If you’re a fan of a commanding driving position, you’ll love the Wrangler’s. You step up into a comfortable seat, with a great view down the long bonnet and onto the road ahead. Despite being a big beast, visibility in the Wrangler is better than you might expect, thanks to easy-to-see wheel arches marking out the sides of the car, big windows and the availability of a reversing camera and parking sensors.
Elsewhere, it’s a mixture of old and new school. High-spec Sahara models come with Jeep’s biggest 8.4in touchscreen infotainment system with a configurable 7.0in TFT display between the dials in front of the driver. Both have pin-sharp graphics, while the touchscreen is responsive and has menus that are easy enough to fathom.
As well as the usual functionality, there are off-road-specific pages on both displays that can show the angles you’re driving up or across and the temperatures of the mechanical gubbins underneath you. Our only complaint is that there are no physical shortcut buttons and some icons are a little small.
Quality has certainly taken a serious uplift from the previous car. There’s soft-touch plastic on the areas you touch regularly, a supple leather steering wheel, solid-feeling switches and even a leather-wrapped dashboard panel on Sahara models. Sure, it’s no Audi Q5, but that car can’t claim to have an interior you can hose out, like the Rubicon model’s.
Although we’ve been impressed so far, lesser Sport models get a smaller touchscreen and fewer bits of plush trim. We’ll have to get our hands on one of those to know exactly how good the Wrangler is at that price point.