Jeep News: Wrangler Gets a New Engine and some “Cool” Special Editions


As we all know one of the biggest complaints about the Wrangler SUVs have been their lack of power and the fact that there was always a two-wheel drive or a four-wheel drive option.  Of course as Jeep lovers we also know that a two-wheel driver Wrangler is just a tease and sort of pointless.


The good news is that the 2012 version of the Wrangler now comes with a powerful 285 V6 engine that just purrs like a kitten, but runs like a cheetah.  Jeep has also been nice enough to make sure there is no confusion and now makes the Wrangler SUV only as a four-wheel drive vehicle.  That means this thing is made for moving quickly and safely through whatever terrain you dare to take it through. The best part is it still gets about 21 miles per gallon on the highway.

Another big thing coming for the Jeep Wrangler in 2012 is the addition of an Arctic Edition. Jeep has based this model on their popular selling Wrangler Sahara model, but with a much cooler (pun intended) take.

The Wrangler Arctic is decked out with a refreshing winter trim package with body-color fender flares and hardtop coming standard. Jeep also adorned the fenders with arctic badges and they even include a sexy looking Yeti Footprint decal on the hood and also on the driver’s side fender. Jeep also offers up the 2012 Wrangler Arctic with semi-gloss black 17-inch wheels and 32-inch tires to help you get through even the iciest conditions.

While the outside of this vehicle is completely sexy it has nothing on the chill-tastic interior. The seats are gussied up with orange piping, polar white accents and of course the Arctic logo on all the seats. And of course if you plan on using your Arctic Wrangler in the manner it was intended you will want to add the heated front seats to keep the butts warm when they aren’t being bumped around from all the cold weather wheeling you will be doing.

The orange accent theme found in the piping is also found in other parts of the Wrangler interior including the along the door, around the leather-wrapped steering wheel, on the armrest, and in the nets throughout the cabin. One of the coolest things is the polar white inserts on the grab handles.

Jeep is offering up the Arctic in the Wrangler and the Wrangler unlimited with prices starting just over 32k for the Wrangler and just over 35k for the unlimited version. For those of you who live in the colder clims this is a great addition to your Jeep collection.

Written by Andrew

"You're telling me it's got four wheels, two seats and goes faster than the speed limit? Good, I'm driving."

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