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Jeep Wrangler vs. Toyota 4Runner

In comparing the Jeep Wrangler to the Toyota 4Runner, the Jeep Wrangler has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency, interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Jeep Wrangler versus the Toyota 4Runner, the Jeep Wrangler is a better car than the Toyota 4Runner.

Jeep Wrangler versus Toyota 4Runner Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Jeep Wrangler ranges from $29,962 to $45,750 while a used Toyota 4Runner from the same model year range is priced between $32,994 to $48,973. For a new model, the Jeep Wrangler's price is between $35,589 and $55,515, with the Toyota 4Runner priced between $41,515 and $56,044.

Jeep Wrangler versus Toyota 4Runner Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Jeep Wrangler is 9.2 out of 10 while the Toyota 4Runner's quality rating is 8.6 out of 10. This results in the Jeep Wrangler being ranked 1 out of 24 Best Small SUVs and the Toyota 4Runner being ranked 3 out of 25 Best Midsize SUVs.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Jeep Wrangler’s base engine makes 285 horsepower, and the Toyota 4Runner base engine makes 270 horsepower. The Wrangler is rated to deliver an average of 20 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 438 miles. The 4Runner is rated to deliver an average of 17 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 437 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Jeep Wrangler, a compact SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, rear head room and rear leg room. The Toyota 4Runner, a midsize SUV, has the advantage in the areas of front shoulder room, front leg room, rear shoulder room, and trunk space.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Jeep Wrangler has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance, while the Toyota 4Runner has the advantage of offering higher towing capacity and payload capacity.

Safety Ratings Comparison

The Toyota 4Runner has an average safety rating of 4 out of 5 Stars.

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2023 Jeep Wrangler

2023 Toyota 4Runner

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$35,589 - $55,515

Used Asking Price:

$29,962 - $45,750

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

8.9%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$41,515 - $56,044

Used Asking Price:

$32,994 - $48,973

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

24.7%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

9.2 / 10

Reliability:

8.5 / 10

Retained Value:

9.8 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.6 / 10

Reliability:

8.8 / 10

Retained Value:

9.0 / 10

Safety:

8.0 / 10

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Summary Review

The Jeep Wrangler is a compact SUV with off-road prowess few vehicles can match. The current Wrangler was redesigned for the 2018 model year, with new models costing an average of $41,959 and 3-year-old models averaging $34,489.

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Summary Review

Toyota doesn't have just one popular SUV in this segment, but two. The Toyota 4Runner is the Highlander’s more-rugged sibling.

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Pros and Cons

  • Exceptional off-road capability
  • Intuitive infotainment system
  • Powerful engine options

  • Pricing climbs quickly with higher trims and options
  • Fuel economy isn’t great
  • Lots of road and wind noise

Pros and Cons

  • Rugged off-road capability
  • Great for towing when properly equipped
  • Outstanding value retention (low depreciation)

  • Aging design
  • Interior space is limited by comparison to other midsize SUV / crossovers
  • Fuel economy literally half that of a Highlander Hybrid

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Sport, Willys Sport, Sport S, Willys, Freedom, Rubicon

Trim Levels

TRD Sport, Limited, SR5, SR5 Premium, TRD Pro, TRD Off-Road, TRD Off-Road Premium, 40th Anniversary Special Edition

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

2 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

285 hp @ 6400 rpm

Torque:

260 foot-lbs @ 4800 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.072 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

270 hp @ 5600 rpm

Torque:

278 foot-lbs @ 4400 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.061 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

5000 lbs

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3.6 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Manual

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

4X4

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

17 / 25 / 20

Range (city/hwy):

298 / 438 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

4 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

4X2 / 4X4, AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

16 / 19 / 17

Range (city/hwy):

368 / 437 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Available

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

N/A

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Available

Pedestrian Detection:

N/A

Lane Departure Warning:

N/A

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

42.6 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.2 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

55.8 inches

Rear Head Room:

41.7 inches

Rear Leg Room:

35.7 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

57.7 inches

Cargo Space:

31.7 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

72.4 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

150.4 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.3 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.7 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.8 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.6 inches

Rear Leg Room:

32.9 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

57.8 inches

Cargo Space:

47.2 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

89.7 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

144.5 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3948 lbs

Width:

73.9 inches

Height:

73.6 inches

Length:

166.8 inches

Wheelbase:

96.8 inches

Ground Clearance:

9.7 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4400 lbs

Width:

75.8 inches

Height:

71.5 inches

Length:

190.2 inches

Wheelbase:

109.8 inches

Ground Clearance:

9 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted steel

Tire Size:

P245/75R17

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

P265/70R17