Chris87114, sounds like we're just down the road from you (and I've still never been ducked!). We spend a lot of time in the western NC mountains in our Jeep. Tell your wife a quiet, luxury SUV can't make memories like this with the kids...Quick update- Turo rental was a success. Family had a blast and even my wife seemed to have fun in the wrangler. If were just her, she would gravitate towards smooth, quiet, and luxury, over rugged, loud, and bumpy - but the trip highlighted all the benefits of a wrangler. We were able to go places we couldn’t have in many other vehicles including up a ridge line road off the Blue Ridge parkway near Linville Falls in western NC.