In truth, very little has changed about the exterior of the Wrangler in recent model years. Its flat sides, trapezoidal wheel flares, and seven-slot grille all hark back to a time when it was a lot harder to sculpt sheetmetal--and perhaps easier to pound it back to its original shape. Meanwhile, details like the removable doors, outside door hinges, and a fold-down windshield all reach deep into the Wrangler's military-truck heritage and trail-ready pedigree.Inside is where the Wrangler isn't nearly as rigidly observant of the past--and that's a good thing. The Wrangler has changed quite significantly in recent model years, with the drab, hard-plastic dashboard and trim of a few years ago now history, and instrument panels and door panels now nicely contoured. Trims have also been freshened and given a bezeled or machined look, and the look and feel is way more sophisticated while keeping the brief, upright, and businesslike look of the dash. Elbow rests and other areas have soft-touch padding, whilethere's new interior courtesy lighting underneath the instrument panel and in the cupholder areas.
With a clear line of heritage going all the way back to the original Willys Jeeps, the 2013 Wrangler is iconic, unique, and very rugged-looking. There's no other model that looks like it on the outside.