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2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Review

2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Review

The 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Review: A Hardcore Vehicle for Cozy Commute!

By: Kristen Brady – Staff Writer New Car Sell Off

Rating:4.5/5 stars


The 2013 Jeep Wrangler is just as ready for adventuring as it looks–and surprisingly tolerable for the commute.

Overview

The 2013 Wrangler proves you do not need to follow trends in order to accomplishsuccess in sales. Today’s sports utility vehicle category is populated by city-friendly, car-based crossovers, yet back in the day when the class originally launched, those initial models were rock climbers prepared for anything. The Jeep Wrangler is a rare holdout which still ascribes to this initial formula, and its special rugged personality has won the Jeep a fiercely loyal and consistent following.

This model includes a purpose-built machine which exudes a specific charm. The Wrangler’s off-road skills are second to none; it’sa veritable mountain goat, prepared to tackle whatever ravine or mountain you toss its way. Removing its roof and doors brings you nearer to the elements, and although the ride is pretty rough, it may be an entertaining companion around the town. With the Jeep’sangular silhouette and upright stance, it oozes boxy machismo within an ocean of curvy crossovers.

Still, Jeep ownership will come with noticeable drawbacks. The rugged ride quality might become tiresome if you drive it on a daily basis. Nor is a soft-top Jeep constructed with tranquility in mind, therefore be ready to speak in an outside voice if you wish to converse with others inside the Jeep. Its soft top might be a pain to put on and remove (yet gets simpler with repetition) and will make the Jeep susceptible to theft. Its optional hardtop resolves both of these issues, yet adds expense. Lastly, side crash-test and braking distance ratings also are disappointing.

If its idiosyncrasies are unacceptable and you would prefer a more livable take upon the outdoorsy sports utility vehicle, think about buying the Toyota FJ Cruiser and Nissan Xterra. However, for most, as proven by its status as one of the automakers top notch sellers, the 2013 Wrangler’s rustic attraction can’t be denied.

Impressions of its Driving

If your goal includes blazing trails off-road, you will not do much better than this 2013 Wrangler. The Rubicon trim especially is capable, because of the model’s specialized hardware.

What is new for 2013?

This 2013 model receives just minor changes. Brand new seats are more comfy and improved soft top is now obtainableupon Wrangler Unlimited units. A new seven-speaker stereo is obtainable as a choice alongside an auto-dimming rearview mirror that has map lights.

The 2013 Jeep Wrangler Canada Price is from $29,295 to $36,295.

Pros:

• Off-road prowess
• Overall toughness
• Freedom Top

Cons:

• On-road handling
• Uncomfortable rear seats
• Bouncy, jittery ride

Specifications

• Price: From $29,295 to $36,295
• Body types: 4-door SUV
• Powertrain Options: 3.6-litre V-6
• Drivetrain: RWD or 4WD
• Transmission: Automatic or manual
• Horsepower: 3.6-litre V-6 285 horsepower
• Trims: Sport, Rubicon and Sahara
• Safety features: Antilock brakes, stability control with a rollover sensor and hill start assist
• Fuel Economy: from 14.7 L/100 km city and 11.2 L/100 km highway
• Warranty: Basic – 3-year / 60,000 Km

For further information about the 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited or any other Jeep product sold in Canada, check out the Jeep Canada website

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2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Review  Sunday, 01 June 2014 06:27

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