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2022 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited vs. 2022 Toyota Highlander Review

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2022 Jeep
Wrangler Unlimited

MSRP*: $34,045 to $79,595
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2022 Toyota
Highlander

MSRP*: $35,855 to $49,960
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MPG - City 13 - 21 MPG 20 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 17 - 24 MPG 27 - 29 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 67.4 - 72.4 ft3 84.3 ft3
Engine
  • 270-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 285-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 470-hp, 6.4-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 295-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T, M/T 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 270 - 470 hp 295 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 188.4 in 194.9 - 197.4 in
Exterior Width 73.8 in 76.0 in
Leg Room Front 40.8 - 41.2 in
Rear 38.2 - 38.3 in
Front 42.0 in
Rear 41.0 in
Head Room Front 40.7 - 42.6 in
Rear 40.2 - 41.7 in
Front 38.4 - 41.2 in
Rear 37.1 - 39.4 in

*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.

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.

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.

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

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.