Posted on October 3, 2020 by Hadeel Hijazieh
Everything You Need to Know About the Jeep Wrangler
When you hear the name Jeep what comes to mind? Is it the quintessential seven-slot grill or the removable doors, fold down windshield and soft-top allowing open-air thrills? Or how about just the capability of a Jeep to go anywhere it pleases? Everything about a Jeep spells purpose. It has become a true icon in the automotive industry, recognized all over the world. That is the kind of authenticity that commands respect and the 2021 Jeep Wrangler is the perfect example of a dependable, hardworking as well as good-looking pick-up truck.
The word wrangle evokes a steadfast kind of work ethic. As a verb it is used to describe rounding up a herd or taking charge of livestock. As a noun it also means to have a long and complicated dispute, which makes me think of this hard hitting pick-up in an argument with a rough road, and winning. Yes the word wrangle means business and when you step into one so do you!
When it comes to Jeeps there is an array of styles to choose from. For example with the Jeep Wrangler Sahara you must be in the market for a few creature comforts and modern touches like the 7-inch full colour Driver Information Display and Uconnect 4C Nav technology with an 8.4 inch touchscreen. This little perk is accompanied by a one-year SiriusXM radio as well as a five-year SiriusXM Travel link and SiriusXM Traffic subscription. Just call it command central!
The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is named after the roughest off-road 22-mile trail near Sacramento. I saw footage of a Jeep tackling this trail, which really looked more like a cow path or dry riverbed. It was a nail biting experience to watch it traverse the bolder strewn path and the heart pounding inclines but the Jeep just crushed it! The Rubicon is also just as recognizable on the interior as the exterior. Its Redical Anodized or Silver Platinum mid-dash panel is a nod to Jeeps of the past, but the red accent stitching throughout the black interior gives it a fresh and modern pop. The heated front seats and steering wheel provides a little up to date comfort to add to the 8.4-inch full colour touchscreen, that provides scrollable vehicle data. This includes providing entertainment through the Apple CarPlay and AndroidAuto.
The hands free, WiFi GPS Navigation ability will direct you turn-for-turn along and provide helpful hints on the road ahead. Bluetooth calling is available The screen will also display current fuel economy data so you will be able to plan your refuelling schedule as the kilometres zoom by. As they click past you will also be able to monitor settings for the transfer case, pitch and roll and the position of the steering wheel.
You will be notified if your tires are under inflated and while on that rocky Rubicon trail or the like you can view a graphic rendering of the way your wheels articulate. Lastly the safety systems like the Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning with Crash Mitigation will notify you with safety alerts. The high-strength steel body of the Jeep Wrangler with lightweight aluminium is a standard along with front seat side mounted and multistage air bags and sentry key with an embedded code unique to your vehicle. The blind spot monitoring, rear cross-path detection and park assist system as well as the hill start and descent assist also play a role in helping you stay safe on the road.
When the Uconnect App pairs with the SiriusXM Guardian system you have even more safety features at your fingertips. If you happened to have an accident you can push the SOS button and you will be connected to an agent who can connect you to 911 emergency services. You will be able to start, lock and unlock your car remotely, locate your truck with the Vehicle Finder and select a destination on your navigation system. You can even find your Rubicon on your own when you flash its lights and sound its horn from a distance.
To top that off you can receive alerts through the Theft Alarm Notification and Stolen Vehicle Assistance. However if the thief in question happens to be your teenager a boundary alert will sound when it is crossed and the Curfew and Speed alerts will warn you if they are out too late or drive too fast. Needless to say if they want to drive your Jeep Wrangler they will be obliged to be on their best behaviour.
There also happens to be some stellar physical characteristics that will make your life and your road trips more organized. First off the Wrangler can hold 2,050-lbs of cargo as well as rear folding seats to make it accessible. The Cargo Management system not only gives everything a place, but also can be accessorized to your personal preference.
This system includes aluminum rails on the tailgate and cargo floor that also feature cargo anchors, and secure storage bins under the second row. The piece de resistance is the available Tailgate Table designed by Mopar. In the Rubicon exclusively there are nylon woven straps holding a set of three storage bags on the back of the front seats. Lastly the two-tiered centre console contains a bin large enough to keep a laptop, large cup holders and a dedicated place for a cell phone or key fob.
The hardware on a Jeep Wrangler certainly keeps pace with the intuitive technology. The Jeep Brand 4x4 offers three choices. The Command-Trac System moves as needed in a 50/50 ratio between the front and back axels to provide better traction, and in the case of the aforementioned trail it provides a 2.72:1 low range that comes standard on the Jeep Sport and Sahara. The Selec-Trac Full-Time System has got you covered headlights to tailpipe.
The active 4WD transfer case actually will size up a situation for you and applies the appropriate torque to the wheels that have the best grip. It is a grip with continuous, optimal traction for the track under your tires, be it snow, ice, rocks, mud or some combination thereof. The system will maintain the constant 4WD grip when the road ahead is not for the faint of heart. This system is available on the Sahara.
Lastly the Rock-Trac System on the Rubicon has a seriously extreme 4DW system with a 4:1 low-gear ratio that enables the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon to move as slow as cougar in the grass waiting for the opportunity to pounce. In this case it would be the Wrangler crawling up that mountain incline which allows for increased control, amount of torque and just as the cougar waits I imagine the driver can afford to be just as patient.
However what you don’t have to be patient for is a ready range of Jeep Wranglers at your fingertips. Jeep Wrangler Gladiator, Rubicon, Unlimited Rubicon, Sahara, Unlimited Sahara, Unlimited Sahara Altitude, Black and Tan Edition, Unlimited Black and Tan Edition, Willys Edition, Unlimited Willys Edition, Sport, Sport S, Unlimited Sport S and finally the Unlimited Sport Altitude.
The trail rated engineering for off road performance is exceptional and can challenge the landscape with manoeuvrability, articulation and it is amazing. It can also ford a waterway of up to 73cm and has a ground clearance that can overcome any rugged terrain in your way. The truck bottom is forged with skid plates to protect the under carriage.
Now we have talked about the way the 2021 Jeep Wrangler gets you there, we can’t leave out the power behind the pick up truck, so lets talk engines. Using the eTorque Technology in the 3.6-litre Penstar offers the ability to save fuel, generate energy, a wicked smart battery charger and regenerative breaking. There are some heavy-duty options to look at:
Jeep Wrangler Power Hunger Engines
- 3.6-litre Penstar V6 Engine is Canada’s best-selling engine. It has friction-reducing applications and is built for efficiency with a stop start technology. It has 260 lb-ft of torque, a whopping 285 hp and comes in a standard 6-speed manual or 8-speed automation.
- 2.0-litre Turbo Engine has the same V6 performance but is better at fuel economy burning fuel, as a 1-4 should. The injection gives you more power but with reduced gas emissions and the ESS also does its part. With 270 hp, 295 lb-ft torque, you have a lot of power for take-offs and it comes in a standard 8-speed automatic transmission.
- 3.0-litre EcoDiesel V6 Engine however performs with 260 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque. It has an 8-speed automatic transmission as well not to mention its capacity for fuel economy. Currently this is available on Unlimited models and has late availability.
With all these options and features you can have a hay day finding the perfect for your Jeep Wrangler. It seams like only once question remain
- Firecracker red
- Punk’n metallic
- Ocean blue metallic
- Sarge Green (late availabirey)
- Billet silver metallic
- Granite crystal metallic
- Bright white
No mater what you choose when people see you bombing down the street there will be no question that you are a force to be reckoned with and with certainty will get the job done, Wrangler style.