The Jeep Wrangler is renowned for being one of the best off-road vehicles of all time. Even a stock Wrangler, with no upgrades, can tackle plenty of back roads, trails and even open stretches of land without any roads at all.
With such a capable vehicle, you would expect that the rollover risk is low, but anyone who owns a Wrangler knows that it comes with specific warnings about this type of accident. For some, such as the TJ model, there is a warning sticker inside on the sun visor. Do these vehicles really roll more easily than others?
Technically, yes. Be careful when driving a Wrangler. Heed those warnings. This especially true in off-road settings.
That said, the Wrangler has been slowly getting wider with every new model. The highest rollover rate is for the CJ, which hasn’t been in production for years. The YJ was a little wider and a little better. The TJ, which they quit making after the 2006 model, was better yet. The JK, which ran from 2007 until 2018, was a very modern car with an average rate. The newest model is the JL, and Jeep also makes the Gladiator, which is a pickup truck version.
Jeeps still do tend to be thinner and higher than many vehicles, such as a convertible or a sedan, so the risk is there. When these accidents happen, they can be both dramatic and extremely dangerous. This is especially true for those who prefer to drive without a top on their Wrangler. If you get badly injured in such an accident, it is important to know about all of the legal options you have to seek compensation.