2019 Jeep Wrangler vs. 2019 Toyota 4Runner: Head to Head

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4Runner vs. Wrangler: Battle of the Off-Road-Ready SUVs

True SUVs are a dying breed. Most vehicles that carmakers call SUVs are based on platforms shared with cars and minivans. They are more suited for on-road duties – to suit the needs of their owners. But what if you want a real sport utility vehicle with the ability to go off-road?

The Jeep Wrangler and Toyota 4Runner are throwback SUVs based on rugged frames that sacrifice a bit of on-road driving manners for go-anywhere capability. The 4Runner dates back to 1983, while the Wrangler can trace its roots to the original Willys MB designed for the Allied Forces in World War II. The current generation of the 4Runner dates back to a 2009 redesign, while the current Wrangler was just redesigned in 2018.

Both vehicles have large enthusiast communities that modify their rides and gather for off-road jamborees. But what do you get out of a brand-new 4Runner or Wrangler?

We’ve gathered data from our scoring and pitted these two rugged vehicles against each other using the categories buyers care about most.

Read on to learn how these two iconic off-roaders stack up, and which one is right for you.

(Keep in mind that U.S. News scores are updated constantly as new data comes in, so the scores mentioned in this article may not match those in our rankings and reviews.)

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