2020 Jeep Wrangler vs Toyota 4Runner in Marietta, GA

January 11th, 2020 by

When comparing the 2020 Jeep Wrangler and the 2020 Toyota 4Runner, it’s almost no contest. In nearly every category important to truck buyers, the 2020 Jeep Wrangler tops the Toyota 4Runner. And in one category it wins hands-down, the 4Runner is no Jeep. At Ed Voyles CDJR in Marietta, Georgia, we have no problem proudly proclaiming how much better the 2020 Wrangler is than the Toyota 4Runner. Read on as we explain why we feel as strongly as we do about the 2020 Jeep Wrangler.

4Runner’s Starting Price is $8,000 More Than Jeep Wrangler

Let’s start at the starting price. The 2020 Jeep Wrangler starts at a very affordable price of $28,295, while the cost of a 2020 Toyota 4Runner is nearly $8,000 more at $36,020. As we’ll soon see, the Jeep Wrangler offers more real value that truck buyers want.

The engine options available and the power they produce are important factors when deciding on the value of a truck. The Jeep Wrangler gives you engine options, the Toyota 4Runner does not (you get what the 4Runner comes with, like it or not). Wrangler comes with no less than five engine options, 3.6L Pentastar V6, 3.6L Pentastar V6 with eTorque, 2.0L 4-cylinder engine, 2.0L 4-cylinder engine with eTorque, and 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine with tons of low-end torque.

More Engine Choices with Jeep Wrangler

With the 2020 Toyota 4Runner, you get one engine. It’s a 4.0L V6. It produces 270 horsepower and 278 lb-ft of torque. If you need an engine to fit another specification, you’re out of luck and out of options with the 4Runner. There are no other 4Runner engines to choose from.

The five 2020 Jeep Wrangler engine options let you choose an engine that meets your needs, be they power, fuel efficiency, or torque.

The Wrangler’s 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine generates 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, and can tow up to 3,500 pounds. The 3.6L Pentastar V6 with eTorque has the same engine specs but gets better gas mileage. More horsepower and more torque than the 4Runner’s only engine.

Wrangler’s smaller 2.0L 4-cylinder engine, whether alone or with eTorque, generates great stats, too. It produces 270 horsepower, the same as the 4Runner. It produces 290 lb-ft of torque, which is 12 lb-ft more than 4Runner. This is quite impressive as the 2.0L is only half the size of the Toyota 4Runner’s engine. Wrangler’s overachieving 2.0L 4-cylinder bests the 4Runner’s 4.0L V6 in fuel efficiency. It gets up to 21 miles per gallon (MPG) in the city and up to 24 MPG on the highway, while 4Runner’s V6 gets only 16 MPG with city driving and 19 MPG driving on the highway.

Even a 3.0L EcoDiesel Engine

We haven’t even talked about the 3.0L EcoDiesel, with its impressive 260 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque.

More engine choices. Higher horsepower. More torque. And, it’s a Jeep Wrangler. So there’s more choices where to take your vehicle. No 4Runner is going to be as nimble and well-adjusted to off-roading as the 2020 Jeep Wrangler equipped with heavy-duty Dana axles, skid plates over critical drive systems, higher ground clearance, and its Trail Rated credentials.

All for a lot less money.

More Choices, Less Money Makes Wrangler an Easy Winner

So, now you see why at Ed Voyles CDJR in Marietta, Georgia, we have no problem proudly proclaiming the 2020 Jeep Wrangler the superior truck in a head-to-head competition with the 2020 Toyota Runner. When you’re ready to test drive the newest Wrangler, give us a call or drop by. We’re sure you’ll be as impressed with the Wrangler as we are proud of it.

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