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The 5K pound tow capacity is a lie. It only has a class III hitch which maxes out at 3500 pounds. Just saying.
Sorry, no - depends on the hitch and vehicle.

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You keep on believing that. The global reliability of one vs another is not just a little different, they are virtually polar opposites - the difference is massive. Everything breaks, but Toyota's malfunction much, much less frequently. For a person to say they have a 200K miles on a Toyota that has never needed anything major, and doesn't drip oil all over the garage, is a rather boring statement. When a person that says that about a Jeep, eyebrows go up and accolades follow. It's expected of the Toyota and is frequently the norm. It's not even close with the jeep. It's just the way it is. And of course they sell a ton of Jeeps. It's a cool vehicle and the the majority of the public doesn't know, or in my case, doesn't care about the reliability difference. American cars in the 80' and well into the 90's were rolling junk. And people just kept on buying them, and couldn't be convinced they were buying crap. You should thank G that the Toyota and Honda's high build quality forced them to massively step up their game. Of the Big 3, it's CDJ that's still lagging the most. Just the truth. I'm mean there are literal books written on the issue. I love my Wrangler, so I put up with it's warning lights, the rattles, the squeaks, the paint, the etc. It has a feel like no other vehicle I've ever operated. Jeep should do what VW did and make up a word like Farfegnugen to describe the driving experience. I'm sure Toyota (and many others) would love to duplicate that Wrangler feeling, but so far know one has cracked the code.
Myth that still persists. i was a mechanic in the 70s through early 90s. I could tell of how things fell apart, suspension wearing out early, having to remove an entire quarter of a vehicle to replace a failed timing belt at only 80K miles, rusted fenders on Hondas - that were only 10 years old, and more.
I'm not the only one who doesn't subscribe to the myths.......

https://www.washingtonpost.com/arch...ar-myth/0f5cce77-255a-49da-8f90-844959ecfabf/

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They broke down - quite often. It's one reason that I was already into metric tools back then. I needed them frequently.
 

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They must have been paid off....
Without a doubt. (either that or the judges are EXTREME off road people😏). I’ve had them for years and enjoy them for what they are, but “best SUV”? Don’t think so. Compared to any modern “SUV” they ride like crap, have wonky handling on the road, are noisy, thirsty, and have poor build quality. I still like ‘em, but I’d never,ever, call them “best” for anything other than knocking around off road-for THAT they’re the best street legal vehicle I’m aware of.
 

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We are talking about wranglers.
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Sorry, no - depends on the hitch and vehicle.

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Your right! I mentioned the wrong class hitch. The hitch on my 2024 JLUR is a class 2 hitch only rated at 3500 lbs. This was mentioned on my build sheet. So it is either a miss print or they installed the wrong receiver hitch.
 

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Don’t think it matters much, I’d rank my Jeep as the best vehicle I have ever owned, but that’s because I appreciate all of the things that some people say are compromises.

The reality is, what is this title really going to do? I doubt the mom with 3 kids is suddenly going to give up her Excursion, or the BMW Dad is going to drop his X5.

People who were looking at a Bronco may meander over to the Jeep dealership, but ultimately people who buy a Jeep and love it, love it because of everything it is, and don’t miss anything that it isn’t.
 

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  • Jeep® Wrangler, the most iconic and recognized SUV ever, earns prestigious Best SUV of 2024 from Cars.com
  • Award applies to new 2024 Wrangler lineup, including Wrangler 2.0- and 3.6-liter gas models, V-8-powered Wrangler Rubicon 392 and plug-in hybrid Wrangler 4xe
  • Electrified Wrangler 4xe delivers 49 MPGe, 21 miles all-electric range and nearly 400 miles total range with no range anxiety
  • Cars.com says Best SUV of 2024 winner represents ultimate in capability, value and versatility
  • The new 2024 Jeep Wrangler offers nine available exterior colors, including new-for-2024 Anvil, and multiple open-air freedom options, including three top choices (soft top, hard top and Sky One-Touch Power Top), two door choices (full doors and half doors), and top and doors off
February 7, 2024 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The new 2024 Jeep Wrangler is the Best SUV of 2024, according to Cars.com. The editors of Cars.com considered all SUVs available in the U.S. to determine which vehicle demonstrates the best combination of capability, versatility and value, selecting the expansive Wrangler family as the best of the best.

The award applies to the entire 2024 Jeep Wrangler lineup, including Wrangler 2.0- and 3.6-liter gas models, the V-8-powered Wrangler Rubicon 392 and the plug-in hybrid Wrangler 4xe, which delivers 49 MPGe, 21 miles all-electric range and nearly 400 miles total range with no range anxiety.

“For 2024, Jeep has made the Wrangler and Wrangler 4xe, a plug-in hybrid variant, even better, thanks to key updates that improve their capability and comfort,” said Jenni Newman, Cars.com editor-in-chief. “The 2024 Wrangler is versatile, capable and a deserving winner of our Best SUV of 2024 award.”

The 2024 Jeep Wrangler lineup has been designed and engineered to deliver even more of what has made the Wrangler a true global icon in the off-road SUV segment, including legendary capability, class-leading versatility and advanced safety features.

New for the 2024 model year, the Jeep brand is taking Wrangler capability to new heights with an available full-float Dana rear axle, 100:1 crawl ratio, new 8,000-pound-capacity Warn winch and increased 5,000-pound tow capability, all available straight from the factory. Inside, customers get to experience more comfort and safety features, with a new interior featuring available 12-way power adjustable front seats, standard 12.3-inch Uconnect 5 touchscreen radio and standard side curtain airbags in the first and second rows.

“The Jeep Wrangler is the ultimate adventure vehicle and the icon of the brand,” said Bill Peffer, senior vice president and head of Jeep brand North America. “Since Wrangler’s introduction, the Jeep brand has sold more than 5 million around the world, setting new levels of 4x4 capability with each new generation. The new 2024 Wrangler raises the bar once again, combining more capability, technology, comfort and safety features with the freedom to choose from four different powertrains, including our electrified 4xe, the best-selling PHEV in America.”

From the 49 MPGe electrified 4xe plug-in hybrid to the V-8-powered 470-horsepower Rubicon 392, the new 2024 Jeep Wrangler offers the most diverse powertrain options in the off-road segment, giving Wrangler customers the ability to choose the propulsion system that best suits their lifestyle. The advanced 4xe lineup, high-performance Rubicon 392 and 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 engine come exclusively with an eight-speed automatic transmission, while the 3.6-liter V-6 engine offers both a six-speed manual transmission and an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Plenty for everyone that wants one!
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What does "best" even mean?
If your focus is on off road ability then, yes, of course the Wrangler is the "best".
Something like an Ineos or G-Wagon are pretty close, but the Wrangler is better on the tough trails.

If you are talking about stuff that most people who just want a SUV care about, then it is difficult for a rational person to make the argument that a Wrangler is the "best", given that it is objectively worse at "normal vehicle" stuff than most other vehicles on the road.

I have always had a Wrangler, even since the YJ, and it's always been a bit shit.
It's fancier now, but it's still a pig wearing lipstick in terms of handling, ride comfort, towing ability, range, interior cargo space, places to put your shit, payload and attention to detail in the assembly process.
It's by no means a terrible vehicle, but best? Really?
 

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The wildtrak bronco I ordered a long time ago finally arrived at the dealer. But I’ve decided to keep the 2024 Rubi-x and pass on the bronco. I think the jeep looks much better. For starters the gray hard top already appears faded out and doesn’t match the rest of the bronco.

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Nice. The JL painted fenders look more integrated into the body than the Bronco's ugly black ones.
 

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Myth that still persists. i was a mechanic in the 70s through early 90s. I could tell of how things fell apart, suspension wearing out early, having to remove an entire quarter of a vehicle to replace a failed timing belt at only 80K miles, rusted fenders on Hondas - that were only 10 years old, and more.
I'm not the only one who doesn't subscribe to the myths.......

https://www.washingtonpost.com/arch...ar-myth/0f5cce77-255a-49da-8f90-844959ecfabf/

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They broke down - quite often. It's one reason that I was already into metric tools back then. I needed them frequently.
Bill, you and I have something in common. I to was an auto mechanic, and then on to aircraft repair from the 70's into the late 90's. My experience is different than yours. If you "want" a car, buy anything you want. But if you "need" a car that you can put 200K on with minimal breakdowns, you go Toyota or Honda. Not fun fact, especially back in the day when a lot of people couldn't stomach hearing the truth. Crash safety, and rusting out of the 70's through 90's Japanese cars was likely worse. Especially rusting! But a company does earn and maintain a Global reputation for quality above others, simply by running some spots on the major TV networks. The big 3 actually tied that. We could exchange articles and books back and forth supporting one view point over the other until the cows come home. And I know I can more than match you article for article. I've worked on a lot of vehicle and equipment, logged a million plus miles, owned many dodges fords hondas and toyotas, plus a few others (subaru, mitsubishi etc). My more recent experince in managing a car wash. We can see a lot of cars in a day. Sometimes when the customer rolls down their window (to select which wash they want), the window doesn't go back up again (rather troublesome when you are about to enter a 1,000 psi wash). The ratio of this occuring on the "high quality" american cars vs the "junk" Japanese products is alarming to say the least. Everything breaks, but it comes down to frequency, and that is where the big 3 used to get destroyed in the late 70's, 80's and into the 90's. And sadly, they still haven't cought up today, though they are doing MUCH better.
And do you want to know who is somewhat to blame for american not being #1? A guy named William Edwards Deming from Siuox City, Iowa. Look him up. He was an American business theorist, industrial engineer and management expert. One of thing things he did was try to sell the american manufatures on how to build cars better (higher quality). They blew him off. He did help build the Japanese car industry. "If Japan can, why can't we" is a movie - 1+ hour news clip that may give some clarity. In the 80's the amercain car companies realized they were failing fast and started to hire him, but they wern't that warm to follow his guidance or move very quickly on his guidance.

Enjoy your Wrangler, there doesn't seem to be anything that can touch it in capabilty, and how it feels drive it.
 

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Don’t think it matters much, I’d rank my Jeep as the best vehicle I have ever owned, but that’s because I appreciate all of the things that some people say are compromises.

The reality is, what is this title really going to do? I doubt the mom with 3 kids is suddenly going to give up her Excursion, or the BMW Dad is going to drop his X5.

People who were looking at a Bronco may meander over to the Jeep dealership, but ultimately people who buy a Jeep and love it, love it because of everything it is, and don’t miss anything that it isn’t.
And Jeep is definitely NOT for everybody. Too many folks like the image, buy the one the dealers lifted and put big tires (for a mere $12k over msrp) and then find they hate the way they ride/handle etc. Seen it multiple times.
 

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Perhaps a slight contrast to the Cars.com rating. I’m not a CR fan but….

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