For 2009, the Jeep Wrangler, a small two-door SUV with a convertible top, gets some upgrades, including a storage net added to the center console, top hill start assist and trailer sway control. Powered by a 3.8L V6 engine generating 202 hp and 237 lb-ft of torque, the Wrangler gives a choice of a standard six-speed manual transmission or optional four-speed automatic transmission. Jeep Wranglers are equipped with four-wheel drive and a full array of high and low gears. EPA estimated fuel economy is pegged at 15 mpg city/19 mpg hwy and 17 mpg in combined driving. With a towing capacity of 2,000 pounds, the Wrangler offers a special towing package that includes trailer sway control among other features. Jeep Wrangler Rubicon specifications feature heavy-duty axles, a Rock-Trac transfer case with extra-low gearing, and electronically locking front and rear differentials. Wrangler safety equipment provides stability control with a rollover sensor, antilock brakes, and hill start assist, while front-seat side airbags are optional.Read more Read less
For 2009, the Wrangler gets a couple of new storage spaces--a storage net at the bottom of the dash and a bin in the center console. Hill Start Assist is newly standard across the line, and Trailer Sway Control is available. Otherwise, there are few changes except some new colors; Sunburst Orange Pearl Coat replaces Rescue Green Metallic Clear Coat, and Deep Water Blue Pearl Coat replaces Steel Blue Metallic Clear Coat.
Tough off-road ability; rugged style;
The rugged Jeep Wrangler maintains a strong cult following of off-road purists. It's a great choice for those who have an active, outdoor lifestyle that involves frequent off-roading and tough terrain. With its last full redesign in 2007, the Wrangler picked up modern safety features and a more refined driving experience without losing its distinct character. And the new Unlimited model has a back seat big enough to fit adults. What's more, Jeep claims that the Wrangler is the only true 4x4 convertible, which sets it apart from anything else in its class.