Since Jeep’s origins in 1941, the original CJ design under Willys Overland has been the soul of the brand. On new Jeep’s you can see its silhouette as a logo integrated into headlights, instrument panels and other places within the cockpit and cabin of Jeep models. The original CJ design lives through the Wrangler model and it has evolved over the years. I had a chance to spend a week in the latest iteration which has taken several leaps forward including having several aluminum-based components. The new Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4 X4 is a marvel to see but an even greater pleasure to drive. It features a new 2.0 L inline turbo-four engine that makes 270 HP and 295 lb-ft of torque. It is matted to an 8-speed automatic transmission, getting an EPA rated 24 MPG on the highway. The 4-cylinder engine also has what Jeep calls etorque, a sort of mild hybrid system. This system helps with fuel economy. I really loved the stunning orange color of the Wrangler I drove in addition to its trail-rated capability. There is nothing on this planet like a Jeep and in the Unlimited Rubicon 4X4, you clearly can experience that. The base price is $41,541. With options like Uconnect with navigation, active safety, a turbo 4 engine with 8-speed transmission, and more it came out to $56, 755 delivered. Visit www.jeep.com for more information.
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