Every country has their iconic SUV it seems. Europe has the Range Rover. Germany has the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen. Japan has the Toyota Land Cruiser. The United States has the Jeep Wrangler. Throughout its many incarnations, the Wrangler has been the off-roader that can go anywhere it pleases. It's also one of the few vehicles wherein function is the main attraction, not form.
The Wrangler we’re reviewing is the Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 10th Anniversary. Let me break it down for you: the Wrangler Unlimited is the long-wheelbase four-door model introduced back in 2007. Rubicon represents the most capable Wrangler on sale thanks to equipment like heavy-duty Dana 44 front and rear axles, Rock-Trac two-speed transfer case, electronic locking front and rear differentials, disconnecting sway bars, and thirty-two inch tires. Finally we get to the 10th Anniversary which means this is the 10th Anniversary of the Rubicon model. This adds a unique Anvil (grey) paint color, a meaty set of wheels, steel front and rear bumpers, and a number of items to denote its special status.
All Jeep Wrangler Unlimited models come equipped with Chrysler’s stalwart 3.6L Pentastar V6 producing 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The engine can be mated to a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic. EPA rates the 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 10th Anniversary at 16 City/21 Highway/18 Combined for the six-speed manual, and 16 City/20 Highway/18 Combined for the five-speed automatic.
A 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 10th Anniversary will set you back $39,595. Competitors to the Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 10th Anniversary are the Nissan xTerra and Toyota FJ Cruiser.