Compare 2017 Jeep Wrangler vs 2016 Jeep Wrangler

2017 Jeep Wrangler
2016 Jeep Wrangler

2017 Jeep Wrangler

Engine:

3.6L V6 24-Valve VVT

Horsepower:

285 hp

Torque:

260 lb-ft

Fuel Economy:

17 city / 21 hwy mpg *

Transmission:

6-Speed Manual Transmission

2016 Jeep Wrangler

Engine:

3.6L V6 24-Valve VVT

Horsepower:

285 hp

Torque:

260 lb-ft

Fuel Economy:

17 city / 21 hwy mpg *

Transmission:

6-Speed Manual Transmission

2017 Jeep Wrangler vs 2016 Jeep Wrangler

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The 2017 Jeep Wrangler is ready for adventure, just like its predecessor, the 2016 Jeep Wrangler. Eager to prove itself, the vehicle offers all-wheel drivetrains that exceed expectations for difficult driving conditions and adventurous trail-riding. Whether you just want to spice up your daily commute or you are ready for serious fun off road, the 2017 can meet the challenge.

Kelley Blue Book has recognized the 2016 Wrangler family with a Best Resale Value award. The 2017 Wrangler is still the best go-anywhere, do-anything vehicle for the money, according to the experienced auto critics at Edmunds.

Performance

A best-in-class powertrain made the 2016 Jeep Wrangler a force to be reckoned with, and the 2017 inherits the capability. Drivers command 285 horsepower for ample road acceleration. For quick starts, the engine generates 260 lb.-ft. of torque. The four-wheel drivetrains let you harness that torque at low speeds for better crawling or towing. The beefy Wrangler can pull 3,500 pounds, letting you bring along more equipment for your wilderness adventures. For cold weather, you can opt for the engine-coolant heater. Driving enthusiasts tend to love the manual transmission, but you can also get an automatic. Descent control and hill start assist regulate your braking and gears to provide stability whether you are going up or down a difficult incline.

Two four-wheel drivetrain choices are another 2016 standard that’s continued with the 2017 edition. The first 4x4 system balances torque among the wheels to create traction when you encounter snow, sand or other difficulties. Capable of off-roading, this system is considered best-in-class when it comes to on-road driving. For the best off-roader, drivers will want to step up to the upgraded 4x4 system. This has a more refined transfer case with unique short gearing for effective crawl ratios.

Appearance

Changing with the times, the iconic Wrangler still holds fast to its roots. High, tight bumpers minimize the overhangs that could snag on debris. The high ground clearance makes it easier to pass over terrain without damaging the undercarriage. Skid plates take that a step further, providing armor against flying rocks or sticks. The 2017 Jeep Wrangler adopts this signature build, impressing onlookers with the vehicle’s sporty, athletic curves. The signature seven-slot grille puts a distinctive stamp on this iconic SUV. The 2017 exterior wears standard LED headlights and foglights. Cold weather packages add all-weather floor mats, heated seats, and a remote starter.

The 2017 lineup is cutting back on its trim editions. If you like the Backcountry, Freedom or Black Bear editions, you’ll want to act fast to get a 2016 Wrangler. You’ll still find special trims such as Willys Wheeler when you shop for a 2017 model. The Sahara-based 75th Anniversary edition has a Power Dome Hood and winch-ready steel bumpers. Trimmed with black, the Rubicon Hard Rock offers upgraded rock rails for even greater trail prowess.

Safety

With advanced airbags and special equipment such as roll bars, the Wrangler is ready to protect and defend its passengers. Advanced electronic traction controls and class-leading four-wheel drivetrains work hard to keep the Wrangler out of trouble. After all, the crucial idea is to dodge a crash entirely.


Is adventure calling you? Take a test drive of the Wrangler at Ramsey Motor Company.

* Actual mileage may vary.

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