AUGUST 22, 2011: The 2012 Jeep Wrangler is hitting the dealerships now, but unless you take the test drive, you may not immediately notice the difference from the 2011. The 2012 Wrangler is now powered by the aluminum block 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 and that alone is an improvement worth noting. Horsepower? 40% more, now at 285 hp. Torque? 10% more, now at 260 lb.-ft. Match this great powerplant with either the A580 5-speed Automatic or the NSG 370 6-speed Manual and the result is summed up in one word: Fun…simply put, the power made the 2012 Wrangler fun to drive.
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