Jeep Wrangler review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Costs & verdict

Jeep Wrangler 2019 infotainment
  • Jeep Wrangler 2019 Front tracking shot
  • Jeep Wrangler 2019 rear tracking shot
  • Jeep Wrangler 2019 RHD dashboard
  • Jeep Wrangler 2019 rear seats
  • Jeep Wrangler 2019 infotainment
  • Jeep Wrangler 2019 head-on tracking shot
  • Jeep Wrangler 2019 off-road tracking shot
  • Jeep Wrangler 2019 off-road tracking shot
  • Jeep Wrangler 2019 off-road tracking shot
  • Jeep Wrangler 2019 off-road tracking shot, wide
  • Jeep Wrangler 2019 RHD front seats
  • Jeep Wrangler 2019 RHD boot open
  • Jeep Wrangler 2019 RHD boot open
  • Jeep Wrangler 2019 Front tracking shot
  • Jeep Wrangler 2019 rear tracking shot
  • Jeep Wrangler 2019 RHD dashboard
  • Jeep Wrangler 2019 rear seats
  • Jeep Wrangler 2019 infotainment
  • Jeep Wrangler 2019 head-on tracking shot
  • Jeep Wrangler 2019 off-road tracking shot
  • Jeep Wrangler 2019 off-road tracking shot
  • Jeep Wrangler 2019 off-road tracking shot
  • Jeep Wrangler 2019 off-road tracking shot, wide
  • Jeep Wrangler 2019 RHD front seats
  • Jeep Wrangler 2019 RHD boot open
  • Jeep Wrangler 2019 RHD boot open
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

The two-door Jeep Wrangler isn't a cheap off roader like the Suzuki Jimny; in fact it costs more than some versions of premium SUV rivals, such as the Audi Q5 and BMW X3. There's little difference in list price between petrol and diesel variants, and the slightly pricier four-door Unlimited is worth considering for its added practicality.

It’s likely that the diesel engine will leave you with more money in your pocket in the long-run, though; its WLTP combined fuel economy figures suggest that up to 30.4mpg is possible, compared to 26.4 for the petrol. Both engines emit 192g/km of CO2, and will make company car users liable for the highest rate of Benefit-in-Kind tax.

Overview

The iconic Jeep Wrangler is a car you buy with your heart rather than your head, unless you have a rugged future mapped out for it. It looks great and has enough standard equipment to match some more premium large SUVs, and its off-road prowess can’t be denied, either. However, on the road, it lags a long way behind rivals in just about every area.

  • Fantastic off-road ability
  • Good standard equipment
  • Noisy diesel engine
  • Expensive to buy and run
  • Poor ride quality