Comparison - Jeep Wrangler JK Rubicon 2018 - vs - Mercedes-Benz G-Class G 550 4×4² 2018

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Jeep J8,Jeep TJL-J8

Also called:

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Average Price: 
33,645
Updated: 
02 Feb 2018
227,300
Updated: 
23 Mar 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Manual
7-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.60gals
25.40gals
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: 
Alien Green
#45C244
Black
#000000
Capri Blue Metallic
#0F1441
Dakota Brown Metallic
#584A3D
Diamond Silver Metallic
#B0B9C3
Indium Grey Metallic
#4F4C45
Iridium Silver Metallic
#A5A5A5
Jade Green Metallic
#4E605D
Light Ivory
#E9E2D2
Magnetite Black Metallic
#282A27
Magma Red
#FF0300
Midnight Blue
#09183F
Paprika Metallic
#87120A
Polar White
#FFFFFF
Steel Grey Metallic
#6A7575
Storm Red Metallic
#4F0200
Verde Brook Metallic
#3E3E3C
designo Graphite Metallic
#524E4B
designo Magno Night Black Matte
#000000
designo Magno Platinum Matte
#A2A2A2
designo Mauritius Blue
#2654D2
designo Mystic Blue Metallic
#0C4674
designo Mystic Brown Metallic
#653C2F
designo Mystic Red Metallic
#C1C1C1
designo Mystic White
#E5E5E5
designo Platinum Black Metallic
#000000
Galacticbeam
#973462
Sunsetbeam
#FFAA11

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

Sure, crossovers make more sense as luxury vehicles. But that's not why you want a 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class in your garage.The 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is a soldier in a business suit.

Pros
Classic authenticity
That “clunk” the doors make when they close
Wild off-road ability from the G550 4x4²
Faster than it ever should be

Cons
Or you could buy seven Jeep Wranglers, one for every weekday
Light on safety tech
G550 4x4² presents many urban challenges
New 2019 just around the corner

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class ranked #8 in Luxury Large SUVs. Currently the Mercedes-Benz G-Class has a score of 7.4 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 80 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Excellent off-roader
Powerful engines
Premium cabin materials

Cons
Abysmal fuel economy
Subpar on-road handling
Below-average cargo space
Shorter features list than rivals
High price

By: 
usnews.com

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class remains mostly unchanged for 2018. It will be fully redesigned for the 2019 model year. To commemorate the end of a very long production run, a few special-edition models be available and are limited to cosmetic touches inside and out.

PROS
Iconic design is instantly recognizable
Outstanding forward visibility
Unusually quiet when on the road
Lots of cosmetic customization potential

CONS
Compromised off-road ability
Poor interior packaging leaves little useful space
Difficult to get into and out of
Awful steering, handling, drivability and fuel economy

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
17.00mpg
11.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
21.00mpg
11.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
32
Cylinders: 
6
V
8
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.60L
4.00L
Torque: 
260ft-lbs
at 4 800rpm
450ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
Horsepower: 
285hp
at 6 400rpm
416hp
at 5 250rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
40.80Feet
46.90Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
no
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
no
yes
Rear View Camera: 
no
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Cargo Floor Mats
Front Door Pockets
Leather Steering Wheel
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Destination Download*
Concierge Service*
Roadside Assistance*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
164.30in
177.10in
Width: 
73.70in
86.20in
Height: 
72.60in
88.00in
Ground Clearance: 
10.00in
7.70in
Front Track: 
59.60in
Rear Track: 
59.60in
Wheel Base: 
95.40in
112.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.30
42.40
Rear Head Room: 
40.30
40.10
Front Leg Room: 
41.00in
52.50in
Rear leg room: 
35.60in
41.90in
Front Hip Room: 
55.60in
51.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.80in
56.30in
Rear Hip Room: 
44.70in
53.90in
Rear Shoulder room: 
44.70in
56.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
56.50cu.ft
79.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
2000lbs
7000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
12.80cu.ft
38.60cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
42.20degrees
Angle of Departure: 
32.50degrees
43.80degrees
Curb Weight: 
4315.00lbs
6825.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
no
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
Remote keyless power door locks
Heated Mirrors

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
Multi-level heating passenger seat
10 -way power driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Premium leather
Height adjustable passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
10 -way power passenger seat
Sport Front Seats
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding Rear Seatback
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Multi-Level Heating

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Stabilizer bar stabilizer bar

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
no
yes
Climate Control: 
no
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Leather steering wheel
Air conditioning
Dual vanity mirrors
Cargo floor mats
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Suede And Leather Steering Wheel

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
yes
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
yes
More Entertainment: 
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB connection
8 total speakers
12 Months of provided satellite radio service
USB connection
Memory card slot
Surround audio (discrete)
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
450 watts stereo output
Harman/kardon premium brand speakers
6 Months of provided satellite radio service
1 subwoofer(s)
Speed sensitive volume control
Harman/kardon premium brand stereo system
12 total speakers
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
no
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Manual convertible roof
Privacy glass
Removable soft top
Variable intermittent wipers
Remote sunroof operation
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Intermittent wipers
Power steel sunroof
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 X 7.5-In
22 X 9.5
Wheels more: 
Fullsize matching spare tire
Polished alloy wheels
Outside Rear Mounted Spare Tire
All Terrain Tires
All Terrain Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
75
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
325.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R22

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Front ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
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
Vehicle Alarm notification*
Emergency Service*
Post-Collision Safety System
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Cornering lights
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Rear height adjustable headrests
Self-leveling headlights
Brake drying
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Turn Signal Mirrors
4-Wheel ABS
2 Front Headrests
3 Rear Headrests

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
Designo Mafufaktur Mojave Package
Designo Manufaktur Two-Tone Nappa Leather Upholstery
Night Package
AMG Performance Studio Package - Solarbeam
AMG Performance Studio Package - Alien Green
AMG Performance Studio Package - Galacticbeam
AMG Performance Studio Package - Magma Red
AMG Performance Studio Package - Sunsetbeam
AMG Nappa/DINAMICA Performance Steering Wheel
DINAMICA Interior Package
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
Rear Spare Tire Surround Painted In Body Color
20" AMG 5-Spoke Wheels (Black)
21" AMG Cross-Spoke (Black)
20" AMG 5-Spoke Wheels
20" AMG Twin 5-Spoke Wheels
20" AMG Twin 5-Spoke Wheels (Black)
Outer Protective Strips In Carbon Fiber
Stainless Steel Brush Guard
AMG "Acceleration Lines"
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
Rear Seat Entertainment System
DINAMICA Headliner
All-Season Floor Mats
Heated Steering Wheel
Designo Carbon Fiber Look Leather
Grab Handles In Black Leather
Leather And Burl Walnut Steering Wheel
Designo Manufaktur Two-Tone Nappa Steering Wheel

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black Leather, premium leather
#000000
Chestnut/Black Leather, premium leather
#5B4844
Grey/Black Leather, premium leather
#9B9B9B
designo Auburn Brown Nappa Leather, premium leather
#473934
designo Black Nappa Leather, premium leather
#000000
designo Classic Red Nappa Leather, premium leather
#7E2523
designo Light Brown Nappa Leather, premium leather
#6F4C3E
designo Mystic Red Nappa Leather, premium leather
#604343
designo Porcelain Nappa Leather, premium leather
#C9B7A0
designo Sand Nappa Leather, premium leather
#AA8E77
designo Titan Gray Pearl Nappa Leather, premium leather
#696667