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Off-roading was one of the reasons why SUVs took off in popularity. Starting with the Jeep Wrangler, servicemen during World War 2 fell in love with the vehicle’s off-roading prowess so much Jeep decided to make consumer models after the war. Fast forward to the present and many continue to demand SUVs that have off-roading …

Rating 63/100 Background The above list of "Cons" reads like words we’d craft after driving something designed 28 years ago behind the Iron Curtain. You can almost envision whatever car we’re talking about in grainy, sepia-toned footage with the occasional photo of Lenin and a ballistic missile parade thrown in for good measure. And yet, …

While the Jeep Wrangler has not had any major redesign since it debuted as the replacement for the CJ in 1986, there is good reason for it. The Jeep Wrangler is a no-nonsense example of what a true off-road production vehicle is. It is one of the few SUVs that are built to drive straight …

Rating 80/100 Background With a heritage stretching back to World War II, the 2015 Jeep Wrangler is about as throwback a car as you’ll find in showrooms today. It has old-school solid axles at both ends and standard crank windows. It’s noisy and rough-riding. The soft top is a puzzle to put up and take …

Rating 50/100 Background The 2014 Jeep Wrangler is a no-nonsense car that’s at its best when the pavement ends. This classic SUV will climb over rocks, cross streams and frolic in the sand dunes whenever you please, thanks to its standard four-wheel drive and high ground clearance. Just don’t expect too many comforts along the …

Rating 53/100 Background The 2013 Jeep Wrangler proves you don’t have to follow trends to achieve sales success. Today’s SUV class is populated by car-based, city-friendly crossovers, but back when the segment first launched, those first models were rough-and-tumble rock climbers ready for anything. The Wrangler remains a rare holdout that still ascribes to this …

Rating 75/100 Background Rarely does a auto reviewed on SUVS.com have as many pros and cons as the 2012 Jeep Wrangler. Most vehicles have a lot of one and not much of the other. The Wrangler, on the other hand, has a wealth of extremes. It has old-school solid axles at both ends and standard …

Rating 67/100 Background In the realm of modern wheeled conveyances, the 2011 Jeep Wrangler seemingly ranks only a few rungs higher than a Jamaican jitney bus. This is a car that proudly boasts of solid axles, removable doors, exposed hinges and a fold-down windshield. Yet these symbols of antiquated automotive engineering remain strangely appealing because …

Rating 73/100 Background On any reasonable hierarchy of wheeled conveyances, the 2010 Jeep Wrangler would rate only slightly higher than a car towed by a donkey through the streets of Kabul. The engine is anemic and thirsty, and it sounds about as good as said donkey. The interior is louder than a dinner with Chris …

Rating 68/100 Background Baseball superstar Manny Ramirez gets away with a lot — he’s been known to disappear behind Fenway’s Green Monster during pitching changes to relieve himself or talk on his cell phone. The 2009 Jeep Wrangler also gets away with a lot, too. By nearly all conventional measures, it’s a horrid passenger car …

Rating 60/100 Background The 2008 Jeep Wrangler is not so much an SUV as an experience. It’s slow and loud, handles poorly, gets bad gas mileage, has crummy interior materials and features doors that provide virtually no crash protection. Oh, and breaking into the trunk requires nothing more than undoing a zipper.Under normal methods of …

Rating 75/100 Background Few vehicles in America have as much history or as dedicated a following as the Jeep Wrangler. This compact SUV and its earlier CJ predecessors have been providing Americans with rugged off-road ability and iconic style for more than 60 years. Whether it’s South Dakota’s badlands, San Diego’s Pacific Beach or mud …