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  • 2012 Jeep Wrangler

    #18 in 2012 Affordable Compact SUVs

  • 2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara

    #13 in 2012 Affordable Compact SUVs

  • 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

    #3 in 2012 Affordable Subcompact SUVs

  • Prices

    • MSRP
    • $22,045
    • $19,649
    • $18,795
    • Avg. Paid
    • $15,890
    • $6,172
    • $7,933

    U.S. News Scores

    • Overall
    • 7.5 /10
    • 7.2 /10
    • 7.2 /10
    • Critics' Rating
    • 8.4 /10
    • 7.5 /10
    • 6.6 /10
    • Performance
    • 8.1 /10
    • 6.8 /10
    • 7.5 /10
    • Interior
    • 7.1 /10
    • 7.6 /10
    • 7.1 /10
    • Cost to Own
    • 8.5 /10
    • 9.2 /10
    • 9.4 /10
    • Safety
    • 6.7 /10
    • 8.5 /10
    • 9.0 /10
    • Reliability
    • 2.0 /5
    • 2.5 /5
    • 2.5 /5

    Pros & Cons

    • Pros
      • Powerful V6 engine
      • Outstanding off-road ability
      • Standard four-wheel drive
      • Standard navigation
      • Good off-road capability
      • Ample cargo space
      • Excellent fuel economy
    • Cons
      • Poor fuel economy
      • Limited standard features
      • Subpar safety scores
      • Outdated transmission
      • Weak highway acceleration
      • Poor fuel economy for the class
      • Dull acceleration
      • Noisy engine
      • Limited cargo space

    General Specs

    • Transmission
    • Manual
    • Manual
    • Manual
    • Drivetrain
    • 4-Wheel Drive
    • Rear Wheel Drive
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Fuel/Engine
    • Gas V6 3.6L/231
    • Gas I4 2.4L/146
    • Gas I4 2.0L/122
    • MPG
    • 17 City / 21 Hwy
    • 19 City / 26 Hwy
    • 24 City / 31 Hwy
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    Exterior

    Body
    • Body Style
    • 2 Door
    • 4-Door
    • Sport Utility
    Dimensions
    • Wheelbase (in.)
    • 95.4
    • 103.9
    • 105.1
    • Length, Overall (in.)
    • 152.8
    • 175.8
    • 169.1
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in.)
    • 73.7
    • 71.3
    • 69.7
    • Height, Overall (in.)
    • - TBD -
    • 66.3
    • 64.2
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Privacy Glass
    • Optional
    •  
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Privacy Glass
    • Optional
    •  
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Exterior Features
    • Convertible Hardtop
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Convertible Soft Top
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Targa Roof
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Running Boards
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Rear Spoiler
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    Measurements
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs.)
    • 3760
    • 3468
    • 3032
    Tires & Wheels
    • Tires - Front All-Season
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tires - Front On/Off Road
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Tires - Rear All-Season
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tires - Rear On/Off Road
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Compact Spare Tire
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Full Size Spare Tire
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Aluminum Wheels
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Steel Wheels
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Wheel Covers
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    Towing
    • Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs.)
    •  
    •  
    • - TBD -

    Interior

    Convenience & Comfort
    • Alarm
    • Optional
    •  
    • Standard
    • Auxiliary Pwr Outlet
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Cruise Control
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Fog Lamps
    • Standard
    •  
    • Optional
    • Auto-Off Headlights
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Interior Cargo Shade
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Luggage Rack
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Rear Parking Aid
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Front Reading Lamps
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Remote Engine Start
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Adjustable Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Steering Wheel Controls
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
    • Optional
    •  
    • Standard
    • Trip Computer
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Keyless Entry
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Door Locks
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Heated Mirrors
    • Optional
    •  
    • Standard
    • Power Mirrors
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Driver Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Steering
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Dimensions
    • Passenger Capacity
    • 4
    • 5
    • 5
    • Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 102.9
    • 111.1
    • 97.5
    • Front Head Room (in.)
    • 41.3
    • 40.0
    • 39.4
    • Front Leg Room (in.)
    • 41.0
    • 41.3
    • 41.6
    • Front Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 55.8
    • 56.3
    • 56.2
    • Front Hip Room (in.)
    • 55.6
    • 55.5
    • 52.1
    • Second Head Room (in.)
    • 40.3
    • 38.2
    • 37.9
    • Second Leg Room (in.)
    • 35.6
    • 37.2
    • 36.3
    • Second Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 61.6
    • 54.9
    • 55.7
    • Second Hip Room (in.)
    • 44.7
    • 44.0
    • 51.6
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.)
    • 61.2
    • 70.8
    • 49.5
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.)
    • 17.2
    • 28.4
    • 21.7
    Entertainment
    • AM/FM Stereo
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auxiliary Audio Input
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • CD Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • MP3 Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Satellite Radio
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Premium Sound System
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Hard Disk Drive
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    Heating & Cooling
    • Climate Control
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • A/C
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Navigation & Communication
    • Navigation System
    •  
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Wireless Cell Phone Hookup
    • Optional
    •  
    • Standard
    Seats
    • Cloth Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Leather Seats
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Heated Front Seats
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Pass-Through Rear Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 2nd Row Bench Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Bucket Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
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    Safety

    Airbags
    • Driver Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Head Air Bag
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Head Air Bag
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Side Air Bag
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Brakes
    • 4-Wheel ABS
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    Safety Features
    • Brake Assist
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Electronic Stability Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Daytime Running Lights
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Child Safety Locks
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rollover Protection System
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Front Tow Hooks
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Traction Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
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    Mechanical

    Engine & Performance
    • Locking Rear Differential
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Four Wheel Drive
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Front Wheel Drive
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Rear Wheel Drive
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • 4 Cylinder Engine
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • V6 Cylinder Engine
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Engine Type
    • Gas V6
    • Gas I4
    • Gas I4
    • Displacement
    • 3.6L/231
    • 2.4L/146
    • 2.0L/122
    • Horsepower (Net @ RPM)
    • 285 @ 6400
    • 166 @ 6000
    • 148 @ 6000
    • Torque (Net @ RPM)
    • 260 @ 4800
    • 162 @ 4000
    • 145 @ 4200
    • Transmission
    • Manual
    • Manual
    • Manual
    • Turning diameter
    • 34.9
    • 36.7
    • 34.8
    Fuel
    • Gasoline Fuel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
    • 17
    • 19
    • 24
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
    • 21
    • 26
    • 31
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal.)
    • 18.6
    • 17.4
    • 16.6
    Suspension
    • Suspension Type - Front
    • Independent
    • MacPherson Strut
    • MacPherson Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear
    • Independent
    • Multi-link
    • Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
    • w/Coil Springs
    •  
    • w/Stabilizer Bar
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
    • w/Coil Springs
    •  
    • w/Stabilizer Bar
    Transmission
    • Automatic
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • 5-Speed Automatic
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Manual
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 5-Speed Manual
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 6-Speed Manual
    • Standard
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