Rugged exterior styling with the iconic grille and headlamps.
Adult-friendly rear seat.
Four doors makes it more versatile than the original Wrangler.
Unparalleled off-road capabilities.
Standard four-wheel drive.
Strong V6 engine offers decent acceleration and plenty of power.
Generous amount of cargo space with seats up and down.
Nearly endless list of aftermarket parts available.
Easy to clean interior.
Four-door version provides a more stable feeling while cornering and on uneven terrain.
Larger size makes it less nimble on tight trails, plus a huge 41.2-foot turning circle means it is tricky to park as well.
Wind and road noise in cabin are definite problems.
Soft top creates security issues.
Horrible braking distances, taking 140 feet to stop from 60 mph.
Scored poorly on side-impact crash tests.
Rugged ride can get old when driving on pavement.
No navigation or rear seat entertainment systems available.
Cabin may be too simple for some.
Disappointing fuel economy, returning 16 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway.
Optional five-speed automatic transmission is outdated.