The new engine gives great output and a quite detectable improvement in power -- the Pentastar is much faster from a stop and when you are passing in this vehicle. This new engine has a sound that is more upscale than the rough 3.8 liter and the exhaust sound is throatier. Combined with the automatic transmission or manual, the driving experience feels much more refined. Where the 3.8 feels punchy, the 3.6 liter really makes the JK feel young and full of life. Early Jeep estimates show that the new engine reduces 0-60 times by 2-3 seconds with either transmission. This was confirmed by a test run on the track with a Wrangler Sport. This new Jeep reached 60 mph in 6.7 seconds, but the other Jeep with the 3.8-liter Wranglers took 9.8 and 10.2 seconds to achieve the same speed.
It came as no surprise that the Jeep received a recent award from Four Wheeler magazine. The capability of Jeep is legendary; it is the accumulation of over 70 years of experience and continuous testing in the real world. The foundation of the Jeep brand has always been the company's mastery of the 4x4. 4WD systems are standard on all 2012 Wrangler models.
The Jeep Wrangler is one of the most accomplished off-highway vehicles available today. Its four-wheel drive system offers no-road capability and its convertible body style offers open-air fun. The Unlimited body style has greater cargo capacity, making the Wrangler more practical. You'll give up a lot of ride and handling prowess, as well as fuel mileage, but the Wrangler is fun. To get more details, specs and information, please visit the Official 2012 Jeep Wrangler website.
Some information for this review was obtained from NewCarTestDrive.com
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