Advertisement
Go
2014 Jeep Wrangler Photo
5.0
/ 10
On Quality
BASE INVOICE
$21,838
BASE MSRP
$22,395
On Quality
Noise levels are lower and the interior's nicer, but hey--it's still a Jeep.
5.0 out of 10
Shopping for a new Jeep Wrangler?

GET A FREE PRICE QUOTE

QUALITY | 5 out of 10

Expert Quotes:

for the 2011 model year, the cabin received a 21st-century upgrade to go with its best-in-class off-road reputation
Autoblog

The seating position is good, the view out that flat front windscreen is excellent, and the suspension tuning manages to be comfortable without being wallowy
Road & Track

The cabin is reasonably quiet
AutoWeek

the quietest Wrangler ever
Truck Trend


The 2014 Jeep Wrangler is available as either a four-door Unlimited, or the more recognizable two-door model. The Wrangler Unlimited is 20.6 inches longer, giving it more cargo space and rear legroom than the two-door version. With its 116-inch wheelbase, the Wrangler Unlimited feels like a pretty spacious mid-size utility vehicle inside. There's enough room for full-size adults in the back, and the seats are bolstered now in a way that makes riding in the back a little more comfortable, especially for off-roading adventures.

In 2012, Jeep upgraded the Wrangler's interior pieces to make it feel more like a proper road-going SUV and a little less like a military vehicle. Some of those charming, old school nuances remain–for better or worse–like the exterior-hinged doors that are stopped only by a pull-strap. Manual transmission models also don't have a foot rest on the far left, but the pedals are far enough part to allow shifting with larger shoes, or perhaps even hiking boots. The Wrangler also remains the only the vehicle on the market today that will allow you to fold the windshield forward.

 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 keeps improving its soft top design, and the new body-color hardtop that was introduced on the Sahara last year has been expanded to the Rubicon.

Over the past couple of years Jeep has introduced a host of improvements to reduce noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH), and you'll find the new Wrangler far quieter inside if you've had any time with Wranglers of the past. It's more tolerable for commuters than it used to be, for sure. There's a little more gear whine and road noise if you opt for the manual transmission, but considering the sharp-edged exterior there's not all that much wind noise, even at 70 mph.

Ride quality is still not one of the Wrangler's more charming features--it's firm, quite busy, and there are nearly always plenty of secondary motions, so you're always well aware of the road surface. This is one of the few vehicles (other than heavy-duty pickups) that still offers a live front axle; larger bumps met mid-corner, for instance, sometimes produce a full-frontal shudder. The short-wheelbase Wrangler models are slightly bouncier.

Conclusion

Noise levels are lower and the interior's nicer, but hey--it's still a Jeep.

« Prev: Performance Next: Safety »

Would You Prefer a Free Dealer Price Quote?

With competitive price quotes from multiple dealers, you will be prepared when you meet your local car dealer. Please tell us how to contact you so that dealers can compete for your business!
There are no dealers in our network that are located near the ZIP code. Please change your ZIP code or see cars for sale near you.
Update ZIP Code
2. Tell us a little bit about yourself
Palo Alto, CA 94301 Change ZIP Code
I understand that all data I provide is subject to your Privacy Policy and Terms. I consent to being contacted by dealers checked above by various means, including by phone at the number provided, email, text message, autodialing systems and/or artificial or prerecorded voice. Consent is not a condition of purchase.
Advertisement
Other Choices Read More
7.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
New Car Price Quotes
Update ZIP
I understand that all data I provide is subject to your Privacy Policy and Terms. I consent to being contacted by dealers checked above by various means, including by phone at the number provided, email, text message, autodialing systems and/or artificial or prerecorded voice. Consent is not a condition of purchase.
Advertisement
Related Used Listings
Browse used listings in your area
Advertisement

How does the
TCC Rating work?
The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle and rolls up ratings we give each vehicle across sub-categories you care about like performance, safety, styling and more.

Our rating also has simple color-coded “Stop” (red), “Caution” (orange),
or “Go” (green) messages along with the numerical score so you can easily understand where we stand at a glance.

Our automotive experts then also collect and show you what other websites say about these different aspects of any vehicle. We do this leg work for you to simplify your research process.

Learn more about how we rate and review cars here.

 
© 2014 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Send us feedback.