Jeep Wrangler vs Toyota 4RunnerFor Sale in Amherst, NY

See How the Wrangler Compares to its Toyota Rival

When you're in the market for a new SUV, you have a lot of choices available. But if you want one that's ready for off-road adventures as well as long road trips, your options get limited pretty quickly. Two of the more capable SUVs out there are the Jeep Wrangler and the Toyota 4Runner, so we thought it would be a good idea to see how these two fared in a head-to-head competition.


We compared introductory models of each vehicle, in order to keep things on an even playing field. Even at that, it's clear that the introductory Wrangler starts at a much lower Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price than does the base 4Runner -- making it the better value for our Pearland customers.


The Wrangler is unmatched when it comes to unique exterior design, as it's the only one of the two SUVs to offer owners the capability to remove the doors, fold down the windshield, and lower the top to commune with nature. Speaking of tops, the Wrangler offers owners a choice of three tops -- a removable hard top, a power soft top, or a soft top that can retract to one of two positions. Sadly, the 4Runner only allows you to roll down the windows if you want to feel fresh air in your hair -- and its one top stays put at all times.


The Wrangler is equipped with a standard 3.6-liter V6 engine that generates 285 horsepower, besting the 270-horsepower 4.0-liter V6 that comes standard in the 4Runner. Not only does the Wrangler's engine deliver more power, it also provides better highway fuel efficiency numbers for Lone Star State drivers.


The recent remodel of the Wrangler has provided it with the updated standard technologies that are still sorely lacking on the 4Runner, like wireless cell phone connectivity, an aux audio input, and an MP3 player. The Wrangler also boasts the latest Uconnect infotainment system, which our Pearland, Dickinson, and Fresno, TX customers tell us is much more intuitive and user-friendly than the Toyota's dated infotainment system.


While both SUVs boast a number of safety and driver assistance features, the Wrangler comes with some that aren't offered for the 4Runner. These includes such niceties as adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. It's also noteworthy that the Wrangler comes with four-wheel drive, which is an expensive option on the 4Runner.

Explore the Jeep Wrangler at our Alvin Showroom

We think it's evident that the Wrangler is the winner in this battle. When you're ready to take a closer look at our inventory of Wrangler SUVs, either contact us or drop by our Jeep showroom and meet with one of our team members. We're happy to hand you the keys for a test drive; once that's done, you'll want to let the pros in our Finance Center get to work on creating the loan or Jeep lease terms you want and need.