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2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited vs. 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Review

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2021 Jeep
Wrangler Unlimited

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2021 Toyota
Highlander Hybrid

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MSRP*
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$32,400 to $73,500
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$38,735 to $50,640
Invoice* $31,815 to $69,390 $35,513 to $46,428
MPG - City 13 - 21 35 - 36
MPG - Hwy 17 - 24 34 - 35
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6, V-8 Inline-4
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 Hybrid, 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 Hybrid.

Convenience
With the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Unlimited will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid. 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 Hybrid.

Dimensions
Since the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is much slimmer than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, 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 Hybrid, which may make it easier to park.

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

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

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited will do just as well as the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, since they have about the same towing capacity. When it comes to horsepower, the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited greatly out-muscles the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Utility
Soccer Moms beware - the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited seats a lot fewer people than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid. The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited has less cargo space than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, 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 Hybrid.