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Class: Compact Crossover
Miles driven: 700
Fuel used: 35.7 gallons
Class: Compact SUV
Miles driven: 294
Fuel used: 18.6 gallons
The long-awaited redesigned Jeep Wrangler will be hitting the streets (and not-streets) soon; it’s slated to start arriving dealerships in January. You can read our full First Spin test-drive report here, but there were so many cool details and factoids about the new Wrangler “JL” that we couldn’t fit them all into our original review. Check ‘em out:
“Iconic” is kind of an overused term these days, but in the case of the Jeep Wrangler, it’s totally appropriate. The Wrangler is a direct descendant of a bloodline that goes back farther than most any modern-day vehicle can claim. The star-spangled WWII heritage, the long-running (and tumultuous) history, the unmistakable profile and styling details, and, of course, the legendary off-road prowess—it’s all part of the mix.
Jeep officially unveiled the long-anticipated redesign of its iconic Wrangler at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. The Wrangler is one of parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ best-selling models, but it saw its last full redesign for the 2007 model year and was overdue for a full update.
Class: Compact Crossover
Miles Driven: 123
Fuel Used: 8.7 gallons
Real-world fuel economy: 14.1 mpg
by Don Sikora II
Today’s Jeep Wrangler was originally introduced for the 2007 model year. It remains one of Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s best sellers, but at more than eight years old, it’s officially getting a bit long in the tooth. Given that the Jeep Wrangler is one of the most iconic, tradition-bound vehicles on the market today, FCA doesn’t want to veer very far from Wrangler’s tried-and-true formula with the forthcoming new-generation model. Still, uncertain fuel prices and tightening efficiency standards in the United States mean the redesigned “JL” generation 2018 Jeep Wrangler must address the current JK model’s greatest weakness: Fuel economy.
2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited “Sahara”
Miles driven: 183
Base price: $31,495 (not including $995 destination fee)
Chrysler used the 2012 Los Angeles Auto show to introduce a couple of new variants of two of the company’s best-known models.
The Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited just got cooler with the introduction of the Freedom editions, which pay homage to the men and women who have served in the U.S. military. The 2012 Jeep Wrangler Freedom and Wrangler Unlimited Freedom will be available in three colors: Deep Cherry Red, Bright White, and, exclusive to the Freedom, True Blue.