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Jeep Wrangler scoops top off-road honour for third consecutive year

16th December 2014 Print
Jeep Wrangler

The legendary Jeep Wrangler continues to demonstrate its award-winning credentials after taking 4x4 Magazine’s 4x4 of the Year, Hardcore class for the third year running.

The award comes as the specialist off-road driving publication’s panel of expert judges once again put the rugged US-built off-roader above some extremely capable competitors in its class.

In the same awards, Jeep’s new Cherokee received a Highly Recommended accolade in the Top Range SUV category.

In awarding it top honours for the third consecutive time, the 4x4 of the Year competition judges praised the Wrangler’s comfort, off-roading ability, iconic deign and classic appeal.

“Put simply, Jeep ought to sell a lot more Wranglers in the UK, it’s that good,” says Nigel Fryatt, editor, 4x4 Magazine.

“While it has become more comfortable, and easier to live with, it has lost none of its off-road abilities. A rugged classic, comfortable, highly competent off-road and a joy to drive – what’s not to like?”

On Cherokee, Nigel Fryatt adds: “The new Jeep Cherokee looks great and comes in as our Highly Recommended award in the Top Range SUV class, thanks to its off-roading credentials.”

“Jeep Wrangler is the classic 4x4 vehicle that people all over the world instantly recognise,” says Damien Dally, head of brand, Jeep UK. “It’s what Jeep stands for and we're delighted to receive a top award such as the Hardcore 4x4 of the Year, especially for the third time.”

The diesel-powered, automatic Wrangler returns 34.9 mpg (34.0 mpg 4-door) on the combined cycle and has a CO2 figure of 213 g/km (217 g/km 4-door). Prices start at £29,010 OTR for the two-door Wrangler 2.8 CRD Sahara, rising to £32,830 OTR for the four-door 2.8 CRD Overland.

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