- suv 93,616
- below average 1,362
- 26,950 fair
- Des Moines, IA
- 5 years
- below average 1,362 suv 93,616 green automatic
2013 jeep wrangler unlimited review this car review is specific to this model, not the actual vehicle for sale. Rubicon 10th anniversary and moab editions join lineup. introductionthe jeep wrangler is arguably older than anything beyond pickup trucks, tracing its roots to field duty 70 years ago. Wrangler has been modernized with a contemporary engine, electronics inside and underneath, and the body panels are now artfully curved for stiffness while appearing flat. however, the wrangler remains the most maneuverable and trail capable vehicle from a showroom and will go places most owners don't dare drive. The delta in wheelbase (the distance from front wheel center to rear) is similar to that between a regular cab and crew cab pickup. heated leather upholstery is available for wrangler. No jeeper ever had it quite like this. all wranglers are powered by chrysler's 24-valve 3. 6-liter v6, here rated at 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. There's a choice of 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmission. Indeed, they will travel the interstate with a modicum of comfort and civility but that's not what they're built for. Wranglers are better suited to all-weather urban runabouts, those living on a beach or off the grid or beaten path, or for those whose idea of a freeway is a fast section of dry wash or graded dirt run in 2wd. The removable hardtop comes off in three pieces, a pair of t-tops with a sunroof over the rear seat. At least the usb port means music without discs or tapes getting dusty. we've driven rubicons on their namesake trail, oregon's tillamook forest, michigan dunes and all the best (worst) stuff moab has to offer, in far more comfort than wranglers of old. Typically it averages in the teens and doesn't change much between daily driving and long highway runs. the current-generation wrangler was introduced as a 2007 model. 2011 brought a refined interior. The 2013 wrangler gets an improved soft top but carries over largely unchanged. A mercedes g-class has off-highway ability of an unlimited, more luxurious cabin and costs three times as much. The wrangler sport is available in right-hand drive for rural mail carriers. No air conditioning, power windows, cruise control, 115-volt power outlet, or side steps. wrangler sport s 24,495) adds some conveniences to sport, including air conditioning, sentry key, dark tint windows and 255/75r17 tires on aluminum wheels. The freedom special edition 27,995) adds to sport s cloth/leather seats, power convenience group, bluetooth, usb and some other minor accessories. wrangler sahara 27,795) adds keyless entry, power windows and door locks, 115-volt power outlet, cruise control, alpine sound system with xm radio, body color fender flares, security system, upgraded suspension and sunrider top, tubular side steps, heated power mirrors and p255/70r18 tires on painted aluminum wheels. wrangler rubicon 30,595) prioritizes trail use over luxury. It has most of the standard sahara comfort and convenience things (though power windows and keyless entry become optional), while adding rock rails, front and rear locking differentials, dana 44 front axle, disconnecting front stabilizer bar, 4. 10:1 axle ratio (manual), rock-trac transfer case with 4:1 low range, and bf goodrich mud-terrain lt255/75r17 tires on painted aluminum wheels. the moab edition 32,995) includes graphics, mopar bumpers (winch-capable front) and rock rails, a limited-slip rear differential (locking differential optional), upgraded soft top, heated front seats, leather and 245/75r17 all-terrain tires. the rubicon 10th anniversary edition 35,995) combines power conveniences, red-stitched leather upholstery, heated seats and multifunction display with rubicon running gear. Wrangler unlimited rubicon 34,095) comes with the same extra offroad equipment as the two-door rubicon, plus all the power equipment of the sahara. The fully loaded wrangler unlimited rubicon 10th anniversary 39,495) is equipped similarly to the two-door. optional on all wranglers: automatic transmission, trailer tow, stereo and navigation upgrades on upper trims, front side-impact airbags, uconnect voice command with bluetooth, smokers' pack and a freedom top three-piece hard top in black or color-matched. Some offer automatic climate control, leather, remote start and cosmetic upgrades. safety equipment on all models includes electronic stability control with roll mitigation, hill start assist, trailer sway control, all-speed traction control, abs with brake assist and dual frontal airbags. walkaroundthe 2013 wrangler looks like a jeep, and when that can't be said, it's time to worry. It may be the most recognizable vehicle in the world. Round headlamps, seven-slot grille, separate fenders, removable doors (half-doors are optional), and fold-down windshield are all proven jeep cues. For 2013, the soft-top is easier to lift, though still more work than any convertible car, and some versions have a premium soft-top that borders on a headliner. the hardtop is optional (price dependent on finish); it comes off in three pieces, like a pair of t-tops in front and a sunroof over the rear seat. We spent a summer day on jeep trails.
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