New for 2012: The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara Gets an Engine Upgrade.
Who says that an old dog can’t learn new tricks? The 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara now has a 3.6L Pentastar VVT V6 and a 5-speed automatic transmission under the hood. With this addition there is improved off-road ability of this rugged looking machine. The Wrangler has always been iconic with its one-of-a-kind design and the option of open air freedom.
The exterior of the 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara is what you expect from a Jeep: rugged and ready to get dirty. The trademade Jeep front grille and headlamps portrays this vehicle’s ability. Unique to the Sahara model is a Black Jeep Freedom Top 3 piece modular hardtop, along with 18-inch aluminum wheels, power heated exterior mirrors and heavy duty suspension with gas charged shocks. Other features that are available for the avid adventure goer: under-hood insulation, side steps, automatic headlamps and body coloured fender flares.
The interior of the 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara is a kind of unexpected twist. The luxury of the cabin is different than the burley exterior. There are still some features that are rugged, like hard plastics and easy to access floors for those times when you want to get dirty. With the Sahara you are also getting a sunroof, convenient centre stack and console, automatic temperature control and of course Bluetooth.
With the new engine option for the 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara the sky’s the limit. With an upgrade in the lineup, you are getting more power and less fuel consumption. This Jeep also comes standard with four-wheel drive which includes high and low range transfer case gears.
- 3.6L Pentastar VVt V6: horsepower 285 and torque 260 lb-ft.
The 2012 fuel economy is something to be excited about:
- 3.6L Pentastar VVT V6: city 13.83 (17) and highway 11.2 (21)
The best in safety features are present in the 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara. Standard safety features on the 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara includes: brake assist, ignition disable, electronic stability, dual front impact airbags, ABS brakes, panic alarm, occupant sensing airbag, security system, 4 wheel disc brakes, traction control and integrated roll-over protection.
The 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara has a few organizations supporting its impact in the vehicle market: “Instant Classic Under $30,000” – Edmunds’ Inside Line 2010 Readers’ Most Wanted, “Best New Car for Off-Roaders” – Cars.com and “Ward’s 10 Best Engines” – 3.6L Pentastar™ VVT V6 – Ward’s Automotive. Everything listed above is a lot to take in, but all you have to do is take this beast out for a test drive and you will fall in love.