Jeep Wrangler Interior
While the 2013 Jeep Wrangler comes with fewer standard features than many competing off-road SUVs, reviewers agree that the Wrangler’s cabin has a functional design that makes sense for this iconic Jeep.
- "Some surfaces are padded, but most materials are hollow, hard plastic, which is in keeping with this SUV's rugged character. They look decent, though, but still fit the utilitarian theme of the interior." -- Consumer Guide
- "The cabin is reasonably quiet, and for the price, this well-appointed small ute is very comparable and competitive in this segment. It would be more than up for Sunday brunch or taking the retriever to the vet." -- AutoWeek (2012)
- "The Wrangler is also amazingly quiet inside, thanks in part to a large underhood engine cover and some extra NVH work that was carried out during the handsome 2011 interior redesign." -- Road and Track (2012)
- "The entire package becomes apparent as soon as you take the new Wrangler out on the highway, but only if you choose the hardtop versions. Convertible models with their flapping fabric covers and plastic windows still are plagued with substantial wind and road noise." -- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (2012)
Although the base Wrangler’s cloth seats are fairly plain, reviewers find a lot to like from the driver’s seat. They say that the seats are comfortable with good headroom and outward visibility. However, one reviewer comments that the two-door Wrangler’s back seat isn’t spacious enough to be comfortable. Leather seats and heated front seats are optional on Sahara and Rubicon models.
- "Lots of headroom and good cabin width. The seats are firm and generally comfortable, though they need more lumbar support." -- Consumer Guide
- "Our test Wrangler, a Sahara Unlimited SUV trimmed in Black/Dark Saddle leather, was just this side of sumptuous. Lower in the food chain is the base Sport, whose cloth-covered seats can best be described as functional." -- Kelley Blue Book
- "Of course, sitting in the back of the Wrangler remains an uncomfortable experience and just getting back there can be a hassle. (This explains why the four-door Wrangler Unlimited continues to outsell the Wrangler two-door.)" -- The Detroit News (2012)
The 2013 Wrangler comes with a six-speaker stereo with a CD player and auxiliary input. Features like power windows and door locks, as well as air conditioning, are optional on the base Wrangler. Other available features include automatic climate control, Bluetooth, an upgraded stereo, navigation and heated front seats. For 2013, a new three-layer soft top is available to help reduce road noise, and Unlimited models get a revised soft top that Jeep says is easier to lower and raise.
While the Wrangler doesn’t come with as many standard features as most rival SUVs, reviewers like the Wrangler’s rugged, functional cabin. Still, one critic notes that his test Wrangler’s infotainment system wasn’t as up-to-date as those found in other Jeep models.
- "Wrangler's cabin is very functional. The gauges are unobstructed and easy to read. The audio and climate controls are easy to reach and use." -- Consumer Guide
- "My test vehicle still included the old-generation 6.5-inch color touch screen with chunky buttons down each side, but this system is better than last year. It took only a few minutes to get the speakers mounted on the roll bars and cranking out tunes." -- The Detroit News (2012)
The two-door Wrangler has 17.2 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats, or 55 cubic feet of space with the rear seat folded. The back seat can also be removed for a maximum of 61.2 cubic feet of cargo space. If you need more space, the Wrangler Unlimited has 31.5 cubic feet with the rear seats in use and 70.6 cubic feet with the rear seat folded.
Reviewer opinion is mixed on the usefulness of the Wrangler’s cargo space. While most are pleased with the amount of space with the seat folded, they note that the back seat is heavy, which makes it difficult to remove or fold forward. One test driver points out that the back-seat headrests of Unlimited models have to be removed in order to get the seat to fold flat.
- "Room is minimal behind the 2-door's rear seat. The rear seat tumbles forward for more space and removes for generous volume. It's heavy, though." -- Consumer Guide
- "And although the Wrangler Unlimited's folding rear seat creates a spacious - and flat - load surface, the headrests don't easily detach for folding, which necessitates moving the front seats as far forward as possible when you're in a hurry to increase cargo space." -- Kelley Blue Book
- "The four-door gets the same seats, along with a big back seat area and a huge cargo space out back that can nearly be doubled if you fold the rear seats." -- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (2012)
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