- Body Type: SUV , 4WD/AWD
- Drive: 4WD
- 36 Months
- Torque: 260 ft-lbs.
- Year: 2016
- Engine Size: 3.6L
- Transmission: Automatic
- Fuel Type: Gas
- Cylinders: 6
- Horsepower: 285 hp
- EPA Mileage (CTY/HWY): 17/21 mpg
2016 Jeep Wrangler Overview
The iconic imagery and general character that makes the Wrangler so appealing despite its many drawbacks. Besides its styling, it can go places virtually no other factory-built SUV on the road would dare. Its old-school mechanical underpinnings also make it oddly fun to drive on the road simply because nothing steers or behaves in quite the same way (and hasn’t in quite a long time). It’s also the only convertible SUV presently on sale (let alone a four-door one) and it’s definitely the only thing out there that’ll let you take off the doors and lower the windshield for those moments when getting smacked in the face by a moth at 45 mph seems like a great idea.
Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options
Standard equipment on the base Wrangler Sport is about as sparse as you’ll find on any vehicle sold today. It includes 16-inch steel wheels, on/off-road tires, a full-size spare tire, skid plates, tow hooks, foglamps, removable doors, fold-down windshield, manual mirrors and locks, full metal doors with crank windows, cruise control, a height-adjustable driver seat, cloth upholstery, a tilt-only steering wheel, a one-piece fold and tumble-forward backseat and an eight-speaker sound system with a CD player and an auxiliary audio jack. The Unlimited version gets a bigger gas tank, air-conditioning and a 60/40-split fold and tumble-forward seat.
2016 Jeep Wrangler Driving Impression/Review
We specifically recommend either the Sport, Willys Wheeler or the Rubicon for this purpose. Why? Because the Sport is cheap, leaving plenty of room in the budget for custom modifications via either Jeep’s Mopar parts division or the thriving aftermarket scene. The Willys comes with added off-road hardware, including beefier tires and a limited-slip rear differential, while the Rubicon goes even farther in that direction and is perfect for shoppers in search of a complete trail rig right off the shelf.