Jeep stretched the Wrangler, adding rear doors for easier access to the back seat and calling it 'Unlimited'.
Although it's a 2007 model year, it retains Jeep's classic seven-bar grille. Plastic bumper covers and fenders handle minor scrapes and bumps better than metal.
Parts of the top can be removed with the optional Freedom Top, making a sunroof.
The 3.8-liter V-6 produces good torque (240 ft-lbs), but gas mileage is very poor. We observed less than 14mpg.
Although it has a longer wheelbase than the standard Wrangler, we found it very capable in serious off-road situations.
The standard tires on the Rubicon edition are 32 inch MTRs on 17 inch wheels.
To open the back, you have to swing out the gate, then left the rear window. Cargo space is ample.
The rear seats are much nicer than in the standard Wrangler, although there isn't a lot of leg room.
There is a lot of plastic over the dashboard and door interiors, but it's all rugged and can be wiped off easily.
On-road handling is mixed--the knobby tires give the Jeep a skittery feeling in corners, but roll mitigation and a sway bar help it lean in.
An electronic compass built into the speedometer is a nice touch.
Just like past Wranglers, you have an extra shifter for two-wheel-drive high, four-wheel-drive high, or four-wheel-drive low. The axle lock and sway bar disconnect can be activated with the touch of a button.
The stereo has quite a few options for such a rugged vehicle. But you can also option this up with the MyGig navigation system and music server.
The 10 inch Infinity subwoofer in the cargo area gives music a nice thump.
Mid-range speakers are mounted on the sound bar as well as in the dashboard.
Satellite radio is easy to navigate, even with the rudimentary display.
Likewise, you can navigate MP3 CDs easily with the two-line radio display.