2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Review

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Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor
June 23, 2011
The Wrangler's exterior has changed very little over the years. Yet just as in the standard-length Jeep Wrangler, the interior of the longer, four-door Wrangler Unlimited has gone upmarket somewhat for 2011. It's still upright and basic, but the surfaces and trims have given it a softer, less angular parts-bin look.

With the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, you get 20.6 inches of additional wheelbase—a total of 116 inches—plus a bigger rear-seat design, which together takes the Wrangler from essentially feeling like a 2+2 in base form up to a true four- or five-seater. And even when you're not carrying backseat passengers there are other advantages: the ride quality is better and more settled, while you also get a lot more interior space that can be used for cargo.

Otherwise, all the same goodness is here. The most hardcore off-roaders might opt for the Wrangler (in Rubicon trim, of course) over the Unlimited because of its better breakover angles, but all of its other off-road prowess is present—provided you get the right trim and option packages. Just as the standard Wrangler, the Unlimited is only offered with a torquey 4.0-liter V-6, and several soft and hard top choices are available—including the three-piece Freedom Top. This year, two special editions—the Mojave, and the Call of Duty: Black Ops cater to off-roaders who want a distinct look.

For more information on the Wrangler Unlimited, see our full review of the 2011 Jeep Wrangler, where you'll find greater detail on interior appointments, comfort, performance, and available features—as well as more photos and related news.

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