Jeep Wrangler Unlimited vs. Toyota 4Runner Offroader Comparison

The 4-Door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited vs. Toyota 4Runner

For 75 years, the American original Jeep Wrangler has been winning over off-roading enthusiasts all over the world with its legendary capabilities and rugged, iconic style. The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited takes that classic styling and exceptional 4x4 features and puts them in a family-friendly package that offers four doors instead of two with more space for passengers and cargo. Sure, there are other capable SUVs on the market, like the Toyota 4Runner, so why choose the Wrangler Unlimited? Superior off-roading chops, better performance, and undeniable Jeep style are all good reasons to choose the Wrangler Unlimited. If you're ready to go off the beaten path, no model can do a better job of getting you there than the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.

Incomparable Capability

Drivers who are looking at vehicles that offer exceptional off-road capabilities know that the Wrangler Unlimited and the 4Runner are at the top of the off-roading heap, but what makes the Wrangler a better bet? To begin with, it simply offers more capabilities to take on uncharted paths. While the 4Runner is certainly capable off-pavement, it simply can't match the performance that the Wrangler offers with features such as disconnecting axles, off-road specific tires, reinforced axles, and an available 4:1 low gear ratio. The Wrangler Unlimited offers both part-time and full-time four-wheel drive and can be outfitted with multiple skid plates and removable bumper end caps for what U.S. News and World Report calls the "ultimate off-roading flexibility."

The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited also offers more power to get you up the steepest hills; with a powerful, fuel efficient 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine that delivers 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, the Wrangler Unlimited offers remarkable low-speed crawling capability. While the 4Runner's standard engine offers slightly more torque, the weight of this model is more substantial that the Wrangler's, and it doesn't offer as much "get up and go."

More Versatility and Driving Enjoyment

The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited as what Motor Trend calls the "Fun Factor Advantage" thanks to its incredible versatility and unmistakable heritage. The Wrangler offers a removable roof and doors, and a choice between a hard top or a cloth top - both of which are removable, as well. This gives you the freedom to travel with the open air and sun on your face, or enclosed with the comfort of quiet and climate control. The only option the Toyota 4Runner offers is a sunroof, so you won't have as many options as you will with the Wrangler.

Of course, there's really nothing that can compare to the fun of driving a Wrangler, and it offers the added bonus of a rich heritage and history. Dating back to World War II, the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is part of 75-year-old tradition that began with the old Willys MB utility vehicles used by the U.S. Military. For three generations and counting, drivers have been relying on the rugged performance and style of the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited to take them wherever they want to go.

Get More Driving Fun for Your Dollar

The Wrangler Unlimited also has the distinct advantage over the 4Runner of being more affordable. The base MSRP for the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport is a manageable $23,995, whereas the starting price for the 4Runner is much higher at $34,210. Not only that, but the Wrangler Unlimited is offered every year in a range of special edition models with exclusive colors, badging, and features, while the 4Runner is limited to the standard trims. Overall, you just get more for your money with the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.

See the New Jeep Wrangler Unlimited at Scap Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

We have a terrific selection of new Jeep Wrangler Unlimited models now at our new Jeep dealership, and we'd love to arrange a test drive for you. The features you'll find on a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited are unparalleled and offer you the very best of four-wheel drive capability. Stop by to test drive this classic SUV today!

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