2012 Jeep Wrangler ReviewJun 19th, 2012
Appearances can be deceiving, especially with the 2012 Jeep Wrangler. It doesn’t look like anything has changed from 2011, but this is far from the truth. Yes, you still get to enjoy the classic Wrangler look with the iconic front grille, round headlamps, short wheelbase, excellent handling and crushing power. New for 2012 is a new V6 engine, a five-speed automatic is also available and now every Wrangler is four-wheel drive.
As mentioned above, the form of the 2012 Jeep Wrangler is rugged and burly. The Wrangler is the first image that comes to mind when you think Jeep. You will feel like a “boss” when you drive around in this monster. There is also the spectacular option a soft top, aka the Freedom Top. The roof can be removed and put on anywhere, you simply store the panels behind the rear seats. You can get your hair flowing at anytime or cover up when the weather turns on you.
The inside of the 2012 Jeep Wrangler mirrors the exterior, hardy and performance driven. There aren’t very many bells and whistles but that is because the Wrangler is meant to be easy to clean after your adventures. This is possible because of basic materials, no carpet and crank windows. No need to worry about compromising everything for performance, the Wrangler comes with climate control, a groovy stereo system and a high tech centre console with a LCD touch screen.
The new V6 Pentastar engine provides an extra 83 horsepower and is more than a second quicker from zero to 60 mph. This rugged Jeep vehicle comes in various trims: Sport, Unlimited Sport, Sahara, Unlimited Sport RHD, Rubicon, Unlimited Sahara and Unlimited Rubicon.
- 3.6L V6 Pentastar: 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque
2012 Fuel Economy:
- 3.6L V6 with 6-speed manual (2-door): city 12.7 (22) and highway 9.3 (30).
- 3.6L V6 with 5-speed auto (2-door): city 12.6 (22) and highway 9.2 (30).
- 3.6L V6 with 6-speed manual (4-door): city 13.4 (21) and highway 9.6 (29).
- 3.6L V6 with 5-speed auto (4-door): city 13.2 (21) and highway 10.0 (28).
If you are looking for a vehicle that will take you to everyone of your adventures the 2012 Jeep Wrangler is perfect for you. It is so spectacular that is was awarded Best New Car for Off-Roaders by Cars.com. Talk about a vehicle that has some guts to ride in the back-country.