Building a 2016 Jeep Wrangler Sport

July 6th, 2016 by

A gray 2016 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon with no roof is climbing over rocks in Colorado Springs, against a blue sky.

Is the Jeep Wrangler the vehicle for you? Well, it’s not as easy as heading into a dealership, pointing to a Jeep, and driving off the lot. Rather, if drivers want their preferred vehicle, they’ll have to manually choose each aspect of the ride. Fortunately, Jeep makes it relatively easy to personalize your new purchase.

What does it entail for a prospective buyer to build a 2016 Jeep Wrangler? Using the Jeep Wrangler Sport as an example, we provided a guide below which should walk you through the car-building process. When you’ve finished reading, you’ll understand what it takes to get your preferred Jeep Wrangler…


The Jeep Wrangler Sport is equipped with the brand’s impressive 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine. What does this mean for a prospective buyer? Well, they can anticipate an excellent fuel efficiency and solid power specs from the system.

An engine is shown with yellow circles that read 285 Horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.The V6 pumps out a best-in-class 285 horsepower and 260 pounds-feet of torque. Couple these specs with the 4×4 capabilities, and drivers shouldn’t have any issues overcoming adverse weather or bizarre road conditions. Plus, thanks to all of this muscle, drivers can expect the Wrangler to tow up to 2,000 pounds, meaning the Wrangler is an excellent choice for road-trips and vacations.

Best of all, the system pumps out a 17 city/21 highway mile per gallon fuel efficiency. As a result of these impressive numbers, drivers can better appreciate their Wrangler’s full capabilities (as opposed to making constant pit stops at gas stations).


While drivers are locked into several mechanical features, they’ll still have opportunities to personalize their Jeep’s mechanics. For instance, drivers can opt for a five-speed automatic transmission (instead of the standard six-speed manual transmission) or an engine block heater.

Drivers can also opt for a lower axle ratio, thus improving the vehicle’s performance and fuel efficiency. The Wrangler Sport comes standard with a 3.21 front/rear axle ratio, although drivers could dish out an extra $695 for the upgraded 3.73 front/rear axle ratio.


One of the main ways to personalize a ride is via the various color and upholstery options. For starters, the Wrangler Sport offers a number of exterior paints to help separate your SUV from the pack:

  • Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat
  • Black Clear Coat
  • Bright White Clear Coat
  • Firecracker Red Clear Coat
  • Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat
  • Hydro Blue Pearl Coat
  • Hypergreen Clear Coat
  • Mojave Sand Clear Coat
  • Rhino Clear Coat

Drivers will have to settle for the black interior cloth seats, although that certainly isn’t a bad thing. After all, the seats include adjustable head restraints, providing passengers with optimal comfort (and protection in case of a crash). The seats are composed of soft-touch materials, so occupants will automatically be snug and comfy.

If drivers want to personalize their Wrangler even more, they can opt for the hardtop headliner, which costs less than $500. This inclusion will provide a bit of protection and stability, as well as easy access to the fresh air.


Looking for ways to customize your Jeep even more? There are several optional packages that can help transform your Jeep Wrangler Sport.

For starters, it costs nothing to opt for the half metal doors with manual locks. With this package, drivers can easily remove their plastic windows. Meanwhile, the affordable “Smoker’s Group” package provides drivers with a lighter and a removable ash tray.

A silver 2016 Jeep Wrangler is angled left on a white background.

If owners want to transform the look of their Wrangler, they could go with the Premium Chrome Group by Mopar. This inclusion adds a noticeable bright grille and chrome exterior mirrors. Meanwhile, the Chrome Edition Group by Mopar adds several chrome features (including a fuel filler door, Mopar exhaust tips, Mopar tail lamp guards, and Mopar tubular side steps) while the Black Appearance Group by Mopar adds a black fuel filler door, tail lamps, and Mopar tubular side steps.

To take advantage of that 2,000-pound towing capacity, drivers can opt for the Trailer Tow Group. This package will make it a whole lot easier to haul your desired cargo thanks to the inclusion of a Class II Receiver Hitch and a Trailer Tow (with a four-pin connector wiring).

Finally, the Connectivity Group transforms your Wrangler’s interior. Besides the inclusion of a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a chrome/leather-wrapped shift knob, drivers will also receive remote USB ports, a Tire Pressure Monitoring Display, and the Uconnect Voice Command system with Bluetooth capabilities. This innovative unit provides drivers with access to a navigation system, music, and a number of applications, and drivers can even seamlessly connect their smartphone.


If buyers prefer, they can opt to add individual features or amenities to their new Jeep Wrangler.

For example, there are a number of different wheel or tire options drivers could opt for. Besides the standard 16-inch by seven-inch styled wheels, drivers could alternatively go with the Black Steel and 31-inch Duel Tire Package, which also adds a set of Bridgestone Brand Tires.

The Premium Black Sunrider Soft Top or Freedom Top Black Three-Piece Hard Top provide easy access to the fresh air. Finally, the Jeep Trail Rated Kit provides all of the tools you’ll need to overcome challenges off the beaten path.

The interior offers a number of high-tech inclusions, like the standard Radio 130 system or the innovative Radio 430 system (including the 6.5-inch touchscreen). Drivers can opt for a one-year subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and they can appreciate those tunes via the Alpine Premium nine-speaker sound system (with all-weather subwoofer). This way, drivers can enjoy the best possible infotainment system with the best audio system, all while the windows and roof are down.

It isn’t a huge time commitment to build your preferred Jeep Wrangler. Actually, thanks to the brand’s extensive website, drivers can do so from the comfort of their own couch.

If drivers want a bit more guidance, they can visit their local Jeep dealership. The helpful sales staff will certainly help walk the customer through the process, and buyers will have their new Jeep Wrangler in no time.