Thursday, August 1, 2013

Jeep Wrangler JK vs. Nissan Patrol GU

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.


  1. well, the pictures here speak for themselves. when someone uses the term carnage in describing an adventure it always jolts me to read between the lines. I am a lover of the out door and I believe there is no better way of doing it than in a jeep. whichever brand you ride in, the adventure is bound to be great. thank God you made it back safe and sound.
    Jeep Compass

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