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Jeep Wrangler vs. Toyota 4Runner Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending March 31, 2017. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year and Model Percent of Average  
2014 - 2016 Toyota 4Runner Reliability by Generation2014 - 2016 Toyota 4Runner
4.28571428571% Best 45% Worst
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2007 - 2016 Jeep Wrangler Reliability by Generation2007 - 2016 Jeep Wrangler
38.5714285714% Best 105% Worst
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2010 - 2013 Toyota 4Runner Reliability by Generation2010 - 2013 Toyota 4Runner
0% Best 37% Worst
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2003 - 2009 Toyota 4Runner Reliability by Generation2003 - 2009 Toyota 4Runner
23.7142857143% Best 79% Worst
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
I know that I can go anywhere at anytime with this car. It fires up, handles well in rain, sleet, snow, ice, dry, on road and off. full 2009 Jeep Wrangler review
2008 4dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Prior experience has shown to be reliable and so far so good on this one full 2008 Jeep Wrangler review
2008 2dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
Engine is bullet proof. full 2008 Jeep Wrangler review
2008 2dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
HUGE disappointment! TERRIBLE construction. WORST fit and finish. My Jeep Wranglers soft top roof leaked from the start. I blew THOUSANDS of dollars over four years of ownership trying to get Jeep dealership to repair the problem. No luck. Always got the run around. At one point, Jeep repair even admitted '...of course it leaks. It's a Wrangler.' Every time it rained, I'd have half an inch of water on the floor, and dashboard soaked. Seats were like sponges. I was tired of the Jeep bullsh*t and sold it off with 30k miles. Heartbreaking. Wranglers are fun, but very very unreliable and breathtaking how POORLY built they are. Don't waste your money. full 2008 Jeep Wrangler review
2008 4dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
past experience with the jeep brand full 2008 Jeep Wrangler review
2008 4dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Brand is known for its off road strength. that is certainly reflect in this new model full 2008 Jeep Wrangler review
2008 2dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
I simply like the fact that they have a history of being reliable. I’m not basing that on any study or any collection of stats that I’ve seen. I’m just basing it on my experience and the experience of my Jeep friends. full 2008 Jeep Wrangler review
2008 4dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Built very tough with a full frame and axles. full 2008 Jeep Wrangler review
2008 4dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
The Jeep is solid...I expect it to last. full 2008 Jeep Wrangler review
2007 2dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Being a new model, the JK has certainly had its share of issues, but from an off-road standpoint it is a very strong and reliable vehicle full 2007 Jeep Wrangler review
Jeep Wrangler Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 2dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
Needed a new engine at 44000kms. Not good. full 2011 Jeep Wrangler review
2010 2dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
At 18,000 miles the differential started leaking and the clock spring failed requiring a major repair. I drive mainly highway miles in nice weather. full 2010 Jeep Wrangler review
2008 2dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Vehicle has a lot of issues..leaky roofs, clunky steering, electrical problems ect.. full 2008 Jeep Wrangler review
2008 2dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Roof will leak badly no matter what model you buy. Hard top or soft top. It's insulting how badly made Jeeps are. Think I'm kidding? Search 'leaking jeep roof' on YouTube and you'll see tons of videos from owners like me documenting how BADLY jeeps leak. Like a running faucet on your damn head. full 2008 Jeep Wrangler review
2007 4dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
4 visits to dealership over 6 months trying to solve "death wobble" problem. Over $2,000 worth of work done (covered by extended warranty), including completely rebuilt steering assembly, etc. Still did not fix problem. Traded in at 50k miles. full 2007 Jeep Wrangler review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
I know that I can go anywhere at anytime with this car. It fires up, handles well in rain, sleet, snow, ice, dry, on road and off. full 2009 Jeep Wrangler review
2008 4dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Prior experience has shown to be reliable and so far so good on this one full 2008 Jeep Wrangler review
2008 2dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
Engine is bullet proof. full 2008 Jeep Wrangler review
2008 2dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
HUGE disappointment! TERRIBLE construction. WORST fit and finish. My Jeep Wranglers soft top roof leaked from the start. I blew THOUSANDS of dollars over four years of ownership trying to get Jeep dealership to repair the problem. No luck. Always got the run around. At one point, Jeep repair even admitted '...of course it leaks. It's a Wrangler.' Every time it rained, I'd have half an inch of water on the floor, and dashboard soaked. Seats were like sponges. I was tired of the Jeep bullsh*t and sold it off with 30k miles. Heartbreaking. Wranglers are fun, but very very unreliable and breathtaking how POORLY built they are. Don't waste your money. full 2008 Jeep Wrangler review
2008 4dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
past experience with the jeep brand full 2008 Jeep Wrangler review
2008 4dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Brand is known for its off road strength. that is certainly reflect in this new model full 2008 Jeep Wrangler review
2008 2dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
I simply like the fact that they have a history of being reliable. I’m not basing that on any study or any collection of stats that I’ve seen. I’m just basing it on my experience and the experience of my Jeep friends. full 2008 Jeep Wrangler review
2008 4dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Built very tough with a full frame and axles. full 2008 Jeep Wrangler review
2008 4dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
The Jeep is solid...I expect it to last. full 2008 Jeep Wrangler review
2007 2dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Being a new model, the JK has certainly had its share of issues, but from an off-road standpoint it is a very strong and reliable vehicle full 2007 Jeep Wrangler review
Jeep Wrangler Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 2dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
Needed a new engine at 44000kms. Not good. full 2011 Jeep Wrangler review
2010 2dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
At 18,000 miles the differential started leaking and the clock spring failed requiring a major repair. I drive mainly highway miles in nice weather. full 2010 Jeep Wrangler review
2008 2dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Vehicle has a lot of issues..leaky roofs, clunky steering, electrical problems ect.. full 2008 Jeep Wrangler review
2008 2dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Roof will leak badly no matter what model you buy. Hard top or soft top. It's insulting how badly made Jeeps are. Think I'm kidding? Search 'leaking jeep roof' on YouTube and you'll see tons of videos from owners like me documenting how BADLY jeeps leak. Like a running faucet on your damn head. full 2008 Jeep Wrangler review
2007 4dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
4 visits to dealership over 6 months trying to solve "death wobble" problem. Over $2,000 worth of work done (covered by extended warranty), including completely rebuilt steering assembly, etc. Still did not fix problem. Traded in at 50k miles. full 2007 Jeep Wrangler review