Still, it’s far from a luxury car. Even with the hardtop, the Wrangler is loud on the highway. While the ride is good for an off-roader, it can’t match a crossover or family sedan.
In fact, if you don’t plan to take it off road, we can’t see why you’d get a Wrangler as a family vehicle. It’s less spacious, less efficient, less safe, less refined and more expensive than crossovers like the Honda CR-V or even Jeep’s own Cherokee.
On that efficiency front, we’d also like to note that while the Wrangler supposedly gets 22 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway, we averaged about 18 mpg over the week. So, families and long-distance commuters with a tight gas budget probably shouldn’t buy Wranglers.
However, if you’re mainly looking for a fun car for adventures, the Wrangler is hard to beat. The problem, in that case, is the price: $56,765 is a lot of money. No matter how much equipment you add, the Wrangler doesn’t offer anything like a luxury car experience.
Much like the Miata from last week, the Wrangler is best when you embrace its simplicity.