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2013 Jeep Wrangler

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Engine Engine 3.6LV-6
MPG MPG 17 City / 21 Hwy
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2013 Wrangler Overview

The Jeep Wrangler is arguably older than anything beyond pickup trucks, tracing its roots to field duty 70 years ago.Wrangler has been modernized with a contemporary engine, electronics inside and underneath, and the body panels are now artfully curved for stiffness while appearing flat.

However, the Wrangler remains the most maneuverable and trail capable vehicle from a showroom and will go places most owners don't dare drive.Or hike.If you're not used to hanging in your seatbelt like a puppet you have no idea what one can do.

Still trail capable but not so maneuverable is the Wrangler Unlimited.There are enough differences between Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited that a mere two- or four-door reference wouldn't do it justice.The delta in wheelbase (the distance from front wheel center to rear) is similar to that between a regular cab and crew cab pickup.

Heated leather upholstery is available for Wrangler.You can swap the doors to half-size and fold down the windshield (though it's quite a chore) or power up the windows to indulge in climate control.No Jeeper ever had it quite like this.

All Wranglers are powered by Chrysler's 24-valve 3.6-liter V6, here rated at 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque.There's a choice of 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmission.A Wrangler gets away from a stop with no problem but falls off the acceleration curve as it runs into aerodynamic resistance at highway speeds.

But if you buy a Wrangler for highway cruising you missed the point.Indeed, they will travel the Interstate with a modicum of comfort and civility but that's not what they're built for.Wranglers are better suited to all-weather urban runabouts, those living on a beach or off the grid or beaten path, or for those whose idea of a freeway is a fast section of dry wash or graded dirt run in 2WD.You can also use a Wrangler as a dinghy to tow behind your motorhome.

The soft top that comes standard slides and folds horizontally on the roof, leaving the occupants further protected by door and window frames, although there's already a rollbar.The removable hardtop comes off in three pieces, a pair of T-tops with a sunroof over the rear seat.With T-tops removed, at 65 mph the buffeting grates on you; but with the top on, it feels smooth at 75 and beyond.

In the popular two-door Wrangler there's very little storage space behind the rear seat, so four people with four medium backpacks is filled to overflowing.You wouldn't do any better with four people and luggage in a Mini, which is only 5 inches shorter.But if it's just you and some stuff, the rear seat can be removed, creating a spacious 61.2 cubic feet of cargo space; that's the configuration we prefer.Less likely, the rear seat can be remove from the four-door Wrangler Unlimited, making 87 cubic feet.

Wranglers are available with all the electronic trimmings, including a touch-screen navigation, but sunlight plays havoc with display readability and on a trail you're moving around too much to touch things accurately.At least the USB port means …
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2013 Wrangler Overview

The Jeep Wrangler is arguably older than anything beyond pickup trucks, tracing its roots to field duty 70 years ago.Wrangler has been modernized with a contemporary engine, electronics inside and underneath, and the body panels are now artfully curved for stiffness while appearing flat.

However, the Wrangler remains the most maneuverable and trail capable vehicle from a showroom and will go places most owners don't dare drive.Or hike.If you're not used to hanging in your seatbelt like a puppet you have no idea what one can do.

Still trail capable but not so maneuverable is the Wrangler Unlimited.There are enough differences between Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited that a mere two- or four-door reference wouldn't do it justice.The delta in wheelbase (the distance from front wheel center to rear) is similar to that between a regular cab and crew cab pickup.

Heated leather upholstery is available for Wrangler.You can swap the doors to half-size and fold down the windshield (though it's quite a chore) or power up the windows to indulge in climate control.No Jeeper ever had it quite like this.

All Wranglers are powered by Chrysler's 24-valve 3.6-liter V6, here rated at 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque.There's a choice of 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmission.A Wrangler gets away from a stop with no problem but falls off the acceleration curve as it runs into aerodynamic resistance at highway speeds.

But if you buy a Wrangler for highway cruising you missed the point.Indeed, they will travel the Interstate with a modicum of comfort and civility but that's not what they're built for.Wranglers are better suited to all-weather urban runabouts, those living on a beach or off the grid or beaten path, or for those whose idea of a freeway is a fast section of dry wash or graded dirt run in 2WD.You can also use a Wrangler as a dinghy to tow behind your motorhome.

The soft top that comes standard slides and folds horizontally on the roof, leaving the occupants further protected by door and window frames, although there's already a rollbar.The removable hardtop comes off in three pieces, a pair of T-tops with a sunroof over the rear seat.With T-tops removed, at 65 mph the buffeting grates on you; but with the top on, it feels smooth at 75 and beyond.

In the popular two-door Wrangler there's very little storage space behind the rear seat, so four people with four medium backpacks is filled to overflowing.You wouldn't do any better with four people and luggage in a Mini, which is only 5 inches shorter.But if it's just you and some stuff, the rear seat can be removed, creating a spacious 61.2 cubic feet of cargo space; that's the configuration we prefer.Less likely, the rear seat can be remove from the four-door Wrangler Unlimited, making 87 cubic feet.

Wranglers are available with all the electronic trimmings, including a touch-screen navigation, but sunlight plays havoc with display readability and on a trail you're moving around too much to touch things accurately.At least the USB port means …Hide Full Review