Originally Posted by Lehman26
I wouldnt believe anything consumer reports says about vehicles they are idiots! They said in there last magazine the wrangler is not a great offroad vehicle!
I have Consumer Reports and they actually said that the Wrangler has good off-road capability.
The pros were: Off-road capability, improved drivetrain
Cons: Ride, handling, braking, wind noise, access, driving position, seat comfort, visibility, fit and finish, fuel economy.
Keep in mind that they test all their cars on their mostly paved driving course and emphasive paved driving manuevers. Rock climbing, forging rivers, etc. are not part of their tests. Most people that buy Wranglers aren't doing so for their driving on pavement prowess.
The current Patriot, Compass, and Liberty got the last three spots in their small SUV category and I believe it. I had a Patriot as a rental last year and it was pure GARBAGE.