The 2012 Jeep Wrangler practically has everything an SUV enthusiast could ask for. It has sufficient power, an affordable price and a durable body. Starting at just $22,045 MSRP or $309/month lease for 36 months, the Wrangler is sure to be a hot commodity among off-road enthusiasts. Let’s be honest, you didn’t buy a Jeep Wrangler to cruise the city streets. Jeep knows that you’re planning on doing some off-road excursions; which is exactly why they have included removable doors, available in either full-metal or half-metal. Amazingly these removable doors have power windows. This combination of technology is unique to Jeep. Most Jeep models are renowned for providing a stylish look, as well as proven off-road capabilities. True to form, the 2012 Wrangler has concave wheels so dirt and rocks that are thrown up during off-road driving, won’t scratch the alloy metal. An available convertible roof allows you to enjoy those sunny summer days, even when scaling the side of a butte. Test drivers, however, love the hard-top version, as it provides excellent visibility as well as safety. The soft-top version allows for easier accessibility and convenience. Both models, the Wrangler Sahara and Wrangler Rubicon, have energy-saving headlights. Even when you’re driving in the boondocks, you need not worry about running out of batteries. For those extra-frosty mornings the side mirrors are not only power-adjustable, but also are heated. These models were designed to get you through your entire excursion, with illuminating halogen headlights. Rock rails, installed on the bottom of the Wrangler, provide protection from kicked up rocks, as well as structural support during the even of a rollover.
Inside the cabin consumers will find a sophisticated GPS navigation system through UConnect. The Wrangler also provides Bluetooth connectivity and hands-free controls for audio and cruise control settings. MP3 or satellite radio can be played through the Infinity Premium Sound System, with a 368-watt amp. The fabric seats offer heated comfort for the driver and front passenger on both the 2-door and 4-door models. Test drivers have continually exalted the Wrangler as one of the quietest cars in its class. This compliment is likely due to the noise-reducing technology installed by Jeep. With the back seats folded down, the 2012 Wrangler offers an impressive 61.2 cubic feet of cargo space; more than enough to haul bikes, luggage, fishing or hunting gear, et cetera.
Under the hood, the Wrangler boasts a 3.6-liter Dual Overhead Camshaft V6 engine, with 285 horsepower and 260 lbs./ft. of torque. The engine runs of Variable Valve Timing, which increases overall engine performance and fuel efficiency. The Wrangler is available in a 5-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission. On the highway it gets a sub-par 21 MPG and a somewhat disappointing 17 MPG around town. Then again, were you really expecting exceptional gas mileage with a Jeep? These bad boys are meant for off-road excursions, not to be used as pavement pounders.
So whether you’re a Chevy, Ford, GMC or Jeep driver, you will have to at least check out the 2012 Jeep Wrangler. It offers affordability, durability and functionality. What more can you ask for?