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2012 Jeep Wrangler Overview (See Available Styles)

When it comes to getting off the beaten path, there is really only one choice for serious off-roaders and that’s the 2012 Jeep Wrangler.

From the moment it rolls off the lot, the Wrangler is ready for whatever you can throw at it, whether it’s boulders to climb or streams to ford, or simply a trip down to the grocery store. For 2012, the rugged Wrangler gets a new engine and automatic transmission. Under the hood of every Wrangler you’ll find a 285-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 that outputs 260 pounds-feet of torque that represents an 83-horsepower improvement over last year’s model. Transmission options include a standard six-speed manual and an optional five-speed automatic, also new, which improves both on- and off-road performance.

The 2012 Wrangler also comes with a slew of off-road features, such as standard four-wheel drive and a non-independent suspension. Further trail-beating options include dual locking differentials and electronically disconnecting front stabilizer bar.

Fuel economy ratings come in at 17 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway.

Inside, the two-door Wrangler comes with seating for up to four passengers and 17.2 cubic feet of cargo space. For more passenger capacity and storage, there is a four-door version of the Wrangler called the Wrangler Unlimited which seats five. The interior of the Wrangler is more functional than comfortable; standard features include cloth seating, a CD stereo with auxiliary audio input, and steering wheel mounted audio controls. If you’re looking to spruce up the interior, choose from options like two-tone leather seating, heated front seats, air conditioning, and a navigation system.

Standard safety features found on the 2012 Wrangler include antilock brakes, traction control, and an electronic stability system that comes with Chrysler’s rollover mitigation technology.

The 2012 Jeep Wrangler remains one of the most capable vehicles on the road today and this year’s edition, with more power and a new transmission, only reinforces that truth.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 17 MPG
  • Highway: 21 MPG

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Safety Rating

  • Front Safety: Good
  • Side Safety: Poor
  • Rear Safety: Marginal

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:

50 of 52 (96%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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