Our Chrysler, Dodge, RAM, and Jeep® dealers are all about off-roading, which is why we’re big advocates of the new Jeep Wrangler. That said, some drivers who visit Northpoint Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM looking for an off-road vehicle, ask how the Jeep Wrangler compares against the 2020 Toyota RAV4.
It goes without saying that the Toyota RAV4 and the Jeep Wrangler are quite different cars. The Toyota RAV4 is meant for on-pavement driving rather than rugged adventure.However there are trims within the model that are tweaked towards off-road adventure. Unfortunately, even Toyota RAV4 trim that is built for trekking gets the same simple 203-horsepower 2.5-liter inline-four engine. While you will get an all-wheel-drivetrain in this version, it doesn’t make up for the lack of engine power.
The 2020 Jeep Wrangler, on the other hand, doesn’t skimp in power delivery thanks to a 3.6-liter V6 that is able to produce 285 horsepower. And this engine can be upgraded to either a 2.0-liter turbo-four that puts out 300 horsepower or a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6. Furthermore, each trim of the Jeep Wrangler is rolled out with a versatile four-wheel drivetrain, meaning you’ll get far better off-road performance than you would in the Toyota RAV4. The Jeep Wrangler also sits much higher than the Toyota RAV4, with 10.8 inches of ground clearance compared to the Toyota RAV4’s 8.6 inches. As a result, you’ll get to scramble over obstacles with much more ease in the Jeep Wrangler than you would in the Toyota RAV4.
While the Toyota RAV4 may have some charm, it doesn’t outmatch the new 2020 Jeep Wrangler in off-road capability. To put this capability to the test, our dealers at Northpointe Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM can help take you on a comprehensive test drive of this stellar off-road trekker.