2012 Jeep Wrangler vs. Its Competition

2012 Jeep Wrangler - First Drive
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is the model to have if off-roading is what matters most; if your budget doesn't stretch to the pricey Rubicon, look for one used rather than settling for a more affordable

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2011 Toyota 4Runner 4WD 4-door V6 SR5 (GS) Angular Front Exterior View2012 Toyota 4Runner
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2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser 4WD 4-door Auto (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser
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Quick Specs
6.8
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.
7.4
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.
8.2
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.
7.4
If head-turning style and true trail toughness are priorities, the 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser stands above most SUVs—although families and city commuters need not apply.
MSRP From   
$22,045$25,480$31,090$26,115
Gas Mileage   
16 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class   
4WD Sport Utility Vehicles2WD Sport UtilitySport Utility Vehicle 2WDSport Utility Vehicle
Style Name   
4WD 2-Door Freedom Edition2WD 4-Door Automatic XRWD 4-Door V6 SR5 (GS)RWD 4-Door Automatic (GS)
Drivetrain   
4-Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
4555
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
2 DoorSport UtilitySport Utility Vehicle4 Door
Transmission   
ManualAutomaticAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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