The 4Runner is Toyota’s last body-on-frame SUV kept around for the owner who values a serious vehicle that can keep up with an active outdoor lifestyle over keeping up appearances. Ever since the original 4Runner came to market 28 years ago, it still remains true to its roots by being built atop a ladder-style frame.
The Wrangler is Jeep’s legendary off-road capable mountain goat for the common man and has a history dating back to 1941 and World War II battlefields. It is renowned worldwide and has a hardcore following–both at home and abroad–that continues to grow every year . Emme and Andre challenge each other to an off-road duel and encounter a mishap on the trail. Watch the video below to see which is the trail king (or queen) of the two and why apologies became necessary.
The 2015 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro features a Bilstein-tuned long-travel suspension and larger tires that soften its truck-like ride. Off the beaten path, the 4Runner blends old-school ruggedness with modern traction enhancing technology that delivers an off-road experience few can match. 4-wheel Active Traction Control and Downhill Assist Control are perfect for boulder-bashing and scoffing at the most precipitous of trails.
The 2015 Jeep Wrangler sets the standard for off-road ruggedness and the Rubicon trim includes a ton of serious off-road equipment. Included in the Rubicon package is extra-low gearing of the Off-Road Rock-Trac unit, heavy-duty Dana 44 front and rear axles, as opposed to the lighter duty Dana 30 on lower trims, and 32-inch off-road rubber. From the dashboard you can lock the front and rear differentials, and disconnect the front sway bar–giving you much greater front wheel articulation with just a touch of a button. Underneath the hood is Chrysler’s stout Pentastar 3.6-liter V6 that produces 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. It is the same engine used in the Jeep Grand Cherokee and many other products.