2015 Jeep Wrangler vs. Its Competition

2015 Jeep Wrangler
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.

Neither matches the Jeep's removable tops or available two-door model, but they both can tackle tough trails when properly equipped.

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

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.

Toyota has added a TRD off-road pack for the 2015 4Runner, which includes suspension upgrades and a sorely needed all-terrain tire package.

The Toyota FJ Cruiser, a 4Runner offshoot and close relative, is gone from the market as of 2015.

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Quick Specs
The 2015 Jeep Wrangler offers more options and features than ever in a supremely off-road-capable package that's comfortable enough to act as daily transportation too.
The 2015 Nissan Xterra can go just about anywhere, and it won't clutter your decision with tons of options.
The 2015 Toyota 4Runner offers true SUV capability--and trades away some on-road refinement for it.
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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4WD 2-Door Willys Wheeler2WD 4-Door Automatic XRWD 4-Door V6 SR5 (GS)RWD 4-Door Automatic (GS)
Four Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
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Passenger Doors   
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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