Parkers overall rating: 3.2 out of 5 3.2

The Parkers VerdictThe Parkers Verdict

In an era of retro cars and attempts to build heritage into a design, Jeep’s range could be seen to be one of the worst offenders. Except for one model; the Wrangler.

Rather than a cynical attempt to dress a modern SUV as a purposeful off-roader, this Jeep IS the original purposeful off-roader, constantly developed and modified to meet regulations without losing the almost octogenarian design. This is not, in any way, a 1941 car with some modern gadgets; it’s a thoroughly new vehicle that retains the purity of function before form.

The Wrangler is a vast improvement over its predecessor. It’s certainly a much more refined place to spend time – the interior is a big step up in terms of ergonomics, refinement and quality, while the diesel engine is particularly impressive.

It’s also retained its imperious off-road ability and is easier to drive than ever, but the compromised on-road drive means it’s still a car that you really have to want for it to make sense, especially if it’s your only car. It’s more user-friendly, but it makes more sense as a second car/play thing, that’s great fun. Just expensive fun.

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