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Reactions to the new Jeep Wrangler interior

by David Zatz on

What did Allpar’s forum members think of the first full Jeep Wrangler interior spy shot?

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  • I like the color matched dash — a nod to the older CJs without looking retro. It is also nice to see that the door grab handle now allow you to wrap your hand all the way around — that was one of those “what were you thinking?” aspects of the current interior.

    The built in aux switch pod is nice as well. Again something the aftermarket capitalized on with the JK. Looks like Jeep stuffed a lot of those items in the new JL. Going to be a fun ride for sure. …
    The dash height in relation to the steering wheel appears to be lower. This is a good thing when looking out to your left and right from the driver’s seat. We may even be able to see the fenders now. Great for picking your line on the trail.  — Ruptured Duck
  • Modern YJ interior. — Marlon
  • It looks like the buttons are all designed to be weather resistant? I love all of the physical buttons! Especially for heated seats/steering wheel. — UN4GTBL
  • Nice to see different HVAC knobs and buttons for an FCA US vehicle. — RedRiderBob
  • I thought nice retro touch… which is the root of it in PT and the 500.  A nod to the old steel dash days. — TripleT
  • It is derivative of the CJ-5 and CJ-7 interiors, from the AMC days. As a Jeep person you can’t look at it and not see the resemblance. It has to do with the black overhang on the top of the dash, placement of gauges and vents and trim rings around them, and the exterior coloring stretching all the way across the dash. It screams AMC CJ. … If we also get a tan/saddle color instead of the black, just like AMC CJs had, some of the color combinations could really be quite stunning. Think tan with a forest green exterior color on the dash. Tan with black on the color strip. Tan with white and the chrome trim. — Dr. Jeep
  • I like the linear feel. It’ll match the horizontal direction of the Yuntu head and tail lamps, if that’s the design direction the brand is headed into. — 12soldier
  • The top of the dash reminded me of a YJ with the top extending all the way across and the myriad of gauges spread across (the vents taking place of gauges). The passenger grab handle has a similar integration. — WhiteRhino07

Allpar’s Facebook followers seemed more mixed in their reactions.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304

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