True to its heritage, Jeep Wrangler has the traction to handle some of the harshest and most unpredictable driving conditions. Specification includes Hardtop Headliner, 18in alloy Wheels with Mud-terrain 32in off-road tyres, Front Sway-bar disconnectable, Exclusive Rock-Trac 4x4 System and Off Road plus mode, TRU-LOK front and rear electronic locking differentials, Uconnect 8.4 inch with Navigation, Climate Control, ParkSense Rear Park Assist System, Premium Alpine Audio System with Subwoofer, ParkView Rear Back Up Camera, Front Parking Sensors, 7 inch Thin Film Transistor Instrument Cluster with Speedometer, Keyless enter-n-go, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, heated seats and heated steering wheel as part of standard spec. The legendary Wrangler just gets better and better and packed with extra features to make every drive an adventure.
Petrol 26.9 combined MPG (WLTP)
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Deep tint sunscreen glass, Power front windows with one touch, Windshield wipers with intermittent and variable
ABS, Electronic stability control, Hill start assist, Traction control, Vehicle Dynamics Control System (VDC)
Anti-spin differential rear axle
Apple car play/Android Auto
Active speed limiting device, Emergency response assistance system, Parksense rear park assist system, Parkview rear backup camera, Power Steering
Connected services (e-call), Select speed control
Exterior temperature gauge, Instrument cluster with 7" colour TFT Display, Jeep mapcare, Trip computer, Uconnect 8.4" with navigation with DAB+ Radio, Uconnect live - Europe, Vehicle information centre
Auto dimming rear view mirror, Black door mirrors, Power adjustable heated door mirrors
Premium door trim panel
Gasoline particulate filter
Alpine premium audio system with subwoofer + 9 speakers, Global telematics box module (TBM), Steering wheel mounted audio controls, USB port
Exterior Body Features
Black front and rear bumpers, Black fuel filler door, Body colour fender flares, Rear boot, Tubular side steps, Wrangler decal
Auto high beam, Automatic headlights, Centre high mounted stop light, Front and rear fog lamps, Headlamp off time delay, Incandescent tail lamps, Side repeater flashers
12V auxiliary power outlet in centre console, 12V auxiliary power outlet in rear, Bright interior accents, Centre console storage, Cloth upholstery with bucket seats + jeep logo, Front centre armrest, Illuminated front cupholders, Leather wrapped steering wheel with shift knob, Lockable glovebox, Rear compartment storage system, Rear luggage cover, Storage nets, Storage trays, Tilt adjustable steering column
LED ambient lighting
Safety pack - Wrangler, Smoker's pack - Wrangler, Technology pack - Wrangler
Driver / front passenger multi stage airbags, Front side airbags, Rear passenger seatbelt alert, Selectable tyre fill alert, Tyre pressure monitoring warning lamp
2 seat bench in 2nd row, 2 way manual adjustable drivers lumbar support, 4 way manually adjustable passenger seat with height, reach, tilt, backrest and headrest, 6 way manually adjustable drivers seat, Folding rear seats, Front headrests, Isofix child seat preparation, Rear headrests, Reclining front seats, Single front passenger seat
Keyless entry, Keyless go with 'push to start' button, Locking fuel filler cap, Locking wheel nuts, Premium security alarm, Thatcham security equipment
Conventional differential front and rear axle
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Wheels - Alloy
18" Aluminum painted polished alloy wheels
Wheels - Spare
Full size spare wheel, Vinyl spare wheel Cover
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|Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years:||7|
|Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years:||2|
|NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %:||50|
|NCAP Child Occupant Protection %:||69|
|NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09:||1|
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|NCAP Safety Assist %:||32|
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|Standard manufacturers warranty - Years:||3|
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|Standard Euro Emissions:||EURO 6|
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|WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH:||259|
|WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL:||243|
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|Cylinders - Stroke (mm):||90|
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|EC Extra Urban (mpg):||39.8|
|EC Urban (mpg):||25.7|
|WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb:||10.5|
|WLTP - MPG - Comb:||26.9|
|0 to 62 mph (secs):||7.3|
|Engine Power - BHP:||268|
|Engine Power - KW:||200|
|Engine Power - RPM:||5250|
|Engine Torque - LBS.FT:||295|
|Engine Torque - MKG:||40.8|
|Engine Torque - NM:||400|
|Engine Torque - RPM:||3000|
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|RDE Certification Level:||RDE 2|
|Tyre Size Front:||255/70 R18|
|Tyre Size Rear:||255/70 R18|
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If you thought Jeep's Wrangler was strictly for Californian rock hoppers and D-list boy band members, think again. This updated 'JL'-series fourth generation model offers new engine technology and goes even further off road. Jonathan Crouch reports
The Jeep Wrangler is one of the most iconic serious SUVs on the planet and has never been a car to shy away from even the toughest off-road conditions. The current model is this fourth generation 'JL'-series version, which takes a completely fresh approach beneath the bonnet, introduces modern safety standards and features a redesigned interior. There's even a PHEV derivative. It's still very much a Wrangler though.
A bit of history first. Shortly after the surface of the earth cooled, vertebrates appeared, developed into dinosaurs and then died for reasons still not fully understood. Shortly thereafter, the Willys Jeep was built and spawned countless generations of Wrangler models, first driven by cigar-chomping beefcakes in aviator sunglasses who hadn't realised World War II had ended. Unfortunately, the brand image suffered a terrible knock in the mid Eighties when boy band Bros chose the Wrangler as their vehicle of choice. Bear with me, we're nearly there. Realising that the Wrangler just didn't cut it in an increasingly sophisticated world, Jeep subjected it to major surgery, creating the 'TJ' series model in 1997. This sold until the launch of the 'JK' series design in 2006, which was replaced by the current 'JL'-series fourth generation model in 2018. With the 'JL', the challenge for Jeep was to modernise the vehicle without alienating the hardcore fans of the marque. The first step was to make sure it rode a whole lot better than its predecessor (which wasn't too difficult). Since then, the brand has concentrated on gradually enhancing powertrain refinement and efficiency. Having done so, the company has tweaked the exterior looks, creating the MK4 model we're going to look at here, revised for the 2021 model year.
Just about the only way we can describe the ride of pre-2007-era Wrangler models to the uninitiated is to imagine being stricken with a rather severe case of haemorrhoids and then being superglued to a spacehopper. Perhaps that's a tad harsh but after the novelty of an old Wrangler's bouncy ride had worn off, you were left with a vehicle that could crawl through deep mud but which wasn't much good at anything else. With the current 'JK' series car, things certainly improved - if not dramatically then, at least, unequivocally. This design is much quieter than its predecessors too, thanks to beefed up insulation from engine and road noise. There's only one conventional engine on offer these days, a 2.0-litre turbo petrol unit with 272hp and 400Nm of torque, mated to 8-speed auto transmission. You can though, talk to your dealer about a PHEV version, the Wrangler 4xe, which mates the 2.0-litre petrol engine to a motor generator unit and a 400V 17kWh battery pack which when charged, can offer up to 30 miles of electrified driving. These days, the Wrangler offers two active, on-demand full time 4WD systems - known as 'Command-Trac' and 'Rock-Trac'. These use next-generation Dana axles, Tru-Lock electric front and rear-axle lockers, a Trac-Lok limited-slip differential and an electronic front sway-bar disconnect system. Whichever engine you go for, the Wrangler is still brilliant off road, with its super aggressive approach and departure angles. For this revised model, Jeep has added Selec-Speed control, an off-road cruise control that allows the driver to maintain a steady speed during rock crawling and other types of low speed manoeuvring. Plus a selectable tyre fill alert can now be set through the 8.4-inch touchscreen. Ideal for off-road adventurers who deflate the tyre pressures to get grip on off road courses when traversing mud and rocks. The plush Rubicon model gets even more specialist front and rear locking differentials, plus a new 'Off-Road+' (OR+) mode that provides unique powertrain and chassis tuning. Specifically tailored for high range 'sand' performance and low range 'rock' activity, OR+ adjusts the ABS, ESC, accelerator pedal, traction control and transmission calibrations . Sand mode is enabled when OR+ is activated while in 4H gear and rock mode is enabled when OR+ is activated while in 4Low. What about tarmac capability? Well on road manners feel safe and predictable, if a little slow-witted, but there are decent levels of grip and, on broken or rutted surfaces, the handling is no longer stymied by a bouncy ride.
Changes to this Wrangler's looks yo create this fourth generation design include small styling changes to the instantly recognizable keystone-shaped grille, iconic round headlamps and square tail lamps. Plus there are improved aerodynamics and Jeep promises a convenient fold-down windscreen for off-road purists, even more open-air freedom and dozens of different door, top and windscreen combinations. Quite a lot though, hasn't changed at all. The trapezoidal wheel arches, the external door hinges and the rubber bonnet catches are all present and correct, so the Wrangler still looks properly butch. The cabin is pretty spacious in all dimensions and a fold and tumble feature for the rear seat virtually doubles the available cargo capacity, while the curved glass windscreen reduces drag and helps refinement. On the inside, the cabin is actually a lot more car-like that you expect it might be, with decently smart surfaces, a neat instrument panel, plenty of storage areas and an intuitive switchgear layout. Heated, power mirrors are optional and rearward visibility is aided by large rear windows.
The fourth generation Jeep Wrangler is offered in two or four-door configurations. Pricing starts at just under £55,000 for the two-door model - or about £56,500 for the four-door body shape. Either way, there's a choice of Sahara, Overland and Rubicon. Engine-wise, the choice is now restricted to a 2.0-litre petrol unit with 272hp mated to 8-speed auto transmission. You can also talk to your dealer about the clever '4xe' PHEV plug-in petrol version. As for kit, well even on basic variants, expect to find 16-inch steel wheels, a DVD-compatible stereo with six speakers and remote keyless entry offered as standard. Range topping Rubicon variants will have a '4:1 Rock Trac' part-time four-wheel drive system, electronic front detachable anti roll bars, Tru-Loc front and rear axles and performance suspension. New standard features fitted to this updated model include accident emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and auto high beam. An array of safety and security systems also feature, including Blind-spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path detection, a ParkView rear backup camera with dynamic grid lines, electronic stability control (ESC) with electronic roll mitigation and four standard air bags. It makes it sound as if the Wrangler has become gentrified. Don't be fooled. Bottom line? Only buy this car if you're very serious about off-roading. Otherwise you'll merely be wasting your money.
The 2.0-litre petrol unit combines the use of a Twin Scroll turbocharger, a new C-EGR system, central direct injection and the independent liquid cooling intake of air, throttle body and turbo, all in a bid to reduce consumption. Plus of course there's an engine stop/start system. The combined cycle fuel figure for a 4-door Sahara version is 24.8mpg and 243-251g/km of CO2. The Wrangler 4xe hybrid powertrain has three modes of operation, known as E Selec. The driver can select the desired powertrain mode via buttons mounted on the instrument panel, to the left of the steering wheel. Regardless of the mode selected, the Wrangler 4xe operates as hybrid once the battery nears its minimum state of charge. There are three settings. In the first, 'Hybrid', this default mode blends torque from the 2.0-litre engine and electric motor. In 'Electric', the powertrain operates on sero-emission electric power only until the battery reaches the minimum charge or the driver requests more torque (such as wide-open throttle), which engages the 2.0-litre engine. The third mode, 'eSave' prioritises propulsion from the 2.0-litre engine, saving the battery charge for later use, such as EV off-roading or urban areas where internal combustion propulsion is restricted. Charging is easy and user-friendly with a full charge available in less than 3 hours.
Jeep has had to walk a very precarious tightrope in its improvements to the Wrangler. On the one hand, they needed to make it smarter and more relevant to the majority of SUV buyers, while at the same time not alienating those customers who loved the model's rough, tough go-anywhere ability. After looking at this improved version of the MK4 'JL'-series model, we think many brand loyalists will feel that the company has succeeded in achieving this. Although still not a good choice if your SUV will have a heavy diet of on-road work, this Jeep is now a more capable all-rounder, more comfortable and with a much improved interior. But it's still very much a Wrangler. And that's all that really matters.
By Jonathan Crouch
The Jeep Wrangler is an icon that has managed to remain loyal to its roots while adapting to the changing spirit of its age. If you think that it's strictly for Californian rock hoppers and D-list boy band members, then think again. The much improved 'JL'-series fourth generation model introduced in 2018 was the most credible Wrangler yet, justifying what Jeep sees as its position as the only true off-road company in the market. Here, we look at the 2018-2022 'JL'-series models as a used buy.
(2dr/4dr SUV - 2.0 petrol, 2.2 diesel 4x4)
Back in 1938, the US government's original brief for a 'light reconnaissance vehicle' resulted in the development of the Willys Jeep, and the subsequent production of 368,000 of them for use during World War 2. General George C Marshall described it as "America's greatest contribution to modern warfare". The spiritual successor to the Willys Jeep is the Jeep Wrangler. Much separates the two designs of course. What's ideal for a theatre of war doesn't necessarily work for a family trip to the cinema and over the years, through CJ, YJ and TJ Wrangler models, as different company owners have come and gone, Jeep designers have struggled with the need to develop this icon without losing its distinct appeal. Their biggest challenge came with the 'JK' version, launched in 2007 with the need to justify its existence in a modern SUV market that claims to have an answer to every need. Jeep's response was offer two Wrangler 'firsts': five doors and diesel power. But that 'JK'-series model still didn't really reach out beyond this car's hard core base of enthusiasts. This, its 'JL'-series successor, needed to continue to please these people - as it did, with better off road angles, more ground clearance and a tighter turning circle. But at the same time, this more modern Wrangler needed to offer slightly wider appeal. For that, brand owners Fiat Chrysler knew that a completely fresh generation of powertrains would be required. And areas like ride quality, refinement and day-to-day usability would need to be completely re-evaluated. As they were with this 'JL'-series car. It's a Wrangler - but perhaps not quite as you know it. The Wrangler sold in this form from 2018. Buy 2022 though, the diesel engine option had been dropped and a 4xe Plug-in petrol variant introduced. It's the 2018-2022-era 'JL'-series models we look at here.
The Wrangler format is iconic: a simple boxy body dropped onto an old-style ladder-frame chassis with a folding screen, detachable doors and a removable roof. You don't mess with that. Or with the familiar frontage, which offers up the usual circular headlights and familiar seven-slot grille. Elsewhere around the car, all the usual Wrangler hallmarks are present and correct: the separate bumpers, the outboard spare wheel and extended wheel arches flared at angles similar to those of the original Willys Jeep. Look more closely though and you'll find that much changed with this 'JL'-series design, as the designers sought to subtly evolve the look for this fourth generation model. That front grille for instance features a canted upper section and its outer slats intersect with headlights that feature full-LED beams from Magnetti Marelli. Even the vertical windscreen is different - in this form, it's not quite so vertical and has a different 4-bolt design at the top of the frame that allows it to fold down far more easily, though you've still got to get your socket set out to do it. Up-front, you're faced with a dashboard structure as bluff as the north face of the Eiger, but it's much more appealing than the boring plasticky layout that characterised the interior of the previous 'JK'-series model. The coloured fascia frontage aimed to reference the metal-panelled dashboards used in much earlier Wranglers and the previous tightly sectioned centre stack gave way to a more open layout, though one absolutely festooned with knobs and buttons. Everything's of much better quality than anything that buyers of this model had previously seen. Plus there's a sophisticated 8.8-inch centre-dash 'Uconnect' infotainment screen and a further 7-inch TFT display between the conventional dials in the instrument binnacle. We should talk about the open air aspect; all 'JL' Wranglers come as standard with a three-piece Modular Hard Top with lift-off front panels. The rear section must be removed with a socket set. If you don't like the thought of that, you can get a car whose original owner specified a 'Sunrider Soft Top' that folds back either manually or electrically instead. With the roof fully down, the doors removed and the windscreen folded, the Wrangler driving experience really is like nothing else. In the rear, the 4-Door model's extra half metre of length might make possible a properly-sized rear seat, but it doesn't deliver doors that open with a very wide aperture. And once you're inside, it's not hugely comfortable either, though it's obviously a huge improvement on the cramped conditions you'd get in the alternative 2-Door model. We thought leg room might be an issue here, but actually we think you'd get more complaints about the rather upright backrests for occupants on a longer trip. Still, if your driver has removed the doors and you're travelling al fresco open to the elements, you won't care about any of that. Travelling in the back on an SUV isn't usually an experience to be in any way savoured but in a Wrangler, it can be. Let's finish with the boot. Once everything's opened up, there's a 533-litre boot which ought to be bigger but can't be because it's compromised by the tubular structural beams and the siting of a huge audio speaker on the right hand side. There's no ski hatch or 40:20:40 sear seat split for longer items, so if you need more room, you'll need to push forward the 60:40-split rear seats; annoyingly, you have to go round to the side of the car to release the backrests. That frees up 1,044-litres of space.
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Most Wrangler owners we surveyed seemed pretty happy with their cars, but inevitably, there were some buyers with issues. Mainly, it's just the usual things; check the alloys for kerbing and the underside for over-enthusiastic off road use. Always first check the body of the vehicle: the undercarriage will be the most visible indicator of how much life is left in the Wrangler you're looking at. It doesn't matter if there are few miles on the transmission or the vehicle has a newer engine if the undercarriage is in poor condition. Check the outer panels too: significant denting can be a sign of hard use. Inspecting the tyres for uneven wear patterns is important in spotting things like alignment problems or improper rotation. For example, if you see the front tyres are more worn than the back, the front tyres have been bearing too much of the engine weight and will need to be replaced earlier. Overall mileage is important, but you should also ask how the vehicle was driven. A Wrangler with low mileage might have been driven under severe off-road conditions, which could make another vehicle with high mileage and gentle use a better option. If everything looks good under the bonnet, you should still ask for a full record of maintenance and repairs the vehicle has received. A spotty maintenance history could set you up for early part failure. Always take a test drive. This is a chance to uncover symptoms or issues with the vehicle. Take your test drive in the morning so you can hear how the engine sounds on start-up. Listen for unexpected idling upon warm-up, stuttering during idling and loud ticking. During your drive, pay attention to how shifting feels and note any unstable handling, jerks or vibrations that could indicate a death wobble in the future.
[based on a Wrangler 2.0 petrol - 2019] As you might expect for a car of American origin, parts are not particularly cheap. However, there is a well-established dealer network so it should be reasonably easy to track spares down. To give you a guide based on the 2.0 petrol model, an oil filter would be around £8-£13. Front brake pads would be around £19 a set; rear pads around £50. Wiper blades sit in the £4-£12 bracket.
Previous Wranglers never had to be very good on road. As long as they didn't shake your fillings out on the way to your surf shack, all would be forgiven once you set a tyre on the rough stuff. But Marlboro men are in short supply these days and to keep this car in customers, Jeep had to appeal beyond those who might use their cars as weekend mountain playthings. Without diluting what makes a Wrangler a Wrangler. No small task. How successful you'll perceive the designers' efforts to have been depends whether you've experienced previous versions of this Jeep. If you haven't, then you're likely to find the wind noise, the rumbly demeanour and the vague steering all pretty crude. Those coming to this car from an older Wrangler though will find this 'JL'-series model a vast improvement. The revised steering's much better and the revised five-link suspension means that potholes no longer feel like craters. The main changes though with this MK4 design took place beneath the bonnet. Buyers choose between a 200hp 2.2-litre Multijet diesel or the 272hp 2.0-litre petrol turbo unit, both engines available only mated to a slicker-shifting 8-speed auto gearbox. The NEDC figures suggested at launch that an entry-level 4-Door petrol variant could deliver 31.4mpg on the combined cycle with a CO2 reading of 210g/km and such a Wrangler would be able to tug along up to 2.5-tonnes. As with all proper off roaders, there's a two-speed transfer case offering a series of dedicated 4x4 driving settings - '4H', '4H part-time' and the '4LO' crawler gear. With the slightly more road-orientated 'Sahara' and 'Overland' variants, all this works through a 'Command-Trac' 4WD system, but with the more serious top 'Rubicon' derivative, there's a heavy duty 'Rock-Trac' 4WD set-up, which uses a tougher low range crawler ratio. 'Rubicon' models also get detachable 'Sway bars' for extra suspension travel; heavy duty Dana front and rear axles that can be manually locked with the brand's 'Tru-Lok' electric front and rear axle lockers; and gnarlier BF Goodrich 32-inch tyres. All of this delivers an extreme level of off road capability. And once you've experienced it, you'll view this Jeep in a whole different light.
You've still got to be serious about hard core off-road driving to consider a Jeep Wrangler - but not quite as serious as you had to be before. This 'JL'-series model offered considerable improvements in refinement, quality and technology. Which allowed it to make a decent fist of providing versatile family transport for the user who doesn't mind making a few sacrifices at the altar of comfort, ride and handling. It's got a style all of its own, but its heart and soul remain on the Rubicon Trail rather than on the Kings Road. Thank goodness for that. If previous generation versions of this Jeep weren't for you, you probably still won't like this one. No problem: the market's stacked with compromised alternatives. But if you've always wanted an excuse to choose one of these, this 'JL'-series model's extra polish and new-found sophistication provides it. In this form, it proved to be a vastly more capable all-rounder. But it's still very much a Wrangler. And that's all that really matters.
Mrs Christine Desler - 07/12/2015, owner of a Jeep Wrangler Hard Top Special Edition 2.8 CRD Black Edition 4dr Auto - 2015
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