2020 Jeep® Wrangler vs 2020 Toyota 4Runner | Yukon, OK
Planning an off-road expedition? When it comes to crawling through mud, sand and all things unpaved, you may be wondering what vehicle is the best — the 2020 Jeep® Wrangler or the 2020 Toyota 4Runner. In this comparison, you’ll find that the Wrangler is the top choice.
Power & Efficiency
The Toyota 4Runner is equipped with an aging 4.0-liter V6 rated at 270 horsepower and 278 lb-ft of torque, and paired to a five-speed automatic. That’s the only option you get. The Wrangler is much better in this category, offering three engines: a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, a 3.6-liter Pentastar® V6, and a 3.6-liter EcoDiesel V6. Even the Wrangler’s base four-cylinder is more powerful than the 4Runner’s V6, and the EcoDiesel produces significantly more torque at 442 lb-ft while offering much better fuel economy on the strength of its eight-speed automatic: up to 29 mpg on the highway over only 19 mpg for the 4Runner.*
Power and torque go a long way when off-roading, but they’re not the only things that matter. The 2020 Jeep® Wrangler is also equipped with a number of features the 2020 Toyota 4Runner lacks. It offers three different 4×4 systems (compared to just two for the 4Runner), forged-steel frame-mounted tow hooks, front and rear electronic differentials (the 4Runner only has one at the rear) and the ability to completely disconnect the sway bar from the cabin for better articulation on tough terrain. The Wrangler has a maximum water fording depth of 30 inches, about 2.5 inches higher than the 4Runner can manage. It’s also notable that the Wrangler is slimmer than the 4Runner, which can be handy in some narrow off-road situations.
The 2020 Jeep® Wrangler is significantly affordable than the 2020 Toyota 4Runner. The base Wrangler Sport starts at $28,295 while the base 4Runner SR5 starts at $37,995, nearly $10,000 more. That’s a lot of money left in your pocket, or room to get a lot more features on your Wrangler.
If you’re looking for a serious off-roading machine, it’s tough to beat the 2020 Jeep® Wrangler, and the 2020 Toyota 4Runner certainly doesn’t put up much of a fight. Check out the Wrangler at Westpointe CDJR.
*EPA-estimated mpg with 3.0L EcoDiesel engine and eight-speed automatic transmission. Four-door model. Actual mileage will vary.