Off Road SUV Challenge: the 2019 Jeep Wrangler vs. the 2019 Toyota 4Runner

July 30th, 2019 by

Are you looking for a fully-capable SUV that can go where other vehicles simply can’t? If so, the all-new Jeep Wrangler and Toyota 4Runner have undoubtedly been on your radar. To help you make the smartest decision, the experts at Ed Voyles CDJR have created a head-to-head analysis of both the 2019 Jeep Wrangler and the 2019 Toyota 4Runner.

Continue reading to learn which SUV will tackle the trails while smoothly navigating through Atlanta’s every day traffic. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to fill out our online application form or stop in to speak to one of our Jeep experts today!

Performance —2019 Jeep Wrangler vs. 2019 Toyota 4Runner

When it comes to performance, it’s all about power options. The Toyota 4Runner comes in six different trims but only one available engine option.. Meanwhile the Jeep Wrangler has four available trims and two powerful engines to choose from, a 3.6L V6 engine or an impressive 2.0 I4 DOHC DI Turbo eTorgue engine. Both produce over 260 lb. ft. of torque, respectively, and reach a maximum horsepower of 308. Both of these Jeep Wrangler’s engines outperform and overpower the Toyota’s off-roading SUV.

 Off-Road Capability —2019 Jeep Wrangler vs. 2019 Toyota 4Runner

The Jeep Wrangler is famous for its off-roading capabilities for a reason. The Wrangler is the most modifiable and customizable vehicle available, and the aftermarket community for this popular SUV is cultural, gargantuan, and only getting bigger and bigger. On the other hand, the 4Runner community is big in its own right, but it is no comparison to the Wrangler’s following.

Even if we don’t consider the Jeep’s capabilities, the Wrangler comes from the factory with more off-roading abilities than Toyota’s off-roading SUV.  For instance, the Jeep’s removable doors and removable roof adds an element of adventure and off-roading aesthetic that the 4Runner can’t offer. In addition, the Jeep comes with loads of features designed to help you find your freedom while exploring new adventures.

Exploring the Exterior — 2019 Wrangler vs. 2019 4Runner

The new Jeep Wrangler has stayed true to its iconic style by sporting the legendary Jeep grille, an intricate front fascia, and the usual optional topper. The Toyota 4Runner, however, seems to lack some character in its design. The large and bulky frame is not unique, resembling every other SUV on the road. If you want an SUV that is also a youthful show-stopper, the Wrangler is the clear choice.

A Look Inside — Jeep Wrangler vs. Toyota 4Runner

Each SUV comes with an 8-speaker sound system, Bluetooth, and voice-recognition technology, giving drivers the freedom and the power to navigate their media with just voice commands. Both offer a free Sirius XM Radio trial— the Wrangler’s trial lasts for one year, which is nine months longer than the Toyota 4Runner’s three month trial.

Each car manufacturer offers similar infotainment systems, UConnect for Wrangler and the Entune System for Toyota, making it neck and neck in deciding who is more tech-savvy. When it comes down to technology, the Wrangler edges out the 4Runner because of its extensive offers and its ease of use, no matter how plugged in you are.

Contact Ed Voyles CDJR for the New 2019 Jeep Wrangler

Still on the fence about which SUV is best? The team at Ed Voyles CDJR can help you decide! Give us a call at 855-433-6546 or fill out our online application to speak to one of our experienced off-roading experts.