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Review of: Jeep Wrangler
Car Review By:
Ahmad Wali
Version:
2014
Price:
£28,995 - £33,425

Reviewed by:
Rating:
3
On March 31, 2014
Last modified:March 31, 2014

Summary:

As an off-road 4x4 SUV, Jeep Wrangler is no doubt a perfect companion and it won't disappoint you. One drawback is that resale value isn't strong.

Jeep Wrangler is keeping the tradition alive with its latest Jeep Wrangler. It is no doubt a perfect off-road SUV and diesel engine makes it a best buy. Jeep Wrangler has maintained its legendary status in rough terrains, and also feels much smooth than Land Rover Defender on the road.

However, there are few drawbacks like seats are not comfortable and resale values are not even comparable to Land Rover Defender. Still Jeep stands strong with producing its one millionth Jeep Wrangler in 2013.

Very few cars can match the Wrangler’s extraordinary ability on off-road and there is no doubt that you are driving one of the best off-road SUVs. You won’t be disappointed on the road as well with good cornering as long as your speed is reasonable. Ride is somewhat unstable, but you will feel comfortable most of the time. It will take time to get used to vague steering.

Jeep Wrangler Price

Model

Price

2.8 CRD Sahara

£28,995

3.6 V6 Sahara

£29,000

3.6 V6 Rubicon

£29,900

2.8 CRD Sahara

£30,665

3.6 V6 Sahara

£30,670

2.8 CRD Overland

£31,145

3.6 V6 Overland

£31,150

2.8 CRD Sahara Axle+

£31,275

3.6 V6 Rubicon

£31,570

2.8 CRD Overland

£32,815

3.6 V6 Overland

£32,820

2.8 CRD Overland Axle+

£33,425

Power & Performance

The 2.8 litre diesel engine produces 197bhp and 339lb ft of torque that is enough to push the 4×4 SUV out of trouble during off-roading. Performance on the road is fairly decent, but the car can be your off-road partner. You can also choose the agile 3.6 litre V6 petrol engine, which produces 280bhp and 256lb ft of torque. It is quick, but also the running costs will sky rocket that doesn’t worth the price.

Diesel engine sounds reasonable and feels smooth during off-road tours. The engine noise increases when you pile-up revs. Road noise is kept to minimum, but the front end and big door mirror means that wind noise will penetrate during high speeds. You will also hear suspension knocking sound beneath you during rough terrain tours.

Interior & Exterior

It is not the most comfortable SUVs to drive and driving position isn’t easy to adjust either. Remember, Jeep Wrangler is built to be an off-road 4×4 not a luxury city SUV. You can adjust the steering wheel for rake not for reach, which makes it quite difficult to adjust. There is good visibility from the front, but rear visibility isn’t good. Dashboard controls are simple and easy to use.

There is good practical space inside the car, but the rear headroom is disappointing. The two door version is more awkward when you try to get inside from the back. There is decent boot space and removing the roof can make it look like a small box pick-up truck.

Jeep Wrangler comes pre-loaded with decent equipment and the entry level Sahara trim comes with everything that you need. Some of the features include climate control, automatic lights, Bluetooth, hill descent control and all the off-road material that you need. Overland model comes with heated seats and the Rubicon model is purely built for off-road challenges with off-road mechanics.

Exterior styling is quite impressive keeping the legendary Jeep Wrangler shape. Most of the people like the shape because of the unique design.

Safety & Reliability

It is the safest car to drive and all the trims comes with two airbags and stability control system comes standard. To protect your vehicle from thieves, there is built-in engine immobiliser.

The cabin is practical that you can ever imagine and it provides decent quality material. The reliability of mechanics is well maintained by the Jeep from over the years. You are also covered with Jeep limited warranty, you must check with your local dealer for service and warranty information.

eBest Cars Verdict

Jeep Wrangler is a special segment 4×4 off-road SUV that comes with a reasonable price. There is only one drawback that the resale values aren’t strong. It falls in tax band K-M, which means you will be paying extra tax. We haven’t seen a green SUV so far and Jeep Wrangler is also the same, which produces 213 – 273 g/km of CO2. It is recommended for buyers who are looking for off-road adventures with minimum city tours.

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As an off-road 4x4 SUV, Jeep Wrangler is no doubt a perfect companion and it won't disappoint you. One drawback is that resale value isn't strong.
 

About the author: Ahmad Wali

 

Ahmad Wali is associated with automotive industry from past 4 years. Also the member of the Cars Edition Magazine and critique for latest car reviews. Apart from Automotive industry he is an Entrepreneur running blog network including UK eBest Cars. Say Hello on twitter

 

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