Take the most capable off-road SUV on the market today, the Jeep Wrangler, stretch it 20 inches and add a set of rear doors. It sounds like a perfect cure for spring fever for you, up to four friends and your gear. Jeep calls it the 2012 Wrangler Unlimited.
With a powerful new standard V6 engine, the 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited starts at an MSRP of $25,545. It also happens to be the only new four-door convertible you can buy. That makes this ultimate off-road vehicle also the ultimate summer cruising vehicle. The 2012 Wrangler Unlimited has the trail capability and prowess of the toughest off-roader you can get with the added benefit of more room for people and cargo. Want to take the gang up a challenging trail to a remote camping spot with unforgettable views? The possibilities are “unlimited.”
Interior refinements add comfort, and a new quiet to the rugged Wrangler Unlimited, making it as good on the highway as it is in the backcountry. Depending on model, standard or available features include power heated exterior mirrors, leather-covered seats, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with cruise and audio controls, automatic temperature control with cabin air filtration, bright interior accents, a 368-watt, seven-speaker Infinity® CD/MP3 audio system, SiriusXM Satellite Radio with one year of complimentary service, uconnect™ Phone and Uconnect® Web, voice recognition and Bluetooth® streaming audio and navigation. Additional available Media Center audio systems offer DVD/HDD Garmin® navigation, GPS navigation, a 6.5-inch touch-screen and a 40GB hard drive that can store up to 6,700 songs.
Your choices within the Wrangler Unlimited line certainly are expansive. Start with the seven models and special editions: Sport, Sport S and Sport RHD (Right-Hand Drive Package) with additional amenities; Sahara with body-colored Freedom Top hardtop and more; Rubicon, for the most trail-capable chassis right out of the showroom; Arctic Edition and the ultimate, the 2012 Wrangler Unlimited Call of Duty®
: MW3 Edition.
Regardless of which 2012 Wrangler Unlimited model you choose, you’ll hit the road and trail with a new, 285-hp 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine that’s more efficient than the previous 210-hp V6, and either a six-speed manual or new five-speed automatic transmission (up from four speeds in 2011). The 2012 Wrangler Unlimited has 40 percent more hp and 10 percent more torque, at 260 lb/ft, than previously. It’s 26 percent faster from zero-to-60 mph (down from between 9 and 10 seconds to between 6 and 7 seconds), and is also 10 percent more fuel efficient, offering an EPA-estimated 21 mpg highway. You also get standard Trail Rated® 4x4 capability, which gets extended strength in the Rubicon model and Call of Duty Edition.
You also get lots of room in all Wrangler Unlimited models. The four-door Wrangler rides on a 116-inch wheelbase, compared to 95.4 inches for the two-door Wrangler. That added length translates into more rear-seat legroom (37.2 inches) and a huge increase in room for carrying your gear. In the Wrangler Unlimited, fold the 60/40 rear seat forward and you open up 86.75 cubic feet of space. In the two-door model, folding the rear seat gives you 56.5 cubic feet.
Even with the rear seat up in the Wrangler Unlimited, you still have 46.43 cubic feet of space to fill. If you need to haul even more, you can take advantage of towing capability up to 3,500 pounds. Two standard 12-volt outlets and the available 115-volt auxiliary power outlet let you take additional powered necessities into the wilderness.
The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited provides outstanding off-road specs with up to 10.5 inches of ground clearance, a 20.8-degree breakover angle and 44.4-/40.5-degree approach/departure angles in the Rubicon. Best-in-class water fording capability means you can get through up to 30 inches of water. Or, you could buy a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited purely for its iconic design and four-door soft- or hardtop convertible fun. On that note, consider, too, that the Wrangler Unlimited lets you take off the doors and fold the windshield.
It’s on the trail where you’ll appreciate why Jeep builds the Wrangler on a fully boxed body-on-frame chassis with solid axles front and rear. Locking differentials are among the available features for extending off-road capability. This is a 21st century Jeep, remember, so you’ll find standard Electronic Stability Control, Electronic Roll Mitigation, Hill-Start Assist and Traction Control on the 2012 Wrangler Unlimited.
Come in, see and drive the ultimate outdoor adventure machine, the 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Just bring your imagination.