liked my 2007 Sahara, Love my 2012 Rubi. like tom said, it only gets a couple of mpg more but i think the ride is a bit better. I use mine as my daily driver over 100 miles per day and being able to get over 300 miles per tank is a plus for me. i like the 6 speed and 4:10's and that, along with more power is the reason i got mine. not for the crawling ability although it don't hurt. i go to upstate n.y. a couple of times a year and get into some serious back woods log roads. some can be pretty challenging, especially if it has some snow on the ground. the sahara did fine, but was at too high geared for me even in low range. Either way i think you'll be fine, although the 6 speed is fun to drive.