Imagine that you're driving down the road and you see another vehicle coming toward you. This could be any make or model of vehicle, but even from 60 yards away you know what kind of car it is. You can see the unmistakable grill design, and the unique placement of the headlights. You can spot the high ground clearance and the rectangular windshield that rises to meet the soft top.
What kind of car are you looking at? Why, a Jeep Wrangler of course!
For years the Wrangler model has been the trophy winner of the Jeep stable, and it is one of the most-recognized, most-loved, and most-drooled-over cars on the road in the United States. Just the name alone evokes images of fun; the wind in your hair, the ability to drive off road on a whim, and the ruggedly sexy design all combine to make the Jeep Wrangler more than a car; it's also an identity.
If you're in the market for a new car, and would like a side of adventure with that purchase, here are five reasons why a Jeep Wrangler should be your next new vehicle.
1. Roads? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Roads!
Obviously, for many people the reason behind the purchase of a new Jeep Wrangler from Rairdon's of Kirkland is the car's fantastic off-road capabilities. In fact, the 2014 Jeep Wrangler has been named 4×4 of the Year by Four Wheeler Magazine. This car was made for off-roading, and it has the design to prove it.
The Wrangler boasts strong axles, adjustable shock absorbers, and locking differentials for a strong and safe ride when you leave the highway behind. It even features the Rock Trac 4×4 system for those times when you need to crawl over those pesky boulders that are in your way. How many other vehicles can say that?
2. Unparalleled Safety Features
In the midsize and compact SUV markets, safety is a hot topic. Of course everyone wants and needs a car with a good safety record, but how does that relate to a vehicle that is built for activities that might not be deemed as safe by some people?
The Jeep Wrangler performed well in the tests implemented by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and consistently received above average ratings from independent testers. The Wrangler comes standard with driver, passenger, and side airbags, electronic stability control, rollover protection system, and traction control. In short, the Wrangler is a safe vehicle and you can feel good about purchasing one for yourself or someonelse.
3. Under the Hood
Because the Wrangler was designed with performance in mind, the engine features that are offered on the various types of Wranglers are built to work. The standard engine size is a V6, 24-valve model that offers up to 260 pound-feet of torque. In short, this is an engine that can hold its own on the highway or in the mud.
The gas mileage is fair and is generally rated at 17 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway. Of course, taking the Jeep into its natural element decreases the gas mileage, but increases the fun.
Jeeps are not only tough as nails, they're also incredibly stylish. While the outside of the Jeep is quite iconic and hasn't changed much since its inception way back in the 1940s, the interior of the new Jeeps is something to behold. The designers held nothing back when considering the passenger's comfort level.
The interior is plush and quite roomy with ample space for passengers and gear if you choose the four-door model. Again, as the Jeep is a utility vehicle, the interior holds up well to repeated use, and is remarkably easy to clean.
5. The Fun Factor
Whether you're off-roading or heading to a local restaurant, driving a Jeep is just plain fun. You can take the top down and the doors off on warm, sunny days and experience the thrill of the open road to its full potential. The Jeep handles marvelously, and makes things like parallel parking on crowded city streets (Hello Seattle!) a breeze. In fact, you may find excuses or make up pointless errands just so you can take a spin in your new Jeep!
As a wonderful part of the history of automobiles in America and a true testament to spirit of fun and adventure, you could not do better than a Jeep Wrangler. When you throw in the powerful engine, the safety features, and its stellar off-road capabilities, why would you consider anything else?