World Wide Off Road Authority
The recognized leader in off-road capability is also an expert at commanding attention. Rubicon climbs into territory that's very contemporary and adds a respectful nod to authentic jeep design cues. This trail rated master gives you the confidence to embrace freedom at its fullest.
Every Wrangler is engineered for exceptional off-road performance, and its Trail Rated badge assures that Wrangler can master the toughest road and weather conditions. In your Trail Rated Jeep® Wrangler, you’re in command of exclusive, authentic four-wheel-drive (4WD) capability. Confidently move forward to see what the world is really made of.
Rubicon rides with this extreme 4WD system. Its 4:1 low-gear ratio allows Wrangler Rubicon to crawl at a low speed for greater control and increases the amount of torque available at the wheels.
3.6L PENTASTAR V6 ENGINE
This proven road star’s performance employs friction-reducing applications that ensure its smooth operation. Fuel-economy improvements of nearly 11 percent compared to the previous Pentastar generation add even more value. The engine’s increased efficiencies are helped by the addition of Engine Stop/Start (ESS) technology while remaining a brawny performer, boasting 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.
With smooth, quick efficiency, this transmission provides additional gears with no gain in weight, enhanced acceleration with reduced fuel consumption, and increased torque with added strength to pull.
Sway Bar Disconnect
For maximum capability and comfort, you can disconnect the front sway bar. This allows the front axle to move independently from the body drastically reducing side to side jostling while driving over rough terrain. It's also a "must have" for trails like Broken Arrow when you need the extra flex to keep all 4 tires on the ground.
Changing a Flat Tire
The tires I put on my Rubicons are tough... really tough. They endure some of the roughest and most severe terrain imaginable. Although a flat is unlikely with this grade of off-road tire, they are still giant rubber air-filled balloons and can pop. Heres a quick video from Mopar on how to change one.
The new JL will turn itself off at stoplights to conserve fuel. This can be a little weird if you are not used to this feature. Don't panic, as soon as you take your foot off the brake, it will fire back up and never miss a beat. Here's a little video explaining it.