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Two standout vehicles in the world of durable SUVs are the Jeep Wrangler and the Toyota 4Runner. If you’re looking to up your Collierville, Memphis, and Germantown, off-roading game with a new ride, you may be wondering which of these vehicles is the right fit.
To help you decide is the team here at Collierville Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. We’ve taken these two superpowered SUVs and put them head-to-head, testing out their fuel economy, off-roading, safety, and more.
To find your favorite, keep reading this 2021 Jeep Wrangler vs. Toyota 4Runner comparison.
Which car will break the speed of sound? Let’s open up their respective hoods and find out!
First up, we have the 4Runner. Toyota offers just one engine between their trim levels, a large 4.0L V6 which delivers 270 horsepower. While this engine is pretty powerful, it’s—as we previously mentioned—the only one available. Jeep, on the other hand, provides four unique engines for drivers to choose from. These include:
The 3.6L Pentastar® V6 with eTorque is the standard out of the bunch, with an impressive 285 horsepower. In tandem with all of this power comes commendable fuel efficiency. For Wrangler drivers, that’s an EPA-estimated 19 city/24 highway MPG.
4Runner drivers get some great fuel efficiency, too, just at a slightly lower, EPA-estimated 16 city/19 highway MPG.
Both the Wrangler and the 4Runner are known for their durability, particularly when it comes to off-roading. For the Wrangler, this is thanks in part to its available Trail Rated® badge. This patch of honor is given to vehicles which surpass a series of grueling tests to determine their ability to withstand various road and weather conditions.
You’ll find this badge on the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, and with it, some pretty awesome perks. For example, a higher air intake, moisture-resistant body openings, and sealed electrical connections make crossing streams and creeks a breeze. For larger obstacles, such as rocks, sticks, or debris, the Rubicon’s 10.8 inches of ground clearance gives your SUV the lift it needs.
The Toyota 4Runner also comes with its own set of off-roading amenities, however they are less impressive than that of the Wrangler. Firstly, the 4Runner only provides a ground clearance of 9.6 inches. Not to mention, the aforementioned Trail Rated® badge is exclusive to Jeep vehicles, so you won’t find it here.
We’ve compared these cars’ engines and off-roading capabilities. Now, it’s time to take a look at their respective safety features, and how they each use technology to keep everyone secure.
One such high-tech system is Jeep’s optional Forward-Facing Off-Road Camera, which displays upcoming obstacles and obstructions which are normally out of view. While the 4Runner does offer an available integrated backup camera, it doesn’t offer any forward-facing options.
That’s not all. In fact, these two SUVs do share some similar features, like Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration. These innovative systems allow you to send and receive calls, play music, and more all from the ease of the infotainment system.
Now that you’ve read this 2021 Jeep Wrangler vs. Toyota 4Runner comparison, it’s time to choose your favorite SUV.
If you love the power, capabilities, and safety of the Jeep Wrangler, let us help you find the right trim for you! Stop by Collierville CDJR to test drive a new Jeep around Collierville, Memphis, and Germantown today.
We look forward to assisting you!