The new 2017 Jeep Wrangler offers plenty of appealing features and technologies that come jam-packed on the three versions available for 2017. The interior, in particular, offers a modicum of style especially when the bright interior accents metal-look are specified. But at the end of the day, function triumphs over form. Read on for up-to-date news touching on engine specs, price estimate, exterior and interior styling, and release date.
The new Wrangler is fun-to-drive, and offers unmistakable styling. However, it fails to impress when it comes to crash test scores, convertible operation, and noise insulation. In overall, it all depends on your priorities as there are other better alternatives in the market.
See, the Jeep Wrangler is a true American icon akin to no other having been in the automotive scene for the past three decades and counting. This is a vehicle that evokes freedom regardless of whether you are driving it in the never-ending freedoms of nature or the liberated towns of Normandy.
Despite its many drawbacks, the Wrangler has been able to offer a general character and an iconic imagery. We are talking of a vehicle that can virtually traverse any place on this earth thanks to its superb mechanical underpinnings. It is, interestingly, also the only vehicle that doesn’t face any direct competition. However, the 2017 Toyota FJ, and the 2017 Xterra try to put a brave face.
Trims Available – Jeep Wrangler
It is offered in several body styles configurations: 2-door, 4-passenger and the 4-door 5-passenger Unlimited. Further, each body styles is offered in three trims: Sport, Sahara, and Rubicon. Although referred to as trims, they are technically packages.
Interior Colors & 2017 Jeep Wrangler Exterior Changes
The Wrangler Sport offers cloth upholstery, a 60/40-split folding and tumble-forward seat, an eight-speaker sound system, full metal doors, 16-inch steel wheels, a tilt-only steering wheel, an auxiliary audio jack, adjustable driver seat, cloth upholstery, foglamps, skid plates, a full size spare tire, an auxiliary audio jack, an air-conditioning, a height-adjustable driver seat, fold-down windshield, CD player, cruise control, and manual locks and mirrors.
Options available for the Wrangler Sport include a media player interface, satellite radio, a USB port, 17-inch alloy wheels, heated power mirrors, keyless entry, a touchscreen audio interface, air-conditioning, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, power windows and locks, and heated fronts seats.
On top of what the Sport offers, the Unlimited Sahara adds hood insulation, rear passenger grab handles, air-conditioning, automatic headlamps, 18-inch alloy wheels, painted exterior body panels, satellite radio, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
The top-of-the-line 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon offers 32-inch tires, lower crawl control, 17” alloy wheels, rear ,locking differentials, under-hood insulation, rock rails, an upgraded transfer case, and a shorter 4.10 rear-axle ratio. Interior wise, you get a 115-V household style outlet, a two-zone automatic climate control, coat hooks, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a leather upholstery, heated front seats, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, body-colored hardtop, a navigation system, 28GB of digital music storage, a trip computer, a tire pressure monitor display, an upgraded version of Uconnect touchscreen, a higher-quality soft top, and a media player interface.
The special edition packages built exclusively for the Rubicon and Sport trims offer an all-weather floor mats, rock rails, special badging, mud terrain tires, 17-inch alloy wheels, a limited-slip rear differential, black rear sidesteps, special hood decal, front and rear winch-ready steel bumpers, black leather upholstery, a “Power Dome”, special cloth seats, the Alpine sound system, and the special “Granite Crystal” exterior trim.
Although there is some effort Jeep has displayed in other areas, the Wrangler still suffers from distinct throwback feel in its interior that evokes a bygone era. Sure, you can get several add-ons from the packages available but the base model is about as basic as it can be. Also, the rear passengers will have to contend with the limited leg-room available. Easy ingress and egress is also compromised unless the top is off.
Wheelbase: 7 ft. 11.4 in. (95.4 in.)
Length: 13 ft. 8.3 in. (164.3 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 1.7 in. (73.7 in.)
Passenger volume: 101.2 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: max 55.0 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3760 lbs.
Top Speed: 99 mph
0-60: 6.6 sec
MPG: 17/21 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Black Clear Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Firecracker Red Clear Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, Hydro Blue Pearl Coat, Mojave Sand Clear Coat, Rhino Clear Coat, Tank Clear Coat…
Towing Capacity: 2000 lbs.
Engine Specs – 2017 Jeep Wrangler
Under the hood of every model is a 3.6L diesel V6 engine rated at 285 hp and 260 lbs. ft. of torque. The maximum the Wrangler can tow is estimated at a meagre 2,000 pounds, and 3,500 pounds for the Unlimited model.
Regardless of the transmission, any two-door Wrangle returns 17/21/18 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 16/21/18 mpg with the Unlimited.
Price & Release Date – 2017 Jeep Wrangler
Its release date should be expected in September of 2017. As for its price, expect a base MSRP of around $23,495. Ranked in the crossover segment, the 2017 Jeep Wrangler is just behind 2017 Ford Escape and 2017 Honda CR-V models.
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