2012 Jeep Wrangler Long Term Road Test

2012 Jeep Wrangler: Off Road With Company

November 07, 2012


Here's the best thing about off roading: Having something old and tired is better in many ways than having something new and shiny. My friend Tani's 1994 Toyota Pickup is old and tired.

And awesome.

He joined us on yesterday's adventure and, on some terrain, embarrassed the Wrangler.


With a solid-axle front suspension conversion, a dual transfer case and a rear locker, the Toyota's off-road abilities are not to be taken lightly. It idled through rock beds and up hills that made the Wrangler -- with its front stabilizer bar still connected -- struggle.

Also, I'm pretty sure Tani wasn't worrying about his paint.

Josh Jacquot, Senior editor

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2012 Jeep Wrangler in VA is:

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