Jeep Wrangler

JEEP WRANGLER REVIEW

There is a vehicle that all people identify as Jeep generations after generations: the Jeep Wrangler. This mini SUV has a captive market since its debut in 1987, facing major updates every ten years.

The Jeep Wrangler is one of the most popular 4x4’s ever produced by any company. The Jeep Wrangler is so popular since you can choose from a hardtop or a soft top, including more open-roof options such as a three-piece Freedom modular hardtop. The Jeep Wrangler may look pretty much like the old Jeep Wranglers and feel about the same but it has improved driving capabilities. It has good styling and the retro feel with round lights, which are considered better than the last generation cars. The new Wrangler JK has an improved engine line-up, including for the first time a diesel, with a leap forward in refinement, and a four-door unlimited model pitched for families.

The ride is surprisingly luxurious while the interior styling has been redone as well and looks much better in the dark. All of the six models of the Jeep Wrangler use the same new engine. It has 6-speed manual transmission and the transmission has a little bit of a trucky feel to it, but is still smooth on its way. The Wrangler original off-roader comes with 4-wheel drive and the choice between the 2.5-liter pushrod 8-valve 4-in-line with 120 hp or the 4.0-liter pushrod 12-valve 6-in-line with 181 hp and a 5-speed manual or 3-speed automatic transmission.

You can choose the standard six speed manual or the four speed automatic overdrive making the Wrangler a bit more personal. Engine and road noise are loud inside the cabin…The Wrangler could be used as a first car but probably would not be the best choice available. The car steering makes it difficult to park, and the car engine uses a lot of fuel making it expensive to drive.

With the Jeep Wrangler, front seat passengers have more space while back seat passengers have limited head and legroom and some may feel uncomfortable for longer trips. The sound system is quite superb on the base stereo package with its six speakers, but if you want more sound then you have to upgrade. The new wrangler is bigger than its TJ predecessor which comes with two-door is 133mm wider and 340mm longer than the old model, while the Unlimited adds another 528mm quite too. The seating position in the new Wrangler is still high and the seats themselves are made for quick access but not for comfort too.

A 2007 model car is quite larger and more refined than its old model. The 4.0 liter inline six has been replaced by a more efficient 3.8-litre V6 with 146kW and 315Nm so all 2007 Jeep Wranglers comes with a 3.8-liter V6 engine which has 202 horsepower and 237 pound feet of torque. The V6 is connected to a standard six-speed manual transmission or an optional four-speed automatic. Most models are four-wheel-drive, though a rear-drive version of the Unlimited is also available.

The Jeep Wrangler is equipped with twin front airbags, three point seat belts on all four seats and ABS. Other vehicles similar to the Jeep Wrangler do have more safety features.

Three trim levels are offered in 2007 jeep wranglers: 1.bare-bones X, 2.midlevel Sahara and 3, serious off-road-oriented Rubicon. The serious off-road trim adds heavy-duty axles, extra-low gearing, and electronically locking front and rear differentials. Each trim level is available in two body styles, which include the short-wheelbase two-door or the long-wheelbase four-door unlimited.

Making no mistake, the ride is still stiff, and on the road, the Wrangler's modest handling and acceleration abilities can actually be bested by most mini vans. The high driving position of the jeep is superb while navigating through traffic, but unlike old model Wranglers, the new model is actually tolerable on longer highway trips, thanks to a much quieter cabin, more comfortable seats, and the availability of luxuries such as a CD changer, a navigation system, and full power accessories. The Wrangler will be priced from about $32,000, and with Wrangler Unlimited to be priced from under $40,000. Standard safety features include side impact door beams, anti-lock brakes, and an energy-absorbing steering column. The Sahara models offer electronic stability, electronic roll mitigation, while seat-mounted front side air bags are optional with some models.

 

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