Jeep Wrangler

JEEP WRANGLER REVIEWS

There is a vehicle that all people identify as Jeep generations after generations: the Jeep Wrangler. This mini SUV has a captive market since its debut in 1987, facing major updates every ten years.

In 2007, Jeep Wrangler is available in the following trims:

  • Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon
  • Two-wheel drive Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara
  • Four-wheel drive Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara
  • Two-wheel drive Jeep Wrangler Unlimited X "C"
  • Four-wheel drive Jeep Wrangler Unlimited X "C"
  • Two-wheel drive Jeep Wrangler Unlimited X "S"
  • Four-wheel drive Jeep Wrangler Unlimited X "S

Wrangler is now powered by 3.8 liter V6 engine with 202 horsepower, substituting the original 190 horsepower straight-six of its predecessors, improving gas mileage that ranges between 17 and 19 in city and highway respectively.

Another improvement can be perceived in the vehicle's larger interior and extra open-air options, including a new modular hardtop, although the new slanting grille front is not convincing too many of the loyal Jeep fans.

General space improvement includes these characteristics:

  • Front headroom: 41.3 (1049.0 mm)
  • Front legroom: 41.0 (1041.4 mm)
  • Front shoulder room: 55.8 (1417.3 mm)
  • Front hip room: 55.6 (1412.2 mm)
  • Front seat travel (driver): 9.055 (230.0mm)
  • Front seat travel (passenger): 9.055 (230.0mm)
  • Rear headroom: 40.4 (1026.2 mm)
  • Rear legroom: 37.2 (944.9 mm)
  • Rear shoulder room: 56.8 (1442.7 mm)
  • Rear hip room: 56.7 (1440.2 mm)
  • Maximum cargo width at
  • Swing gate opening: 58.7 (1491.0 mm)
  • Distance between wheelhouses: 44.7 (1135.4 mm)

However, the Wrangler 2007 looks more traditional than previous models because of its old-style round driving lights underneath the headlights that recreate the original Army Jeeps from which Wrangler is a replica.

Mike Donoughe, Body-on-frame Product Team Vice President said "Reengineered and redesigned from the ground up, the 2007 Jeep Wrangler is the most capable Wrangler in its 65-year history, with more ground clearance, better wheel articulation and advanced off-road hardware, Jeep Wrangler is designed to tackle the toughest off-road obstacles".

Indeed, Jeep Wrangler's ground clearance is now combined with rear overhangs and a short front, great for challenging driving through off-road trails. Wheels and tires have been also enhanced with the following specs:

  • Standard wheels, any trim, in painted steel 16 x 7.0
  • Optional wheels in painted cast aluminum 16 x 7.0
  • Rubicon standard wheels in machined cast aluminum 17 x 7.5
  • Sahara standard wheels in painted cast aluminum 17 x 7.5
  • Sahara optional wheels painted cast aluminum 18 x 7.5
  • Standard tires, P225/75R16, black side wall, On/Off-road, Goodyear Wrangler ST
  • Optional tires, P245/75R16, black side wall, On/Off-road, Goodyear Wrangler SRA
  • Standard revs per mile, 712 (1146km)

Jeep Wrangler is a vehicle equipped with electronic-disconnecting front stabilizer bar, known as Active Sway Bar System (ASBS), empowering additional wheel travel in the toughest terrain.

In 2007, the Wrangler offers more stopping power than ever before thanks to its exclusive 16-inch four-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes (Stopping PowerNew), as well as off-road anti-lock-braking feature for improved performance on arid and uneven surfaces.

Wheel lockup and brakes system include these characteristics:

  • Parking brake, drum-in-hat
  • Front brakes, 11.9 x 1.1 (302 x 28) vented rotor, 2.6 (66) single-piston floating caliper, swept area, 220.6 inches/caliper
  • Rear brakes, 12.44 x 0.47 (316 x 12) solid rotor, 1.9 (48) single-piston floating caliper, swept area, 207.7 inches/caliper
  • Brakes Power Assist, 8 x 9 dual-diaphragm vacuum
  • Standard four-wheel anti-lock with On/Off-road calibrations
  • Standard Electronic Stability Program (ESP)

Stability in Jeep Wrangler is powered by its chassis layout with longitudinal front engine and ladder-type frame, open steel body with front suspension including stabilizer bar, track bar, leading arms, live axle, gas-charged shock absorbers, coil springs, and low-pressure on all 16-inch wheel models.

Jeep Wrangler 2007 has a powerful engine with OHV 12 valves system, roller followers, hydraulic lifters, six-cylinder, 60° V-type, liquid-cooled, and a displacement of 230.5 cu. in. (3778 cu. cm) with Torque (SAE net) of 240 lb.-ft. (325 Nom) @ 4,000 rpm.

Fuel Injection is sequential, multi-port and electronic, with compression ratio 9.6:1 inch and coolant capacity of 13.36 qt. (12.64L) Std. Oil Capacity is 6 qt. (5.7L) plus filter. Jeep Wrangler's recommended fuel is unleaded regular, 87 octane (R+M)/2.

The electrical system of this vehicle is powered by a 160A alternator and includes a 600 CCA, maintenance-free battery. Transmission is standard NSG 370 manual, six-speed overdrive in all models, plus optional 42RLE automatic, four-speed overdrive.

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