In our continuing series of model and brand comparisons, the experts at CarHub thought it would be a great time to put one of our favorites, the 2017 Jeep Wrangler, up against the 2017 Toyota 4Runner. To decide which one is right for your specific needs, let's take a closer look at the benefits of both.
2017 Jeep Wrangler
Available in ten trim levels, four-wheel drive, and a variety of bold exterior colours including Firecracker Red, the Jeep Wrangler is Canada's most capable SUV based on approach angle, departure angle, breakover angle, ground clearance, and water fording. No matter which trim level you choose, you get an impressive 3.6-liter V-6 24-valve VVT engine with a regular duty engine oil cooler that produces 285 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 260 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,800 rpm. A six-speed manual transmission comes standard but you can add a five-speed automatic transmission that has Hill Descent Control and gives you up to 14.2 L/100 km city and 11.0 L/100 km highway in fuel efficiency.* Because you'll be taking your 2017 Jeep Wrangler off-road, it's equipped with Next Generation Dana 30 solid front axle and 44 heavy duty rear axle, an available Rock-Trac transfer case, heavy-duty suspension with gas shocks, and Command-Trac Shift-On-The-Fly part-time 4WD standard. This powerful SUV has a maximum towing capacity of 1,588 kg.
The 2017 Jeep Wrangler from North York Chrysler is loaded with standard and optional safety and comfort features including:
- Advanced multistage front airbags
- Fully padded sports bar protect you and your passengers
- Electronic Vehicle Tracking System by Mopar.
- Heated front seats
- Leather seats with cloth Sedoso fabric
- Leather-trimmed bucket seats.
- Alpine Premium nine-speaker audio system
- Radio 430 and 430N Multimedia centres
- Factory installed Sirius XM Satellite Radio with a one-year subscription available
- Five-year/100,000 km powertrain warranty and up to 60 months of roadside assistance
2017 Toyota 4Runner
The first thing you'll notice about the 2017 Toyota 4Runner is that it only comes in six trim levels. A 4.0-liter six cylinder that gives you 270 horsepower at 5,600 rpm powers it, and a five-speed transmission gives you up to 14.3 L/100 km and 12.0 L/100 km. The 4Runner features a 6.1-inch touchscreen audio system with steering-wheel mounted controls, integrated navigation, Bluetooth, and backup camera. Unlike the 2017 Jeep Wrangler, the 2017 Toyota 4Runner is only covered by a three-year/60,000 km vehicle warranty and 46 months of roadside assistance. Another drawback is price. A basic 4Runner is only around $1,000 less than the top-of-the-line 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon. Yes, you read that right, and to drive the point home we need to also mention that the barebones 4Runner is almost $16,000 more expensive than the entry-level 2017 Jeep Wrangler Sport.
While both of these SUVs have their benefits, we think that the 2017 Jeep Wrangler is the clear winner. To learn more about the cost-effective and powerful 2017 Jeep Wrangler, please contact CarHub - Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership to schedule a test-drive today.
*All vehicle mileage based on 2017 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.