[ Posted By: Launchpad on 12/8/2009 10:30:40 AM ]
The Jeep Wrangler will be an all new design for 2007. The history of Jeep Wrangler is as American as it gets. They have been around since WWII, serving as transport vehicles for our troops. When the boys came home demand for the Jeep brought it to the civilian market where it became an all-terrain icon. Many years have passed since, yet the Jeep Wrangler is still the go to rig for outdoor fun.
The 2007 model, code-named JK, is taller, longer, wider, and is now offered in two and four door trim. Because its bigger, riders will be pleased with the increase in shoulder and leg room, as well as larger rear cargo area with lockable, under floor, compartment. Throw in an up-sized (and lockable) glove-box and optional techno nanny's such as roll mitigation and stability control along with a new drive by wire electronically controlled throttle body that changes the throttle response curve when in low gear so you crawl over stuff instead of launching off it (or whatever your pleasure) and your smile will show through all that mud and dirt your bound to slosh in and out of over and over again.
Other new options are power windows and locks (for the fist time), Sirius radio, and a Harman Kardon audio/nav system with 6.5" color touch screen and available 20gig hard drive which can store MP3s and JPEG photos. Past power trains have been given the axe to make way for a new 3.8L mill producing 205 horsepower and 240 pounds of torque. Transmissions come in six-speed manual and four speed automatic. All this translates to 17 city and 19 highway ratings in fuel economy.
The top end Rubicons benefit from front and rear live axles, Off-Road Rock Trac two-speed transfer case with super low 4.0:1 low range, 17" tires, electronic front and rear lockers, driver controlled electronic disconnecting front anti-roll bar (allows for more wheel travel), reworked suspension geometry, and Brake Lock Differentials to stop a spinning tire and increase power distribution to the other wheel. Trim packages other than the Rubicon, will be offered in form of X, and Sahara models.
Most of the time when a vehicle goes under the scalpel it comes out of surgery not being the person we married. Thankfully, the 2007 Wrangler has grown into a better riding, more spacious ground pounder without sacrificing its rock-crawling credentials. Visit AutoTruckToys.com for your Jeep Accessories fix.