If you’re looking for a capable 4×4 SUV, there’s no comparison—Jeep® did it first and did it best. MotorTrend certainly thinks so, naming the 2019 Jeep® Wrangler their SUV of the Year. Just how does it compare to the competition, though? It’s easy to just say Jeep® is the best, but it’s better to prove it to you.
With that in mind, we’ve taken our award winning Jeep® Wrangler and put it up against the Toyota 4Runner to see which 4×4 is the true master of the outdoors.
Jeep® Wrangler Sport
|Engine||3.6L Pentastar™ VVT V6||4.0L DOHC VVT V6|
|Transmission||6-speed automatic||5-speed automatic|
|Towing Capacity||1,588 kg||2,268 kg|
|Fuel Economy (L/100km city/hwy)||10.2/9.4||14.3/12|
When you’re talking about a 4×4, you want something capable, and the Jeep® Wrangler’s most basic trim already has that in spades. The standard 3.6L Pentastar™ engine offered in the Sport has more horsepower, and a better transmission than the basic 4Runner. The Wrangler also has you covered if you’re looking for more torque—the optional 2.0L DOHC turbo engine with eTorque offering up 295 lb-ft of torque to help you overcome any obstacle, and blows away the otherwise impressive torque from the 4Runner’s 4.0L V6.
When it comes to versatility of design, the Jeep® Wrangler doesn’t just offer different transmission and engine options. The Wrangler is highly customizable, allowing you to choose between soft and hard tops, a whole spectrum of body colours across six trim levels, and even has easily removable components such as doors! By comparison the 4Runner comes in a single model, with a more limited number of pre-set packages.
Add in the fact the Jeep® Wrangler has the Toyota 4Runner beat hands down on both price and fuel economy, without sacrificing on comfort or performance.
Jeep® is often imitated, but never duplicated. There’s nothing else quite like it. Come experience that difference for yourself at Great West Chrysler.