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Whether you’re heading off-road or driving in the city, when it comes to your vehicle you want the perfect mix of style, value, and performance. Top picks for drivers shopping for 4x4 SUVs include the 2020 Jeep Wrangler and the Toyota 4Runner. 

So which is the better option? Both offer some impressive features, Let’s take a closer look. 

 

Style


The 2020 Jeep Wrangler looks like, well, a Jeep. It’s the iconic off-road look that so many enthusiasts can’t do without. 

The 4Runner isn’t unattractive, and some even say it looks rugged, but it really just mimics all the other SUVs without any of the distinctive characteristics the Jeep offers. 

 

Interior


When you need a vehicle to double as an off-road plaything and a daily driver, features like passenger room and comfort are important. Both the 2020 Jeep Wrangler and the 4Runner seat five adults comfortably. As for cargo space, you’ll find a bit more in the 4Runner—46 cubic feet vs. 31 cubic feet—but only with the 4Runner’s rear seats up. 

 

Capabilities

Even though the 4Runner looks like what every mom would drive through the school pickup line, it doesn’t disappoint in its off-road capabilities. The 4.0 liter V6 pushes out 270 HP and 278 pound-feet of torque. Thanks to Fox shocks and lifted suspension on updated versions of the 4Runner, very few places would be off-limits. 

For all of that, the Jeep Wrangler comes out on top by edging out the 4Runner with features like a choice of three 4x4 systems, high air intake, fully sealed electrical connections, precision steering, electronic locking differentials (front and rear), rock rails, heavy-duty tow hooks, and more. You can also track your adventures with the onboard ability to maintain off-roading stats including wheel articulation, suspension settings, and more. 

 

Mileage


When it comes to mileage for city and highway driving, the Wrangler is the clear winner.  The Jeep offers 22 mpg in the city and 29 on the highway. 4Runner falls short with just 16 mpg in the city and 19 on the highway.

 

Price


For many, the price is where the rubber hits the road. Starting price on a 2020 Jeep Wrangler is just $28,295 compared to 4Runner’s entry price of $36,120. When you start updating trim packages, however, the prices top out at more than $60,000 for the Jeep and over $50,000 for the 4Runner. 

The good news is that you don’t need all the extras to get the best of off-roading and city driving from these two vehicles. Be smart about upgrades and you can enjoy affordable pricing on either option. 

While both solid choices, the 2020 Jeep Wrangler is the superior pick for drivers who want both off-road performance and reliable city driving. Patterson CDJR Kilgore’s knowledgeable sales team can delve further into the impressive features of the Jeep as you browse our large, in-stock selection. Stop by today and be ready to hit the trails—or the highway—tomorrow!

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