• Jul 26, 2010
Last week, spy photos showed us that the 2011 Wrangler's exterior looks like it will get some fresh upgrades including a body-colored roof and sleeker, more aerodynamic-looking front bumpers. Now it looks like the Wrangler's interior is getting a desperately needed boost as well. Our friends at super-fan website Allpar possess a high quality interior spy pic that shows off what appears to be a big-time upgrade from the outgoing rock-climber's Playskool-inspired innards.
The first thing that catches our eyes is what looks like an abundance of high-quality soft touch dash and door insert materials, but we won't know for sure until we can get our hands on a sample. The outgoing Wrangler's steering wheel is a real dud with no redundant controls – even on the $34,000 Rubicon model, but that appears to be changing for 2011 as well. The new piece looks to have all the modern redundant controls, and we don't see the current model's awkward cruise control stalk either, and that's a very good thing. Finally, we see plenty of polished aluminum-look trim adorning the doors, dash and vents, giving the new Wrangler a more uplevel feel.

Click on the image on the right to head over to Allpar where you can see the uncropped image. We're thinking that while the photo doesn't exactly show a beautiful interior, it sure shows a clear, functional upgrade versus the 2010 model's cabin. Thanks to everyone for the tips!

[Source: Allpar]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      better hardware not software!! what the hell are they thinking about.
      Junk the antique 3.8L and give a better trans....
      • 4 Years Ago
      I hope the seats are velvet. I'll trade my 10 Rubicon for one.
      • 4 Years Ago
      JEEP did amazing job upgrade so-much-wanted interior. it's already the most capable 4x4 on earth, but this interior is amazing i am actually want to put wrangler on my next purchase list. kudooo..screw jap rav4 and crvs...
        • 4 Years Ago
        If you were considering a Rav4 or CRV and a Wrangler now has your interest.... Well, I'll just say that I never would have wanted to see those models cross-shopped, at least for fear of the Wrangler's evolution to compete w/ rival "SUVs".
      • 4 Years Ago


      I wanted a 2011 but not with an antiquated 4-speed auto and gas guzzling engine.


        • 4 Years Ago
        If you are looking for an automatic with good gas mileage, maybe you should look at an Accord or Camry. A Wrangler is not for you.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks like U connect is making it over to the JK now as well. They just need to offer up for sale the J7 Stripper.

      http://www.jpmagazine.com/featuredvehicles/154_1007_mopar_jeep_concepts/j7_stripper.html

      • 4 Years Ago
      That interior is gross! Is the steering wheel rainproof? (Shouldn't even have to ask that question on a 4x4).
      • 4 Years Ago
      I looked at the window sticker on my 1987 Wrangler S. It listed only two options; (1) Carpet and (2) Rear Seat. Leave the soft touch dash, leather wrapped wheel and door inserts to the Grand Cherokee and leave the Wrangler unadorned to satisfy those looking for a no-nonsense off-roader.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Quote: ""A big reason why they used the 4.0 is because of the torques""



      The 4.0L puts out more torque at all RPM than the 3.8L.

      It also bolts up to the same transmission as the 3.8L.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The 4.0 SOHC bolts up to the 62TE, and W5A580 not the 42RFE.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Chrysler had the best interiors of the U.S. three before dumbler forced all the low cost craptastic plastic on them.
      Not really that suprised to see the improvement now that they are run by big boys again, and the kiddies from Stuttgart are gone.
      • 4 Years Ago
      that interior is hideous.

      never mind the fact that Jeeps haven't had a styled interior before, and now it does......now all it needs is a crossover bubble body design and IFS and the transformation will be complete.

      What was wrong with simply improving the materials of the old design? It was beautiful in a functional kind of way, a re-design (especially this botched one) was not needed.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why redo the inside,you have the clients for your product,you want chicks to drive jeeps now?Wouldnt that take away the million guys that drive the things?I had a great SAHARA,paid way too much for it but I enjoyed it very much.The interior looked like something Id build in the garage at home and thats perfect.This car had its top OFF all the time and I got caught in the rain a couple of times with no doors or plastic windows until I got home,a nice interior would have been ruined.
      • 4 Years Ago
      There are some throw-back elements to the 80s Jeeps in there...the steering wheel, seat seams, some of the console. It's a cool design - some thought clearly went into it. Would love to know if you can still hose out the floor though...
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