Jeep 2007 Wrangler Unlimited, one of the best off-roads yet
Jeep has been making the Wrangler for 65 years. And in all this time, the car has been seen as top-choice in competition. And the venerable Wrangler, after all this time of two-doors models only, comes now with four doors.
Jeep’s 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited has, because of it’s four doors, an extra 20.6 inches of total length. That may seen a lot, but still the 2004 Wrangler Unlimited had extra 15 inches and was still a two-door car. Market feedback has shown that by March Jeep has zero stock, meaning that the 2007 Wrangler Unlimited, finally in four doors, was much awaited by buyers.
The 2007 Wrangler Unlimited, in tests, came a little short of competition. Competitors like Land Rover, and most of all Toyota with it’s FJ Cruiser, topped the Wrangler at speed and handling. That is mostly because Jeep were a little too hasty in implementing an inline-six to V6 engine on the 2007 Wrangler Unlimited, with 205 hp and a meager 240 lb-ft of torque. Usually, more horsepower and torque would be suitable for a car of 4269 curb weight. On the track, it took the Wrangler Unlimited a long period to reach 60 mph: 9.31, the Toyota FJ Cruiser doing a better 8.16 seconds. Of course, on the other side, the 2007 Wrangler Unlimited isn’t meant to be a bullet-speed car with killer torque. It’s principle is simple : utility. It has heavy-handed stability, it need 138 feet to stop from 60 mph (which isn’t all that bad). The car is also much more quiet, with good gas mileage (18 mpg EPA combined) but the most of all it’s a four door SUV with lot’s of space.
Probably the best off-road of the year 2007, the Jeep foor-door Wrangler Unlimited cost about $26,735, in the States.