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2021 Jeep Wrangler vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4 Review

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2021 Jeep
Wrangler

MSRP*: $28,900 to $39,300
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2021 Toyota
RAV4

MSRP*: $26,250 to $36,180
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Invoice* $28,370 to $37,464 $24,544 to $33,829
MPG - City 17 MPG 25 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 MPG 32 - 35 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 31.7 ft3 69.7 - 69.8 ft3
Engine V-6 Inline-4
Transmission Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Four-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 285 hp 203 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs 1,500 - 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 166.8 in 180.9 - 181.5 in
Exterior Width 73.8 in 73.0 - 73.4 in
Leg Room Front 41.2 in
Rear 35.7 in
Front 41.0 in
Rear 37.8 in
Head Room Front 42.6 in
Rear 41.7 in
Front 37.7 - 39.5 in
Rear 39.5 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Jeep Wrangler offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Toyota RAV4, with comparable head- and legroom. The Jeep Wrangler will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota RAV4.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Jeep Wrangler as you will with the Toyota RAV4, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Jeep Wrangler will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota RAV4. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Jeep Wrangler is much higher than that for the Toyota RAV4.

Dimensions
The Jeep Wrangler is a little wider than the Toyota RAV4, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. If you go with the Jeep Wrangler, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Toyota RAV4.

Handling
The Jeep Wrangler has a smaller turning radius than the Toyota RAV4, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Jeep Wrangler is clearly the choice over the Toyota RAV4 for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Jeep Wrangler greatly out-muscles the Toyota RAV4.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Jeep Wrangler does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Toyota RAV4.

Utility
The Jeep Wrangler has less seating than the Toyota RAV4, making the Toyota RAV4 the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Jeep Wrangler has significantly less cargo capacity than the Toyota RAV4.

Warranty
The Jeep Wrangler comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota RAV4.