Quality Jeep Wrangler Models in Cleveland, TN
Since 1987, the Jeep Wrangler has established a legacy as being one of the go-to off-roading SUVs for drivers. With its iconic circular headlights and boxy frame, the Wrangler is known for its durability and dependability. First developed by American Motors before Chrysler bought it, the Wrangler has gone through a number of transformations but has always maintained the appeal of being the king of off-roading.
Brief History of the Jeep Wrangler
The Wrangler is one of the more iconic cars on and off the road. Establishing itself as a go-to off-road vehicle, the Wrangler sports an exterior that most people could easily identify.
This boxy SUV has maintained its familiar shape for the most part, but has seen incremental improvements with every upgrade. What was once an off-roading SUV for the minimalist inside of us is now offering numerous modern tech features that make driving it even more enjoyable.
The Wrangler currently comes in a whopping 13 different trims, including the Sport, Willys Sport, Sport S, Sport Altitude, Black and Tan, Willys, Freedom, Sahara, Sahara Altitude, Rubicon, North Edition, Rubicon Recon, and lastly, the High Altitude. In each one remains the classic nostalgia of the original Wranglers but with an upgraded, modern twist that gives drivers the best of both worlds.
Having roots that go as far back as World War 2, the Jeep Wrangler wasn’t officially introduced to the public until 1987, after Chrysler bought American Motors and claimed the vehicle for its own, introducing the YJ Wrangler (1987-1995). The YJ Wrangler’s power came from either a 2.5-liter four-cylinder or a 4.2-liter inline-six, with each engine offering the choice between a three-speed automatic and a five-speed manual transmission.
Over the next several years, Jeep added even more creature comforts, such as rear seat belts and antilock brakes.
Jeep introduced the TJ version (1997-2006) of the Wrangler, bringing back the iconic circular headlights. The second generation of the Wrangler had coil-spring suspension as opposed to leaf-spring suspension, and in 2003, the YJ’s 2.5-liter AMC four-cylinder engine was replaced with a newer 2.4-liter four-cylinder. The TJ was seen as more of an update to the YJ, not a redesign.
In 2007, the Wrangler was completely redesigned, making it taller, wider and longer. For the first time, there was a four door option and new safety features like stability control and traction control. With the new JK version (2007-2018), the engine was upgraded to a 3.8-liter V6 and had the option of a new six-speed manual or a five-speed automatic transmission.
The JK was designed with an emphasis on more technology and more off-roading prowess. The body was made of steel, but the doors, hood and window frames are now made of aluminum and the Wrangler now offers a turbocharged four-cylinder engine with an eight-speed automatic for better efficiency. Plus, modern tech is now available like the 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system, rear parking sensors with cross-traffic alert and a blind-spot monitoring system.
What’s New For 2020?
Today, the 2020 Wrangler offers the first 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine and offers traditional style with modern design, plus tons of cargo space and up-to-date features like Apple CarPlay®, 4G LTE WiFi hotspot and navigation system. It’s also loaded with safety features including Blind Spot Monitoring and Forward Collision Warning.
Test drive a Jeep Wrangler for yourself today if you’re ready to carry on the legacy. Stop by and browse our quality selection of used models here at Vehicles Direct Cleveland. Your Wrangler awaits for you. We love nothing more than serving the great people of Cleveland, Chattanooga and Decatur, TN.