The new 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited offers tons of reasons as to why it should appear on your short shopping list, however, there are also significant foibles that you should be weary of too. It is characterful, engaging, capable off-roader, and a downright all-American SUV. Furthermore, the new model boasts of unique features such as its seriousness in off-roading, fun-to-drive character, and an unmistakable styling. Here in this review you get an all-rounded approach to anything that pertains the Wrangler Unlimited such as its release date, price, interior and exterior facets, and specifications for the engine.
But in the midst of all these praise for this unabashedly all-American SUV lurks some negative idiosyncrasies that we think any potential buyer should be weary of before making that order. For one, the new Jeep Wrangler Unlimited offers poor crash test scores. In fact, the government offers the model four stars for overall crash test score for overall crash impact. The ride quality is busy especially on the highway. The convertible operation is cumbersome. And the interior lacks adequate sound deafening materials to insulate the occupants.
While the list of foibles explained above reads like we are talking of a model designed three decades ago, the new 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited isn’t any different from its predecessors. It has continued to thrive in this hot-rod segment that features some of the top dogs in the segment thanks to its illustrious history that revolves around its off-road superiority. In fact, no other vehicle in this class can actually manage to rival its off-road prowess.
Aside from its unstoppable-at-the-trail trait, the Wrangler Unlimited 2017 offers a unique exterior and interior styling. Again, its mechanical underpinnings that are still traditional make it a fun-to-drive vehicle.
When it comes to which powertrain lurks under its hood, Jeep says buyers should expect the familiar 3.6L V6 engine that cranks out a whopping 285 hp and 260 lbs. ft. of torque. Also available is a standard four-wheel-drive system. Fuel economy is rather meagre and stands at 18 mpg in combined highway/city cruising.
When it comes to the available competition, the Wrangler Unlimited enjoys the lack of it. In fact, the only vehicles that it can square it out with include the Toyota FJ, and the Nissan Xterra.
2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Release Date & Price
According to Jeep, expect the new 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited to go for sale sometime in the second half of 2017. Pricing is yet to be announced, however, credible reports say the new model will cost almost similarly to the current model that has an asking MSRP of $28,195.
2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Exterior
The new model comes with several new exterior features including a new front fascia that plays host to a slightly redesigned grille, and headlights. Now, both the lights are offered with a standard LED technology. Optionally available are powerful bi-xenon headlights that offer superior illumination good for lighting up dark trails. Although unconfirmed, rumors are rife that the exterior paint has also been reshuffled. Some more exterior features include sixteen-inch wheels, skid plates, full metal doors, a full-size spare tire, and a bigger gas tank than that on the regular Wrangler model.
2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Interior Pictures
When it comes to the interior, the new Wrangler Unlimited distinguishes itself in a number of areas. First, the interior unlike the previous one, has been redesigned and is now slightly refined than the outgoing model’s. It is a host to a number of standard features and technologies that were previously unavailable on the outgoing model. Optional features, too, are in plenty for those who don’t mind spending an extra above the cost of the vehicle. Some of the accessories you can wait for include cruise control, an auxiliary audio jack, a height-adjustable driver seat, a CD player, dual-zone automatic climate control, a USB port, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a media player interface.
The Wrangler Unlimited is a four door version of the regular Jeep Wrangler model that is available in three core trims: Rubicon, Sahara, and Sport.
Beneath the hood, the new Wrangler Unlimited comes with a 3.6L V6 engine that cranks out 285 hp and 260 lbs. ft. of torque. 3,500 lbs. is the maximum towing capacity that the Wrangler Unlimited offers when fully loaded.
As already mentioned above, the fuel economy, as provided for by the EPA stands at 17/21/18 mpg in the city/highway combined.
Government offered the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited mediocre crash impact protection ratings as evidenced by the four stars out of the five that it got from the overall crash impact protection safety it got.