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2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport SUV

2013 Jeep Wrangler Review

(0 Stars)  The evolution continues.

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New For 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.
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.

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2013 Wrangler Sport Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 3.6L Pentastar V 6 DOHC and variable valve timing
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 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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'13 Jeep Sport SUV Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Windows
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Vehicle Information Center
  Drive  
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Electronic Transfer Case
  Exterior  
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Privacy Glass
  Interior  
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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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
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Leather Seats
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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GPS/Satellite Communication
  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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