Car cutaway: Jeep Wrangler (1997)

No vehicle illustrates the legendary Jeep 4×4 capability better than the Wrangler, the heart and soul of the Jeep brand. The 2006 Jeep Wrangler offers open-air fun and freedom with award-winning off-road capability to young buyers, seasoned off-road enthusiasts and those who are young at heart.

All Jeep Wranglers wear the Jeep Trail Rated badge, indicating that the vehicle has been designed to perform in a variety of challenging conditions identified by five key consumer-oriented performance categories: traction, ground clearance, maneuverability, articulation and water-fording.

As the icon of the Jeep brand, Wrangler continues to be the true, original Jeep vehicle that delivers unmatched open-air fun and freedom with unrivaled Jeep 4×4 capability. With a variety of models and features, Jeep Wrangler appeals to a wide array of buyers.

The Jeep Wrangler X, Sport, Rubicon, Wrangler Unlimited and Unlimited Rubicon models feature as standard equipment the 4.0-liter Power Tech™ I-6 engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission or available four-speed automatic transmission. The 4.0-liter engine is rated at 190 horsepower at 4,600 rpm and 235 lb-ft of torque at 3,200 rpm.

The Jeep Wrangler SE is equipped with the 2.4L Power Tech I-4 engine, which provides 147 horsepower at 5,200 rpm and 165 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm, and is available with the six-speed manual transmission only Jeep Wrangler SE is also available with the 190-horsepower 4.0L engine and automatic transmission. Jeep Wrangler X, Sport and Wrangler Unlimited models include a Quadra-Coil suspension and a Command-Trac® four-wheel-drive transfer case.

Safety features standard on all Jeep Wranglers include next-generation air bags, a driver’s side constant force retractor, self-adjusting low-tension three-point belts, height-adjustable shoulder belts, and energy-absorbing foam in the sport bar and trim around the windshield and back of the hard top.

Standard features on the basic Jeep Wrangler include the 2.4-liter Power Tech, DOHC, 16-valve I-4 engine, six-speed manual transmission, soft top, sport bar padding, sun visors, Dana 30 front axle, Dana 35 rear axle, skid plates, gas-charged shock absorbers and 15-inch steel wheels with matching full-size spare tire.

Other optional and standard equipment include the 4.0-liter Power Tech, OHV, 12-valve I-6 engine, four-speed automatic transmission, full-steel doors with roll-up windows, locking fuel cap, tow hooks and Trac-Lok® differential, along with 3.73 axle ratio, Dana 44 rear axle, 15-inch Ravine aluminum wheels.

The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is the ulimate Jeep for extreme off-roading and includes standard features such as Tru-Lok locking differential, diamond plate sill guards, four-wheel disc brakes, Dana 44 heavy-duty front and rear axles, 4.11 axle ratio, monotube shocks, Rock-Trac heavy-duty part-time four-wheel drive transfer case with 4:1 low range and 16-inch cast-aluminum wheels.

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