Jeep has created three new models of Wranglers. The new models still retain some of the looks of the older Wrangler, but there are some appearance changes and of course several improvements have been made. The Wranglers just may be more noted for their off-road capabilities and rugged style now more than ever!
The Wrangler Rubicon is built to be the hard-core 4WD unit line of the Wranglers. The differences between the models are only slightly noticeable to the naked eye. The main differences are in the manner the Wrangler Rubicon is put together and the special off-road performance features. Very little of the features of the Rubicon Wrangler was created for comfort. The Wrangler Rubicon was built to be tougher, stronger and stiffer than its counterparts. It really was created for the true-to-heart off-road 4x4 enthusiast.
The Wrangler Rubicon comes standard with 32-inch BF Goodrich off-road mud tires increasing ground clearance and delivering terrain-grabbing performance. Other standard features are the heavy-duty suspension, tunable monotube shock absorbers, heavy-duty rock rails, Tru-Lok electronic front/rear locking differentials, the Roc-Trac transfer case for the 4WD system, and the Next Generation Dana 44 heavy-duty Solid front and rear axles. The 4 wheel anti-locking breaking system and the drive-by-wire electronic throttle control come standard on all Jeep Models. The driveshafts have increased stiffness and precise balancing, the body-on-frame design, steel skid plates, and torque-to-tow are part of the improved drive train for all the Wrangler models. The tow hooks, 2 front and 1 rear, is a standard feature on the Wrangler Rubicon as are the fog lamps. The Wrangler Rubicon also comes equipped with the Sentry Key antitheft engine immobilizer. YES Essentials seat fabric is used in the cloth inserts in the Wrangler Rubicon. The Wrangler Rubicon comes standard with removable full-framed doors with light-tinted roll up windows. Most of the equipment on the Wrangler Rubicon standard or optional is designed for safety and durability thus enhancing the off-road experience.
The Wrangler Sahara was built for the off-road enthusiast who still wants some style and comfort. Some of the standard features on the Wrangler Sahara also come standard on the other models such as the cup holders, the stereo system, air conditioning the leather wrapped steering wheel with speed control positioned on the steering column, and the easy fold soft top. The Command-Tracâ 4WD system, the tow hooks, the anti-lock braking system with Electronic Stability Program which includes the brake assist, traction control, electronic roll mitigation and on/off-road brake lock differentials are some of the other options for the Wrangler Sahara. To add style to the Wrangler Sahara it comes standard with body-color fender flares, and tubular side steps. The 18-inch cast-aluminum wheels are an option that is available for the Wrangler Sahara, but not the other Wrangler models.
The Wrangler X is built for the adventurous that want to explore the hidden hideaways. The Wrangler X is able to travel the back-roads. Some of the standard features of the Wrangler X are the same as the standard features of the other Wrangler models with the fog lamps as the only exception. The fog lamps are available on the Wrangler X as an option. The 16-inch styled steel wheels, rear storage bin, the fold down windshield, and the removable interior drain plugs to simplify the cleaning of the wash-out interior are features that all come standard on the Wrangler X. As you can see all three of the Wrangler models are very much alike, yet they have their own performance and style differences.
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