We’ve all been there. In the lead-up to a big new product release, you break down, say “screw it,” and make an impulse purchase instead. Hey, something is better than nothing, right? Well, in the 4×4 world, there are few upcoming trucks more anticipated than the Jeep Wrangler pickup, which will arrive as a 2018 or 2019 model.
Best case scenario: The truck could be here as early as late 2017 if it’s a 2018. But if it’s a 2019 that could be another year and a half. With Jeep fans already counting down the days, that’s a long time to wait.
Well, we hate to blow up Fiat Chrysler’s spot here. But if you want the ruggedness and off-road capability of the Wrangler pickup but just can’t wait, there are plenty of trucks already out there that have you covered. Being a stand-in for a Jeep means bare-bones vintage iron is on the table. (Jeep fans love some vintage off-roaders.) And thanks to all those lifted custom Wrangler Unlimiteds fetching $60,000-plus at dealerships, it also means we have pretty big budget to work with. So if you want to wait for the most anticipated pickup since the Ford Raptor but lack the impulse control to wait it out, here are 10 trucks that should fill that Jeep-shaped void in your heart.