The Nissan Patrol, like the Toyota Land Cruiser, Suzuki Samurai/Jimny, and Land Rover Series/Defender are known around the world for being the toughest and most capable 4x4s available to the Average Joe. Jeeps have traditionally been top of the heap in America, but with so few of them exported to other countries, there have not been many direct comparisons against foreign benchmarks.
Until now. With the introduction of the JK-series Jeep Wrangler, many more have been sold overseas than any other model Jeep. And since Fiat's purchase of Chrysler Corporation a few years ago, the JK's exports have grown substantially as Fiat works to make Jeep a global brand. The Jeep brand - and the Jeep Wrangler in particular - is finally getting a chance to prove itself in places and against vehicles it's never before faced.
The following videos were produced by some Australians who have had fun putting a new Jeep Wrangler JK with a mild 2.5-inch American Expedition Vehicles suspension lift and 33-inch tires up against some Nissan Patrol GUs in real-world trails and obstacles. The differences in offroad ability are substantial - and note that this Jeep is a Sport model, not the high-zoot Rubicon edition with the additional offroad equipment that further sets the Wrangler ahead of its peers.