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Let’s make something clear. If you think you’ll be looking down your nose at people from behind the wheel of a small SUV, then we’re afraid you’re mistaken.
While they are easier to get in and out of and provide slightly better forward visibility, they’re often more expensive to buy than the small hatchback they’re usually based on, use more fuel and handle more sloppily. Oh, and very few are actually very capable off road, despite their looks.
If you buy a Jeep Wrangler, you’ll solve that last problem; it’ll go further off road than anything else in its class. On the subject of classes, the Wrangler straddles a couple of them; although the smaller three-door version is up against small SUVs in terms of length, you can also choose a five-door model that grows in size enough to put it up against large SUVs.
You have the choice of a 197bhp 2.8-litre diesel engine or a 280bhp 3.6 V6 petrol unit, both coming with a six-speed automatic gearbox and all-wheel drive as standard. The three-door model is diesel only and comes in one trim: Sahara. The five-door Wrangler is available with either engine and Sahara or Rubicon trim.
The Wrangler has the iconic, retro style that many people long for, but does it really work as a daily driver? Read on for our full review that’ll take you through how it is to drive, what it’s like inside and how much it’ll cost to run.
And if you have already decided the Wrangler is the SUV for you, head over to our new car deals – you could bag yourself a bargain.
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