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2013 Jeep Wrangler Moab Edition

There will forever be a soft spot in my heart for the Jeep Wrangler. The last one I owned was red, and, as a 1990 model, had the square headlights derided by Jeep enthusiasts who grew up on the Civilian Jeeps that descended from their General Purpose military ancestors. As a teenager, I couldn't have cared less what shape its headlights happened to be – to me, a Jeep Wrangler represented freedom; a carefree do-it-all machine equally at home with the top stowed away in the summer or with the heater on full blast in the snowy clutches of Old Man Winter. In Dr. Seuss parlance, my... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
3.6L V6
Power:
285 HP / 260 LB-FT
Transmission:
5-Speed Auto
Base Price:
$33,095
As-Tested Price:
$41,325
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    Report: Chrysler extending production of current Dodge Avenger, Jeep Wrangler, Grand Caravan
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    Video: Watercar Panther looks to wrangle the road and open water
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    Official: Millionth Jeep Wrangler JK to roll off line this morning
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