Jason's Wrangler Unlimited

 Jason

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
(Drove)
Rating: 3 / 10
Year:
2015
Drivetrain:
4WD
Trim:
Unlimited
Doors:
4
Speeds:
6
Seats:
Power (hp):
Torque (lb-ft):
Type:
SUV
Country:
US
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The interior: It's got the typical sort of bare-bones Wrangler interior. Cloth seats that are fairly hard, a standard radio without any kind of infotainment screen, and it's pretty tight space-wise. If you've never been in a Jeep, they look roomy from the outside, but tend to be fairly cramped inside, especially in the back seats.

The tech: Bluetooth, and really not much of anything else.

Driving: It's got a V6, which makes me think I should be able to zip around a little bit, but that's definitely not the case. It's got those giant off-road tires, that standard Jeep high center of gravity, and it's pretty big and monstrous. It's definitely still got some power, and I can understand enjoying that sound you get when you punch the accelerator, but overall, it's not really a highway and traffic kind of car.

The value: Jeeps tend to hold their value fairly well, and there are still a decent number of older ones on the road. In my experience, they're fairly needy cars though, and personally I can't justify paying the extra money for one. Plus they're gas guzzlers, which makes them rough for commuting.

All that said, if you want an off-roader, or you're into the big and rugged cars, and you don't need a ton of space, this is a great choice for you. I'd try to go as new as you can go, and learn the Jeep wave, but by all means, have at it.

As I've made clear, I'm not a Jeep guy, and this one did not win me over. Rough ride, minimal interior space, bad fuel economy, abysmal crash test ratings, and this one's got a soft-top, which is not great in the Northeast, where it snows from October to June.
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