Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler gets first V-8 in nearly 40 years

Jeep’s concept of powering its flagship Wrangler SUV with a V-8 engine for the first time in nearly 40 years just became a reality.

The Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV brand said Tuesday it will produce the four-door 2021 Wrangler Rubicon 392 for sale with the 6.4-liter V-8 engine after teasing the possible product in July just hours ahead of Ford Motor Co.’s reintroduction of the new Bronco to the off-road SUV segment that Jeep dominates.

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How To Buy A Used Jeep Wrangler

Look for:

  • Post-2012 JK-generation Jeeps, which have the 285-hp 3.6-liter V-6, a five-speed automatic and a nicer interior.
  • An original 2004-2006 Unlimited (long-wheelbase, but two-door).
  • A 2018 or newer JL with the 270-hp 2.0-liter turbo, if the price is right.

    Avoid:

    • The three-speed automatic transmission (final year: 2002).
    • The last of the 202-hp 3.8-liter V-6/old interior JK years. There’s a big difference between a 2010 and a 2012.
    • Anything so new that you may as
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