The 2019 Jeep Wrangler is the Ultimate Off-Road SUV

In today's modern world, Santa Monica and Beverly Hills drivers have grown weary of sticking to the highways and yearn to explore roads less traveled. As a result, auto manufacturers all over the world have stepped their game up, engineering the best collection of off-road capable vehicles history has ever seen. The problem? They're all still trying to catch up to the one that started it all, the Jeep Wrangler.

The 2019 Jeep Wrangler vs. 2019 Toyota 4Runner

We understand that when it comes to shopping for your next vehicle, it's important that you take your time and explore your options. You want your next vehicle to feel like a real step up from what you're used to; something that takes your life to the next level. If you're the adventurous type that's been looking for an SUV that can truly take you places you never thought possible, don't waste your time with a competitor, such as the Toyota 4Runner. The 2019 Jeep Wrangler is the SUV you've been looking for, and the competition doesn't hold up.


The major differences can be felt instantly beginning with the powertrain. The 2019 Jeep Wrangler comes with a 3.6-liter V6 engine, a six-speed manual transmission, and four-wheel drive. Meanwhile, the 2019 Toyota 4Runner brings a 4.0-liter V6 that's mated to a five-speed automatic transmission, and rear-wheel-drive.

The major difference that stands out between the two models is the manual transmission and four-wheel drivetrain that the Wrangler brings up front, which allows its owner to have superior control right from the get-go. The Toyota 4Runner does have four-wheel-drive, but it's only available as an add-on that will cost you more money.

Performance Specs

As you might expect from the pinnacle of off-roading SUVs, the Jeep Wrangler is a master of performance. The base engine outputs more horsepower than that of the Toyota 4Runner, clocking in at 285 horsepower compared to the 4Runner's 270 horsepower. If you're looking to beat the 4Runner's torque, you can do that as well with the available 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 that outputs 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque.

So not only can the Wrangler match the 4Runner horsepower totals in a small body style, but its torque output comes out on top at 295 pound-feet compared to the 4Runner's 278 pound-feet.


The Jeep Wrangler is also quite the comfortable off-roader, and despite its smaller body, manages to top the 4Runner in multiple ways. In terms of technology, the Wrangler comes with Keyless Start technology while the 4Runner neglects to include it. Keyless Start is a worthwhile inclusion that allows Wrangler owners to focus fully on the journey ahead of them without stressing over the little details.

Several important interior dimensions also fall in the Wrangler's favor as well including front headroom, rear headroom, and rear legroom. It's curious that a compact SUV manages to have a more comfortable back seat than a mid-size SUV, but that is ultimately the case with the Wrangler and the 4Runner.


In terms of exterior design, the Wrangler has it where it counts. It has a significant advantage in terms of its dimensions, and that is a longer height and a shorter width. This taller and more compact body allows the Wrangler to navigate tough terrain with enhanced driver control better when compared to the 4Runner.

The Wrangler is very much its own beast in terms of your roofing options as it is designed to be as flexible as possible. It comes standard with a convertible soft top; however, you have the option to change to a Targa roof or a convertible hardtop. Also, the Wrangler also comes with removable doors and windows, bringing you closer to the great outdoors than any SUV in existence, including the 2019 Toyota 4Runner.

Test Drive the 2019 Jeep Wrangler in Santa Monica

Suffice it to say; if you're ready to get serious about your next vehicle and have always wanted a pathway to explore roads unknown, the 2019 Jeep Wrangler is the only option. Feel free to schedule a test drive and experience everything that it can do for you.

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