2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Review
Driving in the Chicago, Skokie, and Forest Park areas can be plenty of fun, but every now and then you just want to go off-road. In order to do so safely, you’ll need a controlled, rugged vehicle like the 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. In this review, our team at Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM (CJDR) will examine the performance, off-roading specs, and interior features that make the Wrangler the right choice for adventure.
If you want your crossover vehicle to trek rocky roads, it’s going to need plenty of muscle under the hood. The 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited contains a 3.6L six-cylinder engine that can generate an impressive 285 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. This engine is bolstered by efficient variable valve timing and a six-speed manual transmission.
When off-roading, you’re going to encounter some dangerously loose or slick conditions. Luckily, the Wrangler Unlimited comes with Command-Trac® shift-on-the-fly, part-time, four-wheel drive. This system allows you to shift with tremendous ease from rock-crawling to flat towing drives. Rigid four-wheel disc brakes with hydraulic assist brake boost have also been added to increase stopping power.
Jeep Towing & Off Road Capability
With all that engine power, it’s no wonder that the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited can tow a maximum of 3,500 pounds.1 While all that weight might throw another vehicle off balance, the Jeep is steadied with dynamic trailer sway damping2 and front and rear stabilizer bars.
Even though Command-Trac® adds plenty of precision to your drivetrain, the vehicle is further supported by electronic stability3 and traction control. No matter what the terrain looks like, these powerful functions will ensure that you stay on course.
Driving off-road can kick up a lot of small rocks and debris that could damage your engine. To compensate, the Wrangler Unlimited comes with fuel tank and transfer case skid plates, which deflect most rubble. Extra tow hooks have also been added to the vehicle-two in the front and one in the rear-so you can haul plenty of gear.
After an off-road adventure, things are bound to get a little messy. Dragging the elements into your car can cause damage over time. However, the interior of the 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited was made to withstand mud, rain, snow, and everything in between with the available all-weather slush mats by Mopar®. With these, your comfortable cloth accents can stay clean no matter what.
Occupants are offered a spacious 104 cubic feet of volume, including 31.5 cubic feet of cargo space. As drivers settle into their low-backed bucket seats with adjustable head restraints, they’ll have a generous 41 inches of legroom and 41.3 inches of headroom.
To keep you entertained, the Wrangler Unlimited has an available Alpine® premium nine-speaker audio system with all-weather subwoofer. With this robust system, you can connect mobile devices or access the available SiriusXM radio. Uconnect® voice commands with Bluetooth® are also available for hands-free functionality.
Test Drive the 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Whether you’re driving through the city or planning an off-road excursion, you’ll want a powerful and comfortable vehicle. The 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited can offer drivers in the Chicago, Skokie, and Forest Park areas the versatility they require.
If you’d like to try all these excellent features for yourself, simply contact our team at Marino CJDR. We can walk you through the specs and answer any questions you may have. Contact us online today to schedule a test drive.
1 When properly equipped. See dealer for details.
2 Always drive carefully, consistent with conditions. Always wear your seat belt and obey traffic laws.
3 Always drive carefully, consistent with conditions. Always wear your seat belt and obey traffic laws. No system, no matter how sophisticated, can repeal the laws of physics or overcome careless driving actions. Performance is limited by available traction, which snow, ice and other conditions can affect. When the ESC warning lamp flashes, the driver needs to use less throttle and adapt speed and driving behavior to prevailing road conditions.