2018 Toyota Tacoma vs. 2018  Jeep Wrangler JK

For a car buyer in Milford Connecticut, it can be a tough ask to choose between the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK and the 2018 Toyota Tacoma. Both have an excellent set of attributes, but you need to pick only one at the end of the day. Let us go through a comparison to highlight key points, and see why Toyota wins the race.

Design & Style

As both the models are meant to be for off-road tracks, you can expect the exterior to be quite sturdy in appearance. The Jeep Wrangler JK is a compact SUV, with its top priority being off-road ruggedness. The interiors are highly enhanced, but the level of comfort and convenience offered is not the same as other compact SUVs of its class. Even the brand new model can’t keep up with other rivals.

In contrast, the 2018 Toyota Tacoma has a flawless cabin design with intuitive controls. There is ample space inside for comfortable seating, when on a long distance drive. The cargo space is also quite capacious, with plenty of room for luggage.

Technology & Safety

Talking about technology, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK has a standard radio system with a 5-inch touchscreen and physical button lining each side. It offers FM, AUX and Bluetooth capability along with smartphone connectivity. The base radio is much better than the Uconnect 420N system in the previous versions. Rearview camera is the only standard safety feature in the base model.

If you are looking for a better alternative in terms of safety and technology, the 2018 Toyota Tacoma has got you covered. The vehicle has easy-to-access buttons and knobs, with the latest navigation and audio controls. Apart from the rearview camera, the newly added safety feature include Toyota Safety Sense suite with forward collision warning, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control and automatic high beams.


Taking performance into consideration, the 2018 Toyota Tacoma packs a punch with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that stirs a combined output of 278 Horse Power. On the other hand, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK fails to deliver that level of performance, even with the same engine specifications. Also, Toyota is far ahead in terms of mileage offered on city roads and highways.

The Bottom Line

Given the above comparison, even the most shrewd car buyer would agree with the fact that the 2018 Toyota Tacoma is an ideal choice for the off-roaders.  The 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK is definitely a good choice, but it only comes next to Toyota, as it offers a superior set of attributes, compared to its rivals.

Ready to Schedule a Toyota Tacoma Test Drive Today?

If you want to experience the total package offered by the 2018 Toyota Tacoma, come for a test drive with us at Colonial Toyota. We are located in Milford Connecticut and we serve the needs of car buyers from the entire state. You can drop by our showroom today or call us in advance to book your Toyota Tacoma test drive appointment.

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