There are lots of SUVs you can buy today that are spacious, comfortable, and quiet — mild-mannered cars on stilts that are perfectly executed for the daily grind. Objectively, these crossovers are just what nearly everyone needs. But subjectively, these overwhelmingly sensible vehicles can lack personality and character. They’re the smart choice, but not often the fun one.
That’s why the Jeep Wrangler is one of the best-selling SUVs today. From its military-grade styling, to its unsurpassed off-road capability, to its unique ability to remove its roof and doors, the Wrangler is suffused with character. What’s more, unlike a zippy little sports car, the Wrangler also delivers some practicality to go with its fun factor — five spacious seats, a big cargo hold, the all-weather security of four-wheel-drive, and more creature comforts than you might think. If you like the idea of a Jeep but are worried whether it’s too old-school for your modern life, read on as we cover this off-road icon’s pros and cons. Prices start at $28,295.