Thank you for selecting a Jeept Wrangler and welcome to our worldwide family. This is a specialized utility vehicle designed for both on-road and off-road use. It can go places and perform tasks for which conventional two-wheel drive enclosed vehicles were not intended. It handles and maneuvers differently from many passenger cars both on-road and off-road, so take time to become familiar with your vehicle.
This manual has been prepared with the assistance of service and engineering specialists to acquaint you with the operation and maintenance of your new vehicle. It is supplemented by a Warranty Information Booklet and various customer oriented documents. You are urged to read these publications carefully. Following the instructions and recommendations in this manual will help assure safe and enjoyable operation of your vehicle.
Every Wrangler is engineered for exceptional off-road performance, and its Trail Rated badge assures that Wrangler can master the toughest road and weather conditions. In your Trail Rated Jeep Wrangler, you’re in command of exclusive, authentic four-wheel-drive (4WD) capability. Confidently move forward to see what the world is really made of.
COMMAND-TRAC 4x4 SYSTEM
For off-road and all-weather capability, this part-time, shift-on-the-fly system divides torque 50/50 between front and rear axles for tough traction. The NV241 GII transfer case shifts smoothly from 2WD to 4WD at speeds up to 45 mph. For serious rock-crawling, its 2.72:1 low range ensures confidence. Standard on Sport and Sahara.
SELEC-TRAC FULL-TIME 4x4 SYSTEM
This proven Jeep Brand 4WD system, with its active 4WD transfer case, does all the thinking so you can concentrate on the scenery. Selec-Trac analyzes the situation for you and sends torque to the wheels with the most grip. The system provides continuous, optimum traction that effortlessly conquers snow, ice, rocks, mud and everything in between. The system’s Smart Lock maintains constant 4WD action when you take to the trail or face challenging road conditions. Available on Sahara.
ROCK-TRAC 4x4 SYSTEM
Rubicon rides with this extreme 4WD system. Its 4:1 low-gear ratio allows Wrangler Rubicon to crawl at a low speed for greater control and increases the amount of torque available at the wheels. Standard on Rubicon.
HILL START ASSIST (HSA) AND HILL DESCENT CONTROL (HDC)
HSA works to prevent Wrangler from rolling when starting on an uphill gradient. HDC is packaged with the 8-speed automatic transmission, helping Wrangler navigate steep declines at a steady speed. Available.
Access real-time performance data, like suspension travel or keeping an eye on your tilt-and-pitch. In-depth vehicle diagnostics, including wheel turn, articulation and transmission temperature, all help to provide an optimized experience. Available.
WRANGLER GIVES YOU MULTIPLE WAYS TO BECOME ONE WITH THE UNIVERSE. THREE UNIQUE TOP STYLES ALL LEAVE YOU OPEN TO EXPERIENCE THE KIND OF OPEN-AIR FREEDOM THAT ONLY WRANGLER CAN DELIVER. SO DECIDE HOW YOU WANT TO GET YOUR TOP ON, THEN GET READY TO TAKE IT RIGHT OFF.
3.6L PENTASTAR V6 ENGINE
This proven road star’s performance employs friction-reducing applications that ensure its smooth operation. Fuel-economy improvements of nearly 11 percent compared to the previous Pentastar generation add even more value. The engine’s increased efficiencies are helped by the addition of Engine Stop/Start (ESS)technology while remaining a brawny performer, boasting 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Available with a 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic transmission.
2.0L TURBO I-4 ENGINE
Performs with V6 muscle, yet sips fuel as an I-4 should. The 2.0L Turbo I-4 engine offers fuel-saving/energy-generating functions that include Auto-Stop/Start, electric power assist, extended fuel shutoff, transmission shift management, intelligent battery charging and regenerative braking. Direct injection boosts power while reducing emissions, and eTorque technology provides a smooth engine stop/start experience, along with electric torque assistance. With its standard match to the 8-speed transmission, you’ll enjoy strong takeoffs and smooth highway coasting.
8-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
With smooth, quick efficiency, this transmission provides additional gears with no gain in weight, enhanced acceleration with reduced fuel consumption, and increased torque with added strength to pull.
6-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
For those who prefer to really put themselves into every shift, this one’s for you. It hands you low 1st and Reverse gears, which are great for off-roading, with a vent tube that can be moved to help safely traverse higher water fording9 levels. It comes standard, matched to either a Command-Trac 4WD system on Sport and Sahara or paired with the Rock-Trac 4WD system on Rubicon.
Wrangler Unlimited can confidently tow up to 3,500 lb when properly equipped with the available Trailer Tow and HD Electrical Group. Trailer Sway Control10 helps keep you and the toys you tow safely on course. Wrangler is also ideal for towing behind an RV, so you can bring open-air off-road capability wherever you go.