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Jeep Wrangler Hardtop interior, tech and comfort

2007 - 2018 (change model)
Comfort rating: 2 out of 52.0

Written by David Ross Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019

There’s a back to basics approach to the Wrangler interior, but unlike alternatives such as the Land Rover Defender, it lacks charm and feels cheap rather than robust. It’s dominated by grey, rough plastics while the switches on the central console feel old-fashioned and low rent – this could perhaps be forgiven if they were chunky (to go with the off road image) but they look as though they’ve been borrowed from an older car.

The driving position is upright with only limited adjustment while the steering wheel adjusts for height (but not reach). Elements such as door mirrors which can’t be adjusted from the inside and doors that hinge on fabric straps reinforce the cheap feel.

The Wrangler may be a large car, but there’s surprisingly little room inside. Poor packaging means that leg and shoulder room are limited for the driver and front passenger while in the back, legroom and footroom is poor because the floor is sloped and not totally flat. On the road there’s substantial road, wind and engine noise which makes longer journeys tiring.

As it’s high off the ground, the Wrangler can also be difficult to get into, though models with side steps make it easier. Access to the rear seats is particularly restricted and it’s not easy to get in the back. Overall Jeep Wrangler comfort levels are poor.