The 2016 Wrangler brings all the off-road solutions to the most hardcore drivers out there. Respecting and honoring the Jeep legacy started with the Willy, this new Wrangler delivers the purest 4×4 experience.
Far above Toyota and Land Rover off-road capacities, the 2016 Wrangler represents the ultimate off-road SUV in the market since a couple of decades.
Let’s see some of the main specs and features of the new 2016 Wrangler.
2016 Wrangler’s Equipped Power Plant
The 2016 Wrangler comes in three variants: Sport, Sahara and Rubicon. These are available in 2 or 4-doors, the last one being differentiated by the ‘Unlimited’ badge. There is only one engine available for these mentioned models. The 3.6 L V6 engine called the Chrysler Pentastar, is capable of producing 285 hp at 6400 RPM and a maximum torque of 260 lb-ft at 4800 RPM.
In acceleration terms, the 2-door models can go from standstill to 60 mph (100 km/h) in 7.7 seconds. In the meanwhile, the ‘Unlimited’ version with 4 doors has a record time of 8.4 seconds.
Working hand by hand with this engine, we have two options: a 6-speed manual gearbox with Overdrive and a 5-speed automatic one. Both are really good and provides more than enough strength and vigor on the journey. The tall gear ratios are the same for both transmission setups.
The 2016 Wrangler is the true and only Jeep. This is why it is totally capable of handling extreme, inhospitable paths. Thanks to its capabilities, it is the perfect off-road vehicle in the market.
This extremely agile SUV is capable of going beyond any rocky surface and terrain without major problems. The striking off-road wheel articulation in one of the most important features involved in the process.
The protected underbody with skid plates of the 2016 Wrangler is elemental for the optimum performance outdoors. The resilient body-on-frame chassis is one of the top features about this model. The 2016 Wrangler also has strong front and rear axles, improving off-road skills.
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Conservative, Handsome Looks
Admit it, you love Jeeps. In fact, the 2016 Wrangler charms you with its classical-but-modern design. You all get the idea. The military background and lifetime profile, proper of this model are hard to ignore. The explicit look over and over the years has already proven the true beauty of this model.
The 2016 Wrangler has a superb design, every year more modern and perfectioned. The 7-slot grille is, without a doubt, the most original feature of all. But, in general terms, it is the same Wrangler as always.
The fold-down windshield and removable doors are two important features that this model maintains. Along this two notorious features, there are hard and soft tops available.
Beyond the three base trims, there are plenty of configurations based on decoration and accessories, with names like Hard Rock and Freedom. As expected, the Rubicon model is the most capable, strong and useful variant of the 2016 Wrangler.
Interior panels and instruments are totally inspired in the original Willy. Despite this fact, soft-touch materials are abundant in the cockpit. Cheap plastics is no longer used, like in past models. The cargo space in the rear should be enough for most users, even in the 2-doors models available.
Users can expect 16-inch painted in black, steel wheels, tow hooks, fog lamps, A/C, auto climate control, 8-speaker high-quality audio system and many others as standard.
Among extras or upgraded add-ons we can find nav system, urban-focused wheels and tires, extreme off-road wheels and tires, Alpine speakers, Sirius satellite radio, heated seats and many more.
The Bottom Line
Without a doubt, the 2016 Wrangler is the hardcore off-road SUV. If you need to climb extreme terrains during your next Odyssey, this is your car.
Prices start on US$23.895 for the Sport 2-door model. Expect to spend ten more grand for big improvements, mainly concentrated in the Rubicon trim.