No Middle Ground – 2017 Jeep Wrangler vs Toyota 4Runner
When choosing between the 2017 Jeep Wrangler and the Toyota 4Runner there really isnt any middle ground.
If you are choosing between the two-door version of the Jeep Wrangler and the four-door unlimited one of the biggest differences is the access to the back seat and the space. The Unlimited does give up the more pleasant ride when driving over surfaces that are choppy.
The cabin of the Jeep Wrangler is very bare bones in both look and feel, so don’t expect to get a high level of finish. The Toyota 4Runner comes out ahead for the cabin and the dashboard layout is better, while the cabin offers good materials and details.
The Toyota 4Runner offers up around 17mpg when driving in the city and 21mpg out on the highway and a combination of 18mpg in the four-wheel drive version.
The Jeep Wrangler came out as one of the worst for safety due to the fact that it doesn’t offer some of the more modern avoidance features and if you want side-impact airbags they are an option. Crash tests were eight poor or marginal. While the Toyota 4Runner doesn’t come out with high scores, at least it did better than the Wrangler.
If you are looking for a vehicle that offers up superb off the road performance but you don’t mind sacrificing comfort and safety then the Jeep Wrangler might be up your street. If you prefer safety and want something for the family then the Toyota 4Runner may be the best choice.