My wife and I are recently retired. We are longtime hikers ( california ) and have driven pickups for 35 years . We now drive a Chevy s10 that has 200k miles, and are looking to replace it. We want to go to remote trailheads in the US West, and rec travel in remote desert/mnt areas. We are not hardcore off roaders, we use the vehicle to go places to start hiking. We are looking at a 2018 Wrangler JL 6 cyl. Is this an appropriate vehicle given our needs? Also , we have always had manual transmission for better control and milage. Is manual transmission in a JL a plus ? Does it hurt millage compared to an automatic transmision? I would like a vehicle to get at least low 20's. Any suggestions would be great for a couple primarily hiker/backpacker/car camper as opposed to a 'car' person. I am looking primarily at the unlimited sport version. Any comments or suggestions ? Thank you very much .