2012 Jeep Wrangler Long Term Road Test


2012 Jeep Wrangler: Too Tall

October 10, 2012

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The 2012 Jeep Wrangler parked next to a Sequoia.

Last night I took our modified Jeep home. Something I've been reluctant to do, especially during rush hour. I've never been a fan of its long throws and the fact that I have to push my seat up against the steering wheel so my short legs can work the pedals. But add to that it's now easier than ever to stall.

Why's that?

Because of those huge tires. The gearing is taller now so a driver has to nearly slip the clutch to prevent the car from stalling. I stalled it twice yesterday.

Another downside to those tires? Without the benefit of a step (or a good running jump), short people or those with bad joints struggle to climb in. Not really a great city car, but I'm sure it's just perfect out in the wild.

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor

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