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even roomier passenger compartment and four-door access
though it's much quieter than Wranglers past, it's noisy
not what I would call a utility vehicle
With room for five adult passengers, the Wrangler Unlimited model remains the only four-door convertible SUV on the market. Last year, 20.6 inches were added to the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited's wheelbase, stretching it to 116 inches and giving it the most cargo space ever offered in a Wrangler, as well more passenger room and comfort with a larger rear seat.
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.” While front room is adequate in both versions, the 2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited offers quite a bit of comfort and space in the backseat as well. With its 20 inches of additional length, the 2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited model has an "even roomier passenger compartment and four-door access," J.D. Power notes.
ConsumerGuide finds the seats "firm and generally comfortable," although they 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.”
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 concedes 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 counters. In terms of noise, though, Motor Trend observes that “though it's much quieter than Wranglers past, it's noisy.”
The removable tops are one of Jeep's best features—though they allow lots of road noise in the cabin, they can completely open the cabin of both the two- and four-door models, turning a hardtop Jeep into a convertible SUV. Jeep improves the soft top for 2010, making it much easier to use.
Don't expect much softness or comfort here; if you need a backseat or significant cargo space, you'll be happier with the Unlimited.