There are serious and significant reasons to think twice about the Jeep Wrangler for 2017, but you will also find it characterful, unique, and unabashedly a U.S styled SUV. Some of the top features for 2017 include a fun-to-drive character, extensive after-market and factory parts support, unmistakable styling, unstoppable on the trail, and numerous of variations. Its release should be forthcoming during this year’s 3rd Q.
A first for the Wrangler includes a new Olive Green interior option, aesthetic updates for the Sahara trim, a robust collection of special models, and addition of new colors to the existing palette.
This American icon is an endearment to fun loving adventurous and fun-loving youth who like to enjoy the limitless freedom of nature and liberated towns of Normandy. True, it is the general character and the iconic imagery that makes the Wrangler and preferred choice for a majority of people.
The Wrangler can literally go places where top of the class factory built SUVs wouldn’t dare venture. One of the most notable parts that make this vehicle an appealing choice for fun enthusiasts are the special mechanical underpinnings that it offers. Nothing else handles and steers the same way as this vehicle.
Jeep has become a monopoly so to speak as the Wrangler isn’t faced with any competition in its price range. However, the vehicle is still far away from being perfect.
Its downsides include a cumbersome convertible operation, mediocre crash test scores, sloppy on-road handling, long braking distances, busy ride, noisy interior, and a questionable security with the soft-top.
Available Trims – Jeep Wrangler
The new 2017 Jeep Wrangler is available in three core trim levels: Sport, Sahara, and the Rubicon trims. Furthermore, these trims are each available in a pair of body styles: two-door and four-door.
Exterior Colors & Interior Review – 2017 Jeep Wrangler
The Sport comes equipped with a full-size spare tire, a 16” wheel, cloth upholstery, an eight-speaker sound system, skid plates, a height-adjustable driver seat, foglamps, on/off road tires, a fold-down windshield, full-metal doors, manual mirrors and locks, a one piece fold and tumble-forward backseat, auxiliary audio jack, cruise control, and tow hooks. The Unlimited trim gets you a 60/40-split folding front seat, air-conditioning, and a bigger gas tank.
The Power Convenience Group adds 17” alloy wheels, a USB port, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated power mirrors, keyless entry, power locks and windows, heated front seats, air-conditioning, satellite radio, USB port, and a touchscreen audio interface.
The Sahara trim adds an air-conditioning, rear passenger grab handles, satellite radio, hood insulation, 18” alloy wheels, painted exterior body panels, automatic headlamps, a leather wrapped steering wheel, and tubular side steps.
The range-topping Rubicon gets you 32” tires, extra interior niceties, a shorter 4.10 rear-axle ratio, 17” alloy wheels, rear locking differential, automatic headlights a 115-V household style power outlet, under-hood insulation, a heavy-duty Dana 44 front axle, an electronically disconnecting sway front bar, satellite radio, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, rock rails, and a standard air-conditioning system.
Optional features for every Wrangler is 28GB of digital music storage, tire pressure monitoring display, a USB port, a higher-quality soft top, a body-colored hard top, media player interface, a trip computer, an upgraded version of the Uconnect 430 touchscreen, and Bluetooth phone connectivity.
Price & Release Date – 2017 Jeep Wrangler
Expect the 2017 Jeep Wrangler to go for sale for an MSRP starting from $23,495. Its release date should be expected during this year’s 3rd Q, according to our mule.
Engine Specs – 2017 Jeep Wrangler
Each 2017 Jeep Wrangler model is powered by a 3.6L V6 engine rated at 285 hp and 260 lbs. of torque. The default transmission system is a six-speed manual transmission system that also includes hill assist functionality. The meagre 2000 pounds is the maximum towing capacity for the Wrangler, and 3,500 lbs. for the Unlimited version.
During our 2016 Jeep Wrangler test drive, the manual-equipped model dashed from 0-60 mph in just 6.9 seconds, while the heavier Wrangler did the same distance in 8.8 seconds.
Regardless of the transmission system, the two-door Wrangler returns fuel consumption ratings of 17/21/18 mpg in the city/highway/combined.