2011 Jeep
Wrangler Unlimited Sahara
vs. 2011 Toyota
FJ Cruiser

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9.8

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$31,245
"Flexible top and door arrangements."
edmunds.com | talking about the Wrangler's build-quality
"Nice audio system."
edmunds.com | talking about the Wrangler's stereo

Reasons to buy the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara

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Good cargo space
86.8 ft3
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Great ground clearance for rough terrain
10.2"
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Child door locks
Standard
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Power outlets
Standard
2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser

8.9

starting from

$28,190

Reasons to buy the Toyota FJ Cruiser

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Better suspension
Independent
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Average power
260 HP @ 5,600 RPM
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Average 0-60 time
8.0 seconds
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OK performance
16.7 lb/hp
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 7.0
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  • Leather comes standard on the Wrangler Unlimited Sahara; the FJ Cruiser only offers cloth seats
  • The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the Wrangler Unlimited Sahara; optional upgrade on the FJ Cruiser
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 8.1
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  • The Wrangler Unlimited Sahara's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the Wrangler Unlimited Sahara; but it's not available at all on the FJ Cruiser
Safety Features 10.0 vs 8.6
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  • Keep kids safe in the rear seat with standard child door locks on the Wrangler Unlimited Sahara; optional upgrade on the FJ Cruiser
Performance 9.0 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser Winner: FJ Cruiser
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  • The FJ Cruiser 's power-to-weight ratio is more than 20% better, providing a sportier ride, 16.7 lb/hp vs 21.1 lb/hp
  • The FJ Cruiser 's automatic transmission is convenient for stop-and-go traffic, Automatic transmission vs Manual transmission
  • Around 30% more powerful, 260 HP @ 5,600 RPM vs 202 HP @ 5,200 RPM
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.6
Placeholder Winner: Wrangler Unlimited Sahara
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  • The Wrangler Unlimited Sahara's standard power outlet will keep your gadgets charged; requires optional upgrade on the FJ Cruiser
  • The Wrangler Unlimited Sahara offers an optional navigation system; not available on the FJ Cruiser
  • Room for around 30% more stuff, 86.8 ft3 vs 66.8 ft3
Cost 9.8 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser Winner: FJ Cruiser
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  • Gets more than 10% more miles per gallon in the city, 17 mpg vs 15 mpg
  • The best price we've seen is $3,055 cheaper (around 10% less), $28,190 vs $31,245
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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  • Poor protection, 21% to 30% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Overall 9.8 vs 8.9

Luxury Features

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Wrangler Unlimited Sahara
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FJ Cruiser
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Not Available Neither has a power seat option
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keyless entry Standard vs Optional The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the Wrangler Unlimited Sahara; optional upgrade on the FJ Cruiser
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leather Standard vs Not Available Leather comes standard on the Wrangler Unlimited Sahara; the FJ Cruiser only offers cloth seats

Entertainment System

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Wrangler Unlimited Sahara
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FJ Cruiser
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Number of speakers 6 vs 6 Average number of speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs No Neither offers speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Optional Like your tunes? In the FJ Cruiser , you can upgrade to satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer Yes vs No The Wrangler Unlimited Sahara has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Optional vs Not Available It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the Wrangler Unlimited Sahara; but it's not available at all on the FJ Cruiser

Safety Features

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Wrangler Unlimited Sahara
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FJ Cruiser
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 3 vs 5 The FJ Cruiser has an OK number of airbags while the Wrangler Unlimited Sahara has very few (missing Rear Curtain, Head / Curtain)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Not Available Keep kids safe in the rear seat with standard child door locks on the Wrangler Unlimited Sahara; optional upgrade on the FJ Cruiser
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Performance

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Wrangler Unlimited Sahara
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FJ Cruiser
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Horsepower 202 HP @ 5,200 RPM vs 260 HP @ 5,600 RPM Average power
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Number of gears 6 vs 5 The Wrangler Unlimited Sahara has more gears and the FJ Cruiser is OK, too
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Transmission Manual transmission vs Automatic transmission
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 21.1 lb/hp vs 16.7 lb/hp The FJ Cruiser has OK performance while the Wrangler Unlimited Sahara gives sluggish performance
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Drivetrain type four-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive Both will do well in poor weather or off-road conditions
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 41.2 ft vs 40.7 ft Caution: these vehicles make wide turns

Practicality

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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 86.8 ft3 vs 66.8 ft3 The Wrangler Unlimited Sahara has lots of cargo room and the FJ Cruiser is pretty good
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front seats 54.7 ft3 vs 58.5 ft3 The FJ Cruiser has roomy front seats and the Wrangler Unlimited Sahara is OK
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Base payload capacity 1067 lb vs 1272 lb Average towing capacity
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Optional The Wrangler Unlimited Sahara's standard power outlet will keep your gadgets charged; requires optional upgrade on the FJ Cruiser
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navigation system Optional vs Not Available The Wrangler Unlimited Sahara offers an optional navigation system; not available on the FJ Cruiser
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Cupholders 4 vs 6 The FJ Cruiser has an OK number of cupholders while the Wrangler Unlimited Sahara has very few
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Cost

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Wrangler Unlimited Sahara
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FJ Cruiser
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MSRP $31,245 vs $28,190 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 15 mpg vs 17 mpg The FJ Cruiser has OK city mileage, while the Wrangler Unlimited Sahara is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Crash Test Ratings

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FJ Cruiser
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Rollover resistance 3 stars vs 3 stars Poor protection, 21% to 30% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Road Tests

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FJ Cruiser
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0-60 mph 10.7 seconds vs 8.0 seconds The FJ Cruiser 's 0-60 time is average for this class of vehicle, but the Wrangler Unlimited Sahara is sluggish
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Braking distance at 60mph 150 ft vs 138 ft The FJ Cruiser 's braking ability is average for this class of vehicle, but the Wrangler Unlimited Sahara is quite bad
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1/4 mile 17.9 s @ 77 mph vs 16.4 s @ 86 mph The FJ Cruiser 's 1/4 mile time is average, but the Wrangler Unlimited Sahara's is quite bad
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Lateral acceleration 0.62 g vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

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Comments Which car would you recommend, and why?

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JULIUS (4:04 AM, April 08, 2014)
MOST OF THESE DATA ARE WRONG. GET YOUR DATA RIGHT IDIOTS.