What is it?
Back to where it all started, and charmingly so. Enough fun and heritage here to make you wanna start a war, just so you can arrive outside a tent in a cloud of dust.
The Wrangler is still pretty spectacular off-road. That, unfortunately, makes it pretty rough on it. The new car is better than it ever was, but don't expect to make effortless trans-continental trips in this car, whether you're in the two or four-door version. You'll die of boredom.
The Wrangler might have been improved beyond all recognition from the old car, but that's like saying that this version is going to snap your spine more gently than the last. It bounces, it shimmies, it can go off-road. And stay there.
There's only a 2.8-litre four-pot diesel on offer now, producing 197bhp. It's not the most refined, but the torque - 339lb ft of it - is ideal for off-roading. Unsurprisingly.
On the inside
The new Wrangler is longer and wider than it predecessors (and the four-door option opens up a whole new market for it), so there's a decent amount of space. The soft top probably isn't worth it, though you can now buy a clip-on roof system that disposes of the need for all those pop-studs of yore. You still need a big garage to put the roof in though; there's nowhere to store it in-car.
The Wrangler is basic but tough. Probably more designed to be hosed down than swamp you in luxury, but you get the idea; chunky but cheap.
The diesel manages around 34mpg and emits 213g/km of CO2, so running it isn't the cheapest.