2018 Jeep Wrangler vs. 2018 Toyota 4Runner

 

Design Developments in the 2018 Jeep Wrangler and 2018 Toyota 4Runner

The first thing you will notice on the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler for sale in Belton, Raymore and Kansas City is that the front end is now more aerodynamic and placed at a steeper angle with a higher fender placement. The grille now has a smoother and more trapezoidal shape. When considering the windshield, you will observe that it is more level and flatter than in previous designs. The windshield has been designed so that the driver can easily remove it and drop it down by quickly unlatching four bolts.

By securing the windshield on the hood of the vehicle, drivers are encouraged to take advantage of both the convertible (removing the hard top) and open-air driving modes (dropping the windshield), which provide more opportunities for breathtaking off-roading adventures and exploring scenic getaways like the beach, navigating through a running creek, or exploring a dense forest terrain.

The Toyota 4Runner, on the other hand, offers little in the way of enhanced driver and passenger experience through its basic design. Instead, for Toyota loyalists interested in having an off-road adventure, they will be forced to pay out twice as much for a Land Rover that offers comparable features to a Jeep Wrangler.

The Toyota 4Runner does not allow for the top or the windshield to be removed. These limitations in design are associated with a reduced driving and navigating experience because the driver and passengers of a Toyota 4Runner will be confined within the vehicle, unable to experience scenic off-roading experiences using all five of their senses. In a Jeep Wrangler in 2018, drivers and passengers can go on safaris, to the beach, or navigate rocky and rigid terrain while taking in the fresh air and feeling the sun on their skin.

The Jeep Wrangler in 2018 is available in both Sahara and Rubicon trim levels. The Rubicon sports LED tail lights, LED turn signals built into the fenders, and LED headlights. The newly redesigned fender of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler is now a few inches taller. The higher placement of the fender makes it possible to mount a 33-inch tire without having to modify the vehicle with a lift kit. Buyers can expect consistency and uniformity in design, safety, and handling regardless of which trim they select to take home.

Comparing Engine Designs between the 2018 Jeep Wrangler and 2018 Toyota 4Runner

On the Jeep Wrangler in 2018, the newly placed starter push button causes the engine to roar to life instantaneously and effortlessly. There is an available six-liter Pentastar V-6, producing 285 horsepower with 260 pound-feet of torque, which includes a standard stop-start fuel-saver system. The re-engineered six-speed manual transmission has a smoother feel to it, reducing vibrations and eliminating the feeling of getting stuck when changing gears. An eight-speed automatic is available, found in both the two-door or four-door versions of the Wrangler. The base engine is a newly designed and turbocharged two-liter four-cylinder engine that offers superior torque, handling, and acceleration for its vehicle class.

Examining the specs and feature options when purchasing a 2018 4Runner, inexperienced buyers may be easily impressed by the trims levels. More experienced drivers will notice that the varying trim levels are misleading where it counts the most - in the engine. The Toyota 4Runner only offers a single drivetrain option - a four-liter V6 engine with 270 horsepower and 278 pounds-feet of torque. The five-speed automatic transmission provides rear-wheel drive, which is found in the SR5, SR5 Premium, and Limited trims.

Final Reflections on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler when compared to the 2018 Toyota 4Runner

The Jeep Wrangler in 2018 has reduced its weight by over 100 pounds when compared to previous years of the model as a result of replacing heavier metals with aluminum in the doors, the hood, and the body on all trims. The reduction in weight saves drivers on fuel costs.

The Jeep Wrangler in 2018 continues to prove that it is the "gold standard" for its vehicle class with its newly redesigned exterior and its superior handling in tough and unforgiving terrain. The engineers and stylists for the Jeep Wrangler in 2018 are not only perfectionists and highly detail-oriented, but they truly put their hearts and souls into the vehicle, which can be felt every time you drive a Jeep Wrangler off-road, on a scenic route, or simply when you commute to work on the highway.

This legendary vehicle consistently demonstrates that it has superior on-road and off-road performance and navigating power. By virtue of its redesigned exterior, interior, automotive mechanics, and raw engine capacity, the Jeep Wrangler in 2018 provides formidable competition in its vehicle class and stands on its own when tested against the Toyota 4Runner.

The Toyota 4Runner is significantly underdeveloped and is increasingly outdated because it is lacking basic design features that are available in its vehicle class. Potential buyers should observe that the Toyota 4Runner is missing some crucial common safety features such as automated emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, and lane departure warning which are available in other Toyota models.

Drivers will immediately notice that the Toyota 4Runner can have a choppy and unstable ride when going off-roading. The vehicle handles especially poorly when trying to shift lanes or go around sharp corners at increased acceleration. Additionally, it has poor fuel economy and that the price can escalate with increased trim levels and options being added. The engineers who designed the Toyota 4Runner have a lot of room for improving its desirability and efficiency when compared to other vehicles of its class, such as the 2018 Jeep Wrangler.For a test drive of the new Jeep Wrangler around the Raymore, Belton, Lee's Summit, and Kansas City areas, get in touch with Landmark South CDJR today. We also stock a wide range of used Jeep Wranglers for your perusal.


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