For The Jeep Wrangler is breathtaking off-road, and not too bad on it. The diesel engine makes it a realistic purchase.

Against The steering is vague, the seats a bit short on comfort and resale values are nowhere near a Land Rover Defender's.

Jeep Wrangler 4x4
22 5stars

The Jeep Wranglerstill lives up to its legendary status in the rough, but feels more civilised than a Land Rover Defender on-road.

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4.5

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There are 12 Jeep Wrangler versions available

4x4 2.8 CRD Sahara 3dr £30,225
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5
4x4 3.6 V6 Sahara 3dr £30,240
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5
4x4 3.6 V6 Rubicon 3dr £31,140
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5
4x4 2.8 CRD Sahara Axle+ 5dr £31,295
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5
4x4 2.8 CRD Sahara 5dr £31,895
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5
4x4 3.6 V6 Sahara 5dr £31,910
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5
4x4 2.8 CRD Overland 3dr £32,375
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5
4x4 3.6 V6 Overland 3dr £32,390
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5
4x4 3.6 V6 Rubicon 5dr £32,810
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5
4x4 2.8 CRD Overland Axle+ 5dr £33,445
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5
4x4 2.8 CRD Overland 5dr £34,045
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5
4x4 3.6 V6 Overland 5dr £34,060
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

If we're talking ultimate off-roaders, the Jeep Wrangler is up there with the Land Rover Defender. The Wrangler, however, isn’t as compromised as the Defender on the Tarmac. Plus, buyers who want to make the most of their Jeep's off-road abilities can take advantage of Skills Days - where they are taught off-road driving skills - or Jeep Trips, where they join a party to venture off-road.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the engine to go for is the 2.8-litre diesel - it has reasonable grunt at low revs, which is perfect for off-road use. Don’t go anywhere near the 3.6 V6 petrol – it’ll cost an absolute bomb to run.

There are three trim levels, two body styles, various roof options, manual and automatic transmissions and two different all-wheel drive systems. On all counts, we’d recommend going for the cheapest.

Reader test team says:

Jeep Wrangler 4x4 3.8 V6 Rubicon 3dr

I have been driving my Wrangler JK Overland for over two years now. It is great fun. Ride is a bit rustic but not annoying. It is surprisingly…

James Marshall

4 out of 5 stars

Jeep Wrangler 4x4 2.8 CRD Sahara 5dr

I owned an older Jeep Wrangler and had it as a fun second car, the older models (1998) were a bit to small for everyday use and the 4L petrol made it…

Mike Howard

5 out of 5 stars
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