Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is an upgraded version of the Jeep Wrangler manufactured by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, also known as FCA.
The Jeep Wrangler was first sold in 1987. That model was called the YJ. The TJ came out in 1997. A Jeep Wrangler Unlimited version of the TJ design came out in 2004. It had a longer wheel base than the main trim line. In 2005, the Rubicon Unlimited came out. The Jeep Wrangler JK came out in 2007. The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited has a longer wheel base and two more doors than the standard trim lines.
The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is designed for off-road driving, with features like a wash-out interior with drain plugs so you can hose down the inside of the vehicle as well as the exterior. The basic models come with heated front seats, a lockable interior storage compartment, Uconnect navigation system, LED map lights, hill descent control, hill start assist, anti-lock brakes, tire pressure monitoring, trailer sway control, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The standard engine is a 3.6 liter V6, 285 horsepower engine with 260 pound-feet of torque.
The Jeep Wrangler standard trim lines in order of price are: Sport, Sport S, Sahara, and Rubicon. The Sahara and Rubicon trims have the option of a hard top. The Sport model has a soft top.
There are several limited edition versions of the 2015 Jeep Wrangler. Those in 2015 are the Willy’s Wheeler, Freedom Edition, X Edition, Altitude and Rubicon Hard Rock.
The 2015 model of the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited achieved 16 miles per gallon in the city and 20 to 21 miles per gallon on the highway.
In 2015, 2006 model year Jeep Wranglers were recalled for an ignition switch problem. The result for some Jeep Wrangler Unlimited was that the vehicle might move when the ignition key was turned, before the driver intended it.
In 2014, there was a recall of 2011 through 2013 Jeep Wranglers due to an issue with heated power mirrors that could result in a fire.
In 2013, there was an NHTSA recall for the 2012 and 2013 Jeep Wranglers and Wrangler Unlimited models for problems with the hydraulic steering. The steering line might come into contact with the transmission oil cooler, leading to a loss of transmission fluid, creating the risk that the vehicle would crash. A separate recall that year was put out for floor liners that might shift forward and interfere with the accelerator, causing the car to accelerate when the driver didn’t intend so, increasing the risk of a crash.
The basic model of the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited was $26,700 new in 2015. The price for the Sahara trim line in 2015 was $32,600. The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon started at $35,700 new in 2015.The limited edition Rubicon Hard Rock trim line started at $40,200 new in 2015.
In contrast, the 2015 Jeep Wrangler with only two doors was $23,500 new.
Rivals to the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited include the Nissan Xterra, Nissan Rogue, Ford Escape, Mazda CX-5, and Toyota 4Runner.
The Jeep Wrangler Willy’s Wheeler limited edition is not directly related to the Willys civilian jeeps made after World War 2 until the 1980s.
There is a Wrangler X with right handed drive so that mail carriers driving the jeep can pull up and deliver the mail.