2021 Jeep Wrangler vs. Its Competition

2021 Jeep Wrangler
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The Wrangler sits atop the hill of old-school off-roaders for now, but a challenger is coming.

The Ford Bronco has its sights square on the Wrangler—it even offers two- and four-door versions.

The Toyota 4Runner is there too, but it’s a little more “old” than “old-school” by now.

The Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee offer good off-road capability and better comfort, although the Wrangler has hardcore equipment if that’s a must.

The Frontier is much less expensive, and just as uncomfortable, but it’s a good place to start if money is short.

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5.2
The 2021 Jeep Wrangler SUV is an iconic off-roader that endures because it’s capable and cool.
7.0
The 2021 Ford Bronco SUV transforms the burden of the past into a modern marvel.
5.7
The 2021 Jeep Cherokee prioritizes off-road capability beyond all else.
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The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L performs on road and off, has lots of space, and competes with luxury brands in its top models.
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The 2021 Toyota 4Runner is a hugely capable and cool throwback SUV with a modern price attached.
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A new V-6 gives buyers a reason to shop the 2020 Nissan Frontier this year, but waiting for next year’s redesign is a better idea.
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