• Off-road icon
  • Strong V-6 engine
  • So-so mpg
  • Competition is more refined
SUM UP The evolution continues.

By Automobile Magazine

What's New for Wrangler in 2013

Jeep’s continued evolution of the Wrangler brings better front and rear seats, extra interior lighting, and a standard auto-dimming rearview mirror. Soft tops are easier for one person to manage on Unlimited models, and a premium soft top is easier to clean and keeps the cabin quieter. A limited-edition Moab model based on the Sahara adds off-road touches but doesn’t threaten the Rubicon’s top-dog status...more

Overview

Jeep’s legendary Wrangler has gotten quite refined in recent years. Despite an interior overhaul in 2011, Jeep has upgraded the seats, interior lighting, and soft top for 2013. Those changes might not be as impressive as the new-for-2012 Pentastar V-6 was, but small changes are much better than letting an aging model languish. There’s still a decidedly trucky feeling through the steering wheel, thanks to the Wrangler’s signature solid axles and relatively long suspension travel. Not many vehicles can haul 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 Unlimited’s soft top is now easier to operate by a single person, and an optional premium soft top reduces interior noise. The hard top offers additional flexibility and can now be had in body-matching colors. The Wrangler handles every situation, from cruising the beach to taming the Rubicon Trail, with equal ease. Previous Wranglers required sacrifices from owners and didn’t make much sense for daily use, but the 2013 Wrangler has managed to become civilized enough for the mainstream market without abandoning its off-road heritage or sacrificing capability.

Safety

Front air bags, traction and stability control, roll mitigation, ABS, brake assist, and hill-start assist are standard. Side air bags and electronic trailer-sway control are optional. No fancy blind-spot detection or automatic parking system here.

Key Competitors For The 2013 Jeep Wrangler

  • Nissan Xterra
  • Suzuki Grand Vitara
  • Toyota FJ Cruiser

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2013 Wrangler Standard Equipment

Braking and Handling

  • Four Wheel ABS

Climate Control

  • Front Air Conditioning

Convenience

  • Auto On Headlights
  • Cruise Control
  • Keyless Entry
  • Power Locks
  • Power Windows
  • Vehicle Information Center

Drive

  • Electronic Transfer Case

Exterior

  • Privacy Glass
  • Side Steps

Interior

  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel

Safety

  • Auto Day/Night Mirror
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Front Fog Lights
  • Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
  • Heated Outside Mirrors
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Stability Control
  • Theft Deterrent System
  • Traction Control

Seats

  • Folding Rear Seat
  • Leather Seats

Sound and Entertainment

  • Compact Disc MP3 Capable
  • Satellite Radio

Technology

  • Blue Tooth Compatible
  • GPS/Satellite Communication

Tires and Wheels

  • Alloy Wheels
  • Full Spare Tire

Trucks and Towing

  • Engine Oil Cooler
  • Tow Hooks
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