2011 Jeep Wrangler: Introduction
When it comes to convertibles, there are drop-tops and then there are drop-tops, -doors and -windshield. The latter, of course, is referring to the one and only Jeep Wrangler which has become an American icon since it was created during World War II. Marking the milestone of the United States’ involvement in this war which led to the creation of the original Jeep and eventually the entire brand, Jeep is offering all of its 2011 line-up with a commemorative 70th Anniversary Edition. For the Wrangler, this package is only available on the mid-level Sahara trim level, and we recently had the opportunity to drive the 2011 Jeep Wrangler 70th Anniversary Edition for this weeklong road test and review.
Assembled in Toledo, Ohio, the 2011 Jeep Wrangler is on sale now at your local Jeep dealership with a starting MSRP of $22,045. Stepping up to the Sahara 70th Anniversary Edition will start at $29,055 with the particular model for this review having an as-tested price of $31,820. While the idea of a $30,000+ Wrangler (that isn’t a new Rubicon or a mint, unmolested Scrambler) might be surprising at first, this special-edition package comes with plenty of standard and optional features making that price more than acceptable. As Jeep turns 70, this new Anniversary Edition not only celebrates the historic past of Jeep, but it also helps usher in what the future has in store as all of Jeep’s 2011 model year vehicles receive some sort of updates be it major (Grand Cherokee and Compass) or minor (Patriot and Wrangler).