The Jeep Wrangler has long been a favorite among compact SUVs for drivers who need this vehicle’s outstanding off-roading capabilities and powerful V6 engine.
Once you have chosen the 2017 Wrangler for your next vehicle, though, you still need to choose the configuration and options that best suit your lifestyle.
Here is what you need to know about the 2017 Jeep Wrangler trim levels, each of which is available in either a two-door or four-door Unlimited body style.
The base trim of the Wrangler is best for drivers who want minimal features at a great value. With the Wrangler Sport, you’ll get a USB port and eight speaker stereo. Most other comfort features, such as air conditioning, are optional. The Wrangler Sport is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 and paired with a six-speed manual transmission.
This upgrade has the same powertrain as the Sport and features standard air conditioning. Other differences are mainly stylistic, such as 17″ satin-silver wheels instead of 16″ steel and leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. Power windows and locks are optional on this model.
This mid-range Jeep Wrangler model incorporates additional standard features, including power windows and locks, auxiliary power outlet and satellite radio. A heavy-duty suspension with gas shocks enhances off-roading capabilities. Stylistic updates include 18″ polished wheels with granite crystal pockets.
This model is built for those who prize off-roading performance over all else, incorporating additional standard features like performance suspension, rock rails and an advanced four-wheel-drive system with locking front and rear differentials and a 4:1 low-gear ratio for low-speed crawls.
In addition to the four main trims and two main body configurations, Jeep is offering several limited-edition Wrangler models for 2017. Those that are currently available include:
- The Rubicon Recon, a premium off-roading vehicle with rock rails and tread plates, steel bumpers in both the front and rear, and luxurious heated, leather-trimmed front seats with special accent stitching.
- The Chief, an attractive vehicle that sports a white hardtop with all exterior paint choices, 17-inch high-gloss silver aluminum wheels and a power dome venting hood. This edition also features the heated leather-trimmed seats with model-specific stitching.
- The Smoky Mountain, with a sleek, mysterious exterior characterized by high-gloss black accents, 18-inch high-gloss black wheels and a power bulge hood. Those heated, leather-trimmed seats? Adorned with black stitching, of course.
- The Big Bear also has the high-gloss black wheels, this time outfitted with all-terrain tires. It also sports an exclusive topographical hood detail, black tail-lamp guards and fuel filler door, and rock rails.
- The Winter edition is designed for those who live in cold climates, outfitted with premium off-road rock rails and steel bumpers, all-weather premium Alpine audio system, and Trak-Loc with available electronic rear locker.
- The patriotic Freedom edition has special badging, 18-inch granite crystal aluminum wheels, leather-trimmed seats with black fabric inserts and silver accent stitching, and premium soft top and side steps.
- Willy’s Wheeler includes 17-inch high-gloss wheels, off-road rock rails, premium Command-Trac 4×4 system, and Trak-Loc rear differential.
- The Rubicon Hard Rock has locking front and rear axles, steel front and rear bumpers, premium off-road rock rails, and a premium Alpine audio system.