2020 Jeep Wrangler
Features & Specs
2020 Toyota 4Runner
295 hp
Engine Power
270 hp
Four-Wheel-Drive
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel-Drive
495 miles
Fuel Range (hwy)
483 miles
9.7 in
Ground Clearance
9.0 in

2020 Jeep Wrangler vs 2020 Toyota 4Runner

With SUVs becoming more and more popular, it can be hard to know which is the best for you and you're family. Luckily this is where we come in! Two of the best brands out there are Jeep and Toyota, and they have come out with the latest versions of the Wrangler and the 4 Runner. The Jeep Wrangler is a classic model and features some terrific engines and superior off-road ability. Meanwhile, the Toyota 4Runner has some excellent features for drivers to consider. We honestly love both of these SUVs, but which one is the best? Keep reading to find out the answer!

2020 Jeep WranglerPower & Handling

Several engine options are available for the Jeep Wrangler, with the standard being a 3.6-liter V6 that pumps out 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, which pairs with either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission. If that's not enough power for you, you can opt for either a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 295 lb-ft of torque and 270 horses or a 3.0-liter diesel engine with 442 lb-ft of torque. Both of these engines pair with an eight-speed automatic transmission. If you want to get the best out of your engine, the V6 and the four-cylinder can be outfitted with an eTorque system. The eTorque helps improve fuel economy through the engine stop-start and is available for the Sahara trim.

2020 Toyota 4Runner Power & Handling

Only one engine is available for the Toyota 4Runner, and it's a 4.0-liter V6 that comes with 270 horses and 278 lb-ft of torque. The engine connects to a five-speed automatic transmission. Higher trims of the 4Runner are available with two-wheel drive. This engine is certainly not short on power, but we do wish the torque was higher. Also missing is the fuel-saving eTorque system, both of which are available for the Jeep Wrangler.

2020 Jeep Wrangler Features & Design

Three primary trim levels and several sub-trims are available for the Wrangler. The base trim is the Sport which comes with17-inch steel wheels, skid plates and tow hooks, as well as foglights, a fold-down windshield, manual mirrors and locks, cruise control, and a push-button start. On the tech front, the Sport has a 5-inch touchscreen, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, and an eight-speaker sound system. Moving up to the Sport S adds on with alloy wheels, air conditioning, automatic headlights, remote locking and unlocking, heated power mirrors, power windows and locks, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. At the midway point is the Sahara, which has a full-time four-wheel-drive system and painted exterior body panels. Are you looking for something more offroad? The Rubicon has you covered with special tires, heavy-duty axles with shorter gearing, electronic front and lockable rear differentials, and rock rails. Three special sub-trims are also available; they include the Black and Tan, Willy's, and the Freedom. With these packages, you can get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as distinct styles and graphics.

2020 Toyota 4Runner Features & Design

An impressive eight trims are available for the Toyota 4Runner, and there are some exciting features on each one. The base SR5 comes with skid plates, foglights, a 120-volt power outlet in the cargo area, and a trick power-sliding rear window. Several safety features are also available, including lane departure warning, automatic high beams, and adaptive cruise control. The Premium adds on to this with more beautiful upholstery and heated seats, while the Venture has a unique Yakima roof rack, dark gray TRD wheels, and black accents on the exterior. If you're serious about off-roading, the TRD Pro trim is the way to go as it comes with Fox dampers with internal bypass rear remote reservoirs, all-terrain tires, and a unique front skid plate. By far, the most luxurious of all the 4Runners is the Limited as it adds keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone climate control, and leather seating. One optional package is available, and it's a Limited Nightshade Edition that has black exterior trim, replacing much of the Limited's standard silver and chrome accents. These are some excellent features, just less than those of the Wrangler.

Conclusion:

The decision for us is easy; in the end, you're going to want to go with the Jeep Wrangler. The Wrangler has more engine options as well as a diesel version, which allows for an impressive amount of torque. As for features, the Wrangler has a lot more off-road specific features, which means there is more you can do with it. Are you interested in the Wrangler? Head down to the dealership and take a test drive. While you're here, feel free to ask our representatives any questions about the Wrangler you have. If you can't make it down to the dealership, be sure to check our full inventory here on our website!


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