2018 Jeep Wrangler vs 2018 Toyota 4Runner

red 2018 Jeep Wrangler next to a 2018 Toyota 4Runner in the forest

When it comes to tackling off-road adventures in a compact crossover, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler has long reigned supreme. With a new model unveiled for 2018, this iconic off-roader delivers even more value for drivers. But how does this SUV stack up against the Toyota 4Runner, which is a compact crossover with an available off-road oriented option?

In this 2018 Jeep Wrangler vs 2018 Toyota 4Runner comparison, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler comes out of the gate with premium all-terrain capability and never lets go of its lead. This model has a lower starting MSRP than even the base 2018 Toyota 4Runner, but comes standard with a more powerful engine, 4x4 drive, and plenty of attitude. The 2018 Wrangler is available in four-door Unlimited body style (which is the pricing we used for the chart below) or a two-door model. Either option delivers bold all-terrain handling for the most adventurous drivers.

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2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited vs 2018 Toyota 4Runner
$30,495 Starting MSRP $34,610
3.6-L V-6 (285 hp) Base Engine 4.0-L V-6 (270 hp)
Standard 4x4 Drive Available
44 degrees/37 degrees Top Approach/Departure Angles 33 degrees/ 26 degrees

Engines and Off-Road Features of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler

The base engine of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler is a 3.6-L V-6 that offers 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. This is more horsepower and less torque than is available from the 4.0-liter V-6 engine (rated for 270 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque) that comes on the 2018 Toyota 4Runner. Later in 2018 the Wrangler should also be available with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, and by 2019 there will also be an available diesel engine.

While the two models in this 2018 Jeep Wrangler vs 2018 Toyota 4Runner comparison offer similar engine performance, when it comes to off-roading options the Jeep model easily excels. The TRD Off-Road trim of the 2018 Toyota 4Runner offers an off-road suspension, crawl functions, and a locking rear differential. The 2018 Jeep Wrangler comes with the Command-Trac 4x4 system with a 2.72:1 crawl ratio, skid plates and tow hooks on both the front and the rear, extreme approach, breakover, and departure angles, and up to 30 inches of water fording. Rubicon models come standard with Tru-Lok locking differentials.

If you would like to learn more about the all-terrain prowess and fun available with the 2018 Jeep Wrangler in the Twin Cities area, contact a member of the Fury Motors Stillwater sales team today.


side view of a dark 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with mountains in the background
rear view of a red 2018 Jeep Wrangler overlooking mountains
2018 Jeep Wrangler steering wheel with Jeep branding and lots of buttons
gear shifter and central console of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler


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