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Jeep Wrangler vs. Toyota Tacoma Reliability

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Results are for year ending December 31, 2015. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2015 Jeep Wrangler 13
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  49 Wranglers, 7.4 months of data per Wrangler, average 6200 miles
2015 Toyota Tacoma 0
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Tacomas, 8.4 months of data per Tacoma, average 6900 miles

 

2014 Jeep Wrangler 35
70% 70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  48 Wranglers, 9.9 months of data per Wrangler, average 17300 miles

Many Wranglers are subjected to severe off-road use, which could increase the repair frequency.
2014 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  23 Tacomas, 10.5 months of data per Tacoma, average 12000 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2013 Jeep Wrangler 22
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  38 Wranglers, 8.8 months of data per Wrangler, average 28700 miles

Many Wranglers are subjected to severe off-road use, which could increase the repair frequency.
2013 Toyota Tacoma 0
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  38 Tacomas, 9.9 months of data per Tacoma, average 28900 miles

 

2012 Jeep Wrangler 25
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  47 Wranglers, 10.1 months of data per Wrangler, average 35700 miles

Refreshed for this model year. Many Wranglers are subjected to severe off-road use, which could increase the repair frequency.
2012 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Tacomas, 11.6 months of data per Tacoma, average 52600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2011 Jeep Wrangler   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Wranglers, 8.4 months of data per Wrangler, average 49800 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2011 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Tacomas, 10.3 months of data per Tacoma, average 33900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2010 Jeep Wrangler   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Wranglers, 9.1 months of data per Wrangler, average 53900 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2010 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Tacomas, 7.6 months of data per Tacoma, average 65900 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2009 Jeep Wrangler   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Wranglers, 9.8 months of data per Wrangler, average 67800 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2009 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Tacomas, 10.3 months of data per Tacoma, average 77400 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2008 Jeep Wrangler 27
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Wranglers, 8.8 months of data per Wrangler, average 76800 miles

Many Wranglers are subjected to severe off-road use, which could increase the repair frequency.
2008 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Tacomas, 8.7 months of data per Tacoma, average 98500 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2007 Jeep Wrangler   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Wranglers, 10.7 months of data per Wrangler, average 101800 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2007 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  22 Tacomas, 8.9 months of data per Tacoma, average 93700 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2006 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 Tacomas, 10.5 months of data per Tacoma, average 103900 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2005 Jeep Wrangler   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 Wranglers, 8.9 months of data per Wrangler, average 79300 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2005 Toyota Tacoma 36
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Tacomas, 9.4 months of data per Tacoma, average 108000 miles

Redesigned.

 

2004 Jeep Wrangler   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Wranglers, 9.6 months of data per Wrangler, average 77400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2004 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Tacomas, 10.7 months of data per Tacoma, average 119900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2003 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Tacomas, 7.8 months of data per Tacoma, average 150100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2002 Jeep Wrangler   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Wranglers, 7.8 months of data per Wrangler, average 85600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2002 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Tacomas, 10.1 months of data per Tacoma, average 174900 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2001 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Tacomas, 10.2 months of data per Tacoma, average 159900 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2000 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Tacomas, 5.9 months of data per Tacoma, average 134000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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Jeep Wrangler vs. Toyota Tacoma Reliability Comparisons

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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 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. Im not basing that on any study or any collection of stats that Ive seen. Im just basing it on my experience and the experience of my Jeep friends.
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
Brand is known for its off road strength. that is certainly reflect in this new model
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 4dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
past experience with the jeep brand
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 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.
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 4WD, part-time w/low range
It always started
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 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.
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
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 RWD
I have over 31K miles and never been into the dealership
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 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.
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.