Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

Dancing in the dirt with the Jeep Rubicon

The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon has long been popular with both drivers and off road enthusiasts, and the new models promise to continue that tradition. While the pre-2012 models are strong on the trail, the post 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon models are seeking to break into the family market with the addition of 2 extra doors and an extended wheelbase. Several different option packages are available that can make driving this vehicle perfect. The question is, is it perfect for you?

The Power

The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon has featured the Chrysler Pentastar V-6 engine since 2012. This is a 3.6 litre engine that can provide plenty of power that will get you over the mountains and through the mud effortlessly. It will also provide excellent power and torque on the highway. The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is designed for those who are comfortable revving their engines!

The Drive

Test driving a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon can be quite the experience! Off-road, this is a luxury car - this is a serious off-roading vehicle that provides comfort while you have fun. If you are an off-road enthusiast, you might want to stick with the 2-door model. While it is nice to have the extra 20.6-inches the additional passenger doors allow, the increase to the width of the wheelbase make for more awkward turning on and off road. Ditch the doors and the Rubicon is tight and can handle wherever it lands.

The verdict

This is a vehicle that is designed to fulfill a purpose and to work hard. The addition of a comfort package option adds to the comfort of driving it as well. As Jeep owners will tell you, owning a Jeep is a statement about the life you live, not the life you want to live. The Rubicon is a true winner in its class for power and performance.