Jeep Wrangler vs. the competition

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The Jeep Wrangler is one of the most iconic nameplates in the local off-road sport utility vehicle (SUV) segment. Its appearance alone evokes adventure, comfort, and luxury.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • How many variants does the Jeep Wrangler have?

    The Jeep Wrangler has three variants: Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara, Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon.
  • What is the price range of the Jeep Wrangler?

    The Jeep Wrangler is priced fromP4.79 million to P5.29 million.
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    Outside, the range-topping Jeep Wrangler Rubicon comes with a body-color three-piece hard top that perfectly matches its 17-inch machined wheels with black pockets. The outside tire carrier houses a full-size spare tire. Other striking exterior appointments include its red tow hooks as well as a set of heavy-duty suspension with gas shock absorbers.

    Inside, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon comes standard with a seven-inch thin-film-transistor (TFT) display, an 8.4-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Google Andriod Auto, and an Alpine Premium Audio System.

    Seats (bucket) are leather-trimmed and are complemented by a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

    Power comes from a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with an Electronic Stop Start (ESS) system and is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. This setup produces 268 horsepower (hp) with as much as 400Nm of pulling power.

    The Jeep Wrangler is currently offered in three variants: Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara, Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon. Price ranges from P4.79 million to P5.29 million.

    Toyota FJ Cruiser

    For those who believe that extraordinary automotive adventures shouldn’t have to be expensive, the Philippine market offers several models that combine affordability with decent rough-road capability.

    Enter the Toyota FJ Cruiser.

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    At its fore is a pair of wave reflector-type headlamps flanking its body-color front grille. Highlighting its side profile are its 17-inch wheels, black overfenders, and who could forget its suicide doors?

    It also sports an outside tire carrier although it lacks the eye-catching tow hooks one finds on the aforementioned Jeep Wrangler.

    Pop the doors open and owners are greeted by analog gauges and a retro-inspired infotainment system with Bluetooth functionalities. Accommodating the driver and the front passenger are sporty seats while the rear occupants bear with bench-type second-row seats. All of which are swathed in fabric and PVC material.

    The steering wheel of the Toyota FJ Cruiser is finished in leather while the shift knob and the shift boot are both made with urethane.

    Under its hood is a larger 2.5-liter powerplant mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. It makes 268 horses with a respectable 380Nm of torque.

    On Toyota’s website, the FJ Cruiser is sold in a single variant with a sticker price of P2.293 million.

    Mercedes-Benz G-Class

    Those looking to take their off-roading experience to the next level can choose to drive home a Mercedes-Benz G-Class.

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    Notable features of the range-topping ultra-luxe rugged SUV include AMG Line exterior appointments, AMG body styling, flared wheel arches, sports exhausts, and a set of 20-inch AMG multi-spoke light-alloy wheels.

    Inside, similar elegant trims can be found such as two 12.3-inch widescreen cockpit displays, an off-road screen, as well as posh leather seats.

    Other interior features worth mentioning are the Thremotronic automatic climate control, electronically adjustable front-row seats with memory function, and AMG floormats — because.

    Propelling the luxury off-roader is a beefy 4.0-liter engine mated to a nine-speed 9G-Tronic automatic transmission. The top-of-the-line Mercedes-Benz G-Class G 500 AMG Line makes 422hp with 610Nm of raw torque.

    The nameplate is offered in two variants. Price, per the carmaker’s website, is upon request.

    Photos from Jeep, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz

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