Jeep wrangler vs Range rover

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Jeep wrangler vs Range rover

WRANGLER VS RANGER ROVER SPORT

Jeep v Ranger Rover, who will win?

.Both of these SUVs claim to be incredible off-roaders but they go about it in very different manners.

There’s no greater joy than driving through a deep muddle puddle so hard muddy water explodes, covering the surrounding area. This week I was able to do this in two very different off-roaders, the 2019 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and the 2019 Range Rover Sport. So which is best, old-school hardware or modern software?

CONSTRUCTION

The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is the classic off-roader formula we all know and love. A body on ladder frame construction, two locking differentials, two solid axles, low range transfer case, and a knobby set of 33″ tires.

The Range Rover Sport, by comparison, is a luxury SUV perfectly at home in the wealthiest area codes around the world. Although the Range Rover Sport is an accomplished luxury vehicle, it really shines when the pavement disappears.

SETUP

Before I took on the off-road course at Monticello I put the JL in 4-wheel Low and then locked both the front and rear differentials, disconnected the front sway bar all with the flip of a switch.

Now that the Jeep was ready, I descended into the thick forest. This was the perfect opportunity to use the new Rubicon’s hill descent control. Push the button, aim the Jeep, and everything else is taken care of by clever terrain management software.

THE OFF-ROADING

Back in the Range Rover Sport, I climbed into my comfortable leather bucket seat, selected Mud Mode and set off. The Mud mode on Land Rover’s Terrain Response system raises the Range Rover’s ride height and uses a clever concoction of traction control, abs, and a center differential to keep the Range Rover on track.

Then there’s the Jeep which feels like a modern interpretation of a vehicle built 50 years ago. Besides the new digital display and easy to access locking difs, the JL is very simple. It has a soft top and removable doors, the wheels stick out barely covered by plastic fenders, and best all it communicates the terrain through the steering wheel.

The Rubicon may have automatic climate control, an 8- speed automatic transmission and a whole host of modern electronics but the package remains the same as it’s always been. This is old school off roading perfected.

The Jeep is full of feedback. The wrangler communicates even the smallest stone to your finger tips. With the Jeep in low range with both differentials locked it’s an unstoppable force.ADREMOVE?

The Range Rover Sport by comparison, is a cocoon of luxury. Not even the sound of loose gravel on a downhill descent could penetrate the jazz-filled cabin thanks to the mesmerizing meridian sound system. While the JL communicates the Range Rover insulates. If you were to close your eyes you’d never know you were off the road driving through deep mud.

The Jeep has two solid axels, two locking differentials, and off-road ready 33″s BFG K02 tires. The Ranger Rover, by comparison, has a set of all-seasons and a brain with enough computing power to match the Jeep’s tried and true hardware.

For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Jeep Wrangler are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Convertible doesn’t offer height-adjustable seat belts.

The Jeep Wrangler Sahara/Rubicon has Daytime Running Lights to help keep it more visible under all conditions. Canadian government studies show that driving with lights during the day reduces accidents by 11% by making vehicles more conspicuous. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer Daytime Running Lights.

Both the Wrangler and the Range Rover Evoque have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available collision warning systems, blind spot warning systems, rear parking sensors and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty

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Jeep’s powertrain warranty covers the Wrangler 1 year and 10,000 miles longer than Land Rover covers the Range Rover Evoque. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 5 years or 60,000 miles. Coverage on the Range Rover Evoque ends after only 4 years or 50,000 miles.

There are almost 14 times as many Jeep dealers as there are Land Rover dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Wrangler’s warranty.

Reliability

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The Wrangler has a solid front axle with a floating power axle for durability that the Range Rover Evoque’s independent front suspension and exposed front driveshafts don’t offer.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Jeep vehicles are better in initial quality than Land Rover vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Jeep 17th in initial quality. With 64 more problems per 100 vehicles, Land Rover is ranked 31st.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Jeep vehicles are more reliable than Land Rover vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Jeep 28th in reliability. With 16 more problems per 100 vehicles, Land Rover is ranked 30th.

Engine

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The Wrangler’s optional 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. produces 33 more horsepower (270 vs. 237) and 44 lbs.-ft. more torque (295 vs. 251) than the Range Rover Evoque’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

As tested in Car and Driver the Jeep Wrangler turbo 4 cyl. is faster than the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 2.0 (automatics tested):

 WranglerRange Rover Evoque
Zero to 60 MPH6.5 sec8.1 sec
Zero to 100 MPH20.1 sec23.2 sec
5 to 60 MPH Rolling Start7.6 sec9.3 sec
Quarter Mile15.2 sec16.5 sec
Speed in 1/4 Mile90 MPH86 MPH

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To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Jeep Wrangler uses regular unleaded gasoline (premium recommended with the 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. engine for maximum performance). The Range Rover Evoque requires premium, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

The Wrangler 4-door’s standard fuel tank has 3.4 gallons more fuel capacity than the Range Rover Evoque (21.5 vs. 18.1 gallons).

Transmission

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The Wrangler offers a manual transmission for better acceleration, control and fuel economy. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer a manual transmission.

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Wrangler has larger standard tires than the Range Rover Evoque (245/75R17 vs. 235/55R19). The Wrangler Rubicon’s tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Range Rover Evoque (285/70R17 vs. 245/45R20).

The Wrangler has a standard full size spare tire so a flat doesn’t interrupt your trip. A full size spare isn’t available on the Range Rover Evoque, it requires you to depend on a temporary spare, which limits mileage and speed before replacement.

Suspension and Handling

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The Wrangler Rubicon has an active front sway bar, which helps keep it flat and controlled during cornering, but disconnects at lower speeds to smooth the ride and offer greater off-road suspension articulation. This helps keep the tires glued to the road on-road and off. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer an active sway bar system.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Wrangler 4-door’s wheelbase is 13.7 inches longer than on the Range Rover Evoque (118.4 inches vs. 104.7 inches).

The Wrangler’s front to rear weight distribution is more even (52% to 48%) than the Range Rover Evoque’s (58% to 42%). This gives the Wrangler more stable handling and braking.

For better maneuverability, the Wrangler 2-door’s turning circle is 2.8 feet tighter than the Range Rover Evoque’s (34.5 feet vs. 37.3 feet).

For greater off-road capability the Wrangler Sport 2-door has a 1.4 inches greater minimum ground clearance than the Range Rover Evoque (9.7 vs. 8.3 inches), allowing the Wrangler to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged. The Wrangler Rubicon 2-door’s minimum ground clearance is 2.5 inches higher than on the Range Rover Evoque (10.8 vs. 8.3 inches).

Chassis

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The Wrangler 2-door is 5.2 inches shorter than the Range Rover Evoque, making the Wrangler easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Passenger Space

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The Wrangler 4-door has 2.3 inches more front headroom, 1.1 inches more front legroom, 2 inches more rear headroom, 1.9 inches more rear legroom and .3 inches more rear shoulder room than the Range Rover Evoque 5-Door.

The Wrangler Convertible Sport Utility has 4.2 inches more front headroom, 3.7 inches more rear headroom and 1.6 inches more rear legroom than the Range Rover Evoque Convertible.

Cargo Capacity

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The Wrangler 4-door has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat up than the Range Rover Evoque 5-Door with its rear seat up (31.7 vs. 20.3 cubic feet). The Wrangler 4-door has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat folded than the Range Rover Evoque 5-Door with its rear seat folded (72.4 vs. 51 cubic feet).

The Wrangler 2-door has a much larger cargo area with its top down than the Range Rover Evoque Convertible (31.7 vs. 8.9 cubic feet).

The Wrangler’s cargo area is larger than the Range Rover Evoque’s in almost every dimension:

 WranglerRange Rover Evoque
Length to seat (2nd/1st)37”/65.8”31.3”/62.2”
Min Width39.5”39.2”

The Wrangler’s standard rear seats fold to accommodate long and bulky cargo. The Range Rover Evoque Convertible doesn’t offer folding rear seats, only a ski pass-through.

The Wrangler’s rear cargo window opens separately from the rest of the left swing out door to allow quicker loading of small packages. The Range Rover Evoque’s rear cargo window doesn’t open.

Servicing Ease

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The engine in the Wrangler is mounted longitudinally (North-South), instead of sideways, as in the Range Rover Evoque. This makes it easier to service and maintain, because the accessory belts are in front.

Ergonomics

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The Wrangler’s instruments include an oil pressure gauge and a temperature gauge – which could save your engine! Often ‘idiot lights’ don’t warn you until damage has been done. The Range Rover Evoque does not have an oil pressure gauge.

To improve rear visibility by keeping the rear window clear, the Wrangler offers an optional rear wiper. The Range Rover Evoque Convertible doesn’t offer a rear wiper.

Consumer Reports rated the Wrangler’s headlight performance “Very Good,” a higher rating than the Range Rover Evoque’s headlights, which were rated “Fair.”

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the Wrangler has standard extendable sun visors. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer extendable visors.

The Wrangler Sahara/Rubicon has a 115-volt a/c outlet on the center console, allowing you to recharge a laptop or run small household appliances without special adapters that can break or get misplaced. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer a house-current electrical outlet.

Recommendations

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The Jeep Wrangler outsold the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque by almost sixteen to one during 2017.

CONCLUSION

Both the Jeep and the Ranger Rover were great to drive and showed just how capable some SUVs are right off the showroom floor. In the battle of hardware vs clever software we’re all winners because both make it more fun to off-road.

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