Jeep Wrangler vs Toyota RAV4
Out of these two great compact SUVs, which one is perfect for your daily drives? The 2019 Jeep Wrangler and the Toyota RAV4 have both recently been redesigned and offer fresh features. Mansfield, Attleboro, and Norton shoppers can learn more about them in this car comparison.
Explore these SUVs and their capabilities, technologies, and styles in depth. As you decide between the two, feel free to reach out to our Jeep dealership with any questions!
New Wrangler vs New RAV4: SUV Style
The 2019 Wrangler and RAV4 are both 2-row SUVs with seating for up to five people. The Wrangler has an extra layer of flexibility, however—you can choose from both 2- and 4-door models, depending on your needs. The 2-door Wrangler subtracts a seat, offering space for four people.
With the Wrangler, style and practicality go hand in hand. You can fold down the windshield for an easier view of those off-road trails, and the all-new available Sky One-Touch™ Power Top can be opened or closed at the touch of a button. Remove the doors, too, and enjoy some fresh-air driving!
While the Wrangler is a true body-on-frame SUV, the RAV4 is a car-based crossover SUV. Thus, it lacks some of the rugged adventurousness of its Jeep counterpart. Additionally, while it has an available moonroof, you won’t find unique features like a fold-down windshield or a removable roof and doors.
In terms of performance, the Jeep Wrangler and Toyota RAV4 both succeed at what they set out to do. In the RAV4, you’ll get a proficient daily driver with 203 horsepower on tap. Its 4-cylinder engine can power any road-based adventures with ease.
The Wrangler, meanwhile, can handle both on- and off-road excursions. You’ll have a bit more power on hand, too, with either a standard 285-horsepower V6 engine or an available 270-horsepower turbo 4-cylinder engine. Plus, standard 4×4 capability—a feature you won’t find in the RAV4—offers plenty of extra grip.
The RAV4 offers available all-wheel drive (AWD) and can handle very light off-roading. However, only the Wrangler comes equipped for the truly heavy-duty stuff. The Wrangler Rubicon offers:
- Tru-Lok® electronic locking front/rear differentials
- Heavy-duty transfer case
- Heavy-duty suspension
In-Car Technology Features
The 2019 Wrangler and RAV4 provide all the latest in technology. You’ll find the Uconnect® (Jeep) and Entune™ (Toyota) infotainment systems easy to use in every respect. Both systems offer smartphone connectivity via Apple CarPlay®, so you’ll be able to use crucial apps on the go. Keep in mind, though, that only the Jeep SUV offers Google Android Auto™, which lets Android users enjoy all the same connectivity benefits.
The Wrangler also comes equipped with more adventure-ready technologies. Two 12-volt power outlets are standard, and a 115-volt power outlet is available. Wherever your excursions take you, you can easily power everything from a laptop to a small coffee machine!
Jeep Wrangler vs Toyota RAV4: The Verdict
As Norton, Attleboro, and Mansfield shoppers can see, the 2019 Jeep Wrangler and Toyota RAV4 are quite capable vehicles. However, when it comes to off-roading prowess, ultimate configurability, and advanced in-car technology, the Wrangler really shines.
Think it might be the perfect new SUV for you? Schedule a test drive at Station Chrysler Jeep, and see how you feel behind the wheel. We’ll answer all your questions and help you evaluate this rugged ride’s potential!