2019 Toyota 4Runner vs. Its Competition

2019 Toyota 4Runner
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

Jeep Wrangler buyers are loyal to a fault, but those wavering on a decision should check out the 4Runner.

It’s nearly as capable and a lot more comfortable.

The Toyota Tacoma pickup trades more utility for a bouncier ride and a less comfortable cabin.

Though it’s also showing its age, the Jeep Grand Cherokee remains a favorite due to its docile on-road nature and excellent off-road ability.

For most adventurers, the Subaru Outback’s good ground clearance and quick-witted all-wheel-drive system will prove more than adequate—and it’s a lot more efficient than the 4Runner.

And if you’re not going to leave the pavement, head across the Toyota showroom to look at the comfortable, spacious Highlander.

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Quick Specs
4.7
The dated but charming 2019 Toyota 4Runner is a throwback to ‘90s-era SUVs.
6.8
The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a hugely capable off-roader—or track warrior—wrapped in a smart package.
5.2
The 2019 Jeep Wrangler is a rugged two- or four-door SUV that’s an adventure waiting to happen.
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The 2019 Subaru Outback makes a sensible crossover SUV alternative.
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The 2019 Toyota Highlander delivers safety, features, comfort, and efficiency in a family-friendly package.
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The 2019 Toyota Tacoma has its assets, but its reputation might be its primary lure for some shoppers.
MSRP From     
$35,310$32,195$28,045$26,345$31,830$25,850
Gas Mileage     
17 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded H-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
N/AStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDN/ASmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDN/A
Style Name     
SR5 2WD (SE)Altitude 4x2Sport S 4x42.5iLE I4 FWD (Natl)SR Access Cab 6' Bed I4 AT (GS)
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveAll WheelFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
554584
Passenger Doors     
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Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilityAccess Cab
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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