Jeep Wrangler Reviews – Jeep Wrangler Price, Photos, and Specs – CARandDRIVER

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Jeep Wrangler

Overview: Now in its eighth postwar generation, the iconic Jeep Wrangler stays true to its mission, offering virtually unmatched off-road capability. Creature comforts have improved steadily over the years, but the Wrangler still has the soul of a rugged Jeep. It offers enormous flexibility and an endless variety of aftermarket mods and accessories for the sportsman or off-roader. Instrumented Test 2012 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4×4 Manual

2013  (2013 Eighth Generation/JK, 2007Present)

Keeping it simplewhat Jeep does bestthe Wrangler rolls into 2014 with mostly trim changes. There are two versions: the two-door (on a 95.4-inch wheelbase) and the four-door Unlimited (on a 116.0-inch wheelbase). There’s one engine: Chrysler’s 285-hp, 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6, paired with a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission.

Jeep’s Command-Trac four-wheel drive is standard.

The Wrangler comes in several trim levels. The Sport is bare-bones; step up to the Sport S, and air conditioning is standard. Along with 18-inch wheels, the Sahara adds an upgraded interior (with optional leather) and an Alpine sound system. The Rubicon includes the special Rock-Trac four-wheel-drive system and locking front and rear differentials.

There’s a long shopping list of extras to sort through that includes Chrysler’s Uconnect with GPS navigation, heated seats, and other conveniences not found on Wranglers of yore.

What makes the Wrangler so compelling is that it is a mix of go-anywhere ability and everyday usability; it’s a combination of old and new. The Pentastar V-6 turns in 0-to-60 times of fewer than seven secondswhere no Wrangler has ever gone beforeand the six-speed manual transmission is a Jeep exclusive.

Jeep Wrangler

The current generation is longer and wider than before and the ride is more compliant, but there’s still a rubbery feel on the road. The bottom line: There’s no doubt this is a trail rider first and a boulevardier secondor maybe even third or fourth. Like all good Jeeps of the past, the Wrangler is definitely happier in the mud or snow than on the tarmac.

Eighth Generation/JK, 20072013

2007: The latest generation of Wrangler arrives. Based on an all-new frame, it’s wider and has a longer wheelbase but is two inches shorter overall. The body is new but is still unmistakably Jeep. The longer Unlimited is now available with four doors and seating for five. A 202-hp, 3.8-liter V-6 replaces the old inline-six and is mated to a standard six-speed manual or optional four-speed automatic.

2008: Remote start is a new option. 2011: The Wrangler receives a significantly upgraded interior. 2012: Chrysler’s 285-hp, 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 is now standard, with a six-speed manual or optional five-speed automatic.

2013: Moab and 10th Anniversary Rubicon editions are offered.

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