2017 Jeep Wrangler vs. Its Competition

2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

The Jeep Wrangler has brought quite a bit of competition over the years, but with vehicles like the Toyota FJ Cruiser and Nissan Xterra falling by the wayside, there are few alternatives today.

In fact, there are no direct competitors.

The Toyota 4Runner is more of a conventional SUV, but it hasn't given up its tough truck side and when properly equipped with the TRD off-road pack it could make a softer alternative to the Wrangler Unlimited.

The 4Runner doesn't offer anything to rival the Wrangler's removable tops or available two-door model, but it can tackle tough trails.

The other alternative is a compact pickup, and the Toyota Tacoma stands as an interesting alternative to the Wrangler.

In top TRD Pro Off-Road guise, it's the most off-road-oriented of the mid-size pickups and it has a more modern feature set—and, we're assuming, better safety.

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4.8
The 2017 Jeep Wrangler is a unique off-roader bolstered by the freedom of open air driving. Its aging design is a throwback to the past, but it offers just enough contemporary features and modern amenities.
6.0
If it's an exploration companion you're after, the Toyota 4Runner fits the bill exceptionally well.
6.4
A new TRD Pro package further cements the 2017 Toyota Tacoma's reputation as an off-road leader.
MSRP From  
$23,995$34,210$24,575
Gas Mileage  
16 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Engine  
Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class  
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Style Name  
Big Bear 4x4 *Ltd Avail*SR5 2WD (GS)SR Access Cab 6' Bed I4 4x2 AT (SE)
Drivetrain  
Four Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
454
Passenger Doors  
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Body Style  
Sport UtilitySport UtilityAccess Cab
Transmission  
Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
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