The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon model is a true king of off terrain vehicles. It looks and performs best when it is knees deep in mud or slush, or climbing up a steep, rocky incline. The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is a model that was built with Jeeps prestigious pedigree of powerful, high utility SUVs in mind,. And this car disappoints neither its powerful ancestry, nor the expectations of the most loyal jeep fans.
Most true and loyal jeep fans have learnt not to expect much from their beloved off terrain beasts when it comes to on the road and around town driving, and the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited has not done much to improve on these facilities.
The 3.8-liter V6 engine is not much to be excited about. The Jeep weighs 4,442 pounds, and the engine doesn’t do much to accelerate this weight around. 202 HP and 237 lb-ft of torque are the humble offerings of this engine. The four speed automatic transmission probably sucks a good deal of power as well, and a manual transmission may have been a better idea. The fuel economy is decent, but again not that exciting, with a rating of 15-19mpg on city and highway roads.
However, the true power of the classic Jeep lies in its handling of off road terrain, and here the Wrangler Unlimited shows all the capability of a true blooded SUV. The 10.1 inch ground clearance was built not for improved aerodynamics, but to give the car the ability to climb difficult boulders. The 44.4 degrees approach, the 20.8 degree break over, and the 40.5 degree departure are the markers of a vehicle that can take on a mountain climbing challenge any day. The thickly tired 32 inch wheels mean that this beast looks as mean as its ability to perform is. The smooth suspension gives the Wrangler’s passengers and cargo a safe ride through some of the dirtiest, most devastating terrain out there.Read More