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2005 WRANGLER FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS

2005 Jeep Unlimited Rubicon

MODEL AVAILABILITY
Revised short-wheelbase lineup: SE, X, Sport and Rubicon

FUNCTIONAL
New six-speed manual transmission replaces five-speed manual

3.73 axle ratio packaged with automatic transmission

Dana 44 rear axle packaged with 30-inch tires

CHASSIS
Full-size spare tire made standard on all models

Full-face steel wheel made standard on SE, X and Sport

BODY
Medium Gray replaces Black as color for top and fender flares

New Neutral Density fender flares for Rubicon

Deep tint glass standard on Sport and Rubicon (paired with hard top)

Paint: Impact Orange replaces Solar Yellow

Paint: Deep Beryl Green Pearl Coat replaces Shale Green

INTERIOR
Air conditioning made standard on Sport and Rubicon

Convenience Group made standard on X

Seven-speaker system made standard on Sport and Rubicon

Six-disc in-dash CD changer optional (not available with SE) (late availability)

New Premium Audio Group (six-disc in-dash CD changer and seven-speaker system) optional on X

New Security Group (electrochromic rearview mirror and Sentry Key®); Optional on Sport, Rubicon

New Brake and Traction Group (four-wheel disc brakes and Trac-Lok®(a)); Optional on Sport (must have 30-inch tires); standard on Rubicon and Tru-Lok replaces Trac-Lok

(a)Trac-Lok is a registered trademark of Spicer Technology, Inc.

2005 WRANGLER UNLIMITED FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS
Premium version of Unlimited (2TH) added with bright exterior grille, body color fender flares, premium cloth seats and silver-painted instrument panel bezel

Rubicon Unlimited added (late availability)

New six-speed manual transmission replaces five-speed manual

Medium Gray replaces Black as color for Top and Fender Flare for Unlimited

Medium Gray is the only Fender Flare and top color available with Unlimited Premium

Neutral Density new color for Fender Flare on Rubicon (not available on Unlimited)

Paint: Impact Orange replaces Solar Yellow

Paint: Deep Beryl Green Pearl Coat replaces Shale Green

Seven speaker system made standard on Unlimited 2TH and Rubicon

Six-disc in-dash CD Changer optional on all Unlimited models (late availability)

Four-wheel disc brakes standard to Unlimited

Trac-Lok differential standard to Unlimited

Tru-Lok™ differentials standard to Rubicon Unlimited

New Premium Audio Group (six-disc in-dash CD changer and seven-speaker system)

New Security Group (electrochromic rearview mirror and Sentry Key®) optional (included with Unlimited 2TH)

WRANGLER PRODUCT CHRONOLOGY

2004 MODEL YEAR
Wrangler Unlimited introduced

Right-hand-drive model available for U.S. retail market

New 30-inch spare tire cover with Sahara logo

Optional locking fuel cap

CD player now standard on X, Sport, Sahara and Rubicon

Tilt steering standard on all models

2003 MODEL YEAR
Wrangler Rubicon model added

2.4-liter Power Tech™ DOHC, 16-valve I-4 engine replaces 2.5-liter engine

42RLE four-speed automatic transmission with skid plate is optional with 2.4-liter and 4.0-liter engines

Optional four-wheel disc brakes

Sideview mirror redesign

New front and rear seats

Interior Upper Head Impact Protection to meet 2003 federal standard

LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren)

On-Board Refueling Vapor Recovery (ORVR)

2002 MODEL YEAR
Wrangler X model added

All-new HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system

Premium audio system adds front tweeters

2001 MODEL YEAR
Four-ply soft top

Amplified subwoofer—Optional with all radios

New anti-lock brake system

Long-life 100,000-mile engine coolant

New steering column tilt mechanism

User-ready child seat anchorage system

Plastic Add-a-Trunk

2000 MODEL YEAR
NV3550 five-speed manual transmission with synchronized Reverse—4.0-liter engine

4.0-liter engine modifications for lower emissions and improved durability

Child seat tether anchorages included with rear seat

4.0-liter engine meets Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) requirements in CA, ME, MA, NY, VT and the Northeast Trading Region states

1999 MODEL YEAR
Rotary air conditioning controls with bi-level mode

Optional AM/FM stereo radio with CD player (mid-year introduction)

2.5-liter engine meets Transitional Low Emission Vehicle (TLEV) standards where required

Next-generation driver and front passenger air bags(a)
Passenger air bag cutoff switch (May 1998 introduction)(b)

1998 MODEL YEAR
Sentry Key® theft-deterrent system available (November 1997 introduction)

4.0-liter Power Tech engine meets Transitional Low Emission Vehicle (TLEV) standards where required

Dual Top Group (spring 1997 introduction)

1997 MODEL YEAR
All-new, refined exterior body panels and hardware

Quadra-Coil Suspension

Contemporary interior appearance

New frame with outstanding torsional and bending stiffness

Driver and passenger air bags

1994 MODEL YEAR
Three-speed automatic transmission available with 2.5-liter engine

1993 MODEL YEAR
Four-wheel anti-lock brakes available

1991 MODEL YEAR
4.0-liter Power Tech, OHV, 12-valve SMPI I-6

“Power-Tech Six” engine replaces 4.2-liter engine

1988 MODEL YEAR
Sahara model introduced

1987 MODEL YEAR
Initial introduction

(a) Certified to federal regulations that allow less forceful air bags. Always use seat belts.
Remember, a back seat is the safest place for children.

(b) Important—Always remove key and replace cover.
Rearward-facing child seats may be used in the front seat only with the passenger air bag turned off.

 

WRANGLER UNLIMITED PRODUCT CHRONOLOGY

2004½ MODEL YEAR
Long-wheelbase version of Wrangler introduced as Wrangler Unlimited

4.0-liter Power Tech I-6 engine

Four-speed automatic transmission

Power steering

Four-wheel disc brakes

Trac-Lok® limited-slip differential

Dana 30 front axle

Dana 44 heavy-duty rear axle

High-pressure gas-charged shock absorbers

Full steel doors with deep tinted windows

Padded sport bar

15" x 8" Ravine Aluminum wheels

30" x 9.5" R15 Goodyear Wrangler OWL tires

SunRider™ soft top with sun roof feature

Fog lamps

Air conditioning

AM/FM stereo radio with CD player

Cloth high-back bucket seats

Fold and tumble rear seat

Front and rear floor mats

NVH (Noise, Vibration, Harshness) Package

Rear seat, wheelhouse and cargo area carpeting

Next-generation air bags


 

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