2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport, Sahara and Rubicon
We are only half way through 2012 but car manufacturers everywhere have long been at work on their 2013 editions of what they hope will be their most spectacular and coveted cars, trucks and jeeps. The Jeep Company is no exception and is putting the finishing touches and putting their newest editions to the safety and comparison tests as of now. Here is what Jeep lovers can expect in 2013 with the Jeep Wrangler overview.
The Wrangler Jeep has a long and successful history being not only being a blast to drive, particularly if off reading is a hobby, but has also proven to be reliable, durable and ultra sturdy. In fact, many Jeep owners run theirs into the ground so to speak and the motor still keeps ticking.
2013 Jeep Wrangler - Sport, Sahara and Rubicon Models
In true convertible capable style the 2013 Jeep Wrangler comes in both hard and soft top; the soft top rolls down and the hard top can be completely removed for basking in the sun and enjoying the fresh air.
The 2013 Jeep Wrangler will be available in three trim models: Sport, Sahara and Rubicon trimming all of which will encapsulate the standard 4 wheel drive features. Automatic models are available for order, but showroom editions will be the typical 6 speed engines complete with 285 horsepower and a V6 engine.
Because so many consumers utilize their Jeep for work and play, the 2013 still has roll and traction control features, as well as the standard brake assisting. Each of the different models though has their own accoutrements, all of which are appealing. Those interested in the Sahara will be stoked about some of its key features such as the impeccable Infinity speaker system, keyless remote applicator and impressive 18 inch wheels. Wrangler also offers unique body paint for this edition. The Sahara has an 10.3” ground clearance, the most of all three.
The Rubicon is not to be outdone however and with this you will get increased durable axils, 32 inch Goodrich tires for all your off roading extravaganza activities and a sway bar disconnection. Also included are electronic locking differentials and 4:1 low gear ratio transfer case. Ground clearance is 10.2". The Sport edition also include removable hardtop panels, front seat mounted bars, a remote starting and keyless operating system and navigation. The Sport’s ground clearance is 8.8". What has been added to the 2013 edition Jeep Wrangler is: trailer sway damping, an auto dimming rear view mirror and all models have newer and bigger wheels.
2013 Jeep Wrangler - Pricing
Jeep enthusiasts really can’t beat the price either as base models start in the low $22,000's and reach upwards of $30,000 if you want to add the extras. For a smaller truck like vehicle in its class, the towing ability for the Jeep Wrangler is rather impressive as it maxes out at 2,000 pounds, making this a fun and fully functional mid-sized, 2-door vehicle. There is also an optional Trailer Tow Group available for a little more money.
2013 Jeep Wrangler - Safety and The Look
Safety features run much the same as the older versions and include ABS, anti-skidding components, and front and side airbags. Those who plan to use their Jeep for a lot of off road trips can also install further safety features like the electronic and disconnecting stabilization bar, locking differentials and special sized tires can be ordered as well that will hold up to any terrain you take your Jeep on.
The interiors of the 2013 Jeep Wrangler also have not changed much; heated seats, leather upholstery and wireless cell phone linking are all standard and other gadgets include navigation and auto climate controlling systems.
Each of these trim models scored very well in the safety tests which scrutinized safety features, maneuverability and comfort. The Sahara scored a 5 (5.4 is the average in this class) on safety and was quoted as being smooth and responsive to all terrains it was tested against. It scored a bit lower for comfort as it can give a bumpy ride, however the seats do offer lots of cushioning. It also scored a 3 for steering, handling and breaking which is expected due to crosswinds. The Sahara is slow to change directions in spite of its lean body. Of the three the Sahara overall scored the lowest in some capacities but this shouldn’t necessarily deter buyers from purchasing it as it scored very well in other departments such as cargo room, fuel economy and overall comfort.