2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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$26,795-$35,995
$26,328-$34,256
16 CITY / 20 HWY
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Overview

What's New for 2015:
  • Standard Torx tool kit to remove roof, doors, bumper end caps
  • Standard 8-speaker audio system with sound bar
  • Optional 9-speaker premium audio system
  • Optional black wheel/31-in. tire package
  • Wrangler Rubicon Hard Rock Edition debuts
  • Five new paint colors

Introduction
The 2015 Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited are what most people think of when they hear the word \"Jeep.\" These are the iconic off-roaders, equipped with roofs that can be removed, doors that can be taken off, and a windshield that can be folded down for an open-air motoring experience like no other.

Models and Features
The standard Wrangler has 2 doors and a short wheelbase. The Wrangler Unlimited has 4 doors and a long wheelbase. Sport, Willys Wheeler, Freedom Edition, Sahara, Rubicon, and new Rubicon Hard Rock trim levels have been announced at the start of the 2015 model year, though Jeep frequently adds special-edition versions of the Wrangler as the year progresses.

The Willys Wheeler version of the 2015 Wrangler gets revised gearing and suspension tuning, Trac-Lok rear differential, larger black-painted 17-in. steel wheels wrapped in off-road tires, and a Trail Rated Kit containing gloves, a D-ring, and a tow strap. A special decal is on this Jeep's hood, and the Willys Wheeler gets unique gloss-black trim, Sunrider soft top with dark-tinted windows, and protective rock rails. Inside, this version boasts upgraded materials, rugged floor mats, an electronic vehicle information center with a tire-pressure monitoring display, satellite radio, and Uconnect Bluetooth connectivity.

The Freedom Edition is also based on the Wrangler Sport and includes special exterior decals, 17-in. gray-painted aluminum wheels, body-color wheel arches, rock rails, taillight guards, and dark-tinted windows for the standard Sunrider soft top. The Freedom Edition's interior has lots of silver trim and accents, along with more rugged fabric, heavy-duty mats, and grab handles. This trim level also includes power windows, power door locks, remote keyless entry, Uconnect Bluetooth connectivity, and satellite radio.

The Wrangler Sahara is equipped with a heavy-duty suspension, unique exterior detailing including body-color fender flares, and 18-in. aluminum wheels. Jeep also installs automatic headlights, power windows, power door locks with remote keyless entry, power heated side mirrors, and a security alarm. The Sahara further includes an auto-dimming rearview mirror with reading lights, 115-volt power outlet, coat hooks, and tubular side step rails.

For serious off-roading, the Wrangler Rubicon is equipped with a Rock-Trac 4-wheel-drive (4WD) system, 4.10 front and rear axle ratios, Dana 44 heavy-duty front axle, Tru-Lok front and rear differentials, electronic front sway bar disconnect system, and the same performance suspension tuning as is found on the Willys Wheeler SUV. Rock rails and unique 17-in. aluminum wheels set the Rubicon apart from other Wranglers.

The new Rubicon Hard Rock version has steel front and rear off-road bumpers, the front bumper a winch-capable design that features end caps that can be removed. A functional dual-scoop Power Dome hood design is included, along with red front and rear tow hooks, black grille and fuel cap, wider rock rails, and black-painted wheels with polished faces. Inside are black leather seats, front seat heaters, premium audio system, heavy-duty floor mats, and expanded instrumentation in a cabin decked out with special silver accent trim.

Under the Hood
Every 2015 Wrangler is equipped with a 285-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine and 4WD. Hill-start assist and hill-descent control systems are also standard to help ensure maximum capability off of the pavement.

The standard 4WD system is Jeep's Command-Trac system, while the Rubicon gets a more capable Rock-Trac transfer case with 4:1 low gear ratio. The Rubicon also includes Tru-Lok electronic-locking differentials, and a 73.1:1 crawl ratio when equipped with a manual transmission. A sway bar disconnect system maximizes wheel travel when the Wrangler Rubicon is in 4Lo and traveling below 18 mph--great for crawling large rocks or boulders.

Fuel Economy
The smaller Wrangler 2-door model is the most fuel-efficient version of this Jeep, EPA-rated to get 17 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway with both the manual and automatic transmissions. All Wrangler Unlimited models are expected to return 16 mpg in the city. Choose a manual gearbox and this longer version of the Wrangler earns a rating of 21 mpg on the highway, while the automatic is expected to get 20 mpg.

Safety and Technology
Aside from frontal-impact air bags, stability control, and roll stability control, the 2015 Wrangler's safety systems are pretty basic. Jeep does offer side-impact air bags as an option, though. A Uconnect Bluetooth system is standard on nearly all versions, and buyers can upgrade to a touch-screen infotainment system with navigation.

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