The Decade’s Best 4×4: The Jeep Wrangler…Obviously!

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You heard it here! Consider all the fun features and optional equipment available for your next Jeep Wrangler Miami purchase.

The Jeep Wrangler has been named “4×4 of the Decade” (decade, not year) by Four Wheeler magazine. And it’s no wonder.

We’ve got all the details here. Read on to see why this year’s Jeep is the latest in the lineup of Wranglers worth celebrating…

The 2016 Jeep Wrangler – Miami’s Hot, Top-Down SUV

This year’s Wrangler, as in previous generations, comes in either the traditional two-door Wrangler model or the four-door Wrangler Unlimited. If you opt for the Wrangler, you’ll have room for up to four passengers, while the Wrangler Unlimited affords you one more space, allowing for a total of five people.

Both body styles share three trim levels, with variations and packages in between. But the principal trims are offered as Sport, Sahara, and the top off-road rated Rubicon.

All come with either the soft vinyl convertible roof, which you can take down entirely, or the hardtop, which can be removed completely, or partway, thanks to panels located above the front seats.

Regardless of trim level, you’ll be driving a ruggedly fun SUV which gets its muscle from a 3.6-liter V6 engine, rated at 285 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. Operated by a six-speed manual transmission, featuring hill start assist as the standard configuration with four-wheel drive (in both low and high-range gearing), both the Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited can be equipped with an optional five-speed automatic transmission that offers both hill start assist and hill descent control.

If you intend to use either the Wrangler or Wrangler Unlimited for towing, maximum capacity is rated at 2,000 pounds for the Wrangler, while the Wrangler Unlimited boasts 3,500 pounds.

According to performance testing administered by automotive authority, Edmunds, the Wrangler, outfitted with the manual transmission, was able to make the zero to sixty mph sprint in 6.9 seconds – which speaks to this year’s improved acceleration, compared to earlier generations. The Wrangler Unlimited took 8.8 seconds to meet the same challenge, thanks primarily to its extra heft.

Regardless of transmission, the Wranglers share the same EPA-estimated fuel economy, rated at 17 city, 21 highway, and 18 mpg combined. The Unlimited is comparable, with 18 mpg combined from both transmissions, with EPA estimates of 16 city and 21 highway from the manual and 16 city, 20 highway from the automatic setup.

In addition to the three main trim levels, Jeep has released a new Black Bear Edition, which comes with rock rails, “Granite Crystal” 17-inch alloy wheels, a topographical map of Black Bear trail across the hood, and enhanced cloth seats.

The Black Bear Edition joins the Willys Wheeler, an outstanding trail-blazing machine based off the Sport trim, which features mud tires wrapped around gloss-black 14-inch alloy wheels, a limited-slip rear differential, rock rails, and entertainment enhancements like satellite radio.

Along with the Black Bear Edition and Willys Wheeler, Jeep has continued its Freedom Edition, which comes with details like black rear sidesteps, “Granite Crystal” 17-inch alloy wheels, all-weather floor mats, and, for every Jeep Wrangler Miami purchased in the Freedom Edition, Jeep will make a donation to the USO. There’s nothing quite like shopping for a good cause!

Finally, the Rubicon Hard Rock, with its “Power Dome” hood, enhanced rock rails, heated seats, black leather interior, and Alpine stereo system, to name a few features, continues for the 2016 model year.

No wonder Four Wheeler magazine named the Jeep Wrangler the 4×4 of the decade. Take the top down and hit the trails today. After all, with a Jeep Wrangler, you really can “Go Anywhere, Do Anything.”