The Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited are available in three trim levels--X, Sahara, and Rubicon--and all models are powered by the same 202-horsepower 3.8L V6, mated either to a standard six-speed manual transmission or optional four-speed automatic. All Wranglers are four-wheel drive, while Unlimiteds are available in either rear- or four-wheel drive.
Wranglers feature rugged recirculating-ball steering, removable doors with exposed hinges, a fold-down windshield, and removable soft tops, yet it has modern safety features like seat-mounted side air bags, ESP stability control, traction control, and four-wheel anti-lock braking.
The Wrangler is available in many different configurations, appearances, and equipment levels, and can be everything from a reasonably comfortable road cruiser to a serious rock crawler. The Wrangler's off-road ability benefits from 8.8 to 10.2 inches of clearance, depending on trim, and all Wranglers and Unlimiteds feature a heavy-duty Dana 44 solid rear axle.
Wrangler X and Sahara models get the second-generation version of Jeep's Command-Trac system, a part-time 4WD system with two-speed transfer case. A limited-slip differential is available. The especially rugged Rubicon model gets a Rock-Trac transfer case with a crawler 4:1 low range, along with front and rear axle lockers, and serious 32-inch B.F. Goodrich off-road tires.
Wrangler interiors offer a fair amount of room, and plenty of convenience features are available. Standard amenities across the range include air conditioning and a CD stereo with MP3 capability, while popular options include power windows and locks, a full-screen navigation system, and a six-disc in-dash CD/MP3 sound system with Sirius satellite radio.
Several top arrangements are available, including a three-piece Freedom Top hard top that can be removed and installed by one person, as well as a Sunrider soft top that features a fold-back, 52-by-30-inch "sunroof" position in addition to the top-down position. The Sunrider comes standard on Sahara and Rubicon Wranglers.