Having been in production with minor changes since 2006, the Jeep Wrangler needed a replacement badly, so FCA launched a new generation earlier this year.
And they seemed to have received the message when it comes to its exterior design: keep its boxy shape and modernize it throughout. So, as a result, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler is all-new, but retains its classic styling that made it famous.
Inside, things look a lot more modern than before, not only in design, but in tech features, including the infotainment system. Most buttons are easy to operate, but the center-positioned window switches are a pain, as the driver needs to stretch to reach them. On the positive side, the seats are wide and accommodating, and the cargo space is adequate.
Consumer Reports recently bought their own Wrangler, a Sahara model, powered by the 285hp 3.6-liter V6 engine, which works together with an eight-speed automatic transmission, and they took it out and revealed their first impressions.
As expected, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler is very potent off the beaten path, but not that pleasant to live with on the road. Moreover, the wind noise coming into the cabin on the highway is said to be “overwhelming” and the ride is quite stiff.
CR promises to come back with more on the SUV once they start putting miles on it, but for now, see what else they had to say about it in the video that follows.