The purchase of a new Jeep Wrangler makes you the envy of the neighbourhood. Oh, don’t get me wrong – I know plenty of folks will sneer. They’re under the impression that your new SUV (and a true SUV it is) is useless. You won’t go off-roading, they’re sure. No way are they about to see you loading a refrigerator in the cargo hold. And while driving their Camry Hybrid past the gas station, they haughtily notice you and your Wrangler filling up. For the sixth time this month.
Yet, it’s you, oh Wrangler owner, who possesses the joyous feeling. Jeep Wrangler owners are the people driving the exact vehicle they wanted. A small, boxy, tough, quick convertible isn’t easy to come by. In fact, the Jeep Wrangler is the only one of its kind. Besides, pedigree is of great worth. It takes decades to get to the point where a vehicle can be so simply introduced: “I bought a Jeep. It’s black. I’ve already taken its top off twice.”
Jeep doesn’t portend to offer you any more than what you actually get in a Wrangler. Pretensions are nonexistent. Jeep Wranglers are not luxurious, smooth, sporty, spacious, or quiet. The Jeep Wrangler can, however, go anywhere. Anywhere, anytime. Anywhere, anytime, in any weather. For thousands of buyers every year, that’s enough.
Engines: 202 horsepower; 237 lb-ft of torque from a 3.8L V6
Base USD Price: $21,195
Cargo Capacity: 56.5 cubic feet behind front row
Maximum Towing Capability: 2,000 pounds
City Mileage: 15 miles per gallon
Expenditure Assessment: Option a Wrangler Rubicon to the hilt and the Jeep’s value quotient flies out the window and lands somewhere south of the stream bed. Leather, an automatic transmission, the “power convenience group”, and a high-end stereo are just some of the items that make a $35,150 MSRP possible.