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Jeep Wrangler vs. Toyota Tacoma Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Jeep Wrangler or Toyota Tacoma reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Jeep Wrangler and the Toyota Tacoma truly differ in reliability.

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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2014 Jeep Wrangler 29 Wranglers, 5.2 months of data per Wrangler, average 4500 miles

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50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Jeep Wrangler 35 Wranglers, 9.8 months of data per Wrangler, average 10800 miles

Multiple reports for water leaks, oil pressure sensors, and water pumps. Many Wranglers are subjected to severe off-road use, which could increase the repair frequency.
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40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Toyota Tacoma 34 Tacomas, 10.4 months of data per Tacoma, average 11400 miles20
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Jeep Wrangler 48 Wranglers, 10.2 months of data per Wrangler, average 21300 miles

Refreshed for this model year. Many Wranglers are subjected to severe off-road use, which could increase the repair frequency.
27
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Toyota Tacoma   21 Tacomas, 9.8 months of data per Tacoma, average 28000 miles

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2011 Jeep Wrangler   14 Wranglers, 8.3 months of data per Wrangler, average 28000 miles

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2011 Toyota Tacoma   18 Tacomas, 9.6 months of data per Tacoma, average 28600 miles

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2010 Jeep Wrangler   20 Wranglers, 9.3 months of data per Wrangler, average 43300 miles

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2010 Toyota Tacoma   13 Tacomas, 7.8 months of data per Tacoma, average 46500 miles

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2009 Jeep Wrangler   11 Wranglers, 9.5 months of data per Wrangler, average 46600 miles

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2009 Toyota Tacoma   13 Tacomas, 10.7 months of data per Tacoma, average 55700 miles

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2008 Jeep Wrangler 26 Wranglers, 9.2 months of data per Wrangler, average 70800 miles

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2008 Toyota Tacoma   13 Tacomas, 7.8 months of data per Tacoma, average 67000 miles

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2007 Jeep Wrangler   17 Wranglers, 9.1 months of data per Wrangler, average 79200 miles

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2007 Toyota Tacoma 25 Tacomas, 7.8 months of data per Tacoma, average 78800 miles19
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Jeep Wrangler   13 Wranglers, 7.3 months of data per Wrangler, average 70600 miles

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2006 Toyota Tacoma   24 Tacomas, 9.8 months of data per Tacoma, average 88100 miles

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2005 Jeep Wrangler   11 Wranglers, 9.5 months of data per Wrangler, average 64600 miles

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2005 Toyota Tacoma 25 Tacomas, 9.2 months of data per Tacoma, average 103000 miles

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10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Toyota Tacoma   13 Tacomas, 8.5 months of data per Tacoma, average 107200 miles

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2003 Toyota Tacoma   11 Tacomas, 8.4 months of data per Tacoma, average 137200 miles

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2002 Toyota Tacoma   17 Tacomas, 8.2 months of data per Tacoma, average 141600 miles

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2001 Toyota Tacoma   12 Tacomas, 8.4 months of data per Tacoma, average 171200 miles

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2000 Toyota Tacoma   16 Tacomas, 7.6 months of data per Tacoma, average 153500 miles

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1999 Toyota Tacoma   15 Tacomas, 9.3 months of data per Tacoma, average 168700 miles

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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Jeep Wrangler

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
I know that I can go anywhere at anytime with this car. It fires up, handles well in rain, sleet, snow, ice, dry, on road and off.
2008 4dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Prior experience has shown to be reliable and so far so good on this one
2008 4dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
The Jeep is solid...I expect it to last.
2008 4dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
past experience with the jeep brand
2008 2dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
I simply like the fact that they have a history of being reliable. Iím not basing that on any study or any collection of stats that Iíve seen. Iím just basing it on my experience and the experience of my Jeep friends.
2008 4dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Built very tough with a full frame and axles.
2008 2dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
Engine is bullet proof.
2008 2dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
HUGE disappointment! TERRIBLE construction. WORST fit and finish. My Jeep Wranglers soft top roof leaked from the start. I blew THOUSANDS of dollars over four years of ownership trying to get Jeep dealership to repair the problem. No luck. Always got the run around. At one point, Jeep repair even admitted '...of course it leaks. It's a Wrangler.' Every time it rained, I'd have half an inch of water on the floor, and dashboard soaked. Seats were like sponges. I was tired of the Jeep bullsh*t and sold it off with 30k miles. Heartbreaking. Wranglers are fun, but very very unreliable and breathtaking how POORLY built they are. Don't waste your money.
2008 4dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Brand is known for its off road strength. that is certainly reflect in this new model
2007 2dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Being a new model, the JK has certainly had its share of issues, but from an off-road standpoint it is a very strong and reliable vehicle
Jeep Wrangler Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 2dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
Needed a new engine at 44000kms. Not good.
2010 2dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
At 18,000 miles the differential started leaking and the clock spring failed requiring a major repair. I drive mainly highway miles in nice weather.
2008 2dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Vehicle has a lot of issues..leaky roofs, clunky steering, electrical problems ect..
2008 2dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Roof will leak badly no matter what model you buy. Hard top or soft top. It's insulting how badly made Jeeps are. Think I'm kidding? Search 'leaking jeep roof' on YouTube and you'll see tons of videos from owners like me documenting how BADLY jeeps leak. Like a running faucet on your damn head.
2007 4dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
4 visits to dealership over 6 months trying to solve "death wobble" problem. Over $2,000 worth of work done (covered by extended warranty), including completely rebuilt steering assembly, etc. Still did not fix problem. Traded in at 50k miles.
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Toyota Tacoma

Toyota Tacoma Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr Crew Cab 6ft bed 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Good reputation for reliability - most known issues are minor and the 2011 is far enough into the 2nd Gen to have most resolved.
2008 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Toyota has a great reputation for building quality vehicles with low repair rates.
2007 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
To date I have 31K miles on the taco with NO PROBLEMS! It gets excellent fuel economy for a 6,000lb pickup truck.
2007 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
After 10,000 miles, no problems to report so far.
2007 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 159-horsepower 2.7L I4
5-speed manual RWD
They are top notch according to Consumer reports. I compared all trucks before buying, the Tacoma came in #1.
2007 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
It always started
2007 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed 159-horsepower 2.7L I4
5-speed manual RWD
Takes a beating. Uses regular gas. Easy maintainance. 4cyl runs forever.
2007 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
I have over 31K miles and never been into the dealership
2007 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed 159-horsepower 2.7L I4
5-speed manual RWD
Toyota makes some of the best I4 engines out there. I wanted an engine and drive train that would be trouble free for years.
2007 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed 159-horsepower 2.7L I4
4-speed automatic RWD
Hopefully very few repairs over the next 200K miles vs. a ford ranger.
Toyota Tacoma Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
My Tacoma front axe had to be replaced at 15k. Rear differential started to go at 29k, and eventually went out at 34k. Rear leafspring snapped in half at 38k. Toyota told me to kick rocks. transmission actec funky when shifting. and more to the list.