Breathtaking off-road and not too bad on it, either. The diesel engine makes the Wrangler a realistic purchase for mainstream buyers
The steering is vague, the seats aren't very comfortable and the resale values aren't as strong as a Land Rover Defender's
On the road
What it’s like to drive, and how quiet it is
The 4.0-litre six-cylinder engine has real verve, but lazy drivers will also find it accommodating and undemanding. There’s plenty of low-down grunt giving good in-gear flexibility, whether on or off the road.
Ride & Handling
The suspension set-up that makes the Wrangler such an off-road star shows its lack of sophistication on the Tarmac. It serves up roly-poly handling and a jittery ride, not helped by slow-witted steering. In normal rear-drive mode, <\n>the engine sends too much grunt to the back wheels, making it occasionally tricky in poor conditions.
The 4.0-litre unit allows reasonably smooth cruising. That said, some of the engine noise that comes into the cabin can be attributed to the soft-top. The hard-top option is quieter and much better at absorbing aural irritations. However, both wind and road noise can be considerable.