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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   16 Wranglers, 4.9 months of data per Wrangler, average 4100 miles

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2013 Jeep Wrangler 36 Wranglers, 9.4 months of data per Wrangler, average 8600 miles

Multiple reports for water leaks, oil pressure sensors, and water pumps. Wranglers often suffer from water leaks in their first year of ownership. The 2012 had the same stat a year ago. Many Wranglers are subjected to severe off-road use, which could incr
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50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Toyota Tacoma 33 Tacomas, 9.0 months of data per Tacoma, average 9800 miles16
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Jeep Wrangler 52 Wranglers, 9.7 months of data per Wrangler, average 17900 miles

Refreshed for this model year. Many Wranglers are subjected to severe off-road use, which could increase the repair frequency.
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2012 Toyota Tacoma   19 Tacomas, 10.2 months of data per Tacoma, average 25900 miles

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2011 Jeep Wrangler   15 Wranglers, 8.4 months of data per Wrangler, average 27400 miles

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2011 Toyota Tacoma   20 Tacomas, 9.8 months of data per Tacoma, average 27900 miles

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2010 Jeep Wrangler   19 Wranglers, 10.5 months of data per Wrangler, average 40900 miles

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2010 Toyota Tacoma   15 Tacomas, 7.4 months of data per Tacoma, average 43700 miles

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2009 Jeep Wrangler   13 Wranglers, 8.6 months of data per Wrangler, average 42200 miles

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2009 Toyota Tacoma   14 Tacomas, 9.4 months of data per Tacoma, average 53100 miles

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2008 Jeep Wrangler   24 Wranglers, 10.6 months of data per Wrangler, average 71500 miles

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2008 Toyota Tacoma   14 Tacomas, 8.6 months of data per Tacoma, average 64800 miles

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2007 Jeep Wrangler   16 Wranglers, 10.3 months of data per Wrangler, average 77000 miles

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2007 Toyota Tacoma 25 Tacomas, 8.2 months of data per Tacoma, average 77400 miles29
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2006 Jeep Wrangler   13 Wranglers, 8.6 months of data per Wrangler, average 70200 miles

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2006 Toyota Tacoma   24 Tacomas, 10.5 months of data per Tacoma, average 85200 miles

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2005 Jeep Wrangler   11 Wranglers, 9.5 months of data per Wrangler, average 67600 miles

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2005 Toyota Tacoma 26 Tacomas, 8.3 months of data per Tacoma, average 100700 miles

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0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Toyota Tacoma   13 Tacomas, 7.5 months of data per Tacoma, average 101100 miles

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2003 Toyota Tacoma   13 Tacomas, 7.4 months of data per Tacoma, average 142000 miles

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2002 Toyota Tacoma   16 Tacomas, 9.1 months of data per Tacoma, average 137000 miles

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2001 Toyota Tacoma   14 Tacomas, 7.4 months of data per Tacoma, average 169800 miles

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2000 Toyota Tacoma   14 Tacomas, 6.6 months of data per Tacoma, average 151300 miles

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1999 Toyota Tacoma   14 Tacomas, 10.3 months of data per Tacoma, average 164500 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 Jeep Wrangler Reliability and Durability

Reliability and Durability of the Jeep Wrangler: 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
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
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.
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
Reliability and Durability of the Jeep Wrangler: 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.

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