The newest release of the Jeep Wrangler offers a lot of the classic styling that many people associate with this classic Jeep model. This is without a question the oldest of all Jeep models and has been in production for over 70 years. The Jeep Wrangler has been through many changes, but much of the style and heavy duty rugged build is still here. This vehicle is road ready, but has always been built for a big performance off the road. There is no other model from Jeep that is better equipped to handle mud pits and steep hills. With consumer demands for more comfortable seating and common accoutrements like air conditioning, the Jeep Wrangler has moved into the 21st century with some new additions to meet these needs. However, at its core this is still a rugged off road vehicle that is meant to be abused.
The 2010 model Jeep Wrangler starts at $21,165. The standard motor in this Jeep is the 3.8 liter V-6 which offers more than enough power for this small and lightweight off road warrior.
Engines: 3.8L V-6
Transmissions: 6-speed manual, 4-speed automatic
Models: Sport, Mountain, Sahara, Rubicon, Islander
For 2010 the Jeep has introduced two new models, the Islander and Mountain. The Wrangler now gets foglamps, tow hooks and a compass standard as well as a much needed soft top revision, making it easier to remove. The base Wrangler Sport gets cloth seats in place of the vinyl ones and leather is now available on the Rubicon and Sahara.
The 2010 Jeep Wrangler looks like a Jeep should with a very rough and rugged style. The soft top is standard but the Freedom Top -- a three-piece modular hardtop -- comes with a rear window defroster and wiper, tinted windows and a storage bag.
The base Wrangler has a cheap, hard plastic interior but the available leather in some of the models is a nice touch. But this being a true off-roader, the plastic interior is easy to clean.
Performance & Handling
All 2010 Wranglers get the 3.8-liter V-6 with 202-horsepower and 237 pound-feet of torque. You do get a choice of transmissions -- the standard 6-speed manual or the optional (and aging) 4-speed automatic.
The Wrangler gets four-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), dual front airbags, airbag occupancy sensor, traction control, four-wheel drive, stability control.
EPA Fuel Economy
Sport: 15 mpg city/19 mpg highway
Mountain: 15 mpg city/19 mpg highway
Sahara: 15 mpg city/19 mpg highway
Rubicon: 15 mpg city/19 mpg highway
Isalnder: 15 mpg city/19 mpg highway
- Amazing off-road capabilities
- Rugged Jeep look
- Optional navigation
You Won't Like
- Weak engine
- Poor fuel economy
Best all around Jeep made
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