- Four-door version of the Wrangler
- Very capable off-roader, three trim levels: Sport, Sahara, Rubicon
- 285-hp, Pentastar V-6 engine
The 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited remains arguably the most capable “out of the box” off-roader you can buy today, ready to traverse any terrain from the moment you drive it off the lot.
Last year, the Wrangler Unlimited added new standard features like an eight-speaker stereo and a toolkit for removing various exterior parts like the doors and roof. For 2016, changes include the introduction of a Black Bear Edition model that adds onto the Sport trim, but otherwise the Wrangler Unlimited carries on unchanged.
The Wrangler Unlimited’s styling remains unique; it is very easily recognizable with its upright stance, seven slot grille, and giant fenders. The Wrangler is also sold in a smaller, two-door version called the Wrangler, which is covered separately. As we mentioned before, much of the Wrangler Unlimited can be removed; the doors and roof come off after you loosen a few bolts and the windshield can fold down as well. Wheels range from 16-18 inches in size, with a full-size spare mounted on the rear gate. Fog lights are standard, with side steps for easier entry and a hardtop (still removable) optional.
Under the hood the Wrangler Unlimited uses Chrysler’s ubiquitous Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 which makes 285-hp. It comes mated to a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission. Four-wheel drive comes standard, with plenty of extra mechanical upgrades available like a 3.73 or 4.10 axle ratio, a rear-axle locker, and a sway bar disconnect system.
Inside, the Wrangler Unlimited’s cabin is larger than the two-door Wrangler and the extra doors make it easier for rear seat passengers to get in and out. The interior opts for function over form, with a rugged aesthetic that carries over from the exterior. Standard features include satellite radio, an eight speaker stereo, cloth upholstery, and an auxiliary audio input. Also available are air conditioning, a 115-volt power outlet, navigation, an Alpine stereo, leather upholstery, and heated front seats.
Standard safety equipment includes front airbags, antilock brakes, hill-start assist, and electronic stability control with roll mitigation. Side-impact airbags are optional.