2011 Jeep
Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon
vs. 2011 Toyota
4Runner Trail

2011 Toyota 4Runner Trail

9.7

starting from

$37,365

Reasons to buy the Toyota 4Runner Trail

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Better suspension
Independent
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Average power
270 HP @ 5,600 RPM
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Fast 0-60 time
7.1 seconds
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More airbags
6
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9.1

starting from

$34,120
"Flexible top and door arrangements."
edmunds.com | talking about the Wrangler's build-quality
"Nice audio system."
edmunds.com | talking about the Wrangler's stereo

Reasons to buy the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon

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Good ground clearance for rough terrain
10.1"
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Leather
Standard
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Has a subwoofer
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Average-sized back seats
49.4 ft3
Safety Features 10.0 vs 8.2
2011 Toyota 4Runner Trail Winner: 4Runner Trail
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  • The 4Runner Trail has 3 more airbags (including Head / Curtain, Knee, Rear Curtain), 6 vs 3
Entertainment System 8.4 vs 10.0
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  • The Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon; but it's not available at all on the 4Runner Trail
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.5
2011 Toyota 4Runner Trail Winner: 4Runner Trail
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  • Enjoy additional natural light with the 4Runner Trail's standard sun roof
  • Conveniently adjust your seat with the 4Runner Trail's power seats; not available on the Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon
Performance 10.0 vs 8.7
2011 Toyota 4Runner Trail Winner: 4Runner Trail
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  • The 4Runner Trail's power-to-weight ratio is around 20% better, providing a sportier ride, 17.6 lb/hp vs 21.4 lb/hp
  • The 4Runner Trail's automatic transmission is convenient for stop-and-go traffic, Automatic transmission vs Manual transmission
  • More than 30% more powerful, 270 HP @ 5,600 RPM vs 202 HP @ 5,200 RPM
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.3
2011 Toyota 4Runner Trail Winner: 4Runner Trail
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  • The 4Runner Trail has 6 more cupholders, 10 vs 4
  • The 4Runner Trail can carry around 50% more weight, 1550 lb vs 1056 lb
Cost 10.0 vs 9.8
2011 Toyota 4Runner Trail Winner: 4Runner Trail
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  • Gets more than 10% more miles per gallon in the city, 17 mpg vs 15 mpg
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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  • Poor protection, 21% to 30% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
Road Tests 10.0 vs -
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  • Both have subpar cornering abilities
Overall 9.7 vs 9.1

Safety Features

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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 6 vs 3 The 4Runner Trail has a good number of airbags, but the Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon does not (missing Head / Curtain, Knee, Rear Curtain)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Entertainment System

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Number of speakers 8 vs 6 Average number of speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs No Neither offers speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Optional vs Not Available Like your tunes? In the 4Runner Trail, you can upgrade to satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer No vs Yes The Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Not Available vs Optional It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon; but it's not available at all on the 4Runner Trail

Luxury Features

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moon roof Standard vs Not Available Enjoy additional natural light with the 4Runner Trail's standard sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Not Available Conveniently adjust your seat with the 4Runner Trail's power seats; not available on the Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Not Available vs Standard Leather comes standard on the Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon; the 4Runner Trail only offers cloth seats

Performance

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Horsepower 270 HP @ 5,600 RPM vs 202 HP @ 5,200 RPM Average power
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Number of gears 5 vs 6 The Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon has more gears and the 4Runner Trail is OK, too
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Manual transmission
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 17.6 lb/hp vs 21.4 lb/hp The 4Runner Trail has OK performance while the Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon gives sluggish performance
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Drivetrain type four-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive Both will do well in poor weather or off-road conditions
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.4 ft vs 41.2 ft The 4Runner Trail is comparable to most other vehicles for turning, but the Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon is quite bad

Practicality

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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 88.8 ft3 vs 86.8 ft3 Both have lots of cargo room
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front seats 53.8 ft3 vs 54.7 ft3 Both average size front seats
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Base payload capacity 1550 lb vs 1056 lb Average towing capacity
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Optional vs Optional Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
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Cupholders 10 vs 4 The 4Runner Trail has a good number of cupholders, but the Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon does not
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Cost

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MSRP $37,365 vs $34,120 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 17 mpg vs 15 mpg The 4Runner Trail has OK city mileage, while the Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Crash Test Ratings

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Rollover resistance 3 stars vs 3 stars Poor protection, 21% to 30% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Road Tests

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0-60 mph 7.1 seconds vs 11.2 seconds The 4Runner Trail can accelerate to 60mph quickly, but the Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon is pretty bad
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Braking distance at 60mph 138 ft vs 138 ft Both have average braking ability for this class of vehicle
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1/4 mile 15.9 s @ 87 mph vs 17.9 s @ Unknown mph The 4Runner Trail's 1/4 mile time is good, but the Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon's is below average for this class of vehicle
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Lateral acceleration 0.73 g vs 0.62 g Both have subpar cornering abilities
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Top speed 112 mph vs Unknown

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