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2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited SUV - Overview

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$25,545 – $33,770 MSRP

$24,806 – $31,781 Invoice

16 / 20 MPG City/Hwy

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2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited SUV

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Overview

What's New for 2012:

  • New V-6 engine rated at 285 horsepower
  • Available 5-speed automatic transmission
  • All models are now 4-wheel drive (4WD)

Exterior Features
The 2012 Jeep Wrangler is a convertible SUV. It is sold in 2-door (Wrangler) and 4-door (Wrangler Unlimited) body styles, and is offered in three different trim levels. Sixteen-inch steel wheels are standard, with larger alloy wheels available.

Interior Features
The 2012 Jeep Wrangler offers seating for 5 passengers. Base Wrangler features include crank windows, front and rear tow hooks, manual door locks, manual mirrors, cruise control, and a tilt steering wheel. Upgraded trim levels are fitted with air conditioning, front and rear locking differentials, leather upholstery, disconnecting sway bar, satellite radio, and other premium equipment.

Optional Features
Major option packages on the 2012 Jeep Wrangler include limited-slip differentials, navigation, 32-inch tires, heavy-duty axles, removable hardtop, upgraded trip computer, and more.

Under the Hood
All 2012 Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited models are fitted with a 3.6-liter V-6 engine rated at 285 horsepower. The standard transmission is a 6-speed manual, with a new 5-speed automatic optional. All Wrangler models are 4WD-a system with high- and low-range transfer cases for off-road duty.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Jeep Wrangler are:
  • Jeep Wrangler with 3.6-liter V-6 engine: 17/27 mpg (city/highway)
  • Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with 3.6-liter V-6 engine: 16/20 mpg (city/highway)

Safety
Standard safety features of note on the 2012 Jeep Wrangler include stability control and hill start assist-front and side air bags are optional. The Wrangler has not been tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Wrangler received a "Good" rating-the Institute's highest-for frontal-offset crash protection. For side-impact crash protection, the Wrangler received a "Poor" rating-the Institute's lowest. Roof strength was not tested.

Available Trims for the 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited SUV

  Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Sport 6 speed manual $25,545 285-hp / 3.6L 6-cyl 16/21
Sport RHD 5 speed automatic $29,435 285-hp / 3.6L 6-cyl 16/20
Sahara 6 speed manual $31,045 285-hp / 3.6L 6-cyl 16/21
Rubicon 6 speed manual $33,770 285-hp / 3.6L 6-cyl 16/21

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