Not what I expected, but I'm not a "Wrangler Guy"
May 6, 2019
I rented one for a week.
The steering is vague at best. The vehicle wanders on the highway and you are constantly correcting with the so-so steering.
The ride is stiff/jarring on the road as well (no off-road experience, but it's probably good).
God forbid there is anything over a 5 mph wind on the highway. It's a square box and square boxes get blown around the road.
The interior controls are oddly placed (feel like after-thoughts), but you can get used to that with time.
The side mirrors are oddly shaped and I am still not used to them.
Expensive for the level of refinement you get.
I think it looks great, exactly like it's supposed to.
I also like the drivers view/vehicle height.
The acceleration is pretty good if you wind it up, but it's stumbled a few times on me.
It handles high-speed turns better than I expected (maybe a trade-off for the stiff/jarring suspension) but it sticks in the turns.
I'm sure Wrangler people love it. It's probably the best Wrangler ever. But if you are not a Wrangler guy, I don't think this vehicle will make you one. I prefer the Cherokees to the Wranglers, but I can see how this vehicle could be fun, for a limited time. For everyday driving...it's not my cup of tea. To be fair, I didn't have it more than a week.