The Jeep Wrangler is first and foremost designed as an off-road vehicle. The Jeep Wrangler is manufactured by Fiat Chrysler.
The first Jeep Wranglers resemble the off-road vehicles made during World War 2 but first rolled off the assembly line in 1986.
The first generation of Jeep Wrangler was called the YJ, and it was made until 1995. The first generation of Jeep Wranglers had square headlights, which became round in the later models. The first versions of the Jeep Wrangler were available with either a 2.5 liter straight 4 engine or 4.2 liter straight 6 engine. The TJ line was made from 1997 to 2006. A series of “Unlimited” models were made from 2004 until 2006. The generation from 2007 through 2015 was called the JK. In 2009, the Jeep Wrangler added trailer sway control and electronic stability programs so that the vehicle cannot roll back on graded surfaces or accidentally flip a trailer.
There are ten different models of the 2015 Jeep Wrangler. Jeep Wranglers come with a 3.6 liter V6 24 valve engine and six speed manual transmission. The base engine has a 285 horsepower engine and gets 17 miles per gallon in the city and 21 on the highway assuming it isn’t pulling a load. The base model Jeep can tow 2,000 pounds. The more expensive the vehicle, the bigger the wheels.
The Sport version of the Jeep Wrangler is a two door version of the jeep. The Sahara model is considered a luxury jeep, with features like a higher end sound system, better seats and power locks. The Rubicon comes with better off-road tires and improved suspension.
All versions of the Jeep Wrangler can seat four adults.
All Jeep Wranglers as of 2015 came with a tool kit to remove the roof.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 2015 Jeep Wrangler a good rating in its crash tests, its highest rating.
The cheapest one is the Jeep Wrangler Sport, costing $23,000 in 2015. The Sport S is $3,000 more than the Jeep Wrangler Sport. The Freedom Edition cost $28,800 to start in 2015. The Jeep Wrangler Sahara cost $28,800 in 2015.
The 2015 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon cost just under $32,000 new. The Rubicon Hard Rock cost around $36,000.
The Willy’s Wheeler starts at $27,000. The Willy’s Wheeler W was priced at $29,000 new in 2015.
The Jeep Wrangler Altitude cost $32,400 new in 2015. The Jeep Wrangler X came in at $33,500.
The major rivals to the Jeep Wrangler are the Nissan Murano, GMC Terrain, Dodge Durango, Hyundai Santa Fe and Ford Flex. Similar vehicles include the Nissan XTerra and Toyota 4Runner.
The Jeep Wrangler looks like the World War 2 Willys MB jeeps, and it even has several designs called “Willys”, but they are not direct descendants of those AMC vehicles.
A military version of the Jeep Wrangler is called the J8; these vehicles are manufactured in Egypt.
There was no 1996 model of Jeep Wranglers. Those made in 1996 were sold as 1995 vehicles.
In 2003, there was a limited edition “Tomb Raider” version of the Rubicon Jeep Wrangler line. It was made to look like the jeeps used in the movie “Lara Croft Tom Raider: The Cradle of Life”.
In 2012, a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon model based on the “Call of Duty” video game was released.