2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
model. 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 4x4
as tested. $53,645
seating/style. 5-passenger, 4-door SUV
engine. 2.0L in-line 4-cylinder DOHC DI turbo
transmission. 8-speed automatic
driveline. rear-wheel-drive, part time 4WD
stated fuel economy. 22/24
fuel economy as tested. 21
Redesigning the Jeep Wrangler is like renovating the Statue of Liberty: it must be modernized, and yet remain the same. There’s a legacy people expect of the Jeep Wrangler, and today’s truck honors and exceeds those expectations. This is easily the most comfortable, livable, drive-able Wrangler yet, without losing its iconic looks and capabilities.
The 2.0L 4-cylinder delivers plenty of punch. The ride, handling, and vibration is vastly improved, competitive with far more luxurious vehicles, although the noise continues to be fairly high due to the cloth roof. Even ingress and egress is vastly improved. The only shocking disappointment? At $53,645, heated seats and steering wheel should be included.
The Wrangler is so much darn fun to drive, with a true sense of go-anywhere, do-anything confidence other vehicles just can’t impart. Snow? Bring it. Sand? Bring it. Rain? Bring it. Steep declines? Bring it. The hands-off Hill Descent Control is fantastic, delicately and autonomously picking the ideal path down like a mountain goat.
This Wrangler is the best it’s ever been. Sure, Wrangler prices are rising, but so is the comfort without compromising its capability. This new redesign is definitely worth a look as a daily driver.