What Changed for the 2010 Jeep Wrangler/Wrangler Unlimited:
Introduced as a follow-up to the venerable Jeep CJ, the Jeep Wrangler is a compact SUV epitomizing the Jeep brand. Unlike nearly all other vehicles on the road, the Wrangler continues to utilize front and rear live axles under a rugged frame platform for maximum off-road capability. Now in its third generation-last redesigned for the 2007 model year when a new 4-door Unlimited model joined the lineup-the Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited see only minor equipment changes for 2010.
- New easier-to-remove soft convertible top
- New standard fog lamps, tow hooks and a compass
- Standard cloth seats replace vinyl on base Sport models
- Optional two-tone leather upholstery available on Sahara and Rubicon models
- Discontinued paint colors: Detonator Yellow, Green Metallic and Sunburst Orange
- New exterior paint colors: Dark Charcoal, Natural Green and Surf Blue
The Jeep Wrangler, an open-air SUV, is one of the longest-running vehicle nameplates in the world. The Jeep's versatility has been its main selling point over the years, and it has long been popular with off-road enthusiasts.
The 2010 Jeep Wrangler offers three trim levels: Sport, Rubicon, and Sahara, with either two or four doors. The 4-door version, known as the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, has been given a few upgrades for 2010, including a larger fuel tank.
The entry-level Jeep Wrangler Sport features 16-inch steel wheels, a folding soft top, cloth upholstery, flip-and-fold removable rear seat, and a 6-speaker sound system. The Sahara and Rubicon models include various upgrades, mainly in the form of option packages. The Power Convenience Group, for example, includes 18-inch wheels, air conditioning, cruise control, power locks and windows, tubular side steps, and an upgraded stereo. That package is standard on the Sahara trim. A 3-piece modular hardtop is available on all trim levels, and includes a rear window defroster and wiper, and a storage bag. Half-metal doors with plastic windows and a towing package are also available.
All 2010 Jeep Wranglers employ 4-wheel drive and a 202-horsepower, 3.8-liter V-6 engine, with a standard 6-speed manual or an optional 4-speed automatic transmission. (Rear-wheel drive is optional on the Unlimited version.) According to the EPA, this powertrain delivers 15 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway.
Standard safety features on the 2010 Jeep Wrangler include 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, traction control, stability control, dual front air bags, and an air bag occupancy sensor. In government (NHTSA) crash tests, the Wrangler received five stars (out of five) for driver and front passenger protection in front-impact tests. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the Wrangler a \"Good\" rating in frontal-offset tests, \"Poor\" for side-impact protection, and \"Marginal\" for rear-impact protection.
Starting MSRP for the 2010 Jeep Wrangler was $21,165.