Toyota 4Runner vs Jeep Wrangler Comparison

If you plan to get off-road for your next cruise, you need to read out this comparison of 2 off-road SUVs. Below we take you to look at the Toyota 4Runner vs the Jeep Wrangler to see which is better for you. Automakers try a lot to make SUVs accommodating for everyday life and more fuel-efficient, most of these SUVs changed into road-going crossovers. That’s not the problem with the Toyota 4Runner and Jeep Wrangler.


(*Prices are reflective of average BE FORWARD pricings as of December 2021.)

 Toyota 4RunnerJeep Wrangler
Capacity/Doors4 doors / 5 seater2-4 doors / 5 seater
Torque376 Nm – 382 Nm321 Nm – 409 Nm
Top Speed180 kph160 Kph
0-100 km/h8.2 sec

9.3 sec
Max Power157 hp – 270 hp177 Hp – 285 Hp
Engine2.0L – 4.7L2.8L – 3.8L
Fuel Tank Capacity55L – 91L71L – 94L
Key FeaturesCrawl Control, Kinetic

Dynamic Suspension System

(KDSS), Multi-Terrain Select
Blind-spot monitoring, Rear cross-

traffic alert, Rear parking sensors
Fuel Consumption6.8 Km/L to 8.0 Km/L9.7 Km/L – 10.6 Km/L
Length x Width x Height4.83×1.92×1.82 m4.70×1.88×1.84 m
BE FORWARD PRICEUSD 5,400 – USD 49,290USD 10,580 – USD 95,230

Interior & Exterior Comparison

Toyota 4Runner

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The 4Runner is a luxury SUV in a 4-door body style with 5 passengers seating. The 4Runner offers both full-time 4WD and part-time systems and is now in its 5th generation.

(a) Cabin Storage

The 4Runner has numerous storage booths fit for storing bottles, handbags, beverages, and smartphones. In the driver cabin, there are 2 cup holders in the control panel, the center box, door panel storage, and a glove box.

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In the passenger cabin, there are 2 cup holders in the armrest when it flips down, door panel storage, and a storage compartment with 1 USB port.

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The 4Runner interior has some features and technology like a 6.1-inch touchscreen infotainment display, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, 8 speakers, navigation, Siri Eyes Free, Bluetooth, satellite radio, a rearview camera, and HD Radio.

(b) Cargo Space

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The 4Runner has an overall width of 75.8 inches, a length of 191.3 inches, and a height of 71.5 inches therefore for cargo space; the 4Runner has 46.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the 2nd row of seating and 88.8 behind the 1st row. Hence the 4Runner has significantly more cargo space and bigger size of cargo than that of the Jeep Wrangler.

Jeep Wrangler

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The Wrangler is a vehicle that still has the essence of the original military Jeep of WWII and the original do-anything, go-anywhere. This is the period where when SUVs have become the family choice vehicle, the Wrangler is a more rugged off-road vehicle and a throwback to rougher. The Wrangler is not as comfortable as its opponent SUVs such as the Toyota 4Runner, but in return, it offers excellent off-road capability, 2-door and 4-door configurations, and a removable top.

(a) Cabin Storage

Jeep Wrangler’s interior is all about space and luxury for drivers and passengers. In the interior, you will find back and front seats with leather, a 12.3-inch fully digital gauge cluster, and 3-zone automatic climate control as standard features.

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You will find the storage stalls used for storing items such as bottles, beverages, watches, and handbags. In the driver row, there is door panel storage, 2 cup holders, the center box, and a glove box. In the passenger row, there are 2 cup holders, a door panel, and storage on the front seat.

(b) Cargo Space

The Wrangler cargo space is larger when all seats are occupied the space is reduced and makes 12.9 cubic feet of cargo space, and make a total of 31.7 cubic feet of cargo space with seats folded for a 2-door Jeep Wrangler. On the other side, the 4-door Jeep Wrangler the space is reduced to 31.7 cubic feet of space when all seats are occupied and with a back seat folded makes a total of 72.4 cubic feet.

Engine, Performance & Fuel Consumption

Toyota 4Runner

(a) Engine & Performance

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The 5th generation 4Runner came fitted with 2 engine options a 2TR-FE I4 2.7L petrol engine (157 hp, SR5 2WD, 2010 MY only) which generate a maximum power output of 157 hp, and a 1GR-FE V6 4.0L which produced a maximum power output of 270 hp. These engines are linked to a 4-speed automatic for inline 4, 2010 model only or a 5-speed automatic for a V6 engine. Both are available in 2 wheel drive and 4 wheel drive.

(b) Fuel Consumption

The 4Runner’s fuel consumption is around 6.8 Km/L to 8.0 Km/L.

Jeep Wrangler

(a) Engine & Performance

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The Jeep Wrangler comes fitted with 3 engine options: a 3.6L Pentastar V6, 2.8L I4 VM Motori RA 428 Diesel, and a 3.8L EGH V6. These engines are linked to a 4-speed Ultradrive automatic, 5-speed automatic, 5-speed automatic, or 6-speed manual. A 3.8L V6 EGH generates a maximum power output of 202 hp and 321 Nm of torque as the standard engine in the 2007 -2011 variants.

(b) Fuel Consumption

Fuel consumption for the Jeep Wrangler is around 9.7 Km/L to 10.6 Km/L.

Final Verdict

The 4Runner seems to be well equipped, its quality is good and its interior is comfortable enough compared to its rival Jeep Wrangler. Several engine choices might have value-added the Wrangler. Both 4Runner and Wrangler are all you expected to own, and it escapes many of the drawbacks that have given the vehicle a bad name.

The 4Runner and Wrangler both have good appraisals from many assessors. From the fuel efficiency perspective, you better choose the Wrangler instead of the 4Runner but for the carrying cargo capacity, comfortability, and space better go for the 4Runner. The Wrangler seems to produce more horsepower than that of the 4Runner. But in terms of off-road performance, the Wrangler marks more points. 4Runner and Wrangler are good for town trips but 4Runner seems to look very aggressive and nice while the Wrangler might be a good choice for your farm track. Both cars can be found in our store; take a look on BE FORWARD to purchase one.

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Written by: Josephat Lukaza

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