Jeep Wrangler 2017 Review: The Unstoppable 'Go Anywhere, Do Anything' Vehicle

Jan 19, 2017 08:00 AM EST | BC Tabotabo

The Jeep Wrangler 2017 is still the king of off-road adventuring. It has a rugged and unique design that will take its driver anywhere and is capable of doing pretty much anything!

Pros and Features. This Jeep is an unstoppable off-road beast. It has such a unique rugged design that is great for both on and off-road adventures. In addition, there are a wide variety of bodies and models to choose from!

The Wrangler also comes with extensive factory aftermarket parts and support! Users will definitely not be disappointed. In addition, it is so fun to drive!

Cons. The Jeep's crash test scores could be better. On-road handling and comfort could definitely be improved. The Wrangler is also outdated. It does not have the latest safety and comfort features. In addition, it has subpar fuel economy.

What's New? The Jeep Wrangler 2017 has added optional LED headlights and foglights. There is also a new Cold Weather package that has remote start, all-weather floor mats, and heated seats.

Models There are two types of body styles: the Wrangler and the Wrangler Unlimited. The Wrangler is a two-door, four-passenger body while the four-door, a five-passenger body is the Wrangler Unlimited. Both body styles come in three different models - Sport, Sahara, and Rubicon.

The base Sport model includes 16-inch wheels, on/off-road tires, tow hooks, skid plates, and removable doors. It also comes with a fold-down windshield, cruise control, tumble-forward backseat, and other tech features. The Unlimited version gets a bigger tank, air-conditioning, and a tumble-forward seat.

There is a Power Convenience Group which adds power windows and locks, keyless entry, and a security alarm. The Cold Weather package has the Power Convenience Group's equipment plus remote start and heated seats. There are also other upgrades available.

The Sahara has the Power Convenience Group equipment plus 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic LED headlights and foglights, and other exterior styling features. The Unlimited offers tubular side steps and rear grab handles.

The Rubicon Wrangler is the off-road superstar. It starts with the Sport equipment's basic package plus special tires, a heavy-duty Dana 44 front axle, and other upgraded gear. A Power Convenience Group is available stock on the Rubicon Unlimited. It comes as an optional extra for the two-door Rubicon.

There is also a special 75th-Anniversary Sahara Wrangler. It has special exterior paint and trim, 17-inch wheels, and a Power Dome hood. There is also a Rubicon Hard Rock which is the Rubicon with black wheels and other sporty upgrades.

Pricing. The Sport starts at $30,675. The Sahara goes up to $40,515. The Unlimited Rubicon has an MSRP of $44,605. The Unlimited 75th Anniversary and the Unlimited Rubicon Hard Rock are priced at $44,650 and $49,005, respectively.

Verdict. The Jeep Wrangler 2017 is truly a "go anywhere, do anything" car. While it lacks the latest tech and safety features, its rugged style will never go outdated. It will always be great fun to drive it around.

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