The original SUV
Date Posted: July 4, 2016
By Zack Spencer
The Jeep Wrangler is an icon in the automotive industry. The famous Jeep grille and legendary off-road capability is still available in this fun to own small SUV. Jeep sells two versions of the Wrangler, the two-door model and the 4-door model called Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. The Wrangler is only offered with one V6 engine and several off-road versions for back wood adventure.
The Jeep Wrangler is the only purpose built off-road ready SUV in the market. Yes, there are some high-end trucks that are very capable but the Wrangler is the original SUV, derived from the military trucks used in the second war. The modern Wrangler is available with two or four doors for family duties but it never looses it’s rugged charm.
All Wrangler Jeeps come with removable doors and roofs, plus the windshield can be lowered for the ultimate off-road adventure. Most daily users like the attitude the Wrangler provides but also want it to be a modern SUV. The only engine available is a 3.6L V6 with 285hp and 260lb.-ft. of torque, which is helpful for low speed off-road situations and towing. The Wrangler can tow up to 3500lbs. All Wranglers come with 4X4 Trail Rated capability but there are levels of technology to choose from. The base Command Trac allows the 2-speed transfer case to be manually operated between RWD and 4X4. There is the extreme Rubicon model with the Rock-Trac system. This has a low ratio and locking front and rear differentials for ultimate trail crawling.
The Wrangler can be equipped with a 6-speed manual, 5-speed automatic or 6-speed auto. The best fuel consumption is the 6-speed manual 2-dorr. It is rated at 14.2L/100km (20MPG) City and 11L/100km (26MPG) HWY
Even though this is a rugged truck, it is equipped with a smart looking dash, featuring the latest technology, like voice controls for the Bluetooth system, available 6.5-inch uConnect system, upgradable audio system and more.
Standard Safety is covered with front, airbags; there are no side or curtain air bags due to the removable doors and roll bar. There is standard traction and stability control. No models can be equipped with advanced safety systems like pre-collision detection and lane departure technology.
The Jeep Wrangler starts at roughly $25,000 (US$24,000) for the base 2-door. The base 4-door unlimited model starts at $33,000 (US$28,000) and can climb over $40,000 for special versions.
There is no other product in the market like the Jeep Wrangler; it is a purpose built off-road rated SUV, the one that started it all. The Unlimited 4-door version has allowed this Wrangler to be experienced by more families, since this version was introduced.
The Wrangler is rough and ready, meaning the ride is choppy, the road engine and wind noise can be substantial, it isn’t very fuel-efficient and the back seat isn’t very comfortable. Even with all these issues, the Wrangler sells incredibly well because it is a statement vehicle for those that love the attitude it represents and the capability it has as standard equipment.
There is no other product in the market like the Jeep Wrangler