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The Jeep Wrangler goes all the way back to 1941 and the rearmament program instituted by Franklin Delano Roosevelt on the eve of the US entry into World War II. The US Army wanted a reliable four-wheel drive vehicle that could go anywhere and do anything. This vehicle needed to act as a scout car for reconnaissance missions, an ambulance to transport wounded soldiers in the heat of combat, and a staff car to transport officers between units safely and effectively to improve command and control. Tasked with this mission, Willys-Overland came out with the Willys MB, a vehicle like no other that quickly acquired the nickname “Jeep” based on the mythical creature that could walk on walls featured in the Popeye cartoons. This first Jeep proved itself on the battlefields of Asia, Europe, and North Africa, capable of handling the unique climate and terrain of each theater of operation.
With 1945 came the end of the War, but not the end of the Willys Jeep. Willys-Overland took the lessons it learned from the War and applied them to the civilian market. The Willys CJ had a number of modifications to make it ideal for use by civilians, but more specifically, it was aimed at farmers. It also came to feature a choice of 4-cylinder, 6-cylinder, and 8-cylinder gas engines, each paired with a manual transmission. Willys-Overland eventually became Jeep, which continued building the CJ up to 1985, when the company felt there was a need for an update. This led to the creation of the first Jeep Wrangler in 1985.
This first-generation Jeep Wrangler was dubbed the Wrangler YJ and offered drivers a choice of two different engines. The base engine is a 2.5-liter I-4 gas engine with 117 horsepower, while the optional one is a 4.2-liter I-6 with 114 horsepower and 235lb-ft of torque. A manual transmission was standard with an available automatic transmission offered on the I-6 engine. The base engine would eventually be upgraded to provide 123 horsepower and 139 lb-ft of torque to improve overall acceleration. The 4.2-liter I-6 was also replaced by a 4.0-liter I-6 in 1991, which featured improved performance through fuel injection of 180 horsepower and 220 lb-ft of torque.
Those first Jeep Wranglers are four-wheel drive only, with a suspension system featuring leaf spring Dana axles. It also has distinctive square headlights. They were offered with fabric or removable hardtop, with a standard two-door configuration. Anti-lock brakes were also added in time for the 1993 model.
Jeep decided to upgrade the Wrangler in time for the 1997 model, introducing the second-generation Jeep Wrangler TJ. This one continued the same choice of powertrains from the previous generation, but with an automatic transmission now available as an option on the 4-cylinder engine as well. This generation also replaced the square headlights with the more traditional round headlights on the front grille, a look that continues to this day. Jeep also changed the suspension system to a more effective coil spring design.
In 2004, Jeep debuted the all-new Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, a longer version of the popular model with 4-doors. This model provided more legroom in the rear seat, as well as additional trunk space. Further, the smaller engine was upgraded to a 2.4-liter I-4 with 147 horsepower and 165 lb-ft of torque for better performance. This had a slight impact on the fuel economy for the Jeep Wrangler, as it provided an estimated 16 miles per gallon in city driving, 19 miles per gallon in highway driving, and 17 miles per gallon combined. Jeep continued to build the second generation Wrangler until 2006.
The third generation Jeep Wrangler was introduced in 2007, and it featured a larger body than the previous two models. It was a full 5.4-inches wider with a 3-inch increase in overall wheelbase. Jeep also discontinued the 4-cylinder engine, equipping the Jeep Wrangler with a standard 3.8-liter V-6. This engine came paired with a choice of manual or automatic transmissions and could produce 202 horsepower and 237 lb-ft of torque.
In 2012, Jeep replaced this engine with the famous Chrysler 3.6-liter Pentastar DOHC V-6 engine, with a choice of manual or automatic transmission. This change boosted performance, with the Jeep able to get 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. In addition, fuel economy improved on the third generation model to 17 miles per gallon in the city and 21 miles per gallon on the highway.
The best was yet to come. In 2018, Jeep unveiled the fourth generation Jeep Wrangler. This model continued the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 and brought back a 4-cylinder engine option, the 2.0-liter Turbocharged I-4 with 268 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. In 2020, Jeep went even further, offering a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 with 260 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque. What’s more, all models of this generation of the Jeep Wrangler come with a standard 8-speed automatic transmission, except the ones with the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6, which are also offered with an optional 6-speed manual transmission.
The fourth-generation Jeep Wrangler also provides the best fuel economy ever in the history of the line, up to an amazing 22 miles per gallon in the city and 24 miles per gallon on the highway. However, the 2021 Wrangler 4xe will be making a decided threat to this exceptional fuel economy. One of two new Jeep Wranglers for the 2021 model year, the Wrangler 4xe is a plug-in hybrid SUV, equipped with a 2.0-liter Turbocharged I-4 gas engine paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission and a 16 kWh electric motor capable of producing 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. The other new 2021 Jeep Wrangler is the Wrangler 392, featuring a powerful 6.4-liter 392 V-8 gas engine that can produce 470 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. Jeep can now offer you great acceleration with the Wrangler 392, great fuel economy with the Wrangler 4xe, or the best of all worlds with the fourth generation Wrangler.
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