In my opinion, there are several 4x4's in competion with the jeep, Land cruiser, Hummer, Land rover to name a few. I prefer Jeep because it is the origional and has a long history of making offroad vehicles. Jeep has for the most part cared about what it customers wanted in a 4x4. Light, manuverable, easy to work on, easy to modify, and very universal. Yes Wranglers aren't the fanciest on the market but as far as the capabilities the are the best, my opinion only. If you want a vehicle that will be basically your pal in a sticky situation. The jeep is it. The functionality of the wrangler is the best part of it. If I want to get through a mud pit, it can do it, If I want to take a trail to my hunting cabin, it will work, and if I want to go through a pass that is blocked by a rock slide, it will do it. They are not indestructable but pretty dang close. My opinion is pretty slanted toward jeep as you see.