Posts Tagged ‘wrangler’

It’s a Real Jeep: Our 2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk Impressions

October 30th, 2015

2015 Jeep Renegade

Since 1941, Jeep has been the name brand for getting off the beaten path. The Ford Explorer may have taken the automotive glory in Spielberg’s first “Jurassic Park,” but if you pay close attention, you’ll notice that all the gas-powered vehicles on the island were good, old-fashioned Jeep Wranglers. If that’s not proof enough of a rig’s ruggedness, I don’t know what is.

The problem with the Wrangler, however, is that while it’s fantastic off road, it has never really excelled on road. Outside of the grande-size Grand Cherokee and Grand Wagoneers, Jeep has never really made a vehicle that was capable both in the mud and on the asphalt. Fast forward to 2015 and cue the all-new Jeep Renegade.

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Jeep Wrangler: Great Vehicle, Bad Value, or Both?

March 4th, 2015


We here at The CarGurus Blog give a lot of love to the Jeep Wrangler. The classic off-roader has garnered a lot of mentions on these pages, with rarely anything negative being said.

Yes, we’ve wished for better fuel economy and better interior quality over the years, but the Wrangler is one of the vehicles you just don’t mess with. It has its shortcomings, like all cars, but they are all overlooked and accepted as quirks by the most fervent of fans.

One influential website, though, has committed an act of blasphemy and included the Wrangler on a list that no buyer wants to see a potential car on: The Worst Values on the Market.

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Cars Coming Soon: Jeep Wrangler Diesel… Eventually

March 1st, 2013
2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon

Imagine that trail and a diesel under the hood

Chrysler has begun the slow march of introducing diesel power into some of its brands, but it’s an introduction that will take a bit more time before reaching the iconic Jeep Wrangler.

Rumors of an oil-burning Wrangler have swirled for a long time, and now we know for sure that there are plans for it to happen, but not for about two or three more years.

Before diesel reaches the Wrangler, Chrysler wants to test the waters with another iconic vehicle.

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The Best Engines of 2011

December 9th, 2011

2012 Audi A6

As December rolls on, it’s inevitable that the “Best of 2011” lists will begin making the rounds. For auto aficionados like us, those are fun lists to look forward to (and create!).

Today we bring you news of the highly anticipated 10 Best Engines list, put together every year around this time by Ward’s Auto. Some of this year’s choices are surprising, but what’s even more surprising is what *didn’t* make the list.

Only one hybrid mill entered the top 10—no electric-drive engines and, even more interesting, no oil burners. So what’s the engine flavor of 2011? Turbocharged!

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