Known as a perennial beach favorite and chick magnet, the Jeep Wrangler still remains one of the most capable vehicles on the planet. Equipped with a renowned four-wheel-drive system and heavy-duty chassis, the Jeep Wrangler is able to topple obstacles that would normally destroy an ordinary car. Available in either a two-door or four-door configuration, the Wrangler is the perfect vehicle for people that tend to take the road less traveled. Although the legendary SUV certainly delivers an impressive off-road performance, it is also comfortable enough to become a daily-driver.
Under the Hood
Once criticized for being under-powered, the Wrangler now uses the new Pentastar jeep engines. The 3.6-liter, V-6 motor uses variable valve timing to help pump out 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. This extra potency will definitely come in handy when churning through deep snow or sticky mud.
Transmission & Gas Mileage
Driver’s that enjoy the thrill of changing their own gears will fall in love with the six-speed manual gearbox. However, a five-speed automatic transmission is also available. If you are seeking the gas mileage of a hybrid, your best bet is to look elsewhere. The Wrangler’s highway fuel economy tops out at only 21 mpg.
Do you get tired of shoveling snow in the winter time? If so, you will pleased to know that the Wrangler can transform into a legitimate snow plow. When fitted with the proper plow, the Wrangler can make short work of snow-ridden driveways and back streets. Earn a little extra gas money by plowing your neighbor’s driveway while you are at it.
A rear limited-slip differential and stout axle help the Wrangler to maintain traction in all driving situations. For the drivers that crave the adventure of an off-road trail, the Wrangler’s 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio will help to avoid getting stuck. Whether you are climbing over rocks or charging through a stream of water, the 17-inch mud tires will provide able grip.
The coolness factor of driving a Jeep Wrangler is second to none. Within a few minutes of time, the Wrangler’s roof and doors can be completely removed. The sensation of riding with virtually no obstructions to your view is priceless. If you really want to stand out from the crowd, take a peek at the 2014 Willys Wheeler edition. It is sure to garner a few stares of admiration with its gloss-black accents and old school persona.
Rock crawler enthusiast will certainly appreciate this stellar video showing an Axial SCX10 Jeep Wrangler traverse the The Rubicon Trail.