 7 The Land Cruiser has a good number of airbags, but the Grand Cherokee Limited is just OK (missing Knee, Rear Side)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system Uconnect vs SafetyConnect

Practicality

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Grand Cherokee Limited
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Passengers 5 vs 8 The Land Cruiser has lots of passenger seats, but the Grand Cherokee Limited has very few
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Cargo space 68.7 ft3 vs 81.7 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 54.6 ft3 vs 58.0 ft3 The Land Cruiser has average-sized front seats, while the Grand Cherokee Limited is very cramped
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Base payload capacity 1,650 lb vs 1,510 lb Average towing capacity
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Standard vs Optional The Grand Cherokee Limited's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the Land Cruiser
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Cupholders 6 vs 12 The Land Cruiser has an absurd number of cupholders, 8 extra in front
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

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Grand Cherokee Limited
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Land Cruiser
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Number of speakers 9 vs 14 Both have more speakers, but the Land Cruiser in particular has a large number
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs No Neither offers speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Standard Have your pick of music from around the world with the Land Cruiser 's satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer Yes vs Yes The {better} has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Standard vs Optional Both cars offer an entertainment system for passengers, but it'll cost extra to get it on the Land Cruiser

Performance

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Grand Cherokee Limited
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Land Cruiser
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Horsepower 290 HP @ 6,400 RPM vs 381 HP @ 5,600 RPM The Land Cruiser is very powerful, while the Grand Cherokee Limited is only of average power
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Number of gears 5 vs 6 The Land Cruiser has more gears and the Grand Cherokee Limited is OK, too
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both only offer an automatic transmission, unlike most in this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 16.7 lb/hp vs 15.1 lb/hp The Land Cruiser is a sporty car, while the Grand Cherokee Limited is just average
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Drivetrain type four-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive Both will do well in poor weather or off-road conditions
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.1 ft vs 38.7 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Luxury Features

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Grand Cherokee Limited
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moon roof Standard vs Standard Both come standard with sun roofs
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Road Tests

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Grand Cherokee Limited
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Land Cruiser
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0-60 mph 8.4 seconds vs 7.3 seconds The Land Cruiser has a good 0-60 time, but the Grand Cherokee Limited is just average
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Braking distance at 60mph 128 ft vs 140 ft The Grand Cherokee Limited has above average braking ability for this class of vehicle, but the Land Cruiser is just OK
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1/4 mile 16.3 s s @ 86.6 mph mph vs 15.7 s s @ 92.0 mph mph The Land Cruiser 's 1/4 mile time is zippy, but the Grand Cherokee Limited's is just OK
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Lateral acceleration 0.73 g vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Crash Test Ratings

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Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser Toyota
Land Cruiser
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test 5 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs Unknown

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Comments Which car would you recommend, and why?

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Tim (6:46 PM, September 14, 2015)
Not even comparable. Land Cruiser has horrible fuel efficiency compared to Jeep GCL. Land Cruiser was originally designed as a ranger/military vehicle, hence fuel consumption and passengers' convenience was never a priority. Even putting together 2nd gen Grand Cherokee vs latest Land Cruiser will be silly: why would you even compare a car with bulletproof 4.7L V8 with Toyota V6? The question isn't about horsepower, but rather about the weight distribution-to-horsepower ratio and Jeep is an absolute winner when it comes to this. If you do a country lift to Grand Cherokee it will do Land Cruiser 100 times like a piece of cake in terms of off-road performance, chance of roll-over, practicality (just try to load heave staff into Land Cruiser...LOL), and so on and so on. I am not even talking about the maintenance cost and metal quality, which considering the rust issue can be crucial to someone traveling a lot during the winter time. Land Cruiser will become a pile of fancy rusty trash after 5 years on Canafian roads, and as for Grand Cherokee....just look around - people are still driving 1996 Cherokees everywhere, and homw many Land Cruisers have you see around?
Yes, Land Cruiser is number one choice of Asian hipsters, but that has nothing to do with comparables between the Land Cruiser and Grand Cherokee.
With all that being said, I have to admit that the 2004 Grand Cherokee Limited was the best model of the car designed equally smart for city/off-road travel, as the 3rd and 4th generationsof Grand Cherokee got worse in terms of assembly quality, excessive use of electronics (which should have never been the case for the off-road vehicles), number of plastic parts, fuel consumption and etc. Well, that's the nature of things: all the quality goods tend to spoil with time.
So the resume is the following: if you live in North America and you want to purchase a good city/off-road vehicle look for Jeep Grand Cherokee. While Jeep may not be the fanciest wow car, for a mature modest hardworking man Jeep Grand Cherokee is a way to go. Leave the bright yellow hipster-mobile to rich Asian mommy-boys.