2013 Jeep Wrangler vs. Its Competition

2013 Jeep Wrangler Moab
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

Currently there are two main rivals: The Nissan Xterra has a rugged look, and serious off-road versions to tough enough for boulder-scrambling, but ultimately it's not as entirely dedicated to the task as the Wrangler.

There's also the Toyota FJ Cruiser; it's the Wrangler's closest rival for pure style; it gets its retro design from the 1960s FJ, yet has modern components from the Toyota 4Runner that are a bit more road-friendly than those of the Wrangler.

The 4Runner itself is more of a conventional SUV, but it hasn't given up its tough truck side in recent years and when properly equipped it could make a softer alternative to the Wrangler Unlimited.

The Hummer H3, which was discontinued a couple of years ago, might have the top rival to the Wrangler visually, but it never attracted the legions of serious off-roaders in the way the Wrangler does.

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Quick Specs
6.8
The 2013 Jeep Wrangler is just as ready for adventuring as it looks--and surprisingly tolerable for the commute.
7.4
The 2013 Nissan Xterra has exactly what the most dedicated weekend warriors want--including the goods to get active gear out to hard-to-reach places--but without a lot of frills.
8.0
The 2013 Toyota 4Runner is just as brawny as it looks off-road, yet much better than you'd probably suspect on the highway.
7.4
The Toyota FJ Cruiser is the real deal, pairing authentic trail toughness with modern conveniences; but families and commuters attracted mainly to its brawny, very stylish look should think twice.
MSRP From   
$22,295$22,940$31,490$27,030
Gas Mileage   
17 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class   
Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD2WD Sport UtilitySport Utility Vehicle 2WDSport Utility Vehicle
Style Name   
4WD 2-Door Freedom Edition *Ltd Avail*2WD 4-Door Automatic XRWD 4-Door V6 SR5 (GS)RWD 4-Door Automatic (GS)
Drivetrain   
Four Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
4555
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
Sport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport Utility
Transmission   
ManualAutomaticAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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