Comparison - Jeep Wrangler JK Rubicon 2018 - vs - Mercedes-Benz G-Class G63 AMG 2019

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Jeep J8,Jeep TJL-J8

Also called:

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Mercedes-Benz 2014 G-Class commercial
Average Price: 
33,645
Updated: 
02 Feb 2018
Updated: 
23 Nov 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2018
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Manual
7-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
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

A Mercedes-Benz G-Class isn't a logical buy, but that's just why it has endured so long. Not everyone wants an economical sedan, after all.
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class has moved far from its roots as a utilitarian vehicle designed with soldiers in mind.

Pros
Authentic design and heritage
Stellar off road
Luxuriously updated inside
Phenomenal powertrains

Cons
You could buy a fleet of Jeep Wranglers for this money
Dated in every possible way
Sits so high, it comes with its own steps
Requires off-road skill, for better or worse

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class ranks 8 out of 8 Luxury Large SUVs. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is more of a status symbol than an everyday SUV. It costs more than every competitor, and it isn't particularly practical to drive anywhere but off road. However, if you want something that'll grab attention and impress, it doesn’t get more distinctive than the G-Class, also known as the G550.

Pros
Excellent off-roader
Muscular engines

Cons
Unsettling ride for luxury class
Cumbersome and difficult to handle on pavement
Few driver assistance technologies

By: 
usnews.com

For 2017 the G-Class gains a new variant: the G550 4x4², which gains more ground clearance, larger tires and a revised suspension. New cosmetic packages (Designo Manufaktur Luxury and Mojave packages, Night package) have been introduced.

Pros
Iconic design is instantly recognizable
Outstanding forward visibility
Unusually quiet when driving on-road
Lots of cosmetic customization potential

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

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
17.00mpg
11.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
21.00mpg
13.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
48
Cylinders: 
6
V
12
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.60L
6.00L
Torque: 
260ft-lbs
at 4 800rpm
450ft-lbs
at 4 750rpm
Horsepower: 
285hp
at 6 400rpm
426hp
at 5 000rpm
Turning Circle: 
40.80Feet
44.60Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

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
yes
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.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
164.30in
187.50in
Width: 
73.70in
71.80in
Height: 
72.60in
76.30in
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
42.20
Front Hip Room: 
55.60in
51.50in
Front Leg Room: 
41.00in
52.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.80in
56.30in
Rear Head Room: 
40.30
40.10
Rear Hip Room: 
44.70in
53.90in
Rear leg room: 
35.60in
41.90in
Rear Shoulder room: 
44.70in
56.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
56.50cu.ft
79.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity: 
2000lbs
7000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
12.80cu.ft
40.30cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
42.20degrees
36.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
32.50degrees
27.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
4315.00lbs
5913.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
no
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
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
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
10 -way power 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
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Dual zone climate controls - driver and passenger

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 surround audio (discrete)
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
450 watts stereo output
Harman/kardon premium brand speakers
Mast antenna
Radio data system
6 Months of provided satellite radio service
1 subwoofer(s)
Speed sensitive volume control
Harman/kardon premium brand stereo system
12 total speakers

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
21 X 9.5
Wheels more: 
Fullsize matching spare tire
Polished alloy wheels
Outside Rear Mounted Spare Tire
All Terrain Tires
All season tires
Fullsize Non-Matching Spare Tire
Outside Rear Mounted Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
75
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
295.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R21

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Front ventilated disc brakes
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
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
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*
Pre-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

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