An iconic symbol of a vehicle that is as much at home off the road as it is on it, the Jeep Wrangler also comes in other models such as the Sport S, Rubicon, and Sahara. This convertible SUV was also released in a number of limited edition models available for this year and include the Backcountry, Black Bear, Willys Wheeler, Rubicon Hard Rock, Freedom Edition, and a 75th Anniversary Edition.
The 2016 Jeep Wrangler has a deep history that has its roots in the trusted vehicles that became an icon of World War II. As such, it has one of the most recognizable designs in the entire industry. The late 1980s saw the Jeep Wrangler move from its ancient military roots to take its place on the roads of America. With three generations of Jeep Wranglers, each one was built upon its predecessors and continued to evolve.
The YJ was the first model released as a road-ready vehicle. Offered for purchase from 1987 until 1996, it is the only model that had rectangular headlights. With a choice of either four-or six-cylinder engines that were married with an automatic or manual transmission, several packages were also available, with the Renegade being especially popular.
The second generation included the release of the TJ model which featured improvements for handling, comfort, power, and fuel economy. This model was in production from 1997 until 2006 and featured the original soft-top, two-door styling that instantly announced that it was a Jeep.
Other changes that occurred during this generation include:
While the 2016 Jeep Wrangler is made to handle off-road experiences, it still provides a comfortable ride for its occupants inside.
According to Kelly Blue Book (KBB), the 2016 Jeep Wrangler has the lowest five-year cost-to-own for a vehicle in its class. KBB also awarded the vehicle second place in resale value for a midsize SUV/crossover.
A Command-Trac Shift-on-the-fly, part-time, 4WD puts the power of a 2016 Jeep Wrangler in the hands of the driver, making it possible to improve fuel economy while driving on city roads. The four-wheel drive availability means that the Jeep Wrangler is ready to head off-road at a moment's notice, though. It's 16-inch styled steel wheels are standard as are the off-road tires. A full-size, matching spare tire means that Jeep Wrangler owners are ready for anything. Fog lamps and halogen headlamps cut the murky darkness as the SUV powers its way down the road. A front stabilizer bar, two front tow hooks, and one rear tow hook reinforce the image of the 2016 Jeep Wrangler as a no-nonsense vehicle that is ready for business anytime, anywhere.
Additional features include:
The standard engine available for the 2016 Jeep Wrangler is a 3.6L V6 that is paired with a six-speed manual transmission. An optional five-speed automatic transmission is also available. It has a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds. When that capacity is coupled with its standard trailer sway damping feature, the 2016 Jeep Wrangler is the ideal vehicle for adventures of all types. The EPA estimates that the vehicle gets 16 mpg in the city and 21 mpg along the highway.
The 2016 Jeep Wrangler offers an expansive storage space with rear seats that split 60/40 and fold flat. The center console features a bin that is both lockable and easy to access for secure storage for valuables. Other standard features include: