The Jeep is a brand that every real man has heard about and has, at least once in his life, fantasized about. There is a special place that this automobile brand holds in the hearts of men. For those who like to go on adventures and those who like to carry their swag with them when they drive and cruise over roads, Jeep is their vehicle of choice. Many armed forces around the world also use this vehicle because of its superior performance in the off-road topography. The most popular car produced by Jeep is ‘The Jeep Wrangler’. Current statistics reveal that around 20,000 Wranglers were sold in the US in June 2016, which is greater than any other car assembled by the Jeep. This clearly shows that there are a large number of Jeep Wrangler fans in the US.
Right now, all those fanatic fans are waiting eagerly for the curtains on the 2017 Jeep Wrangler to lift. It is predicted that this off-roader will be released in the first quarter of 2017. Here is a detailed review about this sturdy looking vehicle that is sometimes also referred to as Harley Davidson of the 4×4 segment.
Engine Specification and Performance of 2017 Jeep Wrangler:
As expected, you will find a beast under the hood of the 2017 Jeep Wrangler. No need to worry, we are talking about the engine here. The upcoming model of the Wrangler will have a 3.6-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 engine that will be capable of producing a torque of 260 lb-ft and energy of 285 hp. This powerful engine is combined with 5 speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission that makes it possible for this vehicle to achieve a top speed of 110 mph.
The curb weight of this upcoming model of Jeep Wrangler is estimated to be around 4000 – 4600 pounds. The fuel economy of Wrangler is same as an SUV. It returns 17 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highways.
2017 Jeep Wrangler – Exterior Looks:
When comparing the upcoming 2017 Jeep Wrangler with the existing 2016 one, it could be said that the engineers of Wrangler haven’t made any major changes in the vehicle’s upcoming model. The shape is same, the fog-lights are same, the bumper, headlights, taillights, wheels, and the skid plates are all same. No surprises here folks. However, apart from the similarity, some minor upgrades have been made to enhance the performance of the Wrangler. Aluminum has been used extensively in the Wrangler to reduce its weight and it is estimated that the 2017 Jeep Wrangler will be 700 pounds lighter than the 2016 version. This will help in increasing in fuel efficiency.
The 2017 Jeep Wrangler version will be available in following nine colors.
- Bright White
- Billet Silver Metallic
- Granite Crystal
- Firecracker Red
- Hydro Blue
- Mojave Sand
Also, the latest version of Wrangler will have nine different models for the customer to choose from. Following is a list of model names of 2017 Jeep Wrangler:
- Sport S
- Willys Wheeler
- Black Bear
- Freedom Edition
- 75th Anniversary Model
2017 Jeep Wrangler – Interior Cabin:
No need to keep high hopes from the interior of the car. Though many new features have been added, the luxury, unfortunately, hasn’t been given a priority. It seems that the Jeep does not want to change the concept and perception of Wrangler and want to keep it a rough and tough heavy-duty vehicle. The interior isn’t cozy but one thing on we’d like to appreciate Wrangler’s designers is the addition of infotainment to the center console. A 6.5-inch touch screen display has been added to the center console of the Wrangler. This display has a storage space of 40 GB and also has an inbuilt GPS navigation system.
The rear view camera, which has become mandatory in the US, has also been added in the Wrangler. In order to make the driver’s and passenger’s journey entertaining Wrangler will have Alpine® premium sound system in it. As for the safety of the driver and passengers, hill start assists and hill descent control system has been added to the Wrangler. The hill descent feature makes it easy for the driver to apply break when traveling downhill. While the hill starts feature will prevent the vehicle from drifting backward, as the driver shifts his foot from the brake pedal to the accelerator.
2017 Jeep Wrangler – Price, Competition and Release Date:
Automobiles manufactured by Jeep do not face direct competition. This is mainly because the vehicle caters to a completely different market segment. It is, however, said that the Land Rover Defender and Subaru Forester are the two competitors of Jeep’s Wrangler.
As for the price and release date of the Wrangler, the company hasn’t disclosed any information yet but there is a consensus among experts and enthusiasts that this 2017 Jeep Wrangler will be released in the first quarter of 2017 in an International Auto Show. It is also estimated that the starting price of this upcoming model will be $ 24,000 while the price will climb higher for more advanced trims of Wrangler.
In our humble opinion, if you are a person who is indifferent about the luxury and comfort and your prime purpose for buying a car is its performance and drive in off-road terrain then without a second thought you should go for Wrangler.