The 2013 Jeep Wrangler is one of the most fun and capable off-road SUVs on the market. The 2013 Jeep Wrangler is a convertible SUV available in two-door Wrangler and four-door Wrangler Unlimited versions. This SUV is really an off-roader and competes with Nissan Xterra and Toyota FJ Cruiser. For the 2013 model year, engineers for the Jeep Wrangler focused their attention on 4×4 capability and interior ergonomics.
The 2013 Jeep Wrangler comes in base Sport, popular Sport S, Sahara and super-off-road focused Rubicon trims. New for 2013 is a limited-edition Moab version. The Jeep Wrangler Moab edition is based on the Sahara model and it is equipped with hardware popular with off-roading enthusiasts.
The 2013 Jeep Wrangler base Sport comes with 16-inch steel wheels, foglamps, crank windows, front and rear tow hooks, a removable soft top, cruise control, a height-adjustable driver seat, a tilt-only steering wheel and a six-speaker sound system with steering wheel controls. The Unlimited adds more backseat and trunk space, a 60/40 split-folding rear seat and air-conditioning. The Power Convenience Group adds power locks and windows, keyless entry and heated power mirrors.
The Sahara adds the above optional items plus 18-inch alloy wheels, under-hood insulation, side steps, an upgraded suspension, automatic headlamps and a six-speaker Infinity sound system. The upgrades of 2013 Jeep Wrangler Moab edition include 17-inch Rubicon alloy wheels painted gloss black, Trak-Lok anti-spin rear differential, Mopar power dome hood, premium rock rails and premium black front and rear off-road bumpers.
The 2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is not the most abundantly equipped trim level, but it comes with the equipment that off-road enthusiasts ussually add anyway, including front and rear electronic locking differentials, heavy duty axles, sway bar disconnect system and rock rails. Other features include 17-inch wheels, 32-inch tires, air-conditioning and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
The 2013 Jeep Wrangler is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 285 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. Four-wheel drive and a six-speed manual transmission with hill-start assist are standard. A five-speed automatic transmission is optional.
Standard safety features of 2013 Jeep Wrangler include antilock disc brakes, traction control, stability control, hill start assist and electronic roll mitigation.
The 2012 Jeep Liberty is a five-passenger SUV that offers a good compromise between off-road and on-road capabilities. For 2012, Jeep added to Liberty a rear park assist, overhead console, compass and Bluetooth hands-free interface as standard equipment for all models. New to 2012 Jeep Liberty are also five colors: Mineral Gray Metallic, Canyon Brown Pearl, Rescue Green Pearl, True Blue Pearl and Black Forest Green Pearl.
The 2012 Jeep Liberty is offered in three trim levels: Sport ( MSRP from $23,295), Limited ( starting at $ 26,760) and Limited Jet ( from $26,995 MSRP). The entry-level Jeep Liberty Sport comes standard with 16-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors, full power accesories, automatic headlights, keyless entry and air-conditioning. This model features also 60/40-split-folding rear seats, a tilt-only steering wheel with built-in audio controls, a six-speaker sound system with CD player and common new standard facilities mentioned above. The Driver’s Convenience Group adds an auto-dimming rearview mirror and an outside temperature display. The Comfort Seating Group adds driver memory functions, leather upholstery and heated power front seats.
The 2012 Jeep Liberty Limited includes all of the above optional equipment from the Sport along with 17-inch alloy wheels, an eight-speaker audio system and exterior chrome trim. The Jeep Liberty Limited Jet adds 20-inch alloy wheels, security alarm and distinctive exterior trim. Every trim is available with a panoramic cloth sunroof and an upgraded sound system that includes a touchscreen interface and DVD audio playback.
The new 2012 Jeep Liberty is designed to appeal to customers who are looking for Jeep 4×4 capability as well as comfort and convenience. This car is targeted to young couples and new families, as well as professional, young singles, balanced male to female.
The 2012 Jeep Liberty is powered by a 3.7-liter V6 engine that produces 210 hp and 235 lb-ft of torque. The transmission is a four-speed automatic. The Liberty features independent front suspension with rack-and-pinion steering and a five-link rear suspension. Jeep Liberty remains true to its legendary 4×4 heritage by offering two Jeep Trail Rated FWD systems: Commad-Trac (part-time) and Selec-Trac (full-time). EPA fuel economy estimates are 15 mpg city and 21 mpg highway.
Jeep is an automobile marque of Chrysler (itself a subsidiary of Fiat). The first Willys Jeeps were produced in 1941 with the first civilian models in 1945, making it the oldest off-road vehicle and sport utility vehicle (SUV) brand. It inspired a number of other light utility vehicles, such as the Land Rover, which is the second oldest 4-wheel-drive brand. The original Jeep vehicle, that first appeared as the prototype Bantam BRC became the primary light 4-wheel-drive vehicle of the US Army and Allies during World War II, as well as the post war period. Many Jeep variants serving similar military and civilian roles have since been created in other nations.
In his review about 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee, the autochannel says about Jeep brand:
Built on 70 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV brand with class-leading capability, craftsmanship and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence.
The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a five-passenger midsize SUV that comes in Laredo (at $27.490 for 4×2 drivetrain and $29.490 for 4×4), Laredo X (at $34.295 for 4×2 and $36.295 for 4×4), Limited (at $36.795 for 4×2 and $39.295 for 4×4), Overland (at $43.095 for 4×2 and $42.995 for 4×4) and Overland Summit ($39.495 for 4×2 and $46.595 for 4×4) trims. A high-performance SRT8 version (at $54.470, only 4×4) joins the Grand Cherokee lineup for 2012.
Standard equipment of 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee includes 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, foglamps, cruise control, dual-zone air-conditioning, a tilt-and-telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel and a six-speaker sound system with a CD-player and an auxiliary audio jack. An optional package adds a power driver seat, satellite radio, an iPod interface and keyless entry/ignition. The Security and Convenience package includes an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a cargo cover, Bluetooth and remote engine start. A back-up camera, leather upholstery and a premium sound system with nine speakers is also available.
The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited gets all the Laredo’s optional equipment plus 18-inch wheels, aditional chrome trim, rear-parking sensors, automatic wipers, bi-xenon headlights, auto-dimming exterior mirrors and more. The Limited model’s options include a power and heated tilt-and-telescoping steering-wheel and ventilated front seats.
The Overland gets all the Limited’s option plus the variable-height Quadra-Lift air suspension and special exterior and interior trim that includes a mesh grille, perforated leather seating and a wood/leather steering wheel. The Overland Summit tops it off with additional exterior chrome accents, 20-inch polished aluminum wheels, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and blind-spot/rear cross-path detection system.
The high-performance 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 comes with most of the Overland’s luxury features along with an exclusive V8 engine, color-keyed grille, 20-inch forged aluminum wheels, an adaptive suspension, LED running lights, paddle shifters and carbon-fiber cabin accents.
All trims of 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee (except the SRT8) are powered by a 290-hp and 260 lb-ft of torque 3.6-liter V6 engine, paired with a five-speed automatic transmission. 4×2 models have a rating of 17 mpg city and 23 miles per gallon highway while 4×4 models achieve 16 mpg city/ 23 mpg highway. Optional is the legendary 5.7-liter MDS V8 engine paired with a six-speed automatic. This engine delivers 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque. All 4×4 models see improved fuel economy ratings of 13 miles per gallon city and 20 mpg highway. 4×2 models have a rating of 14 mpg city/ 20 mpg highway. The MDS seamlessly alternates between smooth high-fuel-economy four-cylinder mode when less power is needed and V8 mode when more power from the 5.7-liter MDS engine is requested.
The new 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT 8 packs a new 6.4-liter V8 engine with 470 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque. EPA fuel economy is rated at 12 mpg city and 18 mpg highway.
The combination of Grand Cherokee’s Quadra-Lift air suspension system and the Jeep Selec-Terrain traction system lets customers choose the 4×4 setting for the optimum experience on all terrains. Selec-Terrain electronically coordinates up to 12 different powertrain, braking and suspension systems including throttle control, transmission shift, transfer case, traction control and electronic stability control (ESC). Front and rear independent suspension features isolated front and rear suspensions cradles. Variable-rate rear springs deliver uncompromised on-road handling and comfort that complements the vehicle’s off-road capability. The rear suspension allows the spare tire to be stored inside the vehicle.
The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee includes more than 45 safety and security features and is an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick. Standard safety features include Electronic Stability Control (ESC), electronic roll mitigation (ERM), four-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) with rough-road detection, four-wheel brake traction control system, seat-belt pretensioners, full-length side-curtain airbags, seat-mounted side thorax air bags, active head restraints and more.
The Edmunds says about 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee:
With its on-road refinement, well-trimmed cabin and traditional off-road ability, the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a fully competitive midsize SUV.