What’s New with the 2012 Jeep Wrangler

The 2012 Jeep Wrangler has changed a lot, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at it from the outside. The Wrangler looks virtually the same as the 2011 version, but Jeep has dropped its new Pentastar V-6 into the 2012 version. The 2012 Jeep Wrangler comes with a new five-speed automatic transmission, but the six-speed manual is still available.

The changes in transmission have not affected the Wrangler’s trail prowess, toughness and power. Together, the V-6 and automatic combination can reach 60 mph in a much faster 8.4 seconds and 7.7 second for the two-door Wrangler.

When you’re out on the trail, you’ll experience why the Wrangler is a Jeep meant for the outdoors. The tough body-on-frame chassis and solid rear and front axles have set the Wrangler up as one of the most capable off-road SUVs on the market. The 2012 Wrangler has plenty of clearance, a rugged underbody with protective skid plates, and boulder-scrambling capabilities.

Jeep has sought to increase the overall refinement of the Wrangler in the past few years. Improved interior noise-reduction, combined with the new engine and transmission this year, amount to a substantial refreshing of this SUV. In order to make the new Wrangler more luxurious, it also includes heated mirrors and seats. The Wrangler gives the sensations of a convertible while being very off-road capable. You can remove the top, and even in some cases the windshield, to truly experience the outdoors while you drive.

The Jeep Wrangler comes loaded with features such as navigation, automatic climate control, and alloy wheels, fog lamps, tow hooks and a compass. One feature that gas-conscious drivers will appreciate is the gas economy guage. Optional features include Bluetooth connectivity, MyGIG music storage and Sirius Satellite Radio. A favored add-on is the hard-core off-road package for trail enthusiasts.

Whether you’re a serious off-roader looking for a weekend toy or a commuter who dreams of getting out to the trail on weekends, the 2012 Jeep Wrangler may be the vehicle for you.

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