2014 Jeep Wrangler vs. Its Competition

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Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Jeep Wrangler has a storied history and a reputation for ruggedness, and that's drawn some competition over the years.

Its two main rivals today are the Toyota 4Runner and Nissan Xterra, with the 4Runner offshoot FJ Cruiser in the mix.

The 4Runner 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 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.

The 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.

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Quick Specs
The 2014 Jeep Wrangler can endure a daily commute, but it's truly happiest when it's off-road.
The 2014 Nissan Xterra doesn't have many extras available, but it does accomplish exactly what a weekend warrior would want–plus it can go just about anywhere.
The 2014 Toyota 4Runner's brawny looks don't fit the crossover mold, but neither do its off-road talents, either.
The 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser pairs tough trail-ready hardware with modern features and fab styling--but it's not for families or commuters.
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Gas Mileage   
16 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6
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Style Name   
4WD 2-Door Freedom Edition *Ltd Avail*2WD 4-Door Automatic XRWD 4-Door V6 SR5 (GS)RWD 4-Door Automatic (GS)
Four Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
Passenger Doors   
Body Style   
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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