The Iconic Jeep Wrangler Takes Off-Road Seriously

Angelica · May 19, 2022 09:16 AM

Several people hoped of someday having their dream sports car, a coupe, or a convertible that looks cool and performs beastly on the road. But in modern times, sports cars are not the only cars that linger in our minds and wish to drive home. Off-road vehicles have grown its popularity in the past years not only among men, but also among women of different ages. One of those is the iconic Jeep Wrangler – a compact and mid-size off-road SUV that has been around since 1986. Although the Wrangler was originally used as a soldier troops vehicle during World War II, its rugged style and off-road abilities made it to the new generation's most sought-after off-road vehicle.

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Variants

There are currently three Jeep wrangler Variants in the Philippines. The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara Automatic Transmission base variant is priced at Php4,490,000, while the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 2.0 4x4 Automatic Transmission variant is at Php4,690,000. And the top-of-the-line variant – the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 2.04x4 Automatic Transmission is available at Php4,990,000.

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All three Wrangler variants come with a diesel-powered engine. On the other hand, you can choose from its nine colors, depending on the variant – Rubicon Bright White Clear Coat, Rubicon Helayella Clear Coat, Rubicon Pitch Black Clear Coat, Rubicon firecracker Red Clear Coat, Rubicon Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Rubicon Sting-Gray Clear Coat, Unlimited Rubicon Bright White Clear Coat, Rubicon Hydra Blue Clear Coat, and the Rubicon Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat.

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Powertrain

The 2022 Jeep Wrangler carries a 2.0-Liter DOHC inline-four turbocharger e-Torque engine with a maximum of 268 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque output in an 8-speed automatic transmission. It also comes with Dana M186 and Dana M200 front and rear axles for perfect off-road handling. The drivetrain system features its original Selec-Trac Full Time 4WD setup.

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Exterior

Nothing much changed when it comes to the Jeep Wrangler’s exterior profile. It retains its iconic rugged appearance with a touch of modernity and sophistication. Evidently, the Wrangler is admired today not only for its off-road capabilities but also as an automobile style icon. Jeep has incorporated minimal changes for the iconic SUV to stand out in the new generation.

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The classic round-shaped light housings hold the premium LED-lit headlamps with reflectors, daytime running lamps, and fog lamps that provide clearer visibility and style. The front air vent grille also looks classic with its seven vertical slots. The rearview mirrors are power-adjustable, and the integrated antenna sits beside the hood. Another unique feature of the Wrangler is its turn signals mounted on the fender, and the mirrors are square-shaped, following the classic Wrangler style. Available for the wheels are 17, 18, and 20-inch alloy rims, depending on the variant.

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The gas cap of the Wrangler is exposed; however, it still needs the key to get open. The tail lamps also follow the signature square shape on both sides of the spare tire hanging at the back. And one of the most exciting things about the Wrangler, is that its doors, windshield, tailgate, and roof are all removable for a more versatile off-road adventure.

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Interior

The interior of the Jeep Wrangles looks impressively tough as its exterior appearance. Hard plastic material was used for the cabin, dominating the interior dashboard space. As it is an off-road vehicle, leather and other fabric materials should be avoided for easy maintenance. The adjustable steering wheel is covered by a premium leather and attached with infotainment system access buttons and signal buttons on top and behind. The air-con vents are round-shaped, following its previous version upfront and at the back.

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The infotainment system can be had in either an 8.4-inch or a 5-inch touchscreen display, depending on the variant, and higher variants support Apple CarPlay connectivity. The sound is being transmitted to an Alpine premium audio system with an overhead soundbar, amplifier, and subwoofer. There are also USB connectivity and charging ports and a 230-volt power outlet throughout the cabin.

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The seats are covered in cloth material and are manually adjustable. In terms of seating comfort, this SUV comes with bolstering and lumbar support that would be great for both the driver and the passengers. And since the doors are removable, the window switches can be found at the center of the cockpit.

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Another interesting about the Jeep Wrangler is it got water-resistant removable carpet and floor drain valves for easy cleaning. It is one of the features that Jeep is proud of about the Wrangler, that its off-road capabilities are supported with easy maintenance finishes unlike other off-road vehicles in the market.

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Safety and Security

The Jeep Wrangler comes with the standard safety and security features which include the anti-lock braking system, child safety locks, parking sensors, EBD, tire pressure monitor, door ajar warning, crash sensor, engine check warning, front and side-impact beams, seat belt warning, speed-sensing door locks, driver and passenger airbags, rear airbags driver and passenger seat belts, rear seat belts, traction control, vehicle stability control system, central locking, engine immobilizer, anti-theft device, blind-spot monitoring system, security alarm, and brake assist booster.

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