Jeep Wrangler Hard Top

We say The old Wrangler is a poor choice on-road, but boasts genuine off-road ability. If you’re rich. And insane.Performance The Wranglers’ sole 184 bhp

We say The old Wrangler is a poor choice on-road, but boasts genuine off-road ability. If you’re rich. And insane.Performance The Wranglers’ sole 184 bhp 4.0-litre six-cylinder engine provides plenty of low-gear pull to sprint to 62mph in 8.5 seconds and cruises well; avoid the auto box, which dents power and fuel economyEmissions A frankly laughable 18mpg is possible with the manual 4.0 petrol engine – and that’s as good as it gets on the Wrangler.Driving The Wrangler is built on a poor chassis; its weak steering and suspension make for a terrible on-road drive. It is, however, very strong offroad.Feel The Wrangler is very noisy, especially with the soft-top.Space Rear access is tricky and the Wrangler’s boot is small.Equipment Aircon and alloys only on the top-specced Sahara trim. Loads of optional stylistic extras though.Price Cheap list price in comparison to rivals, but residuals will be very poor. The Wrangler may be difficult to sell on at all. Running costs are crippling.Quality The Jeep engine should be reliable and the Wrangler is sturdy – it should last forever. Interiors are practical, if rather flimsy and dull.Safety ABS and twin airbags are the Wrangler’s only safety kit. Nothing else even as options.Pros Good off-road ability.Cons Unrefined, dirty, expensive petrol engines; basic; terrible to drive on the road.Alternatives Land Rover Defender

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