Shopping for a new Jeep Wrangler?
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QUALITY | 6 out of 10
throw out any normal interior expectations
Lots of headroom
not what I would call a utility vehicle
The 2008 Jeep Wrangler provides more room than ever before in its Unlimited model, which offers four doors and quite a bit more space. Edmunds says, “increased width helps to improve passenger comfort.”
The two-door model Wrangler Jeep still offers little in the way of comfort in the backseat, mainly because its accessibility is difficult. Some reviewers, however, think that the two-door version also limits the amount of storage space that would allow it to be a daily driver--hence the claim from Cars.com: "not what I would call a utility vehicle.” ConsumerGuide finds the seats "firm and generally comfortable," although they also note that legroom isn't as much as it would be in a larger vehicle--"the two-door's driver seat may not slide far enough back for those long of leg." Car and Driver says, “the classic two-door model has room only for four, with little space for their chattels.”
While front room is adequate in both versions, the 2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited offers quite a bit of comfort and space in the backseat as well. With its 20 inches of additional length, the 2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited model has an "even roomier passenger compartment and four-door access," J.D. Power notes.
The Jeep Wrangler’s rugged appeal means fake wood and leather are off the menu. Edmunds makes a point that the plastic material of the armrest is "hard and unwelcoming," but also concedes that the comfort is sacrificed in some ways for the rugged, outdoor appeal that is the Jeep Wrangler. “The layout, design and ergonomics deliver, and I was left wanting very little,” Cars.com countered. In terms of noise, though, Motor Trend observes that “though it's much quieter than Wranglers past, it's noisy.”
The 2008 Jeep Wrangler has far more space in four-door models, but the cabin’s still more utilitarian than luxurious.