If you want a Wrangler you know there isn't anything else that will do. I love my 2011 unlimited. The changes that were made to the interior have made a world of difference in the comfort of a daily driver stuck in traffic, but haven't taken anything away from what it can do off road. Be prepared for extra attention when you take the top and doors off. A wide open 4 door gets a lot of appreciative looks at stop lights!! As long as you know what to expect in terms of comfort and performance you will be very happy with a Wrangler. Having kids I highly recommend the Unlimited. Plenty of room for everything. The power is reasonable, mileage is decent for what it is, exterior is iconic!
70th Anniversary Unlimited Auto - Bronze Pearl. I had pretty much decided on a Dodge Journey based on reviews and my requirements. So....I hiked off to the dealerships...drove the Journey....it wasn't bad.....good in fact....but....there they were....all those Wranglers....looking cool and iconic....made the Journey look pathetic....then I found out about the rebates and I was sold....$11k off sticker incl tax!! Three weeks in and I can't stop smiling... a bit more power would be OK but, when you are in a Jeep you don't care if you go a bit slower. It's not a sports car...point it in the general direction you want and it will go there....over almost anything! So much more than I expected.
This is my fifth Wrangler in 10 years, the last being an identical 2010. We upgraded to the 2011 from the 2010 because of the interior changes and the need to take a 3,500 mile trip over Christmas break. The interior changes in the 2011 made for a very comfortable trip. Armrests are better placed and padded. Trim is rounded rather than squared. Seats are more comfortable and access to the rear seat is improved. The acoustics are better and the 2011 had less wind noise. Gas mileage was 21 mpg overall with a difference of about a mile to the gallon noted when using 10% ethanol. We love the Jeep and just helped our daughter buy an identical black sport. Nothing like the "Jeep" wave.
Im a very dedictaed Jeep customer. this is not my first Jeep i've owned. I purchased the exact Jeep featured in the photos on this site for about 30K. The passenger floor is a POND and the freedom-top leaks on the dash and on the radio everytime it rains. I AM NOT HAPPY. The jeep is into the dealership for the second time to fix the problem. After the first visit; I am confident nothing was resolved. I am now waiting for the mold and mildew to set in and I am now scared that my floors and rockers are going to rot out. The jeep isn't even a year old yet and it's been wet since day one. My state has a Lemon Law and I plan act upon it if it's not fixed by the 4th time. Why isn't there a recall?
We purchased this 2011 Jeep Wrangler Sahara last week and couldn't be happier with our choice. The traditional Jeep crowd may be put off by the heated seats, navigation system with HDD audio, climate control, and power windows. For us, it's a great way to give us the comfort and convenience of a luxury vehicle during the weekly commute combined with a capable off-road fun vehicle on the weekends. The family hasn't stopped smiling since our purchase.
Mango Tango Pearlcoat; Dual Top Group ($1,625 -- includes easy-folding soft top, Freedom Top three-piece modular hardtop, freedom roof panel storage bag, rear window defroster, rear window washer and wipers); Media Center 430N ($1,035 -- includes AM/FM stereo, single-disc CD/DVD player, CD/MP3 playback, 30GB hard disk drive, audio jack input for mobile devices, navigation system with GPS, 6.5-inch touchscreen display monitor, remote USB port); Quick Order Package 24R ($825 -- includes vehicle with standard equipment, four-speed automatic transmission, tip start, transmission skid plate); Two-Tone Leather-Trimmed Seats ($700 -- includes two-tone leather-trimmed seats. Driver height adjuster, front seat back map pocket, heated front seats); Supplemental Front Side Airbags ($490); Connectivity Group ($385 -- includes leather-wrapped steering wheel. Remote USB port, Uconnect voice command with Bluetooth, vehicle information center); Trailer Tow Group ($270 -- includes Class 2 receiver hitch with four-pin connector wiring, trailer sway damping); Heated Front Seats ($250); Remote Start System ($200); Air-Conditioning With Automatic Temperature Control ($155 -- includes air-conditioning with automatic temperature control, air filtration)
Naturally aspirated, port-injected V6, gasoline
3,778cc (231 cu-in)
Pushrod, two valves per cylinder
Compression ration (x:1)
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)
202 @ 5,200
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)
237 @ 4,000
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)
I = 2.84, II = 1.57, III = 1, IV = 0.69, R = 2.21, Final: 2.57
Wow does this feel like an antique. Four-speed? Seriously? Each gear takes an eternity that's got a raspy soundtrack. Upshifts are rather harsh, then revs drop way out of power band. I'll say this, however; it's very consistent (and slow). Allows pedal overlap, but it didn't help.
Aside from the fact there's very little rubber on the pavement (with such large lugs) the ABS manages to keep the Jeep straight and reasonably fade-free. Lots of dive, but that's expected.
Skid pad: An utterly pointless waste of fuel and tires. The stability control barely allows this Jeep to go around in a circle. Slalom: Similarly futile due to ultra-conservative ESC. It's a fish out of water -- like taking a Porsche 911 GT2 up the Rubicon Trail.