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Old 07-06-2013, 07:34 AM   #31
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Hi folks, I am planning to buy 2013 Jeep Wrangler , 4 door with hard top. How comfortable are long drives. I will be driving trips of 400 miles and above once in every 3 months . Comfort is more important for me than the fuel economy. Please suggest.

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I just took a 100 mile drive yesterday and I was very comfortable in my 4-door.

My previous vehicle was a 2009 Subaru Forester - and the seats were absolutely terrible. After a few hours in the seat, I could have terrible sciatic nerve pain from a lack of lumbar and thigh support. I had to use 2 extra pillows on my back and thighs to avoid terrible pain... And I'm 24!

The Jeep seats are much more comfortable, they have a good amount of lumbar support, the pedals are in a great location, I can sit very upright with good posture... I think jeep makes a great Wrangler seat. I have no pain in it.

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Old 07-06-2013, 08:50 AM   #32
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I've made many 2000-4000 mile trips in my 08JK in the last 30 months.

While I tend to stay in the 60-65mph 'pocket' for my own comfort level, the sitting position is perfect for my body shape. The seats are "good enough" in that they are far better than many prior rigs I've had, while not being of the 6-way power infinite adjustment persuasion.

I removed my own rear seat 2 years ago. IMO anyone of the under-teen body size has plenty of room in the stock rear seat.

"Comfort" is way too subjective to be able to measure.

For a vehicle that rides like a hobby horse and handles like a lawn tractor, the JK is perfectly comfortable. I'd be willing to head cross-country any day to see the sights and enjoy the ride.

Typically on long trips I average around 18.4 mpg, which is adequate for my needs. Certainly there is way more FUN compared to any other rig I've owned, from classic heavy metal to high performance 2 seaters.

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Old 07-06-2013, 08:54 AM   #33
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I drove it from central NC to Mesa, AZ and back over a 6 day period (Just thinking of it makes me cringe a little bit). I never had a single issue with comfort of the seats or ride (until the last 3 hours but that was more mental). Keep in mind it is a Wrangler luxury car.
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Old 07-06-2013, 08:58 AM   #34
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It is not comfortable for long drives as it is noisy and the back seat can get hot even with the AC on. If you want to do long trips use a car designed for that like the Chrysler 300.
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Old 07-06-2013, 08:59 AM   #35
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Do like I do. I borrow my girlfriend's Honda Accord for long drives. It will safe you money at the gas pumps and keep all those miles off the jeep
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Old 07-06-2013, 09:03 AM   #36
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I've taken a couple of trips from Kansas to the Savannah, Ga area. Couple of thousand miles round trip, my Jeep is a 2011 Rubicon, 6 spd, 33x12.5x15s with a 2.5" Teraflex spring lift. No problems at all with comfort, I'm one that drives until I'm ready to stop...so it's not uncommon to do 600 miles in a day's worth of driving.

Next long trip may be from KC to Annapolis to see our younger son, that works out to be about 1150 one way.

As others have said, I keep it in the 60-65mph range and after a while, you get used to the buffeting by the big trucks.
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Old 07-06-2013, 09:08 AM   #37
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If you are looking to get the 4 door JKU, comfort in the rear seat isn't going to be much of an issue, especially for a child. It's MUCH better than that of the 2 door JK. I can tell you that much.
Wow, I could not disagree more. There is much easier access to the back seat, that is for sure. There may even be a little more room. But, I found the back seat on the 4 door way to upright. I only have one child still at home and she found the 4 door back very uncomfortable. We drove the 2 door and both she and I found the back seat much more comfortable. I just drove her to New York from Virginia with a friend in my 2 door. They both sat in the back and slept like babies for nearly the entire trip.
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Old 07-06-2013, 09:13 AM   #38
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I did a 6 hr round trip in my 2013 Wrangler sport. Was fantastic! Very comfortable.
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Old 07-06-2013, 09:14 AM   #39
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We drove our new '13 JKUR from FL to Houston(NRA Show) 1200 miles and in two days, one day at the show and 1200 miles back in two days! Driving the JK was great!!
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Old 07-06-2013, 09:22 AM   #40
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2013 JKU Sport w/ 2.5" lift and 33's. No complaints here after travelling with my wife and 17 year old son from Nashville all the way to Key West - 2475 miles over 10 days. Had no problem getting about 650 miles down the road on the first day. Diligent use of cruise control was a big help.
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Old 07-06-2013, 09:45 AM   #41
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It is the best vehicle you will ever like being uncomfortable in while getting to know every gas station attendant along you route! Sounds crazy but that's the best explanation I can give you
Mine is pretty comfortable, but we went the extra mile. I dynomatted the floor/doors, and the headliner is also a plus. My jeep is quiet! I've also have 33x10.5x17 tires. While they might seem like they should be loud they aren't. I've got open country at2s on her, and they are great for trail running. Oh, I've also got polyurethane spacers and they soak up the bumps. Mine gets good mileage also. Average around 18 with day to day mixed driving.

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