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Jeep Wrangler Limited Sport V6 (2007)

by Chris Bishop,reviewed December 2007

For more than 65 years Jeep has been synonymous with off-road exploits.
Nothing much has changed. Wrangler now offers extra doors (ubiquitous soft-tops remain) but its excellent wheel articulation, generous ground clearance, short overhangs, chunky tyres, including a full size spare, and low-range box are benefits in mud or sand.

It is almost civilised in 4H on loose surfaces.

Safety gear is generous but the handling is old school. Rubbery and vague steering, excessive body roll, poor balance and a high centre of gravity are troubling.

The brakes struggle with 1875kg of Wrangler and performance is similarly stilted, exacerbated by a long throttle, sloppy gearbox and tall gearing. The ride is soft but ill-disciplined while noise levels are high.

Inside is big enough but the front seats are hard, the ergonomics lacking and its build is below par.
Jeep Wrangler Limited Sport V6 2007

For

Off-road skills, space, practicality

Against

Brakes, handling, quality, noise

Car Details

Vehicle make Jeep
Vehicle model Wrangler Limited Sport V6
Vehicle type SUV Under $40,000
Year 2007
Price when new $34 990 MLP
Current price range $ - $
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Engine 3.8-litre V6
Max power 146 kW @ 5000 rpm
Max torque 315 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Acceleration to 100 km/h 11.7 secs
Braking from 80 km/h 28.6m
Economy ADR 11.5 litres / 100km

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