It's Auto Show week in Toronto, so we planned a road trip! We decided to drive the 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara nearly 2,300km over 7 days to see how this vehicle handles on, and off the road.
Our full tour and review of the 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara covers more than what we'd typically do on TestDrive as we take this convertible SUV on a road-trip from Acton Vale Québec to Mississauga Ontario and see how it performs in both the rough snow conditions and smooth highway roads. We go over a lot of what buyers might be interested in with this type of vehicle.
On the outside we go over the full suite of LED lights on the JL Wrangler, along with the high-quality backup camera, higher than normal running board, Jeep Freedom Top panels, and some of what'd required to take off the doors, roof, and fold down the windshield. Additional options available on the Wrangler Unlimited include forward collision warning and forward camera system.
Inside we talk about the features found on this upgraded trim, like the leather-faced Sahara branded seats, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, 8.4" Uconnect infotainment system with navigation, SiriusXM Radio, Apple Carplay, Android Auto, and Off-Road information. We also go over the design elements of the Wranger's interior and how it's roll cage affects interior space.
We then drive nearly 700km overnight to the Greater Toronto Area where we film an extensive road test in Mississauga, Ontario in the wet snow and covered parking lots. The 3.6L Pentastar V6 and 8-Speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission worked well for us, along with the Selec-Trac transfer case providing automatic 4W high mode with part-time availability. We discuss some of the other road-going elements such as the suspension and ride, along with a bit of Jeep culture.
We then wrap up by talking about our overall experience with this JL Wrangler and how it compares to some of the other SUV and crossover vehicles we've driven. Fuel economy is reported for our road trip and overall driving time as we show a timelapse drive of our return trip to Quebec.