2011 Jeep Wrangler vs. Its Competition

2011 Jeep Wrangler 4WD 2-door Sport Angular Front Exterior View
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

With the disappearance of Hummer, and its H3, there are no real direct comparisons to the 2011 Jeep Wrangler.

The closest two vehicles are the Toyota FJ Cruiser and the Nissan Xterra.

Overall, the Toyota FJ Cruiser is 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 Nissan Xterra is a four-door sport-ute with a rugged look and off-road versions that offer some, but not all, the Wrangler's rocky-road prowess.

2011 Jeep Wrangler 4WD 2-door Sport Angular Front Exterior View2011 Jeep Wrangler
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2011 Nissan Xterra 4WD 4-door Auto S Angular Front Exterior View2011 Nissan Xterra
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Quick Specs
The 2011 Jeep Wrangler isn’t at all suited to highway commutes, but the most adventurous weekend warriors will find its off-road prowess and iconic style hard to resist.
If you have a lot of gear to haul to tough-to-reach places, the 2010 Nissan Xterra is a good choice for weekend adventurers.
The 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser stands above most SUVs—even off-road-capable ones—in both style and trail toughness; but city slickers should look elsewhere.
MSRP From  
Gas Mileage  
15 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class  
4WD Sport Utility Vehicles2WD Sport UtilitySport Utility Vehicle
Style Name  
4WD 2-Door Mojave2WD 4-Door Automatic XRWD 4-Door Automatic (GS)
4-Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
Passenger Doors  
Body Style  
2 DoorSport Utility4 Door
ManualAutomaticAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2011 Jeep Wrangler vs. 2011 Nissan Xterra2011 Jeep Wrangler vs. 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser