The 2021 Toyota 4Runner on a very muddy trail.

A battle for the ages: 2021 Toyota 4Runner vs. 2021 Jeep Wrangler

Is the 2021 Toyota 4Runner a better off-road vehicle than the Wrangler? 

Very few automakers are in the business of producing out-of-the-box off-road vehicles. Toyota is one, with the continual development of the 4Runner. The other, obviously, is Jeep with its Wrangler platform. So, is the 2021 Toyota 4Runner a better off-road vehicle than the Wrangler? Talk about a question for the ages. With all due respect to the Wrangler, it’s an excellent platform. However, the 2021 4Runner is able to largely match its Wrangler competitor in overall performance output, but also offer advantages in maximum seating capacity, maximum cargo volume and towing capacity. Let’s take a look at a few things you might want to know. 

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2021 Toyota 4Runnervs2021 Jeep Wrangler
4.0-L, V-6Engine3.6-L, V-6
89.7 cu.-ft.Max. Cargo Volume72.4 cu.-ft.
5,000 lbs.Max. Towing3,500 lbs. (4-dr.)

As you can see from the table above, the 2021 Toyota 4Runner is more than a match for the 2021 Wrangler. The 4Runner isn’t just a brute that plows over the terrain. Owners will be able to use an array of off-road traction management systems, including the innovative CRAWL system that takes over the throttle control at low speeds so the driver can focus on steering.  

However, for our money, it is the overall versatility demonstrated by the 2021 Toyota 4Runner that puts it ahead of the Wrangler. Sure, it is built to get dirty and take people just about anywhere they want to go. It is also equally adept at being a daily driver or running errands. The extra cargo space in the 2021 4Runner can also offer a third row of seats if they are needed, bringing the vehicle’s passenger capacity to seven. Currently, there are no versions of the Wrangler that come from the factory with a seven-passenger seating capacity. 

You can start the pre-ordering process for the 2021 Toyota 4Runner today when you make an appointment with a Lexington Toyota product expert.