Consumers' Favorites: Best Off-Roader


With an overwhelming 61.8 percent of the vote, the overtly off-road oriented Jeep Wrangler took 1st place. Toyota's also very capable FJ Cruiser took a distant 2nd with 17 percent, while its rugged brother, the Toyota Tacoma, came in 3rd with 8.7 percent.

See how the rest of the field did in the full results below and make sure to exercise your right to vote in our next Consumers' Favorites poll.

  1. 2012 Jeep Wrangler

    1. Jeep Wrangler

    What Edmunds.com says:
    Though more civilized than ever, the 2012 Jeep Wrangler remains a no-nonsense American icon. Its quirky character and unique off-road abilities continue to hold appeal.

  2. 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser

    2. Toyota FJ Cruiser

    What Edmunds.com says:
    It's not the most versatile choice available, but if distinctive looks and outstanding off-road ability are important to you in a midsize SUV, the 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser is hard to beat.

  3. 2012 Toyota Tacoma

    3. Toyota Tacoma

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2012 Toyota Tacoma is a top choice in the midsize pickup segment thanks to its highly capable nature and wide array of configurations.

  4. 2012 Nissan Xterra

    4. Nissan Xterra

    What Edmunds.com says:
    Even though the 2012 Nissan Xterra doesn't have the funky styling or legendary brand name of its off-road-ready SUV competitors, it's equally capable in the dirt and a lot easier to live with in everyday driving.

  5. 2012 Nissan Frontier

    5. Nissan Frontier

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2012 Nissan Frontier is a top pick in the compact-pickup segment thanks to its brawny nature, relatively nimble handling and innovative features.

  6. 2012 Jeep Liberty

    6. Jeep Liberty

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2012 Jeep Liberty gets a new Jet trim level and a new Arctic special edition package, while all models can now be had with rear parking sensors.

  7. 2012 Suzuki Equator

    7. Suzuki Equator

    What Edmunds.com says:
    Stability control is now standard on all 2012 Suzuki Equator models.

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