This is not your average SUV with boat-like handling. As we mentioned before, both the front and rear suspension are rigid, just like in a Ford Model T. In case it's not pretty clear by now, this solution doesn't quite make the Wrangler the most comfortable vehicle out there. "Harsh" is a bit of a low-level word to define the way the suspension reacts when driving at an average speed - let's say 80 km/h (50 mph) – over a mildly bumpy road.
Let's just say that the Wrangler isn't the best car to drive at speeds higher than those achieved in the city if the road surface is far from perfect and/or if you're planning a trip through some mountain serpentine roads. At lower speeds, the archaic suspension along with the high ground clearance and tires with high side walls can actually be pretty comfy for your back though. This completely reverses in one of the situations described above though, since the ride becomes quite a bit jiggly.
As far as the other comfort areas of the car... let's just say they're not that many. As we mentioned earlier, albeit the Wrangler is rather large on the outside for a three-door vehicle, its interior doesn't exactly rise up to the occasion. The inside is cramped in almost every direction and at every bump there's a small risk so that one or more lighter passengers might actually hit the plastic roof with their heads.
Although pretty much everything in the car looks a bit utilitarian - including the seats fabric, the easily accessible but tiny luggage compartment or the tire-shaped floor mats – the overall atmosphere is somewhat inviting, especially if you're a fan of camping in the woods.Continue reading