The Jeep Wrangler debuted back in the 1980s and just launched its fourth generation last year. In its long history, the Wrangler has never had sales like last year's. What's made this popular compact sport utility vehicle even more attractive to buyers? And what does Jeep offer Wrangler buyers in 2019? In this guide to this inveterate model, we'll dive into those questions and take a good, long look at the 2019 Jeep Wrangler. It's definitely built for the 21st century, no matter what the future may hold.
The Vehicle of Choice for Whatever May Come
The Jeep Wrangler is the vehicle of choice in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Because when roads fail and civilization falls, only the Wrangler will power through the cracked pavement, dirt roads, and hordes of zombies. With best-in-class 10.9 inches of ground clearance, approach, break-over and departure angles, the Wrangler can handle just about any terrain. This compact SUV is equally at home over rocks, rushing water, muddy fields, and harsh deserts. The base engine is a 285-horsepower, 3.6-liter V6. Then there's an optional, jaw-dropping turbocharged inline-4 good for 268 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. That's the kind of power that will punch through any obstacle.
Storage Space for Survival Gear
Of course, if you're packing for the apocalypse, you need to come prepared. If you want to maximize your cargo space, opt for the four-door Wrangler. Because while the two-door configuration offers only 13 cubic feet with the rear seats up and 47 cubic feet with them folded down, the four-door model boasts a whopping 32 cubic feet with the rear seats up and more than 72 cubic feet with them folded down. So if you're getting out of the city to escape the daily grind or an imminent alien invasion, the Wrangler has all the cargo space you need.
Power through Obstacles
We've mentioned the two engines on the Jeep Wrangler, but not its output. Every Wrangler is happy to give you the speed you need. Even the four-door Rubicon, the heaviest Wrangler among them, feels speedy. And a fully-loaded Wrangler Sahara can climb from zero to 60 in just 7.6 seconds. That's speed you need to hurtle through the barricades of life, or the ones that separate you from the top-secret spy facility you now need to infiltrate.
Even the most modest Wrangler can, when properly equipped, tow up to 2,000 pounds of survival gear, but the Wrangler Unlimited can tow up to 3,500 pounds. So hitch up your RV, fishing boat, or trailer full of classified materials. The Wrangler can haul it from here to there without a problem.
You never know when the apocalypse hits. Or maybe we've just watched too many movies. Whatever may come, you'll be glad to have the Wrangler in your driveway or garage, ready for a speedy exit.