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2012 Jeep Wrangler

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  2012 Jeep Wrangler - First Drive 2011 Toyota 4Runner 4WD 4-door V6 SR5 (GS) Angular Front Exterior View
Invoice $21,461 $28,603
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Bottom Line The off-road-hardy 2012 Jeep Wrangler is still fine-tuned for adventurous weekend warriors, but it's become a little more tolerable for the commute. Read Full Review The brawny 2012 Toyota 4Runner targets off-road purists who sometimes need to haul the family—and it's better on the highway than you might think. Read Full Review
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  • The off-road king
  • Overall toughness
  • Nothing else like it
  • Strong, refined new powertrain


  • On-road handling
  • Bouncy, jittery ride
  • Flat, unsupportive seats


  • Rugged exterior style
  • Strong, flexible V-6 powertrain
  • Perhaps the best Toyota truck interior
  • Useful off-road electronics (Trail)
  • Excellent visibility


  • Choppy highway ride (SR5)
  • Small third-row seat
  • Disappointing cargo space
  • Nearly as heavy as a full-size ute
  • Trail and Limited models can be pricey
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