Comparison - Jeep Wrangler JK Rubicon 2018 - vs - Lada niva 4x4 2018

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Other Names:

Also called:

Jeep J8,Jeep TJL-J8

Also called:

Lada 4x4,Lada Bushman,Lada Cossack,Lada Fora,Lada Hussar,Lada Job,Lada Neve,Lada Sport,Lada Taiga

Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
33,645
Updated: 
02 Feb 2018
Updated: 
11 Jan 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
4
Transmission: 
6-speed Manual
5-speed Manual
Bluetooth: 
yes
no
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
no
Doors: 
5
3
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.60gals
11.10gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Granite Crystal Metallic
#333738
Xtreme Purple Pearl
#4B2175
Firecracker Red Clear
#CC1301
Rhino Clear-Coat
#454B59
Billet Silver Metallic
#837F7C
Bright White
#FFFFFF
Gobi Clear
#7B6F57
Black Clear Coat
#0E0A09
Chief Clear-Coat
#1F8FBD
Color: 
#005160
#5C604D
#C4A448
#FFFFFF
#371723

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler skips over the on-road part of the driving test, and heads straight for the hills.

Pros
The undisputed off-road champion
Singular style
Smooth and strong V-6
A few concessions to modernity inside

Cons
Rough-and-tumble ride
Poor on-road handling
Expensive high-end editions
Remarkably poor safety scores
Soft tops are fussy to use

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The Jeep Wrangler is completely redesigned for 2018. Note that this review covers the new Wrangler. The previous-generation model, the Wrangler JK, is covered separately.

PROS
Unrelentingly capable off-road
Maintains the rugged Jeep character
Increased capability and comfort compared to old models
Extensive customization options from the factory and aftermarket

CONS
Mild towing capability for an otherwise highly capable rig
Less cargo space than some conventional crossovers
Standard V6 engine is a little underwhelming

By: 
edmunds.com

Pros
There are few vehicles more capable off-road than the Wrangler JK. Equipped with removable doors, a removable roof, and a fold-down windshield, the four-wheel-drive Wrangler JK is one of the most fun and proficient ways to explore off the beaten path or to feel the wind in your hair. It’s also hard not to fall for the Wrangler JK’s charming and simple design, which can trace its roots back to the Willys MB Jeep of World War II fame.

Cons
The Wrangler JK’s off-road capability comes at the cost of its on-road manners. Live front and rear axles do the Wrangler JK’s ride quality no favors. The body also rolls precariously in turns, and the stability-control system regularly cuts in to prevent the droptop SUV from actually rolling over. Wind noise is exceptionally loud at highway speeds, and this Jeep drinks gas like it’s at an open bar. The available touchscreen infotainment system also is slow to respond to inputs and suffers from poor ergonomics.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Rough, tough, rugged and chunky to drive, the Lada Niva won’t appeal to sophisticated SUV drivers – it feels like a car from the past. Unsurprisingly, the UK importer is targeting the agricultural market, offering it as an alternative to a second-hand Land Rover Defender. With a two-year warranty and a whole load of old-school appeal, it has a certain charm – although its best days are long behind it.

This really is a Lada Niva, and you can buy it new for less than £10,000! Although you would be forgiven for thinking it died years ago, Russia’s favourite 4x4 is still in production, and it’s being imported to the UK again for the first time since 1997.

The interior is basic and not terribly comfortable, while there are three simple levers sprouting from the transmission tunnel to control low/high ratios, the diff lock and the five-speed box.
Space is in short supply in the rear, and the LPG tank takes up most of the luggage bay. Yet despite these drawbacks, the Niva appeals with its old-fashioned honesty, plus its off-road ability

But the car is accomplished in mud and gravel, and the short wheelbase, high ground clearance and torquey engine ensure only the roughest terrain will stop it.

By: 
autoexpress.co.uk

Its compact size and a 4 wheel drive are the qualities of LADA 4х4 that are important in any city, both in old curving streets and on crowded avenues.

Other traits that cannot leave a city person indifferent are comfort and original style. We took into account these wishes and created LADA 4х4 Urban.

Number one in the list of options for the city is an air conditioner. An effective conditioning system quickly creates a comfortable temperature in a compact cabin of LADA 4х4 Urban, and a pleasant freshness stays longer thanks to sunscreen glasses

The observability is improved thanks to power heated exterior mirrors and a bigger cleaning zone of the back window

A more strict black covering replaced chrome on door knobs and window seals

By: 
lada.ru

The Niva has impressive off-road credentials thanks to steep attack and departure angles, as well as a low-ratio gearbox and locking centre differential. However, as soon as its wheels touch Tarmac, the problems start

Faster trips are more fraught affairs because the engine doesn't really have the power to make cruising pleasurable, and overtaking on the motorway requires a lot of forward planning.

The Niva is available only as a left-hand drive, three-door hatchback, so isn't the easiest car to live with. True, the dashboard is simple enough principally because there's almost nothing on it but fit and finish feel like they're from another century, and some of the plastics have an alarmingly flimsy feel.

Still, at least the weak performance perfectly compliments the Niva's poor ride and road holding. The ride is unsettled and there's severe body roll when cornering. The steering is reasonably light, but it's also slow and numb

By: 
whatcar.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
17.00mpg
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
21.00mpg
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
V
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.60L
1.70L
Torque: 
260ft-lbs
at 4 800rpm
95ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
Horsepower: 
285hp
at 6 400rpm
83hp
at 5 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
40.80Feet
36.00Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
no
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
no
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
no
yes
Rear View Camera: 
no
no
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Cargo Floor Mats
Front Door Pockets
Leather Steering Wheel
Cup Holders-Rear
Remote Fuel Lid Opener

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
164.30in
147.20in
Width: 
73.70in
66.14in
Height: 
72.60in
64.50in
Ground Clearance: 
10.00in
8.00in
Front Track: 
56.69in
Rear Track: 
55.91in
Wheel Base: 
95.40in
86.60in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.30
Rear Head Room: 
40.30
Front Leg Room: 
41.00in
Rear leg room: 
35.60in
Front Hip Room: 
55.60in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.80in
Rear Hip Room: 
44.70in
Rear Shoulder room: 
44.70in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
56.50cu.ft
17.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
2000lbs
1322lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
12.80cu.ft
9.29cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
42.20degrees
Angle of Departure: 
32.50degrees
Curb Weight: 
4315.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
no
Clock: 
yes
no
Trip computer: 
no
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no
More Instruments: 
Remote Trunk Opener
Low Fuel Warning Light

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
no
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
no
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
LED headlights
Power Steering

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
4 -way manuel passenger seat adjustment
6 -way manual driver seat adjustments
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Cloth
Foldable Rear Seat
Adjustable Seats
Fabric Upholstery
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
Rear Seat Headrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Independent wheel suspension with four trailing arms and stabilizer
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Undivided axle with four longitudinal links and panhard rod

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
no
yes
Climate Control: 
no
no
More Comfort Features: 
Leather steering wheel
Air conditioning
Dual vanity mirrors
Cargo floor mats
Air Conditioner

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB connection
8 total speakers
12 Months of provided satellite radio service
CD Player
Speakers Front

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
no
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Manual convertible roof
Privacy glass
Removable soft top
Variable intermittent wipers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
no
Wheel size: 
17 X 7.5-In
16
Wheels more: 
Fullsize matching spare tire
Polished alloy wheels
Outside Rear Mounted Spare Tire
All Terrain Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
75
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
175.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
75
Diameter: 
R16

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
no
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
no
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
no
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
no
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
no
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
no
More Safety Features: 
Post-collision safety system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
MOPAR Electronic Vehicle Tracking System
Supplemental Front Seat Side Airbags
Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank
Front Impact Beams
Side Impact Beams
Door Ajar Warning
Crash Sensor
Brake Assist
Seat Belt Warning
Rear Seat Belts

Options

Packages: 
Smoker's Group
Trailer Tow Group
Dual Top Group
Power Convenience Group
Cold Weather Group
Quick Order Package 24r
Quick Order Package 23r
Exterior Options: 
Metal Half Doors W/Locks
3-Piece Black Hard Top
Oversize Spare Tire Carrier
Swing Gate Reinforcement
Jeep Trail Rated Kit
Body Color 3-Piece Hard Top
Body Color Fender Flares
Premium Black Sunrider Soft Top
Deep Tint Sunscreen Windows
Interior Options: 
Freedom Top Hard Top Headliner
Air Conditioning w/Automatic Temperature Control
Radio 430N
Leather Trimmed Bucket Seats
Heated Front Seats
Mopar Premium Sound And Leather
Alpine 9 Speaker W/All Weather Subwoofer
MOPAR Slush Mats