2021 Jeep Wrangler vs. 2021 Toyota 4Runner

Jeep Wrangler vs. Toyota 4Runner
2021 Jeep Wrangler


2021 Toyota 4Runner
$32,400 (4-Door)



Engine Options

285 hp

Maximum Horsepower

270 hp
295 lb-ft

Maximum Torque

278 lb-ft
17 mpg city/23 mpg highway

Maximum Fuel EconomyQ

16 mpg city/19 mpg highway

Trail Rated® Badge?


If you love the thrill of off-roading around Normal and Champaign, you might be considering the new Jeep Wrangler vs. Toyota 4Runner. While both SUVs are known for their rugged performance and off-road capabilities, only one offers the versatility, efficiency, and comfort you want — and for a reasonable price. After you’ve compared the Jeep Wrangler vs. Toyota 4Runner, we think you’ll agree that the former is a better pick for your lifestyle and budget! 



Jeep Wrangler vs. Toyota 4Runner: Engines

Any vehicle that’s designed to venture off the beaten path needs a powerful engine. Neither the Jeep Wrangler nor the Toyota 4Runner disappoint. However, you’ll have a wide selection of engines from which to choose when you opt for the Jeep Wrangler: 

Jeep Wrangler: Engines

  • 2.0L Turbo with eTorque is a mild hybrid that offers smooth performance on the trails.
  • 2.0L Turbo generates 295 lb-ft of torque — the most of any Jeep Wrangler.
  • 3.0LEcoDiesel offers a diesel option, which many drivers prefer. 
  • 3.6L Pentastar® V6 with eTorque is ideal for rock-crawling with the Wrangler’s highest horsepower — 285 hp.
  • 3.6L Pentastar® V6 delivers the Jeep Wrangler’s highest gas mileage at 17 mpg/city and 23 mpg/highway.

Toyota 4Runner: Engines

  • Premium 4.0L V6 DOHC 24-Valve with Dual Independent Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i)
  • 5-Speed Automatic
  • 270 hp and 278 lb-ft of torque
  • Estimated fuel economy of up to 17 mpg/city and 20 mpg/highway (TRD Pro) 

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

When comparing the Jeep Wrangler vs. Toyota 4Runner, off-road enthusiasts will want to be sure of either model’s trail-proven capabilities. This is where Jeep SUVs shine. Although the Toyota 4Runner offers CRAWL Control, and can modulate the throttle and brakes to lower-speed settings, Jeep’s trail-ready legacy can’t be ignored. The Jeep Wrangler offers the following features to get you onto the trails in confidence: 

  • Every 2021 Jeep Wrangler has earned the Trail Rated® Badge for passing tests to prove its dependability on harsh terrain, in adverse weather, and through other strenuous driving conditions. 
  • Sam Leman Chrysler Jeep Dodge Bloomington has Mopar® coupons available, so you can select accessories and lift kits that’ll improve the power and dexterity of your Jeep Wrangler. 
  • Tow hooks made of forged steel are mounted on the frame. Should another driver’s vehicle get stuck in harsh terrain, you’re equipped to give them a hand. 

Test Drive the Jeep Wrangler at Sam Leman Chrysler Jeep Dodge Bloomington! 

If you’re deciding between the 4Runner or Wrangler, we invite you to Sam Leman Chrysler Jeep Dodge Bloomington for a test drive! We’ll introduce you to the full lineup of Wrangler models, so you can find the trim, color, and feature set that’s right for you. Contact us online or give us a call at 309-271-0354 to schedule a test drive in Bloomington, or to learn more about our new vehicle specials on Jeep models like the Wrangler.


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