The packaging of the Wrangler’s cabin feels slightly tighter than that of the average medium-sized SUV, and the front seats in particular a size more snug.
The car’s door apertures are smaller than you might expect and its sills higher and more obstructive; and once you’re in the car’s highly set driving seat, you’ll find a little bit less maximum leg room and footwell space than the class norm. None of the aforementioned limitations proved problematic even for the tallest of our testers, though; the trick is remembering that this is anything but the average medium-sized SUV – which, for various reasons, isn’t remotely hard to do.
To begin with, how many cars of this kind allow you to fold the windscreen down flat? In the Wrangler, it’s the job of five minutes with a multi-tool – and likewise is the removal of any one or all four of the passenger doors. The car comes with what Jeep calls a ‘freedom top’ in body colour, which is a three-piece modular hard-top that can be removed completely. It can also be ordered with a powered soft-top roof or a manually folding ‘sunrider’ soft-top roof – both of which make the car quicker and easier to convert for open-air motoring.