2018 Jeep Wrangler verdict

With more than 75 years of heritage behind it from arguably the most famous nam...

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Alan Taylor-Jones
5 Jul 2017 08:07 | Last updated: 12 Jul 2018 12:19

Jeep refers to the Wrangler as a utility vehicle (or UV) rather than a sports utility vehicle (SUV) for a good reason – there’s nothing sporty about it. While performance isn't too shabby, it feels out of its depth should you corner it even moderately briskly.

Indeed, if you spend most of your time on the road, we’d think very carefully and take a long test drive before buying one. While some might think it charming in an old-fashioned kind of way, we suspect most will find it far too agricultural.

However, the Wrangler is much happier off the road than it is on it. With the demise of the Land Rover Defender, there probably isn't anything on sale that’s quite so capable off the beaten track.


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Rated 2 out of 5


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Rivals:

Audi Q5

BMW X3


Jeep Wrangler 2.2 Sahara 4dr

Price from £35,000 (est) Engine 4cyl, 2143cc, diesel Power 197bhp at 3500rpm Torque 332lb ft at 2000rpm Gearbox 8-spd automatic 0-62mph 9.6sec Top speed 112mph Official economy 37.2mpg CO2, tax band 202g/km, 37%

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