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2012 Jeep Wrangler Sahara SUV

2012 Jeep Wrangler Review

(0 Stars)  The off-road icon gets a new heart.

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Overview
Jeep's legendary Wrangler has gotten incredibly refined in the last two years. For 2011, an all-new interior made the SUV much more inviting, and now there's an equally impressive engine with the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6. Horsepower and torque have never been the highlights of the Wrangler's spec sheet, but 285 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque mean you will no longer have to apologize for holding up eighteen-wheelers leaving a stoplight. There's a decidedly trucky feeling through the steering wheel thanks to the Wrangler's signature solid axles and relatively long suspension travel. Not many vehicles are capable of hauling five people and a respectable amount of luggage to virtually any destination you can imagine. And no other vehicle can do so while allowing passengers to enjoy the unique open-air experience of driving without a top or doors. Speaking of which, the Wrangler's soft top is somewhat easier to take down and put up than was the case in earlier Wranglers, and you can flip back the front portion to create a makeshift sunroof. The hard top offers additional flexibility and can now be had in body-matching colors. The Wrangler handles every situation, from cruising around the beach to taming the famed Rubicon Trail, with equal ease. Previous Wranglers required a lot of sacrifices from owners and didn't make much sense for daily use, but the 2012 Jeep Wrangler has managed to become civilized enough for the mainstream market without abandoning its off-road heritage or sacrificing capability.

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2012 Wrangler Sahara Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 3.6L Pentastar V six-cylinder DOHC with variable valve timing
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 17 MPG city, 21 MPG highway, 18 MPG combined and 335 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
18.6gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 285 hp @ 6,400 rpm; 260 ft lb of torque @ 4,800 rpm

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'12 Jeep Sahara SUV Standard Equipment

  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Compass
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Tilt
  Drive  
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Electronic Transfer Case
  Exterior  
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Privacy Glass
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Side Steps
  Interior  
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Cup Holders
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Brake Assist
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
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Satellite Radio
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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Full Spare Tire
  Trucks and Towing  
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Engine Oil Cooler
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Tow Hooks
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