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The Jeep Wrangler has always been an off-road vehicle, no doubt about that. It has never been about looks, straight road performance, top speed, or comfort, for that matter. It has been an off-roader, and one of the best to date.

Red Jeep view from the front left side

2013 Jeep Wrangler Moab seen here in Red

The latest incarnation of the Wrangler has two body shapes, a two-door option with four seats and a four-door option with five seats called Wrangler Unlimited. Both versions have got new seats that are said to be more comfortable and to provide better support, as well as some other interior features we’ll talk about a bit later, including the new Alpine stereo. But first let’s take a look at the outside.

Maroon colored Jeep on the edge of a cliff near the ocean

2013 Jeep Wrangler Altitude Limited Edition shown in a Maroon color

Exterior

Jeep in action in nature

The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon in its natural habitat

Ok, as for exterior some would say that there is not much to expect when it comes to Wrangler. The postulates that were present in the first version are still here. It is square-shaped, with high body and a full size tire mounted on the back door, round head lights and large grille, so people would say that that’s about it. It wasn’t made to look beautiful, but it has become a style icon much like the first VW Beetle, which was to be a cheap car for everyone to buy. But the Wrangler offers a variety of features including a three panel hard top with removable parts that can be in the color of the car. The doors are also removable and the windshield has an option of folding down. The wheels can be in the size of 16, 17 or 18 inches.

Gray jeep, view  from the front left in nature

2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon shown in gray

Interior

The interior is simple as well, but very practical indeed. The stereo is placed very high with circular air vents just under it and air condition controls going down even further. This is a great thing because the screen is very high up and visible, making it very practical. Other than this, there are cup holders for both front and rear, as well as a locking storage compartment. The seats can be leather or cloth and they can be heated; there is a power outlet, air conditioning, power windows (but you can also choose mechanical if you want), navigation system and already mentioned Alpine Premium stereo system.

black interior view of a red jeep

Interior view of the 2013 Jeep Wrangler Moab

The rearview mirror is auto-dimming, the soft top is very easy to remove as well as place back, but one of the biggest changes is sound insulation which is not very easy to do well with this type of car. We can’t really say that you will not hear it, but the ride is significantly quieter.

front seat view of a jeep wrangler

Tan Interior of the 2013 Jeep Wrangler Moab

The interior is spacious enough, easy to manage and very practical, making it perfect for Wrangler.

Under the hood

The engine is a real piece of work. It is 3.6 l V6 with 285 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque available at 4800 RPM. It is, of course all-wheel drive and you can choose your transmission between a 6-speed manual and 5-speed automatic. If you are an off-road freak, we needn’t tell you to go for the manual, since that will give you that full masochistic feeling you want. It is just great and adds to the adrenaline you get from a real off-road ride this car is capable of. While speaking about this, let’s say that this car has solid front and rear axles with three available axle ratios, dual locking differentials, a tow package featuring trailer sway control and four wheel disc brakes. The fuel consumption is said to be 17 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway.

view from the rear of a jeep, top down

Rear view of the 2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

The bottom line is, don’t buy this car to drive your kids to school. It would suffer and feel unused. This is a great off-roader, and treat it as such.

 


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