As a leading Woodbridge area Jeep® dealership of SUVs that are meant for the dirt, mud, snow, and everything in between, we are big enthusiasts of off-roading. So, it only makes sense why our dealers at Sansone Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM would be so interested in comparing something like the Jeep Wrangler against a serious competitor, the Toyota 4Runner.
At first glance, the Toyota 4Runner is bigger and beefier than the Jeep Wrangler, but as you may or may not know looks can be deceiving. Off the jump, we’ll have to hand cargo space over to the Toyota 4Runner. While the Jeep Wrangler does have a decent-sized cabin, particularly the 4-door model, the Toyota 4Runner is simply larger; however, the points for Toyota stop there.
When it comes to engine power, one of the key factors that make or break an off-road vehicle, the Jeep Wrangler is a clear winner. While the Toyota 4Runner offers a single 270 horsepower V6 engine that produces 278 lb-ft worth of torque, it falls short of the turbocharged four-cylinder available in new Jee Wrangler models that produce 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft worth of torque. That extra torque matters, especially when trying to mount obstacles.
When it comes to how both of these beasts perform in the dirt, the race seems close, but the winner is pretty clear. The Toyota 4Runner is no newbie when it comes to off-roading, thanks to its optional TRD skid plates, but it’s hard to compete with something like the Jeep Wrangler. The Dana 44 axles, reinforced skid plates, locking differentials, and all-terrain tires found on the Rubicon model are simply unfazed by any kind of terrain, whether it be rock, mud, sand or snow.
So, when it comes to off-roading, choose the classic, Jeep Wrangler. At Sansone Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM, our dealers can set you up with a test drive of the new Jeep Wrangler, whether that be the 2019 or 2020 model so you can see just how these off-road juggernauts perform.