Jeep Wrangler JL Noise Test: How Loud is the Top in 50+ MPH Winds? [Video]

Jeep Wrangler JL Noise Test: How does the new Jeep Wrangler’s power-sliding top hold up in gusty winds?

One of the most interesting new features of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Sahara is its one-touch, power-sliding top. At speeds up to 60 MPH, you can slide the panoramic roof back with the touch of a button. That’s great from a convenience perspective, but how well does it hold up to the elements? As we’re among the first to test the Wrangler in-depth, that’s one of the things we’re going to find out.

After driving the Wrangler JL back from Phoenix to our home base in Boulder, Colorado, we took the Wrangler JL to a local car wash to test the top’s watertightness. The top itself doesn’t leak, as you would expect from a brand new car. However, water did run over the sides of the top and along the gutters and into the Wrangler when we opened the door.

Now, we’re back with another test. Yesterday, we experienced some blustery weather here on Colorado’s Front Range. Winds gusted up to 50 miles per hour or more, with sustained winds in the 40 MPH range. What better time, then, to test how noisy the top is when rolling down the road in windy conditions? That’s what TFLcar is here to show you today. Check out the video above for our Jeep Wrangler JL noise test!

If you just can’t get enough of the new Jeep Wrangler or you have questions of your own, head over to TFLnow today at 1 PM Pacific (2 PM Mountain/4 PM Eastern) Time! We are hosting Part II of a live Show and Tell series. In it, you can ask us questions and, as part of the interactive session, we’ll show you around the Wrangler and answer your questions! Part I of our Show and Tell is below: