2019 Jeep Wrangler Comparison Background

2019 Jeep Wrangler

2019 Toyota 4Runner Comparison Image

2019 Toyota 4Runner

2019 Jeep Wrangler vs. 2019 Toyota 4Runner




Engine Options

23/25 City/Hwy MPG

Maximum Fuel Economy

17/20 City/Hwy MPG
295 lb-ft

Maximum Torque

278 lb-ft
285 hp

Maximum Horsepower

270 hp

Trail Rated® Badge


Are you located in Mokena or New Lenox and looking for an SUV upgrade? Compare the 2019 Jeep Wrangler vs. Toyota 4Runner and see which one is right for you. With help from Bettenhausen CDJR, you’ll be able to see how these two vehicles stack up against each other in terms of price, features, and performance. So, continue below and find out whether the Toyota 4Runner or Jeep Wrangler will be the best purchase for you!

Toyota 4Runner vs. Jeep Wrangler: Starting Price

For the more price-conscious buyer, the Jeep Wrangler will definitely net you a more affordable vehicle, coming in at a starting price that’s more than $5,000 cheaper than Toyota’s model:

  • 2019 Jeep Wrangler: Base-Level Starting MSRP of $28,045
  • 2019 Toyota 4Runner: Base-Level Starting MSRP of $34,910

Toyota 4Runner vs. Jeep Wrangler: Engine Power and Efficiency

The Toyota 4Runner is by no means an underperforming vehicle, and actually comes with some great power under its hood. However, Jeep Wrangler buyers in Joliet have the opportunity to choose between two powerful engines and have even better performance:

  • Engine Options: With the Jeep Wrangler, drivers can choose between a 2.0L Direct-Injection Turbo engine and a 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine, whereas the 4Runner only gives drivers the option of a 4.0L V6 5-Speed Automatic engine.
  • Maximum Horsepower: The Jeep Wrangler can offer drivers a maximum horsepower of 285, while the Toyota 4Runner’s engine only provides 270 hp.
  • Maximum Torque: When you buy a Jeep Wrangler, your engine can also pump out a maximum of 295 lb-ft of torque, whereas the 4Runner only delivers 278 lb-ft of torque.
  • Fuel Economy: Even with its superior power, the Wrangler still gives Chicago drivers better EPA estimated MPG ratings with 23/25 (city/highway) MPG. The 4Runner delivers just 17/20 (city/highway) MPG ratings.

Toyota 4Runner vs. Jeep Wrangler: Off-Road Features

Are you looking for an impressive off-road-capable SUV? Well, both of these vehicles can do some off-road driving, but again, it’s the Jeep Wrangler that comes out ahead in this round of our comparison thanks to its additional off-road features:

  • Trail Rated® Badge: This designation tells drivers that the Jeep Wrangler has been proven to have great capabilities in terms of maneuverability, water fording, traction, and ground clearance.
  • Tow Hooks: The Jeep Wrangler is equipped with these forged steel frame-mounted tow hooks that can assist other vehicles that are having a hard time handing tougher off-road terrain.
  • Dana® 44 Axles: The Wrangler can also be outfitted with these heavy-duty axles that can help the vehicle take on even more difficult conditions.

Find the Jeep Wrangler for Sale at Bettenhausen CDJR

We sure think it’s an easy choice between these two models. Don’t you? Come discover our available inventory of Jeep Wrangler models, and contact us if you’re interested in learning more about any of our Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram lineup or to see why Jeep vehicles are some of the safest on the road. For more on the Jeep Wrangler, take a look at our guide to removing the vehicle’s doors!

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