Now that we know Jeep will be selling the 2012 Wrangler with the Chrysler Group’s award-winning Pentastar V6, fuel economy becomes the main concern. Power will be plentiful: around 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque mark significant improvements over the antiquated 3.8L in the otherwise-improved 2011 Wrangler. It’ll be quicker, for sure, and it should stem the tide of complaints from lovers of Jeep’s old 4.0L inline-six.
Jeep Wrangler sales have more than remained steady in the last couple of months despite believeable rumours that this Pentastar V6 was about to replace the old 3.8L. The Wrangler was America’s fourth-best-selling SUV in June; Canada’s sixth. Whether Jeep can keep that up in the time preceding the 2012 Wrangler’s launch is another story. Two Chrysler dealers near GCBC Towers are nearly out of Wranglers thanks in no small part to $3200+ in incentives. They’re not anticipating receipt of MY2012 Wranglers until October, so it’s certainly possible we’ll see low Sales Stats reported by Jeep over the next couple months, though probably not in the July 2011 figures which will be released this week.
The Wrangler was already a Good 12 winner here at GoodCarBadCar.net. Its excellent new powerplant will only help matters when selection for 2012’s The Good 12 v5.0 begins, before improved fuel economy is even taken into account. The design isn’t supposed to be changing so The Good Car Guy has included a Gallery of the 2011 Jeep Wrangler Mojave below. Simple but beautiful, the Wrangler deserves to be discussed with images alongside.
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