The Jeep Wrangler 2011 is here and we like it

December 17, 2010 12:00 AM

The review of Jeep's 2011 Wrangler has been released by Motor Trend and they are amped about the new model.

The Wrangler is a vehicle with a long history, so fans may be understandably nervous about any redesigns. But the auto magazine says Jeep fans should fear not, as the new Wrangler takes a step forward while remaining true to its past.

"Jeep managed to make the Wrangler more user-friendly, more comfortable, and more luxurious, without taking away any of the things that make this model legendary," says Motor Trend's Allyson Harwood.

New among the changes are the availability of a hard-top that matches the car's color, instead of the normal black.

The interior of the Jeep Wrangler now comes with leather heated seats, Bluetooth capability, steering wheel audio controls and power heated side-view mirrors.

One problem? The 3.8 liter V-6 engine. "The Wrangler could use a new engine [and] a new transmission is overdue, too," says Harwood. "The Wrangler still uses a four-speed automatic?!" A new Pentastar is what the Motor Trend reviewer suggests, as it would offer better fuel economy.

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