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2009 Jeep Wrangler

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$20,710
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Engine Engine 3.8LV-6
MPG MPG 15 City / 19 Hwy
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2009 Wrangler Overview

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited vs. Hummer H3T – Click above for high-res image gallery Last year, we compared the dirtside manners of the Hummer H2 and Toyota Land Cruiser. Both trucks did everything we asked of them, but at the end of the excursion we were left with another question begging to be answered: could the Hummer H3T stand up to the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon? These cruiserweights live on a fatter part of the buying curve, and any time a Jeep is summoned to the ring, the other vehicle is inevitably the challenger. Even though the H3T is still relatively new to the world, it came time to find out if it was ready to stand up and fight for its place. Follow the jump to see how it held up. %Gallery-67070% Photos Copyright ©2009 Jonathon Ramsey / Weblogs, Inc. In one corner, we have the 2009 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited and in the other, the 2009 Hummer H3T fitted with the Adventure Package that adds such off-road accoutrement as 33-inch tires and a locking front differential. Get the two together for stats and weigh-in, and this is what you come up with: Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Hummer H3T w/ Adventure Package Price $32,840 $34,065 Engine 3.8-liter V6 3.7-liter inline-five Transmission Four-speed Automatic Five-speed manual Peak HP @ RPM 202 hp @ 5,200 RPM 239 hp @ 5,800 RPM Peak Torque @ Rpm 237 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM 241 lb-ft @ 4,600 RPM EPA Mileage (city/hwy) 15/19 mpg 14/18 mpg Curb Weight 4,442 pounds 4,911 pounds Length 184.4 inches 212.7 inches Width 82.8 inches 85.1 inches Wheelbase 116 inches 134.3 inches Ground Clearance 10.1 inches 10.2 inches Approach 44.4 degrees 38.7 degrees Breakover 20.8 degrees 20.2 degrees Departure 40.5 degrees 30.6 degrees Tires 32-inch 33-inch Suspension Solid axle with locating arms, coil springs, track/stabilizer bars, gas-charged monotube shocks (Front) Independent SLA torsion bars, gas-charged monotube shocks, tubular stabilizer bar, (Rear) multi-leaf semi-elliptic dual-stage leaf spring, gas-charged monotube shocks, stabilizer bar Additional Electronic sway bar disconnect, front and rear locking differentials, Dana 44 Heavy Duty front and rear axles, 4.10:1 low, 3,500-lb max tow rating Locking front and rear differentials, 4.03:1 low, 4,400-lb max tow rating, 1,090-lb bed payload capacity The H3T is materially more vehicle, and it shows everywhere. You get more room inside, a better ride, and more power, but you lose out on things like approach and departure angles due to the Hummer's overhangs. Would it matter? We thought it time to find out. But first we'd have a snoop around the two trucks. The Rubicon's styling gives only the merest nod to the word "design" – it's two rectangles with fender flares and bumpers. And for that, we like it. As with most Porsche products, the Jeep's exterior styling hasn't changed much over the last few decades – form follows function, and to good effect. If someone pulled up in a Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon and asked if you wanted to go for a bite, they …
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2009 Wrangler Overview

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited vs. Hummer H3T – Click above for high-res image gallery Last year, we compared the dirtside manners of the Hummer H2 and Toyota Land Cruiser. Both trucks did everything we asked of them, but at the end of the excursion we were left with another question begging to be answered: could the Hummer H3T stand up to the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon? These cruiserweights live on a fatter part of the buying curve, and any time a Jeep is summoned to the ring, the other vehicle is inevitably the challenger. Even though the H3T is still relatively new to the world, it came time to find out if it was ready to stand up and fight for its place. Follow the jump to see how it held up. %Gallery-67070% Photos Copyright ©2009 Jonathon Ramsey / Weblogs, Inc. In one corner, we have the 2009 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited and in the other, the 2009 Hummer H3T fitted with the Adventure Package that adds such off-road accoutrement as 33-inch tires and a locking front differential. Get the two together for stats and weigh-in, and this is what you come up with: Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Hummer H3T w/ Adventure Package Price $32,840 $34,065 Engine 3.8-liter V6 3.7-liter inline-five Transmission Four-speed Automatic Five-speed manual Peak HP @ RPM 202 hp @ 5,200 RPM 239 hp @ 5,800 RPM Peak Torque @ Rpm 237 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM 241 lb-ft @ 4,600 RPM EPA Mileage (city/hwy) 15/19 mpg 14/18 mpg Curb Weight 4,442 pounds 4,911 pounds Length 184.4 inches 212.7 inches Width 82.8 inches 85.1 inches Wheelbase 116 inches 134.3 inches Ground Clearance 10.1 inches 10.2 inches Approach 44.4 degrees 38.7 degrees Breakover 20.8 degrees 20.2 degrees Departure 40.5 degrees 30.6 degrees Tires 32-inch 33-inch Suspension Solid axle with locating arms, coil springs, track/stabilizer bars, gas-charged monotube shocks (Front) Independent SLA torsion bars, gas-charged monotube shocks, tubular stabilizer bar, (Rear) multi-leaf semi-elliptic dual-stage leaf spring, gas-charged monotube shocks, stabilizer bar Additional Electronic sway bar disconnect, front and rear locking differentials, Dana 44 Heavy Duty front and rear axles, 4.10:1 low, 3,500-lb max tow rating Locking front and rear differentials, 4.03:1 low, 4,400-lb max tow rating, 1,090-lb bed payload capacity The H3T is materially more vehicle, and it shows everywhere. You get more room inside, a better ride, and more power, but you lose out on things like approach and departure angles due to the Hummer's overhangs. Would it matter? We thought it time to find out. But first we'd have a snoop around the two trucks. The Rubicon's styling gives only the merest nod to the word "design" – it's two rectangles with fender flares and bumpers. And for that, we like it. As with most Porsche products, the Jeep's exterior styling hasn't changed much over the last few decades – form follows function, and to good effect. If someone pulled up in a Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon and asked if you wanted to go for a bite, they …Hide Full Review