Our schedule today consisted of the usual soccer game in the morning, followed by lunch out and then a trip to the park in the afternoon.
It's seriously imposing in black (a $745 option), but either way the Overlander looks more muscular and menacing than the previous generation, and it conveys an impressive amount of kerb appeal in four-door form.
While the exterior design remains familiar, there are some key differences from the previous model, notably a 61mm increase in wheelbase length and a 90kg weight saving.
Keen Wrangler fans will also note the windscreen has been angled back further, and that the external bonnet latches have been relocated towards the front of the car. The (removable) three-piece hard cover roof, as well as the removable doors and folding windscreen, remain.
For those interested in taking their Overlander off bitumen, overall clearance has also been improved, with all variants now boasting a 34.8-degree approach angle and 29-degree departure angle, 242mm of ground clearance and a 760mm wading depth.
Rarely do my three kids get excited about any car, but the Jeep has obviously made an impression on them as they greeted the Wrangler with whoops of joy and chants of "Jeep!".
The Wranglers ride height and prominent door sills did not phase the kids when getting in and out, however the back door opening is quite narrow, a feature parents with baby capsules may need to consider.
The cabin fit and finish is a major step up from the previous generation and feels a more special place to spend time, with lashings of black leather covering the seats, steering wheel and gear knob. I'm a big fan of the little Jeep graphics selectively positioned around the car for occupants to discover. A nice touch.
Passenger space in the back is good for kids and adults alike. Sitting in the rear seat I had almost a hand-width of space in front of my knees, with plenty of headroom to spare. Back seat comfort needs are well catered to via air vents, two cupholders in the armrest, as well as USB and 12-volt charge points for rear passengers.
Boot size is a generous 897 litres with the rear seats up and 2050 litres with the seats folded almost flat.
Space and comfort for front passengers is ample but slightly compromised by the transmission case encroaching into the drivers foot well, leaving my left foot awkwardly positioned and way too close to the pedals for my liking.