In the highway, the 2015 Jeep Wrangler Sport feels like any other comfortable SUV. It runs with a certain degree of stiffness but at the same time it’s quite relaxed as well. If you are crossing a high bridge, the side buffeting from a stiff breeze could turn out to be an issue. However, with practice, you get used to it and learn to compensate at the same time.
All the Wrangler variants are still powered by the 285HP 3.6L V6 with a 5-speed automatic and 352Nm of torque on tap from 4800rpm. As a result, it needs to be revved to a fair amount in case you are climbing any dunes. However, the Wrangler simply floats over less-inclined sand mounds, especially after the pressures are dropped down to 13psi or so. For an off-road capable vehicle, the 245/75 tires are on the thinner side and hence deflating makes for a great difference. If you are up for a casual ride, the steering might seem a bit lazy with the brakes soft and the suspension ready to unsettle, since all the mechanical bits are geared for off-roading.
The driving experience gets truly phenomenal with the top removed and the doors off but it’s not something to be recommended at any time other than summer.
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