2007 Jeep Wrangler so effortlessly delivered us from our starting point in the middle of the notorious, boulder-strewn Rubicon Trail back to the striped...
... pavement of civilization did not surprise us. While the latest Wrangler is rich with new and improved hardware - and software - that render it even more capable than its predecessor, the previous generation was already one of the most accomplished off-roaders in the world. Still, we were impressed by the uncanny ease with which the Wrangler traversed massive rocks, and by the sheer solidity of its three skid plates. One of the new features we appreciated most is the electronic throttle, which allows for smoother throttle application in low range. Where the newest Wrangler made its strongest impression, however, was at the end of the trail, where a markedly smoother and quieter ride transform the Wrangler from something best suited as a weekend plaything into a viable seven-day vehicle.