2012 Jeep Wrangler, an Autoweek Flash Drive Car Review – Autoweek

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2012 Jeep Wrangler, an Flash Drive Car Review

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is the 2012 Jeep Wrangler, in perhaps the most significant that matters–under the hood. finally dropped the 3.6-liter V6 used in the Charger, the Grand the 300 and seemingly everything even important the company makes. In terms, this engine is a big it has a big impact on this, the most of Jeeps.

The engine makes 285 hp and 260 lb-ft in the easily eclipsing the 202-hp, ratings of the old 3.8-liter engine. completes a two-year makeover saw the interior redone for the 2011 year, transforming the Wrangler a rather premium entry maintains its still affordable base price–despite the gains in and fuel economy. Rest hard-core Jeep faithful, the looks exactly the same as year#8217;s model, except for the headlights (just kidding).

What is it like to drive?

On the potent Pentastar shines easily blowing the detachable off the old engine. On test roads in California, there was little The new engine is simply better and its mission in a more demonstrative It makes less noise and labor nearly as much the engine.

The cabin is reasonably quiet, and for the this well-appointed small ute is comparable and competitive in this It would be more than up for brunch or taking the retriever to the

That being said, we hit the famed Rubicon Trail, the showed its teeth. We exchanged our grocery-getter for a manual, military-green door#8212;with no doors. What a We crawled over rocks, creeks and generally tackled the treacherous of terrain without a sweat. Well, we did, but the was universally composed.

The two-door was equally capable.

Really, experiences don#8217;t show off the capabilities. It#8217;s a stronger that#8217;s most evident darting around town. the trail is more fun.

Do I want it?

Absolutely. If you liked the old it#8217;s still selling at a pace, even with the new V6 like the 2012 Wrangler. The the drive character, the price–they all the right chord for Jeep

Plus, rocks will when they see you coming.

0-60 8.4 sec

FUEL ECONOMY (EPA): 19 mpg

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