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November 12, 2008

Toyota 4Runner vs. Jeep Wrangler Unlimited: Which Would You Choose?

By Rob


This is something of a rematch. I pitted the FJ vs. the Wrangler back in February and the Wrangler killed the FJ. But I think a bunch of Jeep forums got involved in that one. This time we’re going a bit more upscale, and we’re looking at four doors. Both of these are priced just under $31k (we’re comparing the 4WD 4.0L V6 SR5 to the Wrangler Rubicon 4-door 4×4). The Toyota’s 4.0 liter V6 has 236 hp and 266 ft-lb of torque, while the Jeep’s 3.8 liter V6 has 202 hp and 237 ft-lb of torque. You can get the Jeep with either a 6-speed manual or 4-speed automatic, while the Toyota is only available with a 5-speed auto. Which would you choose?

Toyota 4Runner Jeep Wrangler Unlimited


Nov 11, 2010 at 12:56 am


Jun 2, 2009 at 1:17 pm

Gonna have to go with the Jeep on this one. Jeep has both straight axles front and rear, and a removeable top, along with 4 doors and seating for 5 with great luggage space. Yes, I own a 4Runner, but it’s a 1st gen.

Apr 24, 2009 at 5:45 am

jeep atw!

Feb 21, 2009 at 3:07 pm

ive owned plenty of jeeps,and they are not bought but rather built(by you) especialy if you want to go off road…crysler is the biggest peice of sh##t car company out there…i predict they will be out of buisness within 10 years…so go ahead and buy a jeep you will ony be able to buy aftermarket parts for it soon enough…
just my o2

Feb 6, 2009 at 6:14 pm

Jeep all the way. I’m not worried about picking up groceries or getting the poodle from the dog groomers. I’m interested in off road and off road only. Jeep wins hands down…no contest.

Jan 18, 2009 at 7:42 pm

Have you taken a Toyota off-road lately? Do you keep the rattles issues for yourself? Not to mention the body stress point loosening? The oversized tires that make it look rugged but will break an axle in the rough? A 4.88 differential ratio that will explode a pinion gear? Suggestions: buy an african version free of Jeep patends and ban in the USA.

Jan 18, 2009 at 7:29 pm

History tells us that the first Toyota car was based on the 1936 Chrysler AirFlow. Their WWII ships based on the German warships. The Subaru Boxer engine based on Porsche design. Mazda rotary engine on german Wankel. Honda motorcycles on flat twin BMW engine.Today s bike on Harley’s.Lexus on Mercedes standard. How close do we have to get to see brandnames badges! How long will the insult to our intelligence last? A Jeep is not an on-road standard. But they have succeeded to master an archaic design: solid axle control and drivability. The most patended brand on the road! A 2009 Wrangler is the answer.

Jan 18, 2009 at 6:58 pm

First, the FJ in 1954 was a clone of the Jeep design. In 1986 the 4Runner came with IFS and disclalified itself as an off-roader. No articulation, prone to rollover, no momentum and axle breakage. The Toyota high stance however makes a Cherokee look like a grocery getter. Here in Canada, most 4Runner of the early 90′s are wreck because of poor body structure and rust. The 2.2 is knowed to blow heads and the V6 to oil starved in off-camber situation. Suspension parts are thinny and will not suffer bad roads for long. I have purchased my WJ on the asumption that the body structure was by 60% stronger than the competition. Bottom line: After ten years of torture, it rides like new and not affraid of potholes at all.

Jan 1, 2009 at 9:11 pm

My 97 4-runner has 305k miles on it, and is still runnin, jeep cant beat that!

Dec 5, 2008 at 9:11 pm

Had a 07 Jeep was a piece of shit. Had electrical and computer issues lived in the shop. Will never buy another Chrysler product. Now have a 4runner sport and its hands down better then anything jeep makes. Also much better gas mileage.

Nov 27, 2008 at 10:50 pm

niggas owns/vote for shopping carts.

Nov 27, 2008 at 2:56 am

Chinks and Minorities own/vote for Toyota.

Rednecks and “Public servants” ie.. cops and military, own/vote for Jeeps.

Now STFU you weasels and continue to deface Native Indian’s former pristine land with your destructive gas guzzling machines.

Nov 19, 2008 at 1:37 am

According to GM “We’ve moved aggressively in recent years to position GM for long-term success. And we were well on the road to turning our North American business around. What exposes us to failure now is the global financial crisis”

They are seeking a 25 billion bail out from the government. (I wonder where that money is going to come from?) However, sympathy for he industry was sparse. The government told the leaders of GM, Ford, and Chrysler that the industry was “seeking treatment for wounds that were largely self-inflicted.” They also complained that the larger financial crisis “is not the only reason why the domestic auto industry is in trouble. Instead “inefficient production and products”, “costly labor agreements” and that GM was not keeping pace with the times and technological changes that put the U.S. automakers at a disadvantage with foreign companies.

GM said it will delay reimbursing its dealers for rebates and other sales incentives and could run out of cash by year’s end without government aid.

“We don’t think that taxpayers should be asked to throw money at a company that can’t prove that it has a long-term path for success,” Congress said.

Nov 16, 2008 at 4:47 am

Listen to speedcanhurt…. toyotas are for faggots?? Atleast 4runners have the option of coming in a v8 rather than a 4.slow… oh I’m sorry, what is it now the 3.7?? Yea, you probably don’t even roll your windows down let alone take the top off of your jeep you metro. Get a clue.

I had a 96 cherokee once, now an 05 runner… toyota got it right with quality and value. P.S. I don’t like men

Nov 16, 2008 at 12:19 am

Btw who says Jeeps dont last long. My unibody cherokee has 210,000 miles on it, has been beat to shit over its life, has been airborn more times then I can count, hit by a drunk driver, been underwater 3 times and has never boke down on me (the submarine incidents I changed the fluids and it started right back up).

Nov 16, 2008 at 12:13 am

Everybody who says most new car owners wont take their Jeeps offroad was obviously not a Jeep owner. At least in America I am sure more Jeeps go offroad then all other SUVs combined. I ahve a 2008 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 6 speed, a 2004 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon on 36in Iroks, and a 1995 Jeep Cherokee on 33in bfgs thet are all a offroaded on a weekly basis. This is a no contest victory for the Jeep all the way, and all the toyota lovers who talk about how 4runners are good on the street should drive a new wrangler hardtop to see just how quiet they ride on the road.

Nov 15, 2008 at 6:17 pm

Whatever… regardless of the quality or long lasting issues, please support jeep, although they prolly don’t last as long, it’s not like you’re gonna drive it forever! After all they are made in america, We US americans should buy american products, period. what’s more american than driving a proudly built american car? let’s see how many of those toyota owners actually keep their car forever. my uncle works in the auto industry, I hate to see GM going down the toilet like that, therefore I’ll buy jeep for sure if i have the money.

Nov 15, 2008 at 5:09 pm

This is the most retarded comparison.

The 4Runner is a luxury SUV, with noise insulation, power everything and highway tires, not targeted in any way to the off road crowd. It lost 3″ of ground clearance from the previous generation for Christ’s sake!

The Jeep is a metal box designed to look cool and rugged and to go off road, with no creature comforts, and straight axles.

Nov 15, 2008 at 2:40 pm

i understand the jeep thing. that why i have a TOYOTA 4unner.

Nov 15, 2008 at 2:38 am


Nov 15, 2008 at 1:34 am

all you are stupid pendegos

Nov 15, 2008 at 1:23 am

And I lost weight from eating subway.

Nov 15, 2008 at 1:19 am

forsure going with the 4runner the wrangler is the ugliest thing ever made

Nov 14, 2008 at 11:01 pm

PLUS, a four door wrangler ruins the point of “wrangler” entirely.

Nov 14, 2008 at 10:59 pm

This is a hard one for me. I’m a hardcore jeep fan, but if i were to buy one NEW, it’d HAVE to be the toyota, as much as i hate them. because i’d never REALLY take something offroad with anything less that 50,000 miles on it. i’d be way too worried about hazzards. however, i wouldnt have a problem having fun in like an old cj or something, because if you roll it or something, you can buy a new one for like 4k. or just keep trailing in the damn thing.

so i’d have to say buy the toyota. its just more luxurious, and neither of them are going to see mud with me, so why not get the vehicle i can relax and drive in?

Nov 14, 2008 at 9:01 pm

I own a 2008 Wrangler X, 6 speed manual of course. I love the car. IMHO, Jeep style is far superior to any 4WD out there. It’s great on the trails and around town (I get 21 MPG driving around town). The Wrangler becomes uncomfortable to drive over 60mph for long but that’s not why I bought it (it’s noisy and has a very short wheelbase.)

So it depends on what you want to do. If your primarily want to cruise fast in comfort, get the toyota. All other, get a Jeep and Just Get Out There!

Nov 14, 2008 at 8:55 pm

I’m not sure why everyone is rating these vehicles based only on it’s offroading skills, when clearly, Cardomain IS NOT asking what is the better offroad vehicle. Think of all the other factors and Toyota beats the Jeep 1000 to 1 hands down. Yes, the Jeep is built for offroading and the newer 4th Generation 4Runner’s are more luxury and nicer, but if you want to you can still give it a good lift with 33″ tires and it can hit the trails hard. That’s all the Jeep has going for it, is it’s offroading capabilities and that’s it. When the 4Runner has a lot more to offer.

I even Jeep in my Sleep!!!
Nov 14, 2008 at 8:52 pm

Straight up, the 4-runner is good for the soccer mom that needs to use the occasional back roads or likes to sit a bit higher up. The Jeep is for the enthusiast that will actually use their vehicle off road. There are so many mods you can do to the Jeep, the sky’s the limit. The 4-runner is about as good as it will get when bought. Older 4-runners may have been built to go off-road, but not this one. If we were comparing the FJ and the Jeep, maybe it’d be closer. But the fact remains there’s no better off-road machine than a Jeep!!! Jeep wins!!!

Nov 14, 2008 at 8:16 pm

I do not understand how all these people are going to come on here and say that Jeeps are as ‘trail-rated’ as the commercials say. I have a 1987 Jeep Comanche MJ, it’s completely stock, save for the cooling system, it’s sporting a I-4 motor, 4-speed standard shift, and it’s only 2WD. I have kept up with plenty of other rigs on my local AZ trails. I can not go through full-blown rock crawling trails obviously but I have put my truck through a lot.
Toyotas are also fun to run through the mud with. However, this 4Runner is not even close to ready for any trails. This is a mall-runner.
Depending on what you plan on doing with these rigs is how you need to choose. If you have a clean and prestine family that would never dare think of having mud on their vehicle then get the Toyota. For the rest of us, the Jeep.
My choice was mainly due to the fact that only the Jeep comes with a standard transmission.

Nov 14, 2008 at 7:03 pm

I own a jeep grand Cherokee and it is the most reliable car that I have owned and I have owned many cars in my life. I do think that jeeps are as capable off road as the commercials say they are. I ride atvs in Attica Indiana at the badlands and there are tons of stock jeeps that go out and do totally fine. I think that four runners are much less cspable than the jeeps. besides, jeeps have been engineered for off road use. I would pick the jeep hands down

Nov 14, 2008 at 5:20 pm


Nov 14, 2008 at 5:10 pm

Toyotas last forever. Better made.
They can do the same things as jeep offroad, nicer, and they last.

Nov 14, 2008 at 4:42 pm

Theres a reason that chryslers being shoved around from owner to owner, NO ONE WANTS THEM! Makes sense that toyota is #1.

Toyota all the way, no doubt.

Nov 14, 2008 at 4:25 pm

Jeep. no contest. that isn’t even a question. And if you consider the fact that Jeep’s American…well this just isn’t even a fair question. The 4 door wranglers have had me drooling ever since they came out.

Nov 14, 2008 at 3:20 pm

Okay, All you idiots arguing about where 4runners are made: they are “assembled” here in America. 100% of the parts are manufactured in Japan. Go to your local Toyota Dealership. They even post this on their vehicles. I was just there the other week.
Now, as for the decision between the wrangler and the 4Runner, we all know how this is going to turn out. Everyone is going to choose the 4Runner Just because it is a Toyota and apparently Japanese manufactured vehicles aka “imports” (which all the parts for the 4Runner ARE imported) last longer. FALSE. I must say I see more foreign vehicles found dead on the road than Fords, Chevrolets, even Dodges. Now that is pretty sad.
Not only that, but the Wrangler would be more fun, with two options between a Canvas top, hard top, or even NO top! Now that sounds like a fun family SUV.

Jonny Bravo
Nov 14, 2008 at 3:02 pm

Jeep Wrangler.

Nov 14, 2008 at 2:05 pm

Brian is an idiot, Japs do have the masses believing their cars are higher quality than they actually are. They don’t break because the dealers do preventitave maintence on them, not because they’re higher quality.

Jeep gets my vote

Nov 14, 2008 at 11:46 am

“Toyotas are for faggots and sailors.”

So, how’s that Corolla working out for ya?

Nov 14, 2008 at 7:51 am

Toyotas are for faggots and sailors.

Nov 14, 2008 at 6:40 am


Heeps (sorry I mean Jeeps) aren’t as trail friendly as their commericals would like you to belive…

Of course the 4Runner has lost it’s offroad prowess over the years also. So if you want a rig to actually wheel. You can’t pick either.

If you want something that can do both, but not really be able to do either very well. You can pick the Jeep only because of it’s SFA.

But if you want something with great street manners and will last forever 4Runner hands down.

So I’m going to assume since most people don’t actually wheel their new Vechicles (save for the FJ guys and a few Jeep guys). I’m basing this off what I would drive around town and to a campground.

The Toyota wins easily. It’s got more of everything except the top doesn’t come off. That’s really the only thing the Jeep has on it.

People like the look of Jeeps and when they aren’t actually going to put any money down, it’s easy to vote for the Jeep. Jeep are cool looking. But a nightmare to own. I find these things kind of funny. In reality the 4Runner outsells the Jeeps by something liike 2-1. So while Jeep may beat Toyota here in fantasyland. In reality Toyota is raking in the cash and Jeep is on life support.

Which would you really choose?

Nov 14, 2008 at 6:31 am

2.9 MILLION Americans rely on the U.S. Auto Industry for employment, either directly or indirectly working to build American cars.
Now more than ever, if you’re going to buy a new car, at least give our auto industry a chance. With many models quality comparable to foreign cars exists, and Americans make some of the most eye-catching vehicles in the world, that was rarely a problem.
We used to make televisions. We used to make refrigerators. We used to make stereos. All that is gone, now and it’s partly Americans’ fault. Let’s finally learn and support what industry we have left or we deserve the consequences.

Nov 14, 2008 at 6:15 am


Nov 14, 2008 at 6:08 am

4-runner is ugly, JEEP!

Nov 14, 2008 at 6:08 am

Jeep hands down

Nov 14, 2008 at 4:50 am

i loooove the 4runner and the jeep, but the jeep is really cheap.

i choose the 4runner

Nov 14, 2008 at 4:42 am

I like both! I also like both brands!

And to those who say that Jeeps aren’t durable or reliable, I have to disagree!
I haven’t driven newer Jeeps over a long period of time (I have driven a ’07 Grand Cherokee V6 for a few weeks last year) but my old XJ Cherokees with the 4 litre I6 and Toyota (Aisin Warner AW4) transmissions are very durable!

I have a 1993 Toyota 4X4 pick up (with the 22R-E and a manual trans)and a 1989 Jeep XJ Cherokee with the 4 litre and an AW4 auto trans. Both have the same mileage (198,000 kms on the Toyota and 199,000 kms on the Jeep). Both run well for their age and I’d say that my Jeep’s engine has more life left in it than the Toyota engine has. The Toyota also needed a new head gasket two years ago while the Jeep didn’t. I also have a 1988 Jeep XJ with more mileage and it’s powertrain is still in great shape.

Nov 14, 2008 at 4:37 am

Man, this is some intense stuff.

My vote is for the yota.

Nov 14, 2008 at 4:34 am


Nov 14, 2008 at 4:28 am

ALthough I hate Chrysler, the jeep looks better

Nov 14, 2008 at 4:14 am

Well, I am a fan of Toyota, but that thing just looks like a bloody soft-roader. I’ll bet 90% of the 4Runners sold anywhere never end up going off-road. The Jeep might not be much better, but it’d be a hell of a lot more fun, and it’s got more potential for modification.

4runner Lover
Nov 14, 2008 at 4:10 am

I meant Toyota Hilux SURF. THe Hilux itself is a pickup.

4runner Owner
Nov 14, 2008 at 4:05 am

HAHA…here is the real deal:

4runners ARE manufactured and imported from Japan….they are badged the Hilux in Japan…the 4runner for North America….I believe in NA the side view mirrors, etc, are installed once unloaded from the Sea Container.

I believe the manufacturing facility where the T4R are made is rated one of the highest in quality manufacturing for all vehicle manufacturers.

Nov 14, 2008 at 4:04 am


Nov 14, 2008 at 3:48 am

Hahaha, dude your an idiot. Pretty sure all I was saying that many Toyota’s are produced here in the USA. Never once downed you for promoting an American made vehicle, I’m not sure where and when I said that? I’m very confused? And I knew exactly what the fuck I was talking about, and I do like some American made vehicles. But when it comes to quality and reliability, they are not on the same level as Toyota…

@Keith, wow I’m shocked… Japanese companies have us brainwashed that there products are higher quality than what they really are? LMAO is all I can say about that…

Nov 14, 2008 at 3:29 am

Brian: you wrote


Do you really think they import Toyota’s from Japan? God.. I hope your not that ignorant, if you knew anything, you’d know that a Toyota 4Runner is not called a Toyota 4Runner in Japan, it’s called a Hilux Surf and it looks very different, google it. 4Runner’s are made here in the USA, along with many other Toyota’s….”

SO you’re downing me for promoting a PURELY American vehicle, made by an American company who passes down business to Americans, keeping American dollars within our borders to the benefit of American employees, consumers and investors – VERSUS – a JAPANESE company who passes down SOME of their business to American companies (perhaps) and employs SOME of their workers within the America (use your brain, boy… a major portion of the parts coming to the assembly line come off the boat from somewhere overseas) all this benefiting FEWER American workers and because of a gross imbalance in trade currently, to the detriment of our economy.
…know what your’re talking about before throwing shit my way.

Nov 14, 2008 at 2:52 am


Nov 14, 2008 at 2:13 am

toyota 4runner for sure ive owned every body style and havbe a 88 and a 04 rite now wouldnt trade them for nothing

Nov 14, 2008 at 1:16 am

I love how everyone says the Toyotas are reliable, but do they even look at what is done when their vehicle is in for service? A bunch of parts get replaced before they break so people think they’re better quality than they actually are. I’m not sayin replacing parts before they break is a bad thing, but japanese companies have everyone brainwashed that their vehicles are higher quality than they actually are.

Nov 14, 2008 at 12:31 am

TOYOTA 4-RUNNER. any day!

Nov 14, 2008 at 12:00 am

yeah, and if toyotas last forever, why do their dealerships have service departments? every car breaks you fucking morons!

Nov 13, 2008 at 11:58 pm

there’s no doubting toyota’s reliability, but jeeps have come a long way in that department. besides, jeep has the lifetime powertrain warranty! i love that most of you that say jeeps suck probably have never owned one. sure, the old ones were shit,
but that’s old news, come up with something more concrete.

Nov 13, 2008 at 11:41 pm

Toyota!!!! Jeeps are a mechanics job security…

Nov 13, 2008 at 11:26 pm

my precious….THE JEEP WRANGLER!!!!

Nov 13, 2008 at 11:20 pm

Great comparison, similar motors, similar pricing, similar chassis, similar drivetrains. If I was intent on modifying it for offroad, I would go Jeep only because there are more parts for Jeeps when it comes to lifting or offroading. But I would have to go Toyota because it’s transfer case is awesome, the tranny will break long before the TC does. Also the 4Runner is a vehicle that you can visualize everywhere, the desert, a forest, long trips on long roads in the country, even at the Las Vegas Strip. Jeep, no.

Nov 13, 2008 at 11:13 pm

Jeep: so cool. Though I don’t really think they’re in the same class.

Nov 13, 2008 at 10:59 pm

4 runner all day, jeeps break down too much. toyotas last forever.

Brian Dunlap
Nov 13, 2008 at 10:34 pm


Nov 13, 2008 at 10:31 pm

toYOta all the way
jeep=broken down more then driven

Nov 13, 2008 at 10:16 pm

Jeep sucks!!! Go for the 4Runner!!

Nov 13, 2008 at 10:16 pm

4Runner hands down. the jeep needs to be in the ugly FJ face off, while the 4Runner should be with the Cherokee and still 4Runner hands down.

Nov 13, 2008 at 10:15 pm

Screw reliablility. I take care of my cars, so that won’t be a huge problem…..

Nov 13, 2008 at 9:26 pm

This really isnt a fair comparison. Two way different vehicles. Maybe a 4runner vs. a grand cherokee would be a better comparison. But a 4runner will go for way more miles than either Jeep. So I’d go with the yota for sure. I cant afford putting money into a car every 50K :D

Nov 13, 2008 at 9:25 pm

4Runner..you can’t beat toyota’s dependability

Nov 13, 2008 at 9:22 pm

I’m a moron? Why because I posted some comments about X-Jeep owners who switched to 4Runner and how they were way more satisfied with Toyota. I’m simply comparing the Jeep, in general, to the 4Runner. Clearly it’s a better built vehicle, anyone can see that, it’s no opinion, it’s a fact. And the question doesn’t ask what vehicle is better off-road, some say the Jeep, but still I would rather take a reliable 4Runner offroad than I would a Chrysler product. I would be scared the jeep would break down on the trails leaving me abandoned. Besides this 4 door jeep is ugly, a better comparison to the 4Runner would be a jeep commander.

Nov 13, 2008 at 9:11 pm

4runner all the way. i dont understand the jeep thing, never have never will, and really just dont wanna. but all that peanut butter bull crap boss masta said is just stupid.and 26s on a runner? come on now. thats how u ruin a 4runner

Nov 13, 2008 at 9:05 pm

the jeep, theres no competition

Nov 13, 2008 at 9:02 pm

Yota all the way.

Nov 13, 2008 at 9:01 pm


David Synergy
Nov 13, 2008 at 8:59 pm

4 runner for sure. Toyota makes some damn good cars. Lets face it, a jeep is a jeep. I’m not hating on them but I prefer the Toyota by a long shot.

Nov 13, 2008 at 8:45 pm

4Runner for sure, maybe an Xterra vs Jeep or FJ Cruiser and 8cyl Grand Cherokee, 4Runner, and Pathfinder! I am a GM guy, but the H3s are kinda lame :( , H2 just a glorified full size truck. Sure a Land Rover would be nice, but they hella expensive, at least for me any way.

Nov 13, 2008 at 8:09 pm

in the rocks the jeep hands down. high speed off-road the toyota IFS in king in the sand/fire road’s

Joe W
Nov 13, 2008 at 7:56 pm

I’m not a Jeep hater but the first (and only) jeep my fiance owned gave us a lot of problems with the rear end. I was happy to see her get out from under that thing. As for me I will happily drive my Toyota for many years to come.

Nov 13, 2008 at 7:55 pm

The 4Runner for the wife to go to the mall and the Jeep for me for the trails and to pull the 4Runner out if anyone is stupid enough to take it off the pavement. :) ~

Nov 13, 2008 at 7:09 pm

Ill take the toyota for 300 alex

Nov 13, 2008 at 7:03 pm

the Jeep hands down!

Nov 13, 2008 at 6:58 pm


frank miller
Nov 13, 2008 at 6:50 pm

wrangler all the way, no toyota would be compared to a jeep any day

Nov 13, 2008 at 6:33 pm

4Runner, by far, a lot is wrong wit the jeep

Nov 13, 2008 at 5:35 pm

Lol, you all are blind the new jeep is like a caravan with big tires and a soft top… same engine 3.8 has been powering caraven for years and years. take it from a chrysler tech. the jeeps are not jeeps anymore, they are gutless and usless on the off road. my tip if you are looking for a city slicker vehicle grab the toyota it super reliable. if you want off road grab a last gen jeep they are real offroad. i know that old jeeps do rust. wash them and they wont. its called car care which most poeple are clueless aobut. the 4 liters engine in the old jeeps is bullet proof never have i seen one yet come in blown up.. but that beside the point the 4runner is going to last so one up on that. new chrysler stuff is going down hill quick

Nov 13, 2008 at 4:33 pm

Well it really depends on what you are using it for. If your buying for off road practicality the Jeep would be my pick for sure, however Jeep doesn’t have the dependability that Toyota does. If I was buying for an everyday that I could take out once in a while then I would buy the Toyota. Not to mention that putting a lift kit or any mods like that on the Toyota would cost you 3 times as much as the Jeep :)

Nov 13, 2008 at 4:31 pm

4-Runner, because no one buys a jeep for off road anymore…they are built for street driving…whats the point???
plus they break down like crazy!

Nov 13, 2008 at 4:26 pm

Jeep Wrangler! as soneone who has a 4-door rubicon, its truly the best vehicle, plus there is soo much more you can do with the wrangler, the nice breeze from the top off and the doors off is the best!

Shawn St.Cyr
Nov 13, 2008 at 4:14 pm

The Toyota all the way!!

John P.
Nov 13, 2008 at 4:12 pm

Jeep if you spend 75%+ of your driving off road. 4-Runner for reliability. So I am going to have to go with the 4-Runner.

Nov 13, 2008 at 3:19 pm

Popular Science: 2006 Best of What’s New
Five Star government crash test rating for driver and front passenger front-impact
Popular Mechanics Automotive Excellence Award
Petersen’s 4-Wheel & Off-Road Magazine: 2007 4X4 of the Year
Four Wheeler Magazine: Four Wheeler of the Year
SEMA: Design Award
The Detroit News: Most Awesome Off-Road Vehicle

jeep – there’s only one!

Nov 13, 2008 at 2:25 pm

No question 4Runner all the way. How one can even compare POS heep to 4Runner..???

Nov 13, 2008 at 2:25 pm

A 4-door wrangler? haha. Give me a break, not only do they look like crap on the outside, they are the same on the inside. 4runner will last 3x longer than the Jeep.

Nov 13, 2008 at 2:06 pm

hey brian, your a moron, were talking about the new gen wrangler not a 99 Grand Cherokee dummass. jeep all the way

Nov 13, 2008 at 1:13 pm


Nov 13, 2008 at 9:36 am

TOYOTA 4Runner
TOYOTA 4Runner
TOYOTA 4Runner
TOYOTA 4Runner

Nov 13, 2008 at 9:34 am

the 4Runner,
it;s not as good as jeep for off-roading, but unless you live in a mountain pass or hill side or any place where off-roading happens on a daily basis, the Jeep is just pretty much useless, where the 4Runner has both reliability, its comfortable, and it still has some off-roading capability. Hands down the 4Runner is better in the Area’s that matter.

Nov 13, 2008 at 9:06 am

Quotes from Jeep owners who switched over to 4Runner:

“Previously owned a 99 Grand Cherokee and had alot of fun with it, but the GC has ALOT of little issues that were killing me and I felt like I was driving a time bomb. Had to sell it and now I’m looking at this beauty for $8,888. I’m 99% sure I’m going to be picking it up Monday.

“I have to agree with you on seats, I was a Jeep owner for 16 years before getting the 4runner, after 2 years with my 4runner I still adjust the seats on a weekly basis trying to find a comfort level. But going in to get the 4R serviced is night and day compared to the issues I had with my jeeps. “

“Ive owned nothing but Jeeps and coming from an 06 Grand Cherokee Hemi. Finally had enough of Chryslers terrible service and inferior products. Hemi had rebuilt axles at 17,000 miles and lots more problems and only 31,000 miles when I traded it. Bought a 08 SR5 4.0 4wd. Has the compass/dimming mirror, leather wrapped wheel, double decker, tow package, sunroof etc. Bought it friday and it should be ready by weds. Cant wait to get it. MSRP was 32,6xx. I got 3200 over KBB excellent for my trade plus another 1K off plus 0.9% financing. Been lurking this forum for a looong time and its been a great help in my search. Ive been on the same Jeep forum for 8 years and looking forward to learning more about Yotas here. Ill post pics after I get it!”

“You’re gonna love your 4Runner.

Going from a Jeep to a 4R is like going from a Yugo to a Mercedes.”

Rick D
Nov 13, 2008 at 8:57 am

Of course the 4th Gen 4Runner is more of a luxury SUV, and true, it’s almost to nice to offroad, but take a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Generation and they would own a Jeep any fucking day.. haha it’s not even a competition. Plus there’s Toyota reliability, don’t have to worry about it breaking down, like you would a Jeep, American made vehicles seem to have that problem a lot… Take an early 2000 model Jeep with around 100k miles VS an early 90s model 4Runner with around 200k… The 4Runner would most likely last longer..

Nov 13, 2008 at 7:46 am


Nov 13, 2008 at 7:12 am

Love Toyota, but the 4 Runner in no way shape or form provide as much off road fun as the Jeep. And I would love to run the Jeep around the beach with the top and doors MIA!

JEEP FTW this time!

Eric B
Nov 13, 2008 at 6:52 am

plus the toyota is too…. plastic

Eric B
Nov 13, 2008 at 6:50 am

a bare jeep, no ac, no gps, nothing but bone JEEP. some metal, an engine, and seats. Jeep, all the way.

Nov 13, 2008 at 6:34 am

Toyota 4Runner hands down

Nov 13, 2008 at 6:16 am


TOYOTA! Ahhh LOL sorry, for once you guys did a car i own.. I and I love the thing.

Nov 13, 2008 at 6:07 am

plus you can put a lift and bigger tires on the wrangler, you “could” on the 4runner but you just look stupid doing it! Jeep all the way!

Nov 13, 2008 at 6:06 am

JEEP, this is hands down! you can take off the roof, doors, windshield, ITS OFF-ROAD READY! its awesome!

Nov 13, 2008 at 5:55 am


09 with a RR Diff Lock what heepers ??

Nov 13, 2008 at 5:49 am

Yota Power!!

Nov 13, 2008 at 5:32 am


Nov 13, 2008 at 5:24 am

not even a contest, 4runner.

Nov 13, 2008 at 5:20 am

I would take a 1st-3rd generation 4runner over any crappy jeep for a 4×4 vehicle. Better ground clearance, better axles, better quality engines (expect maybe the 3L), and can fit way bigger tires. The newer 4th gen runner however is a grocery getter and I would probably get the heep instead.

Nov 13, 2008 at 5:19 am

i’d choose the jeep for its rugged design. also i would prefer standard transmission just for how fun it is. and if its too hot out the jeep can become convertible haha which is awesome.

Nov 13, 2008 at 5:11 am


Do you really think they import Toyota’s from Japan? God.. I hope your not that ignorant, if you knew anything, you’d know that a Toyota 4Runner is not called a Toyota 4Runner in Japan, it’s called a Hilux Surf and it looks very different, google it. 4Runner’s are made here in the USA, along with many other Toyota’s….

Nov 13, 2008 at 5:10 am

yota all the way. and to the person that said hummer. YOUR GAY

Nov 13, 2008 at 4:59 am

4Runner all the way, when it comes to reliability Toyota has it. And if you’ve ever taken a 4Runner offroad, you’d know they are fully capable and better than a Jeep, not saying Jeep’s are bad offroading vehicles, just saying 4Runner’s are better. I’ve also talked to many X-Jeep owners who have switched to 4Runner’s and they are way more satisfied than they were with the Jeep… Enough said “I understand the Jeep thing that’s why I drive a Toyota..” haha.

Nov 13, 2008 at 4:42 am

And I like the guy that says gas is too high to drive one of these so if he had one he’d haul it around on a trailer.
What the hell is he talking about? These both probably get a little over 25mpg, the truck he would pull that “trailer” with is probably gonna get less than 18mpg while hooked to a trailer, and that’s assuming it’s a newer fuel efficient truck. My Dodge gets around 11mpg when loaded. How the hell would that save him money? MORON

Schitt Shmears
Nov 13, 2008 at 4:39 am


Nov 13, 2008 at 4:38 am

Jeep. That’s not even a contest.

Nov 13, 2008 at 3:57 am

Hummer H3T

Nov 13, 2008 at 3:55 am

i wouldent pick neither gas is too high these days unless u mean like a show car but then id have to get a traler to hual it around

Nov 13, 2008 at 3:47 am

id take the heep over the toy. i dont care bout usefulness or power. i care about one thing, what would look better with me in the drivers seat

Adam C
Nov 13, 2008 at 3:38 am

Jeep with 6 speed
fuckin dirty

Nov 13, 2008 at 2:59 am

Jeep. Hands down. the 4 runner, you would be paranoid about scratching the paint if u took it off road.

Nov 13, 2008 at 2:56 am

JEEP. Better off-road capability, better center of gravity. Probably better clearance, better possibilities for performance modifications and it’s a ragtop.
If I’m gonna splurge at the pump, might as well get a SUV that is more than a grocery getter.
That and it’s American. Somebody’s gotta buy our products or EVERYTHING will be imported. America won’t be American when nothing’s made here anymore.

Nov 13, 2008 at 2:55 am

I vote jeep. However the 4 runner is much more practical for every day use.

Nov 13, 2008 at 2:54 am


Nov 13, 2008 at 2:49 am

jeep only as a 2 door

Nov 13, 2008 at 2:44 am

jeep! although the 4runner is nice and durable as well!!

Nov 13, 2008 at 2:40 am

The Jeep with a 6 speed for sure.

Nov 13, 2008 at 2:15 am


Doug and Dill
Nov 13, 2008 at 2:07 am

Wrangler…. and promptly hand it over to AEV, for a Hemi and suspension upgrade…

Nov 13, 2008 at 1:54 am

for everyday use, the toyota will do. for offroad, i pick the jeep with a standard trans. so i pick the toyota

Nov 13, 2008 at 1:54 am

4 RUNNER!!! It not only looks better, but it has more hp and torque!! c’mon now.

Nov 13, 2008 at 1:53 am


A Bengals Fan
Nov 13, 2008 at 1:48 am

I’d take the Jeep.

Nov 13, 2008 at 1:44 am

Anyone who would take a 4runner over a wrangler is a moron enough said

Nov 13, 2008 at 1:24 am

ill take the peej

Nov 13, 2008 at 1:20 am


Nov 13, 2008 at 1:06 am


Nov 13, 2008 at 1:03 am

Jeep for me, it is slightly less ugly than the 4Runner and much better off road.

Nov 13, 2008 at 1:02 am

HAHA another big win

Nov 13, 2008 at 12:39 am

Neither. I’m thinking farther ahead than lunch.

Nov 13, 2008 at 12:34 am

Even though I detest the new Jeeps, I’d still take one over a Toyota.

Nov 13, 2008 at 12:33 am

Yep, the jeep

Nov 13, 2008 at 12:25 am

i dont understand what we’re trying to compare here: jeep all the way.

Chris J in da house
Nov 12, 2008 at 11:57 pm

ummm…..the jeep duhh!
this is gonna be like the election, where 92% of people voted for the jeep (obama!)

Nov 12, 2008 at 11:48 pm

JEEP that’s easy

Nov 12, 2008 at 11:44 pm

Jeep….this isnt even a contest

Nov 12, 2008 at 11:23 pm

Please, there is no competition here. Jeep hands down.

Nov 12, 2008 at 11:11 pm

Of course the Jeep with a 6 speed

Nov 12, 2008 at 10:53 pm

Jeep. It’s the only serious off-roader of the two, has a much broader aftermarket, and isn’t emasculating. 4Runners were different in the 1980s, but they lost something over the last 15 years.

Nov 12, 2008 at 10:22 pm

The new Jeeps certainly are ugly…but I’m a sucker for a convertible and a 6 speed. I vote Jeep.

Nov 12, 2008 at 10:10 pm


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Nov 12, 2008 at 9:30 pm


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