CAN'T DECIDE BETWEEN A WRANGLER AND A 4RUNNER?

WHICH 4X4 SUV IS BEST?

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The off-road community has been growing substantially as more and more people have been exploring the option of doing more activities outdoors. With that being said, there are two big names in the space for a capable off-road SUV ready to take you on your next adventure. Those two iconic nameplates are the Toyota 4Runner and the Jeep Wrangler. For purposes of the closest comparison possible, we decided to compare the 4Runner TRD Pro and the Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon.

SIZE MATTERS

Size Comparison

When exploring the option of an off-road vehicle, most consumers are interested in a vehicle that has enough space to carry all of their gear and passengers. People who have off road vehicles usually carry things like hiking gear, mountain bikes, camping gear, and anything else that they find essential for the open road. You’ll find that the 4Runner has an overall length of 191.3-inches, 75.8-inch width and a height of 71.5-inches. The Wrangler on the other hand, has an overall length of 184.9-inches, a width of 73.7-inches and a height of 72.6-inches.

The cargo space on the 4Runner will give you 46.3-cu.-ft. with the rear seats up and 88.8 with those seats stowed away. On the Wrangler you’ll find a cargo space of 31.5-cu-ft. with the seats up and 70.6 with the rear seats down. This demonstrates that you’ll find more space in the Toyota to fit more gear on your next adventure.

RUGGED FOR ANY TERRAIN

Interior / Exterior Design

Both vehicle manufacturers take on a different approach when designing the interior and exterior of their vehicles. The Toyota will provide its passengers with an interior that is much more comfortable and with more technical advances than the Wrangler. It will come with a 6.1-inch infotainment screen and eight speakers. The exterior is an aggressive one, but it is still more on the conservative side to blend in with the other daily vehicles of the road. The exterior on the Wrangler is a lot more aggressive with flared fenders, and even the ability to remove its doors for a look that just boasts off-road capability and adventure. The interior may be more underwhelming in advancement and comfort, but it does have a wash away interior that will make an off-road adventure more enticing.

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MULTI-TERRAIN OPTIONS

Off-Road Capability

When comparing SUVs that are built and designed for the outdoors, it’s important to highlight all of their features and performance. The 4Runner comes equipped with a 4.0L V6 engine that puts out 270 horsepower. With the 4Runner you’ll also have the option to select between multi-terrain options, you’ll have crawl control, and an electronic locking rear differential. You’ll also be happy to know that you’ll have a ¼ inch skid plate, 2-inch shocks and a coil-over setup for a 1-inch lift. The Wrangler on the other hand has a 3.6L V6 engine with 285 horsepower. The Jeep, much like the 4Runner, comes equipped with a multi-terrain selector and a crawling control feature along with hill descent control. You’ll also find locking front and rear differentials and a front sway bar disconnect on this SUV making it truly capable of any terrain.

SUMMARY

In summary, you’ll find that the Toyota 4Runner and the Jeep Wrangler are both SUVs that are purpose built for daily use with the capability to tackle any off-road scenario. We think that between the two, there are features that will make one better than the other. We think that it

Would be best to make the decision for yourself when considering buying one over the other. Luckily for you, Bill Luke Santan carries both vehicles for you to test drive and make a decision on the one that’s perfect for your desire for adventure.

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