2023 Toyota 4Runner vs. Its Competition

2023 Toyota 4Runner 40th Anniversary
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

The 4Runner has a fixed roof and generally a lower price tag compared to the Ford Bronco and Jeep Wrangler that offer similar off-road ability and swagger.

Many weekend wheelers will find impressive capability balanced with far better fuel economy in the Subaru Outback, especially in Wilderness trim.

Honda’s Passport is a similarly good value with better on-road manners and a modicum of slippery road ability.

Finally, look to the Toyota Tacoma for its open bed utility and similar lineup to the 4Runner.

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Quick Specs
4.8
As a backwoods exploration companion, the 2023 Toyota 4Runner excels. For any other use, shop its competition.
6.6
The 2022 Ford Bronco SUV pitches itself as a modern-retro alternative to the Jeep Wrangler—and betters it in many ways.
6.3
The 2022 Passport adds a new TrailSport trim that looks more rugged, but doesn’t offer any off-road upgrades.
5.4
The 2022 Jeep Wrangler SUV endures as an off-road icon, and now has the best and broadest set of powertrains in its history.
6.8
The 2022 Subaru Outback doubles down on rugged credibility with the Wilderness edition.
5.0
For off-road enthusiasts, the 2022 Toyota Tacoma’s popularity is easy to justify, especially in off-roady TRD forms.
MSRP From     
Coming Soon$30,800$38,370$29,995$27,645$27,150
Gas Mileage     
Coming Soon MPG City / Coming Soon MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Engine     
N/AIntercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded H-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
N/AN/ASmall SUV 2WDN/ASmall SUV 4WDN/A
Style Name     
N/ABase 2 Door 4x4EX-L FWDWillys Sport 4x4CVTSR Access Cab 6' Bed I4 AT (GS)
Drivetrain     
N/AFour Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
N/A45454
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
N/ASport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilityAccess Cab
Transmission     
N/AManual w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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