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Road and Field Testing the New 2012 Jeep JK Wrangler
to test the latest Jeep vehicles is always welcome! For pure excitement, 2012 will rank among the best model years
for 4WD trail and highway gains. Both the Grand Cherokee and JK Wrangler now deliver unprecendented
performance, the kind of world class, advanced technology that takes
the brand to the next level...
From August 8th to the 20th, the press corps evaluated and
tested the new Jeep JK Wranglers. The Sport, Sahara and Rubicon, including two-door and Unlimited models, were
available for the no mercy on-highway and vigorous off-pavement testing that characterizes media launch
In the summer of 2012, the magazine tested and evaluated the Jeep
JK Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited under a variety of driving conditions. To see the HD videos with close-up details and test results, click here!
See the action video (above) plus four additional HD
video presentations—and the official 2012 Jeep® JK Wrangler press releases!
We were told that this was the most responsive JK
Wrangler powertrain and handling package to date, which proved true. Driving Oregon's winding backroads
through the hilly coastal range and Tillamook Forest, the press came away with praise for the engineering
that went into the new JK Wrangler models...While the performance on-highway
exceeds all JK Wranglers to date, there has been no compromise in this Jeep's design intent: The JK
Wrangler remains a world class 4WD off-pavement access vehicle.
In this evaluation of the 2012 Wranglers, you will get a firsthand sense
for the gains. Among the most noticeable is the new 3.6L Pentastar V-6 engine. That is not the whole story,
though. The A580 automatic five-speed, designed for the 5.7L Hemi models, is now the automatic transmission of
choice for this engine package. The combination is truly impressive, as are the gains in fuel efficiency and
other performance benchmarks.
At a time when budgeting for a new vehicle is tenuous for
many, the JK Wrangler offers unprecendented content, handling, performance and utility—each good reasons to
consider this latest model's design and features. As of this new model introduction, the JK
Wrangler's price points, despite all of these features, remains close to 2011