By most objective measures, the 2023 Jeep Wrangler is a lousy car. It’s easier to find other SUVs that ride and handle better, have more room inside, offer more features, get better gas mileage, earn better crash-test scores, and cost less to buy. No one would argue against the Wrangler’s off-road prowess, but surely that solitary talent would relegate it to a tiny niche in America’s huge SUV market.
Not at all. The Wrangler is one of the best-selling SUVs in America. Folks love its historic Jeep styling, exemplary capability, and removable roof and doors. And it has become much more livable than past Wranglers. What’s more, to Jeep lovers, its warts like clumsy on-road handling aren’t drawbacks — they’re marks of character in a world filled with anonymously competent crossovers. In this review, we’ll explain how the Wrangler stacks up as a modern vehicle. If you’re interested in the Jeep experience, read on to learn whether it seems like the right choice for you.