2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited vs Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro
The Jeep Wrangler is one of the most popular off-road vehicles ever built. Its versatility and ability to get over every obstacle has made it quite a popular and also one of the most useful vehicles ever built. The array of features it uses is pretty great and the ability to remove or detach some parts, like the doors and the roof panel, is a very interesting design from the Wrangler’s part. Today we have extra test between this two vehicles 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited vs Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro.
2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited vs Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro
The Jeep Wrangler offers a thrilling ride in almost every type of a terrain it goes against and the offered aftermarket parts which are offered for this vehicle have pushed the jeep into legendary proportions. On the other hand, for the year 2015, Toyota have decided to release its new 4Runner TRD Pro model. The difference from the old model is that this car is more hard-core. A vehicle which has been mainly made for off-road purposes but with a larger amount of comfort given to it and an enormous technological upgrade.
It took some very clever engineering from the Toyota Racing Development part to come up with the ultimate bottom design for the 2015 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro vehicle, which is certainly a bar higher than the previous Toyota models. But how does this vehicle compare to the legendary Jeep Wrangler.
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Exterior and Interior Design
Jeep Wrangler is a vehicle which was built to bring you a fun ride in the outdoors. The special feature of this vehicle is that the doors and the roof panels can be removed in an instant.
This is very useful for people who enjoy off-road rides and need their jeep for some heavy duty work. But in some circumstances it can pose for a very windy ride, which is perhaps one of the drawbacks of this vehicle. But during the hot weather it will provide you with the needed cool-down.
The outside design is pretty great and it is very sturdy and actually perfect for its primary use, being off-road riding.
The inside of the vehicle has undergone a lot of changes from the 2007 model. But although the inside features have been upgraded, the car is at a lost in the technological and comfort department.
One of its greatest drawbacks is that the Jeep Wrangler still uses a 730N-series Uconnect system, which is deemed as outdated. The central control panel has a lot of slow-responding buttons and a very clunky inside menu as well. we certainly do hope for the latest Uconnect system in the upcoming models which the vehicle will greatly benefit from. Also, the Wrangler suffers from great discomfort during a ride.
Performance and Engine
Although being truly beneficial when it comes to off-road terrain riding, the Wrangler can sometimes feel stiff even on the asphalt. This has also always been an issue with the Wrangler and it seems that they cannot get the useful part of the vehicle to work with the comfort of it as well.
But as for the engine is concerned, we have no beef there. The Wrangler is powered by a ubiquitous 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine. The engine makes 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, which are quite impressive numbers. It enables the car to pass any obstacle and drive well in different terrains. But not adding any NVH blockers only adds to the discomfort of the ride, as the passengers will feel all the power that the engine gives during a ride.
Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro Exterior and Interior
The design of the Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro has more that certainly excelled. The off-road technology which has been used has upgraded the performance of the 4Runner and made it a better car capable of performing on different types of terrains. The unique design which now has a unique front grille with the Toyota signature slapped across, with the additional Toyota badging placed in C-pillars and the TRD Pro wheels as well. The outside design has proven to be quite remarkable, not only because of featuring all the newest off-road kit technology but by being quite appealing to the eye as well.
Inside there has been many things changed, mainly concerning the comfort of the vehicle. High-grade plastic and soft comfy leather are the prime characteristics of the inside of the 4Runner. The inside has a more like car experience to it, it is only with the large knobs and the switchgear that you are reminded that you are in a truck. The Entune infotainment system is quite fast and useful and works pretty well for this vehicle.
The dashboard offers quick and easy information about your ride, and some extra ones as well, because of this system. All the gauges fit in well and are not an eye-sore, so they will not distract you from taking your eyes off the road. The backseat is set in a deeper angle, so the people sitting at the back will also experience a very comfy ride as well with additional leg room to bolster the experience.
Under the hood, as it is the case with almost any Toyota truck model, the 2015 Toyota 4Runner Pro uses a 4.0-liter V6, capable of achieving 270 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque. While it is a bit down on the overall power, the vehicle offers a better city ride. It also has boosted acceleration ability than most jeeps and drives pretty well. The “drivability” feature is one of the prime advantages of the 4Runner vehicle and makes it quite superior to the others in its class.
Whereas the Wrangler is quite superior if we compare the power of the two vehicles, the 4Runner actually looks and feels comfier. The Jeep Wrangler is an old-school all-terrain vehicle which does not need to look pretty as it is used for different terrains and it has more than enough power to overcome every obstacle placed in front of it.
On the other hand, the 4Runner is quite pretty and comfortable but does not offer the powerful specs which the Wrangler does. So we are actually comparing the Beauty with the Beast, so if you want a car which does the job the Wrangler is the perfect one for you, whereas looking good while riding can be achieved in the 4 runner vehicle.