The 2016 Wrangler is one of the only Jeep vehicles that has been branded with the ‘Trail Rated’ badge, thus confirming the nameplate’s off-roading prowess. This accolade isn’t hyperbole. Rather, the brand only awards this honor to vehicles that prove to be capable on and off the beaten path.
The Wrangler’s powerful engines provide enough muscle to overcome any obstacle, and the excellent fuel efficiency means drivers can actually enjoy the ride’s capabilities (as opposed to making constant stops at the gas station). Meanwhile, the accompanying mechanics help provide the driver with a safe and optimal driving experience.
Customers won’t be overwhelmed by multiple engine offerings. Instead, the Jeep Wrangler is equipped with a single capable unit: the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine. The system delivers some incredible power, including a best-in-class 285 horsepower and 260 pounds-feet of torque. Plus, thanks to technologies like the six-speed manual transmission, drivers should expect a 17 city/21 highway mile per gallon fuel efficiency.
Those power specs end up contributing to the Wrangler’s 3,500-pound towing capacity. Thanks to the inclusion of the Trailer Sway Control technology, drivers will also be assured that their hauled cargo won’t be swerving all over the road.
A powerful and efficient engine is all well and good, but you surely couldn’t expect your SUV to perform like an off-roading behemoth without the proper accompanying mechanics. Fortunately, the Jeep Wrangler offers all of these amenities, resulting in an ideal driving experience.
For starters, drivers can choose to equip their Wrangler with either the Command-Trac NV241 4×4 system, a system that plays an important role in the nameplate’s best-in-class winter performance. Meanwhile, the Rock-Trac 4×4 system results in some best-in-class off-roading performance, meaning drivers should be able to crawl over any off-roading obstacle.
The Wrangler offers several additional innovative mechanical features, including the Dana 44 heavy-duty axle (improves ground clearance) and the Tru-Lok locking differential (contributes to the vehicle’s excellent traction). Finally, the sway bar disconnect system allows you to better adapt your Wrangler (when traveling at low speeds) to the road conditions.