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2008 Jeep Wrangler Overview
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The original military-inspired utility vehicle, the 2008 Jeep Wrangler might be trying a little too hard to straddle the divide between rugged off-roader and suburban SUV. But even with such "luxury" conveniences as optional power windows and locks and the new remote start and navigation accessories, Jeep owners should still be proud to hold their heads high as they exchange their iconic wave of Jeep brotherhood. Beyond the new options, the 2008 Jeep Wrangler adds a standard Sunrider convertible soft-top with sunroof on the Sahara and Rubicon trims.
The 2008 Jeep Wrangler comes in three trims (X, Sahara, and Rubicon), all available in an extended Unlimited version that features four full-size doors and 20 more inches of length, mostly in the cargo area. Unlimited trims also come with a fold-out windshield. Seating four in two rows, the base model X starts with two removable half doors and plastic windows, ABS brakes, dual front-side airbags, traction and stability control, and rollover protection. Three convertible tops are offered. The X starts with a three-piece hardtop, the Sunrider soft top is standard on Sahara and Rubicon, and Jeep offers an optional regular soft-top.
A 3.8-liter, 202-hp V6 is paired with either a 6-speed manual or optional 4-speed automatic transmission. While acceleration power and fuel economy are not stellar, owners are willing to give these up for the 2008 Wrangler's unsurpassed off-roading capability.
All models are equipped with part-time four-wheel drive, while the Unlimited offers both four-wheel and rear-wheel drive. Despite its growing list of creature comforts, the Wrangler remains rugged to the core, combining its four-wheel drive with skid plates, 10 inches of ground clearance, a 2-speed transfer case, low-range gearing, and solid live front and rear axles. As you move up to the Rubicon trim, you add a front stabilizer bar that can be electronically disabled for more clearance, a 4WD transfer case, and two locking differentials. Rear seats are cramped, but fold down for 56 cubic feet of cargo space (85 in the Unlimited). Drain holes in the floor, an under-floor storage compartment, and off-roading tires ranging from 16 to 18 inches maintain the 2008 Wrangler's utilitarian reputation and popularity among owners.
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