In the ever-expanding crossover/SUV segment, its Jeep’s sheer styling capability that makes 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited stand out from the crowd. As far-fetched as it might sound, Ford Edge, Dodge Durango and other such models stand nowhere near this new Wrangler Unlimited.
This 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited uses a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine which cranks out a meaty 285 HP of power at 6,400 RPM and an exhilarating 260 lb-ft of torque at 4,800 RPM. There are 2 options for transmission viz. 5-speed automatic and 6-speed manual which mates to a four-wheel drive system.
Interestingly, with this engine rated to offer a max towing capacity of 3,500 lbs, fuel economy checks in at 16 mpg in city, 21 mpg on highways and 19 mpg on combined scale. This improved mileage rating doesn’t just come out of thin air as the engine incorporates Electronic Throttle Control and Variable Valve Timing.
Trims and Pricing
There are 10 different trims of 2017 Wrangler Unlimited which offer versatile off-road driving experience. First off, there’s Sport which starts at $27,000, Sport S which starts at $31,000, Willy Wheeler at $32,000, Freedom Edition at $33,500, Willy Wheeler W at $34,000, 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara at $34,000, 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon at $37,000, 75th Anniversary at $38,000, Winter at $40,000 and Rubicon hard Rock at $42,000.
The interior cabin of 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is rugged yet sophisticated in a quirky way. Starting off with the design, the dashboard is robust with oblong handlebars. The center console is reworked with circular AC vents, rotary controls and multiple power outlets.
The new generation styling also includes thread stitching in the seats which comes on par with the McKinley leather upholstery. All-weather slush floor mats come optional as part of the Cold Weather Group.
This cabin even boasts of the optional nine-speaker Alpine All-weather premium sound system which syncs with the Infotainment system. With the support for Uconect Voice Command in the information center, navigation and streaming music is now more technically advanced.
Apart from excelling as a great off-road vehicle, this new Jeep Wrangler Unlimited doesn’t miss out on safety features. Some of these safety technologies include :
- Electronic Stability Control with Roll Stability Control
- Side Impact Beams
- Airbag Occupancy Sensor
- ABS Traction Control
- Dual-stage Airbags
- Back-up Camera
- Tire Pressure Monitoring
2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Exterior Redesign
Modernism has made way into the exterior design as this model’s overall profile looks more pronounced. Up front, there’s the iconic 7 slat grille and LED headlights sit astride to it. Down below, the headlights are accompanied by turn indicators and a new powerful set of fog lamps.
Standard off-road features in this model include skid plates for the transfer case and fuel tank, Hill Start Assist and rugged bumpers. Aluminum alloy wheels differ in sizes like 17 and 18 inches and vary with different trims.
Color options for exterior body of 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited go as Firecracker Red Clear Coat, Rhino Clear Coat, Hypergreen Clear Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic and Billet Silver Metallic. One exterior feature that differentiates Unlimited models from the standard Wrangler is the four-door body configuration.