At first glance, it's pretty obvious that the 2018 Toyota 4Runner and the 2018 Jeep Wrangler are very different vehicles. However, in general, they both appeal to similar buyers who are looking for a vehicle that can help take their outdoor adventures to the next level.
The 2018 Toyota 4Runner has an obvious size advantage. It seats five to seven passengers depending on if it's equipped with the available third-row seat and offers almost 60 cubic feet of extra space in the back for gear compared to the cargo space on the 2018 Wrangler. When it comes time to make a purchasing decision, it's the size and availability of performance-focused amenities that will usually help make the call between these two models. Find more information on the performance and off-road ability of the 2018 Toyota 4Runner and the 2018 Jeep Wrangler below.
|2018 Toyota 4Runner||vs||2018 Jeep Wrangler|
|89.7 cubic feet||Cargo Space||31.7 cubic feet|
Every 2018 Toyota 4Runner model comes powered by a 4.0-liter V6 engine rated at 270 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque that is paired with a five-speed automatic transmission system. In addition to that, depending on the trim level, each 4Runner also includes either rear-wheel drive with limited slip differential, part-time 4WD with Active Traction Control, or full-time 4WD with Active Traction Control and limited slip differential.
In terms of performance-focused amenities, the 2018 Toyota 4Runner lineup doesn't hold back. Shoppers can find standard and available features like skid plates, a full-size spare tire, ventilated disc brakes, a rear power window, projector beam headlights, Toyota Crawl Control, Multi-Terrain Select, a sliding rear cargo deck, and more.
Like the 2018 Toyota 4Runner, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler is also a great choice for drivers looking to confidently drive off the beaten path. The base engine on the 2018 Wrangler is a 3.6-liter V6 rated at 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque paired with a six-speed manual transmission. Also standard on the base model are skid plates, a full-size spare tire, fog lights, removable doors, and a folding rear seat. Other available amenities include off-road tires, front and rear locking differentials, roll bars, and more.
Overall, the 2018 Toyota 4Runner is going to be your better bet if you plan to do any off-road traveling with friends or plan to bring a lot of equipment. Shoppers in the Birmingham, Alabama area can learn more about what the 2018 Toyota 4Runner offers at the Serra Toyota dealership.