Comparison - Jeep Wrangler JK Rubicon 2018 - vs - Toyota Highlander XLE 2019

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Jeep J8,Jeep TJL-J8

Also called:

Kluger

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Make: 
Average Price: 
33,645
Updated: 
02 Feb 2018
$
41,030
Updated: 
01 May 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2019
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
6-speed Manual
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.60gals
19.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Granite Crystal Metallic
#333738
Xtreme Purple Pearl
#4B2175
Firecracker Red Clear
#CC1301
Rhino Clear-Coat
#454B59
Billet Silver Metallic
#837F7C
Bright White
#FFFFFF
Gobi Clear
#7B6F57
Black Clear Coat
#0E0A09
Chief Clear-Coat
#1F8FBD
Color: 
Alumina Jade Metallic
#5D655E
Blizzard Pearl
#ECE7EA
Toasted Walnut Pearl
#6C534E
Midnight Black Metallic
#24231E
Celestial Silver Metallic
#979CA0
Ooh La La Rouge Mica
#581826
Predawn Gray Mica
#5D5B60
Shoreline Blue Pearl
#425C73

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler skips over the on-road part of the driving test, and heads straight for the hills.

Pros
The undisputed off-road champion
Singular style
Smooth and strong V-6
A few concessions to modernity inside

Cons
Rough-and-tumble ride
Poor on-road handling
Expensive high-end editions
Remarkably poor safety scores
Soft tops are fussy to use

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The Jeep Wrangler is completely redesigned for 2018. Note that this review covers the new Wrangler. The previous-generation model, the Wrangler JK, is covered separately.

PROS
Unrelentingly capable off-road
Maintains the rugged Jeep character
Increased capability and comfort compared to old models
Extensive customization options from the factory and aftermarket

CONS
Mild towing capability for an otherwise highly capable rig
Less cargo space than some conventional crossovers
Standard V6 engine is a little underwhelming

By: 
edmunds.com

Pros
There are few vehicles more capable off-road than the Wrangler JK. Equipped with removable doors, a removable roof, and a fold-down windshield, the four-wheel-drive Wrangler JK is one of the most fun and proficient ways to explore off the beaten path or to feel the wind in your hair. It’s also hard not to fall for the Wrangler JK’s charming and simple design, which can trace its roots back to the Willys MB Jeep of World War II fame.

Cons
The Wrangler JK’s off-road capability comes at the cost of its on-road manners. Live front and rear axles do the Wrangler JK’s ride quality no favors. The body also rolls precariously in turns, and the stability-control system regularly cuts in to prevent the droptop SUV from actually rolling over. Wind noise is exceptionally loud at highway speeds, and this Jeep drinks gas like it’s at an open bar. The available touchscreen infotainment system also is slow to respond to inputs and suffers from poor ergonomics.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2019 Toyota Highlander ranked #14 in Midsize SUVs. Currently the Toyota Highlander has a score of 8.1 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 47 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Comfortable and quiet
Stylish cabin with first-rate materials
Lots of standard advanced safety features
Optional V6 engine is robust and fuel-efficient

Cons
Confining third-row seat
So-so standard four-cylinder engine

By: 
usnews.com

The 2019 Toyota Highlander delivers safety, features, comfort, and efficiency in a family-friendly package.

Pros
Comfortable cabin
Strong V-6
Miserly hybrid
Luxurious ride quality

Cons
Not pretty
Weak base 4-cylinder
No Apple CarPlay, Android Auto
Third row's just average

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Only minor styling revisions for 2019.The 2019 Toyota Highlander comes with all wheel drive, and front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic, 6-speed shiftable automatic.

PROS
Standard high-tech safety features
Strong V6 engine with good fuel economy
Quiet and pleasantly compliant ride

CONS
Third-row seat isn't as roomy as those in many competitors
Touchscreen and other controls may require an extra-long reach
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto aren't offered
Weak power delivery of the base four-cylinder engine

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
17.00mpg
20.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
21.00mpg
26.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.60L
3.50L
Torque: 
260ft-lbs
at 4 800rpm
263ft-lbs
at 4 700rpm
Horsepower: 
285hp
at 6 400rpm
295hp
at 6 600rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
40.80Feet
38.70Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
no
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
no
yes
Rear View Camera: 
no
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Cargo Floor Mats
Front Door Pockets
Leather Steering Wheel
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Keyless Ignition
Adaptive Cruise Control
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
164.30in
192.50in
Width: 
73.70in
75.80in
Height: 
72.60in
68.10in
Ground Clearance: 
10.00in
8.00in
Front Track: 
64.40in
Rear Track: 
64.20in
Wheel Base: 
95.40in
109.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.30
39.50
Rear Head Room: 
40.30
39.60
Front Leg Room: 
41.00in
44.20in
Rear leg room: 
35.60in
38.40in
Front Hip Room: 
55.60in
57.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.80in
59.30in
Rear Hip Room: 
44.70in
57.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
44.70in
59.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
56.50cu.ft
83.20cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
2000lbs
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
12.80cu.ft
13.80cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
42.20degrees
18.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
32.50degrees
23.10degrees
Curb Weight: 
4315.00lbs
4464.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
no
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
Heated Mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
4 -way manuel passenger seat adjustment
6 -way manual driver seat adjustments
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Cloth
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Bucket front seats
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
4-Way Power Passenger Seat
8-Way Power Driver Seat
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Manual Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Folding Center Armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
no
yes
Climate Control: 
no
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Leather steering wheel
Air conditioning
Dual vanity mirrors
Cargo floor mats
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Leather Steering Wheel
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB connection
8 total speakers
12 Months of provided satellite radio service
USB connection
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
6 Total Speakers
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
Speed-Sensitive Volume Control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
no
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Manual convertible roof
Privacy glass
Removable soft top
Variable intermittent wipers
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 X 7.5-In
18 X 7.5-In.
Wheels more: 
Fullsize matching spare tire
Polished alloy wheels
Outside Rear Mounted Spare Tire
All Terrain Tires
Temporary spare tire
Underbody mounted spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
75
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Post-collision safety system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
MOPAR Electronic Vehicle Tracking System
Supplemental Front Seat Side Airbags
Glass Breakage Sensor
Pre-Collision Safety System
4-Wheel ABS
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Turn Signal Mirrors

Options

Packages: 
Smoker's Group
Trailer Tow Group
Dual Top Group
Power Convenience Group
Cold Weather Group
Quick Order Package 24r
Quick Order Package 23r
Protection Package #3
Preferred Accessory Package
All-Weather Floor Liner Package
Protection Package #1
Four Season Floor Liner/Mat Package
Exterior Options: 
Metal Half Doors W/Locks
3-Piece Black Hard Top
Oversize Spare Tire Carrier
Swing Gate Reinforcement
Jeep Trail Rated Kit
Body Color 3-Piece Hard Top
Body Color Fender Flares
Premium Black Sunrider Soft Top
Deep Tint Sunscreen Windows
Body Side Moldings
Running Boards
Rear Bumper Applique
Paint Protection Film
Roof Rack Cross Bars
Door Edge Guards
Mudguards
Special Color
Towing Receiver Hitch W/Wire Harness Package
Alloy Wheel Locks
Rear Bumper Protector
Interior Options: 
Freedom Top Hard Top Headliner
Air Conditioning w/Automatic Temperature Control
Radio 430N
Leather Trimmed Bucket Seats
Heated Front Seats
Mopar Premium Sound And Leather
Alpine 9 Speaker W/All Weather Subwoofer
MOPAR Slush Mats
Carpet Mat Package
Cargo Net- Envelope
Carpet Floor Mats And Cargo Liner Package
Universal Tablet Holder
Wireless Headphones
Rear-Seat Blu-Ray DVD Entertainment System
Cargo Cover
2nd Row Bench Seat

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Ash, leather
#494949
Black, leather
#0F0F0F
Almond, leather
#C1AF8F