Pros: Virtually unmatched off-road prowess; unmistakable Jeep character and rugged personality; Unlimited model retains desirable traits of original Wrangler but adds much needed cargo and passenger versatility
Cons: Poor value for the money; noisier and less refined that most every class competitor; subpar on-road handling and fuel economy; lack of creature comforts
2014 Jeep Wrangler
CG Says: Both 2-door (Wrangler) and 4-door (Wrangler Unlimited) versions of Jeep’s iconic off-roader gain special-edition Rubicon X and Freedom III models for the 2014 model year, along with some option-package shuffling. Despite major improvements to its interior over the years, the 2014 Jeep Wrangler remains a limited-purpose machine. Off road, it’s a finely honed tool. On road, it’s best considered a fun-in-the-sun runabout. The Unlimited’s design provides additional passenger and cargo room, albeit at a stiff price premium over the smaller 2-door Wrangler. A judiciously equipped Sport is the best value in this lineup. The top-line Rubicon can get very expensive–but is almost unmatched off road.