Jeep Wrangler: Unlimited Fun

This is not an SUV for the shopping mall. This is a serious 4x4 for serious off-roading

Editor's Rating:

The Good: Old-school looks, off-road capability, four doors

The Bad: Doubts about quality, clunky removable top, poor gas mileage, sluggish acceleration

The Bottom Line: You've gotta love a four-door Wrangler, despite its inconveniences

Up Front

Jeep's four-door Wrangler Unlimited is a real pain. It's slow, noisy, and guzzles gas. The old-fashioned upright windshield attracts more bugs than Internet Explorer, and the spare tire, which is mounted on the rear of the vehicle, limits visibility through the back window, making parking a chore. Then there's the removable soft top. I spent several hours trying to master the one on the Sahara Unlimited I test-drove and never did get it up or down in less than 15 minutes.

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