Certified Benz & Beemer Compares 2013 Jeep Wrangler VS 2013 BMW X6 Near Phoenix, AZ

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2013 Jeep Wrangler

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2013 BMW X6

Safety Comparison

For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Jeep Wrangler are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The BMW X6 doesn’t offer height-adjustable seat belts.

Both the Wrangler and the X6 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, available front seat side-impact airbags and head airbags.

Warranty Comparison

Jeep’s powertrain warranty covers the Wrangler 1 year and 50,000 miles longer than BMW covers the X6. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 5 years or 100,000 miles. Coverage on the X6 ends after only 4 years or 50,000 miles.

There are over 8 times as many Jeep dealers as there are BMW dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Wrangler’s warranty.

Reliability Comparison

The Wrangler has a solid front axle with a floating power axle for durability that the X6’s independent front suspension and exposed front driveshafts don’t offer.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Jeep Wrangler uses regular unleaded gasoline. The X6 requires premium, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

Tires and Wheels Comparison

The Wrangler has a standard full size spare tire so your trip isn’t interrupted by a flat. A full size spare isn’t available on the X6, it requires you to depend on a temporary spare or run-flat tires, either of, which has mileage and speed limitations.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

For better maneuverability, the Wrangler 2dr’s turning circle is 7.1 feet tighter than the X6’s (34.9 feet vs. 42 feet). The Wrangler Unlimited’s turning circle is .8 feet tighter than the X6’s (41.2 feet vs. 42 feet).

Chassis Comparison

The Jeep Wrangler may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 900 to 1000 pounds less than the BMW X6.

The Wrangler Unlimited is 1 foot, 6.6 inches shorter than the X6, making the Wrangler easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Wrangler Unlimited has 6.3 cubic feet more passenger volume than the X6 (104 vs. 97.7).

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Wrangler Unlimited has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat up than the X6 with its rear seat up (31.5 vs. 25.6 cubic feet). The Wrangler Unlimited has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat folded than the X6 with its rear seat folded (70.6 vs. 59.7 cubic feet).

A low lift-over cargo hatch design makes loading and unloading the Wrangler Unlimited easier. The Wrangler Unlimited’s cargo hatch lift-over height is 31.4 inches, while the X6’s liftover is 33 inches. The Wrangler 2dr’s liftover is only 27.8 inches.

The Wrangler’s cargo area is larger than the X6’s in almost every dimension:

Wrangler 2dr

Wrangler Unlimited


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A standard locking glovebox and standard locking center console keeps your small valuables safer in the Wrangler. The X6 doesn’t offer locking storage for small valuables.

Ergonomics Comparison

The Wrangler Sahara/Rubicon Automatic offers a remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver's house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The driver can also remotely turn on the heater or air conditioner. The X6 doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

To improve rear visibility by keeping the rear window clear, the Wrangler offers an optional rear wiper. The X6 doesn’t offer a rear wiper.

The Wrangler offers an optional 115-volt a/c outlet in the center console, allowing you to recharge a laptop or run small household appliances without special adapters, which can break or get misplaced. The X6 doesn’t offer a house-current electrical outlet.

Economic Advantages Comparison

Insurance will cost less for the Wrangler owner. The Complete Car Cost Guide estimates that insurance for the Wrangler will cost $5875 to $9575 less than the X6 over a five-year period.

The Wrangler will cost the buyer less in the long run because of its superior resale value. The Intellichoice estimates that the Wrangler will retain 54.82% to 60.04% of its original price after five years, while the X6 only retains 48.06% to 50.9%.

Intellichoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Jeep Wrangler will be $32451 to $51545 less than for the BMW X6.

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