2021 Jeep Wrangler vs. 2021 Toyota 4Runner

See How the New Jeep Wrangler Stacks Up Against the New Toyota 4Runner in Washington, MO

If you enjoy exploring rugged trails or rocky landscapes, you'll want a tough SUV with high ground clearance and a sturdy suspension. The 2021 Jeep Wrangler and the 2021 Toyota 4Runner are both highly capable for going off-road. At Schicker Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Washington, we're naturally partial to the Wrangler. Keep reading to see why the Jeep Wrangler offers more of what St. Louis drivers want from an SUV.

2021 Jeep Wrangler vs. 2021 Toyota 4Runner

Off-Road Capability

Outdoor enthusiasts in Washington, MO will prefer the Jeep Wrangler. While both the Wrangler and the Toyota 4Runner have outstanding off-road skills, the Wrangler has specialized available equipment that's not offered with the 4Runner. The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon's Rock-Trac four-wheel drive system has a manual-shift transfer case with an incredible 84.2:1 crawl ratio. The Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro's two-speed transfer case has only a 34:1 crawl ratio.

Fuel Economy

Jeeps aren't necessarily known for their gas mileage, but the Jeep Wrangler has a newly available turbo diesel powertrain that's more efficient. Thrifty Washington, MO drivers will like that this motor gets 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. The most fuel-efficient Toyota 4Runner model only gets 16 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway.

Trim Levels and Customization

Eureka drivers can easily get a Jeep Wrangler that's highly suited to their individual style because it's available in two body styles and 13 trims. There are also numerous Wrangler accessories available for further customization. The Toyota 4Runner only comes in two configurations and 9 trim levels.

Removable Top

People in Sullivan, MO who enjoy having the breeze blow through their hair while they're out on excursions will want the Jeep Wrangler. All Wrangler models come with a removable top, and higher trims have a power-folding soft top. The Toyota 4Runner is not available with a removable top.

Interior Quality

The Jeep Wrangler's cabin is full of durable, water-resistant materials that are a breeze to clean out. Sahara trims come with premium cloth upholstery and dual-zone automatic temperature control. The Toyota 4Runner has a utilitarian interior with many hard plastic surfaces that look outdated by modern standards.

Infotainment System

Washington, MO drivers can access all their favorite music, maps, contacts, and apps when they're out and about in the Jeep Wrangler. Its Uconnect® infotainment system has an intuitive interface and a responsive touch screen that's water-resistant. The Toyota 4Runner's infotainment system is easy to use, but it seems dated compared to the Wrangler's.



Of course, one of the biggest reasons to drive a new Jeep Wrangler is its classic styling. The Wrangler is one of the most recognizable SUVs on the road because of its boxy shape, seven-slot grille, and round headlights. The Toyota 4Runner also has a boxy design, but most of its exterior features are common to other SUVs.


Despite its reputation and panache, the new Jeep Wrangler has a lower starting price than the new Toyota 4Runner. Its base trim costs nearly $8,000 less than the entry-level 4Runner model.


Test Drive the New Jeep Wrangler at Schicker Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Washington

Schicker Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Washington has a full line of Jeep Wrangler trims for sale or lease near St. Louis. Visit our dealership and test drive one soon.

  1. Schicker Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Washington

    5824 Highway 100
    Washington, MO 63090-4950

    • Sales: (636) 239-6500
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