2018 Jeep Wrangler vs. Its Competition

2018 Jeep Wrangler
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

The two-door Jeep Wrangler is without direct competition, at least until the Land Rover Defender finally makes its way here.

And the Wrangler Unlimited really only squares off directly against the Toyota 4Runner.

No, you can’t take the 4Runner’s top off, but it is still a little more refined on-road and it is now quite a bit cheaper.

A Wrangler pickup is on the way, but off-roaders will want to look at the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 as a smaller four-wheeler with tremendous utility and capability.

The GMC Canyon and Nissan Frontier are both decent enough away from the pavement, too.

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Quick Specs
5.8
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler manages to improve its abilities both on- and off-road without diluting its go-anywhere, do-anything appeal.
6.0
The 2018 Chevrolet Colorado can be whatever you need it to be: in-town runabout, suburban slogger, or off-road racing champion.
6.0
The 2018 GMC Canyon is a solid, highly recommended choice among mid-size pickups for its terrific powertrains, comfortable interior, and refined demeanor.
4.0
The 2018 Nissan Frontier is a good, basic truck, but there are far more modern options for not too much more.
5.7
If you’re going off-road, consider the 2018 Toyota 4Runner. It’s a trusty tool for any kind of expedition, but it’s not so civilized around town.
5.8
The 2018 Toyota Tacoma is a mid-size pickup with the right-sized attitude: it’s nimble off road, capable, and just enough truck for many buyers.
MSRP From     
$27,945$20,200$21,100$18,990$34,810$25,400
Gas Mileage     
17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded V-6Gas I4Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Style Name     
Sport S 4x42WD Ext Cab 128.3" Base2WD Ext Cab 128.3" SLKing Cab 4x2 S ManualSR5 2WD (GS)SR Access Cab 6' Bed I4 4x2 AT (GS)
Drivetrain     
Four Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
422454
Passenger Doors     
N/A2N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilityExtended Cab PickupExtended Cab PickupKing CabSport UtilityAccess Cab
Transmission     
Manual w/ODManualManualManual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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