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2009 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4x4 – Click above for high-res image gallery The Jeep Wrangler is designed to be one of the most capable vehicles on the planet. It can climb a 45-degree grade, tread through 30 inches of water and crawl down a rock-filled hillside – all with the top down and the doors off. Its shape hasn't changed much over the years, primarily because Jeep owners like the way the Wrangler looks and its aesthetic exists to support this rugged off-roader's functionality. The Wrangler has stood the test of time, but an influx of capable and comfortable SUVs meant that the tried-and-true Jeep was in need of an update. To appeal to Wrangler enthusiasts who need more interior flexibility, Chrysler finally decided to pull the trigger on a four-door model. To the surprise of nobody, the Wrangler Unlimited has been one of the few hits from Chrysler in recent years, at one point prompting a dealer waiting list for the longest-running Jeep. We wanted to try the four-door Jeep for ourselves, so we welcomed a Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon into our garage for a week-long run. %Gallery-48429% All photos Copyright ©2009 Chris Shunk / Weblogs, Inc. Our Deep Water Blue Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4X4 carried a price tag of $35,165. Opting for the Rubicon will add several thousand dollars to the base four-door's sticker, but you get all the standard equipment necessary to become a bona-fide Rock Star. The only major addition to our tester was DVD navigation, which came in at a reasonably-priced (for an in-dash unit) $1,275. The beauty of the four-door Wrangler Unlimited is that it still packs the rugged looks of the iconic two-door, but in stretched form. As long-time admirers, we enjoy the Wrangler's looks, especially sans roof, and after driving it in its natural habitat (off the beaten path), the Wrangler's capabilities never ceased to amaze. But what we didn't know was what life would be like with a Wrangler as our daily driver. The second set of doors came in handy and the added storage space was more than welcome. Chrysler's navigation is also simple to use and very adept at getting the driver from point A to point B. From there, life with the Wrangler Unlimited can be a Protestant affair. The seats feel like you're sitting on frozen foam, the head rest is reminiscent of a concrete pillow, the dashboard is cobbled together from Fisher Price plastic, and the ride appeals to the most masochistic among us. So why does this vehicle have so many ardent fans? Well, it really is a Jeep thing, and not everybody understands. To get a sense of why the Wrangler has such a die-hard following, it's important to look at the vehicle's war-time roots. The Wrangler's foundation was laid with the Willy's Jeep in WWII. The original Jeep performed so well in European operations that Generals were praising it as one reason the Allied forces won the war. Soldiers, who grew …
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2009 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4x4 – Click above for high-res image gallery The Jeep Wrangler is designed to be one of the most capable vehicles on the planet. It can climb a 45-degree grade, tread through 30 inches of water and crawl down a rock-filled hillside – all with the top down and the doors off. Its shape hasn't changed much over the years, primarily because Jeep owners like the way the Wrangler looks and its aesthetic exists to support this rugged off-roader's functionality. The Wrangler has stood the test of time, but an influx of capable and comfortable SUVs meant that the tried-and-true Jeep was in need of an update. To appeal to Wrangler enthusiasts who need more interior flexibility, Chrysler finally decided to pull the trigger on a four-door model. To the surprise of nobody, the Wrangler Unlimited has been one of the few hits from Chrysler in recent years, at one point prompting a dealer waiting list for the longest-running Jeep. We wanted to try the four-door Jeep for ourselves, so we welcomed a Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon into our garage for a week-long run. %Gallery-48429% All photos Copyright ©2009 Chris Shunk / Weblogs, Inc. Our Deep Water Blue Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4X4 carried a price tag of $35,165. Opting for the Rubicon will add several thousand dollars to the base four-door's sticker, but you get all the standard equipment necessary to become a bona-fide Rock Star. The only major addition to our tester was DVD navigation, which came in at a reasonably-priced (for an in-dash unit) $1,275. The beauty of the four-door Wrangler Unlimited is that it still packs the rugged looks of the iconic two-door, but in stretched form. As long-time admirers, we enjoy the Wrangler's looks, especially sans roof, and after driving it in its natural habitat (off the beaten path), the Wrangler's capabilities never ceased to amaze. But what we didn't know was what life would be like with a Wrangler as our daily driver. The second set of doors came in handy and the added storage space was more than welcome. Chrysler's navigation is also simple to use and very adept at getting the driver from point A to point B. From there, life with the Wrangler Unlimited can be a Protestant affair. The seats feel like you're sitting on frozen foam, the head rest is reminiscent of a concrete pillow, the dashboard is cobbled together from Fisher Price plastic, and the ride appeals to the most masochistic among us. So why does this vehicle have so many ardent fans? Well, it really is a Jeep thing, and not everybody understands. To get a sense of why the Wrangler has such a die-hard following, it's important to look at the vehicle's war-time roots. The Wrangler's foundation was laid with the Willy's Jeep in WWII. The original Jeep performed so well in European operations that Generals were praising it as one reason the Allied forces won the war. Soldiers, who grew …
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$26,295 MSRP / Window Sticker Price

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Engine 3.8LV-6
MPG 15 City / 19 Hwy
Seating 4 Passengers
Transmission 6-spd man w/OD
Power 202 @ 5200 rpm
Drivetrain four-wheel
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