Jeep Wrangler

 jeep wrangler

WRANGLER HARD TOP - 2.0 GME Sport 2dr Auto8



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If you thought Jeep's Wrangler was strictly for Californian rock hoppers and D-list boy band members, think again. The latest 'JL'-series fourth generation model adds new engines and has smarter looks. Jonathan Crouch reports


Make
Derivative
Fuel
Total Price
WRANGLER HARD TOP
2.0 GME Sport 2dr Auto8
PETROL
£37,920.00
WRANGLER HARD TOP
2.0 GME Sport 4dr Auto8
PETROL
£39,420.00
WRANGLER HARD TOP DIESEL
2.2 Multijet Sahara 2dr Auto8
DIESEL
£42,385.00
WRANGLER HARD TOP
2.0 GME Sahara 2dr Auto8
PETROL
£42,920.00
WRANGLER HARD TOP DIESEL
2.2 Multijet Sahara 4dr Auto8
DIESEL
£43,885.00
WRANGLER HARD TOP
2.0 GME Sahara 4dr Auto8
PETROL
£44,420.00
WRANGLER HARD TOP DIESEL
2.2 Multijet Overland 2dr Auto8
DIESEL
£44,685.00
WRANGLER HARD TOP
2.0 GME Overland 2dr Auto8
PETROL
£45,220.00
WRANGLER HARD TOP DIESEL
2.2 Multijet Rubicon 2dr Auto8
DIESEL
£45,385.00
WRANGLER HARD TOP
2.0 GME Rubicon 2dr Auto8
PETROL
£45,920.00
WRANGLER HARD TOP DIESEL
2.2 Multijet Overland 4dr Auto8
DIESEL
£46,185.00
WRANGLER HARD TOP
2.0 GME Overland 4dr Auto8
PETROL
£46,720.00
WRANGLER HARD TOP DIESEL
2.2 Multijet Rubicon 4dr Auto8
DIESEL
£46,885.00
WRANGLER HARD TOP
2.0 GME Rubicon 4dr Auto8
PETROL
£47,420.00

Ten Second Review

The Jeep Wrangler is one of the most iconic serious SUVs on the planet and has never been a car to shy away from even the toughest off-road conditions. Now, there's a new fourth generation 'JL'-series version, which takes a completely fresh approach beneath the bonnet, introduces modern safety standards and features a redesigned interior. It's still very much a Wrangler though.

Background

A bit of history first. Shortly after the surface of the earth cooled, vertebrates appeared, developed into dinosaurs and then died for reasons still not fully understood. Shortly thereafter, the Willys Jeep was built and spawned countless generations of Wrangler models, first driven by cigar-chomping beefcakes in aviator sunglasses who hadn't realised World War II had ended. Unfortunately, the brand image suffered a terrible knock in the mid Eighties when boy band Bros chose the Wrangler as their vehicle of choice. Bear with me, we're nearly there. Realising that the Wrangler just didn't cut it in an increasingly sophisticated world, Jeep subjected it to major surgery, creating the 'TJ' series model in 1997. This sold until the launch of the 'JK' series design in 2006, which was replaced by the current 'JL'-series fourth generation model in 2018. With the 'JL', the challenge for Jeep was to modernise the vehicle without alienating the hardcore fans of the marque. The first step was to make sure it rode a whole lot better than its predecessor (which wasn't too difficult). Since then, the brand has concentrated on gradually enhancing powertrain refinement and efficiency. Having done so, the company has tweaked the exterior looks, creating the MK4 model we're going to look at here.

ABOUT THE CAR

Take a look at the standard options on this car and the technical specifications
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km)
198
Standard Euro Emissions
EURO 6
CO
0.454
HC
0.044
NOx
0.031
Particles
0.0005
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
249
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max
257
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min
249
Engine and Drive Train
Cylinders - Bore (mm)
84
Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
90
CC
1995
Cylinders
4
Cylinder Layout
IN-LINE
Number of Valves
16
Camshaft
DOHC
Fuel Delivery
TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Catalytic Convertor
True
Compression Ratio
10.0:1
Transmission
AUTO
Gears
8 SPEED
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
True
EC Urban (mpg)
25.7
EC Extra Urban (mpg)
39.8
EC Combined (mpg)
31.4
General
Coin Series
Sport
Coin Description
GME
Safety Concerns?
False
Special Edition
False
Special Order
False
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
38D
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
50
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
69
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
49
NCAP Safety Assist %
32
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
1
Badge Power
268
Badge Engine CC
2.0
Vehicle Homologation Class
M1
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
3
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
60000
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
2
Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
7
Performance
Engine Torque - MKG
40.8
Engine Power - BHP
268
Engine Power - PS
False
0 to 60 mph (secs)
False
0 to 62 mph (secs)
7.3
Top Speed
110
Engine Power - KW
200
Engine Power - RPM
5250
Engine Torque - LBS.FT
295
Engine Torque - NM
400
Engine Torque - RPM
3000
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle
NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Tyre Size Front
255/75 R17
Alloys?
True
Space Saver?
False
Tyre Size Rear
255/75 R17
Tyre Size Spare
FULL SIZE
Wheel Type
17" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Length
4334
Width
1894
Wheelbase
2459
Height
1821
Weight and Capacities
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
203
No. of Seats
4
Max. Towing Weight - Braked
1497
Max. Loading Weight
580
Max. Roof Load
45
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
598
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
10.36
Minimum Kerbweight
1733
Gross Vehicle Weight
2313
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
66
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Driving Experience

Just about the only way we can describe the ride of pre-2007-era Wrangler models to the uninitiated is to imagine being stricken with a rather severe case of haemorrhoids and then being superglued to a spacehopper. Perhaps that's a tad harsh but after the novelty of an old Wrangler's bouncy ride had worn off, you were left with a vehicle that could crawl through deep mud but which wasn't much good at anything else. With the current 'JK' series car, things certainly improved - if not dramatically then, at least, unequivocally. This design is much quieter than its predecessors too, thanks to beefed up insulation from engine and road noise. There's a choice of two engines - a 2.2-litre Multijet II diesel with 200hp and 450Nm of torque. And a 2.0-litre turbo petrol unit with 265hp and 400Nm of torque. Both are mated to 8-speed auto transmission. Sadly, the rorty 3.6-litre V6 Pentastar petrol unit is no longer offered to European markets. There are now two active, on-demand full time 4WD systems - known as 'Command-Trac' and 'Rock-Trac'. These use next-generation Dana axles, Tru-Lock electric front and rear-axle lockers, a Trac-Lok limited-slip differential and an electronic front sway-bar disconnect system. Whichever engine you go for, the Wrangler is still brilliant off road, with its super aggressive approach and departure angles. Opt for the entry-level Sport or Sahara trims and the car comes with clever brake lock differentials. In the two-door short wheelbase line-up, the range-topping Rubicon model gets even more specialist front and rear locking differentials. On road manners feel safe and predictable, if a little slow-witted, but there are decent levels of grip and, on broken or rutted surfaces, the handling is no longer stymied by a bouncy ride.

Design and Build

Changes to this Wrangler's looks include small styling changes to the instantly recognizable keystone-shaped grille, iconic round headlamps and square tail lamps. Plus there are improved aerodynamics and Jeep promises a convenient fold-down windscreen for off-road purists, even more open-air freedom and dozens of different door, top and windscreen combinations. Quite a lot though, hasn't changed at all. The trapezoidal wheel arches, the external door hinges and the rubber bonnet catches are all present and correct, so the Wrangler still looks properly butch. The cabin is pretty spacious in all dimensions and a fold and tumble feature for the rear seat virtually doubles the available cargo capacity, while the curved glass windscreen reduces drag and helps refinement. On the inside, the cabin is actually a lot more car-like that you expect it might be, with decently smart surfaces, a neat instrument panel, plenty of storage areas and an intuitive switchgear layout. Heated, power mirrors are optional and rearward visibility is aided by large rear windows.
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