This niche vehicle holds the crown as the ultimate affordable off-roader since it was first revealed. The Jeep Wrangler has a stiff frame and body to enable its drivers' trailblazing capabilities and distinct style. With removable doors and plastic windows, the Wrangler fits drivers who are interested in utility and capabilities. Its history, utility, and unrivaled recognition keep it ahead of competitors like the Toyota 4Runner.
The Jeep Wrangler was introduced in 1986. It eventually was redesigned to be more comfortable on-road in an attempt to attract more daily-use drivers. Second generation Jeep Wranglers debuted a decade later with design elements to, again, improve driving comfort, with soft tops that fold easier. The third generation in 2006 ensured the Jeep Wrangler added in power windows, stability control, antilock brakes, and brake assists, as well as an improved 3.8L V6 engine. Throughout all three generations, its distinctive look has remained a constant factor. For 2016 models, Jeep Wranglers come in seven trims: Sport, Unlimited Sport, Sahara, Unlimited Sport RHD, Rubicon, Unlimited Sahara, and Unlimited Rubicon.
This vehicle emphasizes rock-crawling over highway comfort to epitomize the Jeep's heritage as a hardcore trailblazer. Though it is capable in cities and suburbs, critics point out that the vehicle's uncomfortable ride and subpar fuel economy encourage families and commuters to look to other vehicles for daily use.
Jeep Wrangler's main staying power is its adherence to its original design. Jeep purists enjoy the off-road friendly vehicle that will ensure durability and reliability in a wide variety of situations in exchange for comfort. Newer vehicles have stronger engines and all Jeep Wranglers are well-supported with standard features. And, as Jeep offers Wranglers at a relatively affordable price upon initial sale, all trims will be a good option for anyone seeking a new trailblazer.
Though the interior details and driving experience have been improved, the Jeep Wrangler's character remains the same. Jeep's loyal following ensures that the timeless style is nostalgic for the Wrangler-dedicated, so these niche models will be in-demand without problem.
All Wranglers come standard with electronic stability control and roll mitigation, solid front and rear axles, underbody skid plates, and a 3.8L V6 engine. All two-door trims come equipped with standard four-wheel drive, while four-door trims are available with rear-or four-wheel drive to boot. Typical features include power windows, a soft-top sunroof, mirrors, and air conditioning to support all climates and environments. The front doors remain removable.