The new Jeep Wrangler (named the JL) retains the storied model’s rustic charm and distinct proportions, while making improvements to its powertrain, amenities, and connectivity. However, awkward access, excessive wind noise, and rough ride continue.
There's no hardware revolution here as the new Wrangler retains its body-on-frame construction and solid axles. Even though most owners never venture off-road, the Wrangler is still capable of climbing boulders, especially the fortified Rubicon version.
The Wrangler also keeps its removable doors, removable top, fold-down windshield, exposed roll cage, tricky access, rear swing gate and hatch, and plenty of ground clearance. Available in numerous trims and two lengths with a lengthy list of options, the Wrangler ranges in price from below $30,000 to more than $50,000.