How the Jeep Wrangler is the Ultimate Vehicle for the Outdoorsman
The Jeep name has been around for a while now – 75 years to be exact (check out how they are celebrating their 75th anniversary here). As an established brand, Jeep doesn’t shy away from innovation, and in the coming years we’re bound to see some new vehicles, like a Jeep pickup truck and a new version of the Wrangler and Wagoneer. So before all that happens, let’s look at what made the Jeep name today — the Jeep Wrangler, which was the first Jeep created, but is still today’s perfect vehicle for the modern outdoorsman.
For a quick look at what’s powering the Wrangler, all Wranglers have a powerful 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine under the hood. This engine is rated best-in-class in the small SUV segment as it generates 285-horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Drivers may be interested to know that it has a fuel economy of 17/21 MPG city/highway. However, the engine isn’t what made this an outdoor vehicle; in fact, it just begins.
What’s made the Wrangler the ultimate outdoors vehicle is that it has the capability to go anywhere. There are three big characteristics of the Wrangler that draw people to it, especially those that like the outdoors.
The Jeep Wrangler is fully customizeable. People never buy a Jeep just to have a Jeep. They buy one because they can do much more than pick a paint job to make it their own. Outdoorsman are constantly buying Jeeps and Jeep Wranglers so they can outfit it for their next outdoor adventure. Does it need bigger tires and wheels for off-roading? Install a 4×4 trac system and higher suspension. Will you be driving in poorly-lit areas? Install a light bar or get some LEDs. The Jeep has countless ways to be modified if you’re clever enough.
Capable on any terrain
It doesn’t matter what kind of terrain a Wrangler faces because all Jeep Wranglers are four-wheel drive vehicles. Whether driving through the desert, navigating a forest, traversing rocky roads, or plowing through the mud, the Jeep Wrangler can handle it.
The Jeep Wrangler is a fairly iconic SUV on American roads. Its classic 7-slot front grille and round headlights are reminiscent of the durable military vehicle that it was in the Forties, however, today there are a variety of ways to customize it. The Jeep Wrangler can go topless, it’s doors can be removed or it can have a hard-top roof, and it will still look beastly. If the Wrangler was recently taken through dirt roads or a dip in the mud, it will only return looking even more rugged than before.
If the Wrangler is capable of all this, think of what’s to come when Jeep releases the new model in 2018. Let us know how you like to customize your Jeep Wrangler for the outdoors on our Twitter and Facebook.