2014 Jeep Wrangler | new car review
Great, simple off-road design, fashionable, reliable.
Circular head lamps
The 2014 Jeep Wrangler looks every bit the off-roader it is supposed to be. Square and chunky, its structural reinforcements are as clear to see as the colour. However, all is not rosy; when will Jeep start building the Wrangler with square headlamps again? The round ones just look wrong; they make it look surprised.
The interior is surprisingly stylish, with its overwhelming, upright dash being complemented by a selection of strategic, circular vents and knobs. There is nothing chintzy about it at all, which was always the danger when the car began to appeal to “young and trendy” classes. No, this car remains true to its off-road fan-base, and that shows inside as much as outside.
This is the ultimate off-roader, yet the toys have been kept to a minimum. It comes with a part-time transfer case, so you only need to select 4WD when you actually need it, which will help with fuel economy. Otherwise you get a compass and a trip metre, and not much else. It’s perfect for the purists.
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The Wrangler comes with a 3.6 litre V6 in its normal guise, and the same engine is on offer in the Wrangler Unlimited. The latter, which is a larger version, comes with additional off-road systems designed on improving comfort. You can join the Wrangler club for AED 121,999, and the price ceiling is around AED 197,000.
Go forth and spread the word that if you are in any way serious about your off-roading, then you need a Wrangler. It is a living legend in its own right and is as quirky and fun to drive on the road as it is over the desert. The only negative are those circular head lamps, once they’re square, then this car will be perfect!