2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon vs. 2018 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road Premium side by side image

2018 Jeep Wrangler vs. Toyota 4Runner: Which is the Best Off-Road Vehicle?

Do you crave adventures in the great outdoors? If you need an SUV to take you off the beaten path, there are a number of models available equipped with off-road capability. The experts at Simi Valley Jeep have created the following comparison between two popular SUVs for off-road enthusiasts, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler and the 2018 Toyota 4Runner to help you decide. Learn which SUV is capable of handling the toughest trails in the page below.

The following comparison will be taking a look at the 2018 Jeep Wrangler 4-door Rubicon, starting at $40,495 MSRP, and the 2018 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road Premium, starting at $39,695 MSRP. If you'd prefer to speak directly to a product specialist, call our dealership in Simi Valley, CA at (805) 624-5705.

 


2018 Jeep Wrangler and 2018 Toyota 4Runner Interior Dashboard side by side image

2018 Jeep Wrangler vs. Toyota 4Runner: Interior Comfort

Having an SUV with a comfortable cabin is important whether you are commuting to work or embarking on a weekend excursion. You'll find the interior of both the new Wrangler and 4Runner to be well appointed. However, our experts believe you will prefer the Jeep Wrangler. Check out what you can expect from both of these SUVs to determine your favorite below.

2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

Vs.

2018 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road Premium

Standard

Cloth-trimmed upholstery

Standard

Standard

Leather-trimmed steering wheel

Standard

Standard

Rear underfloor storage compartment

Available

Standard

Cargo tie down loops

Not Available


2018 Jeep Wrangler driving on a dirt road

2018 Jeep Wrangler vs. Toyota 4Runner: Exterior Design

Do you want to make a statement on the road and the trails? You'll find attractive exterior design features on both the 2018 Wrangler and 2018 4Runner. However, the Toyota 4Runner cannot compete with the iconic design of the Jeep Wrangler. With unique badging, off-roading tires, and automatic headlamps, the 2018 Wrangler is the ultimate off-road machine. Learn more about the exterior design features for both SUVs in the table below.

2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

Vs.

2018 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road Premium

Halogen

Headlamps

Projector beam

Standard

Automatic headlamps

Available

Standard

Off-Road tires

Not Available

Standard

Heated exterior mirrors

Standard

"Rubicon", "Trail Rated" "Wrangler"

Badging

"TRD Off-Road"

Black

Accents

Silver


2018 Jeep Wrangler Interior Dashboard

2018 Jeep Wrangler vs. Toyota 4Runner: Tech Features

If you want a more intuitive infotainment system controlled with a larger touchscreen, then you'll want to consider the 2018 Jeep Wrangler. The Wrangler isn't just packed with premium performance features, but also has a tech-savvy cabin to keep you connected on trips of any length. While the 2018 Toyota 4Runner offers similar tech features, it simply cannot compete with what the Wrangler has to offer. See how the technology avaialble with ach SUV compare in the table below.

2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

Vs.

2018 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road Premium

7-in. display

Touchscreen size

6.1-in. display

Uconnect® 4

Infotainment system

Entune™

8-speakers

Audio system

8-speakers

Complimentary 12-month trial

SiriusXM

Complimentary 3-month trial

Standard

Bluetooth® connectivity

Standard


2018 Jeep Wrangler

2018 Jeep Wrangler vs. Toyota 4Runner: Safety Features

From off-roading to running errands, you want your SUV to be capable of protecting you and your passengers every time you get behind the wheel. While both the 2018 Jeep Wrangler and 2018 Toyota 4Runner offer competitive safety features, only one comes out on top. In the table below, you'll see which key safety features are available with each SUV.

2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

Vs.

2018 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road Premium

Standard

Rearview Camera

Standard

Standard

Electronic Roll Mitigation

Not Available

Standard

Hill Start Assist

Standard

Standard

Trailer Sway Damping

Not Available


2018 Jeep Wrangler driving through water

2018 Jeep Wrangler vs. Toyota 4Runner: Off-Road Performance

Performance and capability are the most important factors to consider when searching for the best off-road SUV. Whether you plan to do some rock crawling or take on a beginner trail, you'll need an SUV capable of handling any terrain. Read on to find out whether the 2018 Wrangler Rubicon or 2018 4Runner TRD Off-Road Premium has what it takes when it comes to off-road performance.

  • The Jeep Wrangler is equipped with a 3.6L V6 engine paired with a 6-speed transmission, compared to the Toyota 4Runner that has only a 5-speed transmission paired with the 4.0L V6 engine
  • You'll have more ground clearance in the Jeep Wrangler, which has 10.8-in. of clearance, compared to the 4Runner with only 9.6-in.
  • Only the Jeep Wrangler is available with a winch-capable steel bumper
  • Both SUVs have standard skid plates, however the Jeep Wrangler also adds steel off-road rock rails
  • Only the Jeep Wrangler features red tow hooks, ideal for recovery on the trail
  • Both models have a part-time 4x4 system, but only the Jeep Wrangler has an 84.1:1 crawl ratio

Are you ready to hit the trails behind the wheel of a brand new 2018 Jeep Wrangler? You can learn more about what the 2018 Jeep Wrangler has to offer your adventurous lifestyle from our trim research page. Then, check out the new inventory at Simi Valley Jeep to find the Wrangler model of your choice. Schedule your test drive appointment by calling (805) 624-5705.


 

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