Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
First things first, there’s just no denying that the Jeep has a special place in the mind of the American off-road enthusiast. This iconic 4wd vehicle was developed for the Army in WWII and eventually morphed into what we now know as the Jeep Wrangler.
If you’ve owned a Jeep in the past, be it a CJ-7 or a TJ Wrangler, you can attest to the fact that these Jeeps are easy to maintain and can climb over most anything. You also know that these things are loud, cramped, and decidedly not family-friendly.
Thankfully for those of us who enjoy creature comforts, the latest version of the Wrangler is much more practical than its forbearers. The Unlimited Wrangler JK even seats 5 passengers somewhat comfortably.
Whether you opt for the manual 6-speed or the 5-speed automatic, you’ll have the power of the Wrangler’s short wheelbase and legendary 4×4 system to your advantage. Be advised as you shop, Jeep did produce 2wd Wranglers briefly (2007-2009) which you’ll want to make sure and avoid. What the hell were they thinking?