Review: 2012 Jeep Wrangler | Fox News

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Sure, it’s still compared to a Grand Cherokee. but higher grade plastics, a stylish design, larger windows and available body fenders and removable hardtop, the at the country club are less to be aghast when one pulls out up

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This is truer in 2012 as Jeep has the Wrangler’s lumpy old engine a 3.6-liter version of its increasingly Pentastar V6 connected to either a manual, or, for the first time a five-speed automatic transmission. The mill brings with it power (285 hp) and torque lb-ft) plus a somewhat fuel economy rating of 17 mpg 21 mpg highway, a significant 12.5 overall bump.

The Wrangler in several configurations that at $22,845, if you can live without air and power locks and windows. up through the trim levels and you can add along with a 368-watt audio system, a 115-volt an upgraded suspension, a skid for the gas tank and tubular side that Jeep notes are for extreme off-roading.

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If your game you’ll to go for the full-boat $39,795 Rubicon which scores you heavy Dana axles and locking front and rear, rock and a front sway bar that can be disconnected when you need a more articulation to get you over difficult obstacles – like the carcasses of less worthy strewn along the trail. A selection of final drive is also available, a la carte.

I spent a week with a Sahara which is the fancy of the bunch and probably the most riding on standard 18-inch In the past I never understood how could use these as daily especially after a trip Puerto Rico for which I was that “omigod, you HAVE to get a there. They have no roads!” Turns out they do, and very nice ones.

Be to check out the twisty Ruta when you go, just not in a 2009 Unlimited.

This new one, might do the trick. On pavement, the make it feel much on its feet and nearly serene on highway slogs. I was no worse for after hours behind the helped along by heated and a ventilation system that harder than an Xcelerator dryer.

Granted, the short wheelbase, combination of the two-door still it a little squirrely at high compared to anything else four wheels, but none of can do what it does best.

Or so I Look, I live in New York which is about as far as you can get from the Trail that the Wrangler is after. The best I could up within a two-hour radius was a off-road course and short track combo at the Monticello Club spotted with puddles of water left from an early snow. The

I didn’t bottom out, get roll over or slide off a strewn bank into a cold pond while (although I sure came didn’t I?) These are good

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For those of you not convinced, the simple is that there is nothing the 2012 Wrangler that is than any model before it. So if any of were good enough for feel free to trade up. Autos is on Twitter. us @FoxCarReport

The thing is, Jeep could really care what I have to say about favorite toy, in part they really don’t a choice. Sure, you could one of the few remaining truck based or grab a humungous Ram Power for twice the price, but even you’d be hard pressed to at some of the places the tidy Wrangler is capable of reaching.

the country club.

2012 Wrangler Sahara

Base $22,875

As Tested: $33,480

Five-seat, two-door convertible

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