2017 Jeep Wrangler combines a throwback design with a smattering of modern amenities. This iconic off-roader has engraved its mark deep in the respective segment over the years and has become one of Jeep’s best-selling vehicle.
Now for the 2017 model year refreshment, Jeep has presented minor updates that are mostly in concern with design both inside out. The new Jeep Wrangler doesn’t just offer freedom while on the roads but with a range of trim selection as well. These trims are:
- Big Bear
- Willys Wheeler
- Sport RHD
- A Rubicon
- Rubicon Recon
- Rubicon Hard Rock
- Chief Edition
- 75th Anniversary
Performance wise, every 2017 Jeep Wrangler model (trim) is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 24-valve award-winning engine. This engine is rated to produce 260 lb-ft of torque at 4,800 RPM and 285 HP of power at 6,400 RPM. This power mill is now compact and has a lightweight design with dual overhead camshafts. With the availability of low-end torque, this engine is utmost helpful in hardcore off-roading.
When it comes to acceleration, 0 to 60 mph sprint is achieved in 7.7 seconds with the 5-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy stands at 17 mpg in city, 21 mpg on highways and 18 mpg on a combined scale. A 6-speed manual transmission makes for another option for its gearbox.
2017 Jeep Wrangler Exterior
Moving on with the exterior design, the new 2017 Jeep Wrangler bears significant resemblances to its predecessor. Its exterior design is ripe with military heritage and go-anywhere parentage (which by the way is unique in this off-roader segment).
The key design elements to its iconic statement include trapezoidal wheel flares, an upright rear fascia and seven-slot grille. Even though several generational changes have passed by, Jeep Wrangler still retains its traditional style nuances like the external door hinges, removable doors and fold-down windshield.
Unlike the exterior of 2017 Jeep Wrangler, it’s the interior cabin that has changed with the annual life cycle. Use of plastic in the dashboard is now a history as soft-touch materials abound the door panels, center console, dashboard and armrests. The driver’s gauge cluster is all-analog and integrates tachometer, speedometer and outside temperature gauge. Expect seats to come with heating features as standard.
A reminder of its adventurousness, the interior cabin is washable as there are several drain plugs on the metal floor. There’s a lockable easy-access storage bin with a dual-lid tray on the center console. The base model gets Sedoso cloth upholstery as standard and McKinley leather as optional.
Given the generational update, there’re no signs of any new safety technologies and the previous ones are retained. Hill Start Assist is standard on all manual transmission models. Other safety features include:
- Trailer Sway Control
- Electronic Stability Control
- Electronic Roll Mitigation
- Traction control with torque vectoring
- Rear View cameras
- Sentry Key Theft Deterrent System
- Side Impact Beams
Price and Competitors
2017 Jeep Wrangler comes with a starting price of $23,900 which reaches almost up to $37,000 for range-topping trims. At this range,the new Wrangler may face competition from the likes of Land Rover Discovery, Nissan Xterra and Toyota FJ Cruiser.