"This brash SUV can trace its lineage to the original Jeeps from WWII, and it remains among the most off-road capable models on the market. While the Wrangler has received steady improvements over the years to help make it more civilized, even adding four-door Unlimited models to help broaden its appeal, it remains inferior to virtually all other vehicles in terms of sophistication, accommodations and on-road performance. According to Consumer Reports, “the ride rocks and jiggles constantly, and handling is very clumsy…wind noise becomes very loud at highway speeds…getting in and out is an awkward act…the interior is uncomfortable.” What’s more, the Wrangler performed “marginally” in side- and rear-crash performance in IIHS testing and received poor ratings for initial quality and reliability from J.D. Power."
I just bought a 2012 and saw this and they are right. It beats the crap out of you on the pavement and its not a great daily driver. But offroad nothing beats going 40 mph down a desert dirt road in a Jeep. It's got good and bad things about it but since I'm on dirt roads three or four times a month it's worth it.
I enjoy the way my tj handles even though it bounces and sways and rattles, even on long trips I prefer it to a roomy quiet car. I feel more comfortable driving in traffic especially in unfamiliar places because of how easy it is to handle and manuver, being so short and narrow and high up. But, they are right about it being a car to avoid if what you care about are accomodations and on road performance and basically feeling disconnected from the road. If it were rated for fun, or utility, or just plain coolness it would be on top.
The point of this matter is getting overlooked !! They forgot to mention that every single one of them coming up with this crap are beat down suits that there spouse's are holding down and not letting them have one of thier own. They are all jealous wannabees that drive minivans !!! Here to them and thier trying to start the new minivan wave !!!! ROFL
Just tell 'em to grab their "top rated" vehicles and follow us!!
They may be able to; but they won't be very pretty at the end of the day!!
Probably won't be so quiet on the road any more, and may be more difficult to get in and out of!! And their top might leak, also; along with other parts!!
Experience= What you get right after you need it the most!!