The Jeep Wrangler has brought quite a bit of competition over the years, but with the recent discontinuation of the Toyota FJ Cruiser, and now the discontinuation of the Nissan Xterra, there are fewer alternatives.
The Nissan Xterra will still be around in dealer lots for part of the year, and it's not quite as dedicated to the off-road task as the Wrangler—think of it as blending in just a bit of the pickup-influenced capabilities that SUVs used to embody.
The Toyota 4Runner doesn't offer anything to rival the Wrangler's removable tops or available two-door model, but it can tackle tough trails when properly equipped.
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 4Runner, which includes suspension upgrades and a sorely needed all-terrain tire package.
The Toyota Tacoma actually stands as an interesting alternative to the Wrangler; in top TRD Pro Off-Road guise, it's the most off-road-oriented of the compact or mid-size pickups and it has a more modern feature set—and, we're assuming, better safety.
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|16 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded V-6|
|4WD 2-Door Willys Wheeler||RWD 4-Door V6 SR5 (GS)||2WD Access Cab I4 AT SR (GS)||2WD 4-Door Automatic X|
|Four Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Access Cab||Sport Utility|
|Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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