Auburn Hills, MI - All-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler: the most capable off-road vehicle in the world – and more.
A direct descendent of the original Jeep – the 1941 Willys MB – the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler evolves from more than 65 years of legendary 4x4 leadership. Building on the successful, original Jeep formula with an all-new frame, exterior and interior design, engine, and safety and convenience features, Jeep Wrangler delivers more capability, refinement, interior space, comfort, open-air fun, power, fuel efficiency, and safety features.
“The all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler blazes a trail no other vehicle can follow,” said George Murphy, Senior Vice President – Global Brand Marketing, Chrysler Group. “Just as it did when it first debuted in 1941, Jeep Wrangler sets a new benchmark in off-road capability.
“With more off-road capability, more versatility, more power, more fuel efficiency, more on-road refinement, and more comfort and space, the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler continues its legacy as the Jeep brand icon. It's simply the best Jeep Wrangler ever,” added Murphy.
Offered in three models – Wrangler X, Sahara and Rubicon – the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler is lean, rugged and simple, achieving best-in-class off-road capability while delivering a true open-air driving experience. With solid axles, removable doors, exposed hinges, a fold-down windshield and innovative removable and convertible tops, Jeep Wrangler retains the brand's coveted core values of freedom, adventure, mastery and authenticity.
With dozens of different top, door and windshield combinations, nine exterior colors and available 16-, 17-, or 18-inch wheels, the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler provides a customized appearance for a variety of customers.
More Legendary Off-road Capability
Built to master the most rigorous off-road trails, the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler is the culmination of more than six decades of 4x4 expertise.
“Re-engineered and redesigned from the ground up, the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler is the most capable vehicle in the world,” said Mike Donoughe, Vice President – Body-on-frame Product Team. “With more ground clearance, better wheel articulation and advanced off-road hardware, Jeep Wrangler is designed to tackle the toughest off-road obstacles.”
A boulder-friendly, best-in-class approach angle of 44.3 degrees, breakover angle of 25.5 degrees, and a best-in-class 40.4 degree departure angle, make the 2007 Jeep Wrangler the most formidable off-roader. Additionally, Jeep Wrangler offers an available electronic-disconnecting front stabilizer bar – Active Sway Bar System (ASBS) - providing increased wheel travel.
The highly capable underpinnings of all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler X and Sahara models include an enhanced Dana 30 front axle and Dana 35 rear axle. The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon model features enhanced, next-generation heavy-duty Dana 44 front and rear axles.
Jeep Wrangler X and Sahara models feature the second-generation Command-Trac® NV241, part-time, two-speed transfer case, featuring a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio. In addition, an optional Trac-Lok® limited-slip rear differential provides extra torque and grip during low-traction situations, such as driving over sand, gravel, snow or ice.
The all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon model features an Off-Road Rock-Trac® NV241 two-speed transfer case with a 4.0:1 low-range gear ratio, as well as electric front- and rear-axle lockers and 32-inch B.F. Goodrich Off-Road tires for extreme off-road conditions.
More On-road Refinement
While improving its legendary 4x4 Jeep capability, the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler features more of a refined on-road experience courtesy of an all-new 100-percent stiffer frame, 50-percent stiffer body and refined five-link coil suspension. In addition, new steering and suspension geometry provides precise ride and handling characteristics, while new sound-deadening techniques reduce cabin noise by more than 20 percent.
“The all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler reaches new levels of on-road ride, handling and refinement – an achievement realized while also boosting its off-road capability,” said Donoughe. “The all-new suspension enables Jeep Wrangler to corner flatter with less lateral motion, provide better on-center steering feel, and more effectively absorb on-road bumps and cracks.”
Jeep Wrangler's shock absorbers are tuned to provide improved balance between jounce and rebound motions, achieving an extremely responsive suspension. All Jeep Wrangler models feature standard high-pressure monotube shocks, utilizing Low Speed Tunable (LST) valve technology.
The all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler's new recirculating-ball steering configuration features a robust cross-car steering linkage system, providing the stiffest possible steering linkage in a solid-axle vehicle, for a precise on-center feel. Lower suspension spring rates provide more of a soft, comfortable on-road ride.
Standard on the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler is an Electronic Stability Program (ESP), which aids the driver in maintaining vehicle directional stability in severe driving maneuvers on any type of surface. ESP features three modes – “full on,” “full off” and “partial on.”
More Interior Space and Comfort
The 2007 Jeep Wrangler's all-new interior is designed with new features and functionality, increased passenger comfort and improved ergonomics. The spacious, durable interior features a new instrument panel and center stack, and new high-back front bucket seats.
Interior volume provides more passenger space, versatility and cargo storage. Featuring a front-seat area with 54.6 cu. ft. of space – an increase of 4.8 cu. ft. – the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler provides 5.1 inches more shoulder room and 4.6 inches more hip room.
New front seats are sculpted and conform to the body, and a driver's seat height adjuster is available for optimized seat position and comfort. Jeep Wrangler Sahara and Rubicon models feature cloth seats with YES Essentials® fabric – an easy-care, soil-repellant and anti-microbial textile that protects seats from stains, odors and discoloration.
Rear seats comfortably accommodate two adults with 3.9 inches more shoulder room, 1.6 inches more hip room, 1 inch more legroom and a 2-inch greater couple than the 2007 Jeep Wrangler's predecessor. A fold-and-tumble feature allows rear seats to be conveniently stowed for additional storage capacity.
Two more inches of space behind the rear seat nearly doubles the cargo capacity of the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler. The extra space provides room for a new underfloor storage area, which secures small items out of sight in the rear cargo area.
More Options for Open-air Fun
An all-new, three-piece modular hardtop – Jeep's Freedom Top® – features left- and right-front passenger panels and a rear panel, providing more options for open-air driving in the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler. Removing left- and right-front passenger panels is quick and simple and may be accomplished by one person.
Also available in the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler is the innovative Sunrider™ soft top, which includes a “sun roof” feature in addition to the full top-down option. This soft top provides a second open-air option by folding the soft top back completely over first-row occupants to create a 52 x 30-inch sun roof opening – larger than any typical glass sun roof.
More Powerful and Fuel-efficient Engine
A new 3.8-liter overhead valve V-6 engine is featured on all 2007 Jeep Wrangler models. With 202 horsepower and 237 lb.-ft. of torque, Jeep Wrangler comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission or an available four-speed automatic transmission.
The 3.8-liter V-6 engine produces more horsepower and torque than its predecessor, and maintains higher torque at speeds above 3,400 rpm, allowing for an expanded operating range. Fuel economy figures for the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler are 17 mpg city and 19 mpg highway (manual transmission); 16 mpg city and 19 mpg highway (automatic transmission).
New, Authentic, “Not Afraid to Get Dirty” Jeep Design
The all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler continues Wrangler's legacy as the icon of the Jeep brand. With its rugged “form equals function” design, it is clearly recognizable as the original Jeep.
While staying true to the original formula, Jeep Wrangler's appearance is modern and precise, with clean, crisp lines and improved fit and finish. Wrangler-signature “must-have” features are refined, including classic round headlamps, a signature seven-slot grille, trapezoid wheel flares, exposed forged hinges, a fold-down windshield, sport bar, removable tops and doors, available full-framed or half doors, and hard and soft tops.
The all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler is 5.5 inches wider, taking on a brawnier appearance. The body features new sheet metal with a slight crown, providing a strong and robust presence.
Jeep Trail Rated
The Jeep Trail Rated badge on the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited verifies that the vehicle has been designed to perform in a variety of challenging off-road conditions identified by five key off-road performance categories: traction, ground clearance, maneuverability, articulation and water fording.
Jeep Trail Rated is an industry-leading methodology that objectively measures and consistently predicts off-road performance for all Jeep vehicles. Through a combination of natural and controlled field tests, as well as computer-simulated environments, Jeep Trail Rated provides a repeatable and consistent measurement of off-road performance for Jeep vehicles. Only Jeep vehicles are Trail Rated.
The all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler will be sold in more than 100 countries, in both left- and right-hand-drive models. Jeep Wrangler will be available with a new 3.8-liter V-6 engine and a diesel engine will also be available for key diesel markets outside of North America. Built at Chrysler Group's Toledo South Assembly Plant in Toledo, Ohio, the 2007 Jeep Wrangler will arrive in U.S. Jeep dealerships in September 2006, and will follow to international markets starting in the first half of 2007.