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Get ready for winter: 2019 Jeep Wrangler

Get ready for winter: 2019 Jeep Wrangler

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Continuing our get ready for winter series, we need to talk about the 2019 Jeep Wrangler. It’s a vehicle that needs no introduction. The epitome of capability in any condition, on any terrain, in any weather. With solid performance and reliability, AWD capability in all kinds of situations, the Jeep is perfect for Canadian winters.

We are of course talking about the new 2019 Jeep Wrangler JL here. The all new model that features an upgraded interior, new turbocharged engine and Uconnect.

2019 Jeep Wrangler
Available as a two or four door model, the Wrangler is available in four trims that cover everything from the utilitarian to the off road master, Rubicon. Each of the four trims adds different features but they all include the basis of capability. If you’re really into the rough stuff, the Rubicon is for you. If you may occasionally go into the wilderness but spend your time on road or on gravel, the Sport, Sport S or Sahara will suffice.

All use either the 3.6-litre V6 that produces 285 hp and 360 lb-ft of torque or a 2.0-litre turbo four that produces 270 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. The 3.0-litre diesel will be here soon and will generate 260 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque or thereabouts. They use either a six speed manual or eight speed automatic transmission.

The biggest change in the 2019 Jeep Wrangler is the on road handling. While never amazing while on tarmac, it is now much nicer to drive and handles all surfaces with ease. The engine is smooth and capable, the transmission is slick and always on time and the off road ability of the Wrangler is unsurpassed.

Off road, you can still expect Dana axles, a Command-Trac NV241 or Rock-Track transfer case, high ground clearance, off road capable tires and all the off road options you could wish for.

On the inside, the 2019 Jeep Wrangler JL is better than ever. In two door trim the Wrangler will seat four. The Unlimited seats five. Both offer supportive seats and decent levels of comfort. While the interior is still designed for ruggedness and easy cleaning, there are more concessions to comfort than before. The dashboard is still wipe clean but has been redesigned with a much nicer aesthetic as well as new practical touches. The splash proof 8.4 inch Uconnect touchscreen is a nice touch. Overall the inside of a Wrangler is now a much nicer place to be.

The 2019 Jeep Wrangler may not keep you cossetted like a Grand Cherokee might but it’s what you want to be driving if you live out in the country. Few other vehicles can get you out of as much trouble as a Wrangler and when the weather gets really bad, it’s what I would want to be driving!

See the 2019 Jeep Wrangler JL up close at Unique Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, 915 Walkers Line, Burlington, ON  L7N 3V8.

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