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2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited vs. 2021 Toyota Highlander Review

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2021 Jeep
Wrangler Unlimited

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2021 Toyota
Highlander

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MSRP*
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$32,400 to $73,500
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$35,085 to $49,190
Invoice* $31,815 to $69,390 $32,032 to $44,911
MPG - City 13 - 21 20 - 21
MPG - Hwy 17 - 24 27 - 29
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6, V-8 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 7 - 8
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

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

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited as you will with the Toyota Highlander, 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). The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota Highlander. 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 Unlimited is much higher than that for the Toyota Highlander.

Dimensions
Since the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is much slimmer than the Toyota Highlander, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is slightly shorter than the Toyota Highlander, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and the Toyota Highlander are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited has a larger turning radius than the Toyota Highlander, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Toyota Highlander is clearly the choice over the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited for pulling heavy loads. The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited has a little less horsepower than the Toyota Highlander.

Utility
Soccer Moms beware - the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited seats a lot fewer people than the Toyota Highlander. The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited has less cargo space than the Toyota Highlander, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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