Examining the 2016 Jeep Wrangler’s Affordable Model Offerings
Choices, choices, choices. It seems like car buyers are presented with a number of different options when they’re shopping for a new car. Of course, we’re not complaining, as this allows each customer to personalize their targeted vehicle to their liking.
This certainly applies to the 2016 Jeep Wrangler. The vehicle offers ten different model options, with each one providing its own specific features and capabilities. Whether you value performance, comfort, or style, the Jeep Wrangler’s models will deliver all of the factors you desire.
We’ve compiled the nameplate’s five most affordable model options below, which should hopefully ease any of the angst that accompanies the abundance of options. Then, when it’s eventually time to purchase that 2016 Jeep Wrangler, you’ll know exactly what version you want to pursue…
The most affordable of the Jeep Wrangler model offerings, the Sport, truly lives up to its name. If you’re looking for an athletic, rugged SUV, this is the proper choice for you.
The model is highlighted by the 3.6-liter V6 engine, which delivers a best-in-class 285 horsepower and 260 pounds-feet of torque. Plus, the unit is relatively fuel efficient, as drivers can expect a 17 city/21 highway mile per gallon economy. The engine is accompanied by the Command-Trac 4×4 system which, thanks to the NV241 GII transfer case, delivers best-in-class winter performance. The model is also equipped with dynamic skid plates, helping to protect your Wrangler’s most valuable aspects.
One of the most beloved features of this entry-level Wrangler in the wash-out interior. With several drain plugs installed throughout the cabin, owners can easily take a hose to their Wrangler Sport and wash away all the dirt and grime. Whether you opt for the soft top or hard top (or perhaps no roof at all), you won’t have to worry about any natural filth compromising your interior.
Customers also have several opportunities to personalize their new Wrangler Sport.
- Bright White
- Billet Silver Metallic
- Granite Crystal
- Firecracker Red
- Hydro Blue
- Mojave Sand
- 16-inch slot spoke styled steel wheel painted argent
- 16-inch slot spoke styled steel wheel painted black
Sport S ($26,895)
Looking to make that Wrangler even sportier? For an extra $3,000, drivers can add several features to their SUV that will help accentuate its performance characteristics. For instance, the 17-inch MOAB cast aluminum wheel painted sparkle silver wheels (with accompanying Goodyear Wrangler SR-A tires) will allow your new ride to trek through any types of weather or terrain.
The Sport S also helps boost the style of your 2016 Wrangler. The chrome and leather-wrapped shift knob and steering wheel certainly add some luxury to the interior, while the power windows and door locks will provide the utmost convenience. Finally, the air conditioning unit includes a recirculation mode, meaning all of the Wrangler’s occupants can remain comfortable and content.
This trim offers the same color options as the Wrangler Sport, as well as the same ‘top’ offerings and ‘door’ options (full doors or no doors).
Willys Wheeler ($28,195)
This special edition Wrangler is a bit of a throwback, as this particular Jeep should remind some customers of the brand’s original vehicle. That SUV was known for its muscular off-roading performance, and engineers certainly zeroed in on this particular attribute. The Command-Trac 4×4 system is among the most notable inclusions, as the unit impacts the vehicle’s drivability in any conditions. Meanwhile, the Trac-Lok capabilities determine which wheels will receive the most torque, thus delivering maximum traction.
The exterior is adorned in exclusive satin black decals, and is also accompanied by the Brand’s Trail Rated kit. Several inclusions will help improve the Wrangler’s overall performance, including the tow straps, D-rings, and gloves.
The vehicle is equipped with 17-inch x 7.5-inch five-spoke aluminum granite crystal wheels. Drivers can choose between the previously-mentioned paint options, although the ‘Tank’ shade is not available.
Black Bear ($28,790)
This limited edition Wrangler offers a number of exclusive amenities inside and out. The Black Bear Trail hood decal provides a map of the popular Black Bear Pass in Telluride, Colorado, a visual representation of the Wrangler’s off-roading prowess. Meanwhile, the off-road Mopar steel rock rails add some protection to your exterior, preventing any rocks or obstacles from ruining your body.
Furthermore, the interior comes with a pair of features that will also improve your Wrangler’s off-roading abilities. The included Connectivity Group provides drivers with an Electronic Vehicle Information Center, meaning they can truly understand when it’s time to visit a mechanic. Meanwhile, the Uconnect Voice Command allows you to make hands-free phone calls, providing a safe driving experience. Finally, the Power and Convenience group offers drivers power locks, power front windows, power heated exterior mirrors, keyless entry, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Most of the features generally improve the vehicle’s convenience, which can play a significant role in how you ultimately operate the ride.
Freedom Edition ($29,790)
One of the most underrated attributes of the Jeep Wrangler is the SUV’s style, and the Freedom Edition certainly helps drive home that aspect of the vehicle. It starts with the premium Sunrider soft top, which helps gives the Wrangler Freedom an exclusive, distinctive look. Of course, the soft top also provides maximum versatility, as the unit can easily be removed in order for drivers to enjoy the fresh air.
The Connectivity Group is included in this specific Wrangler model, as is the Power and Convenience Group. The unique inclusion is the distinctive Oscar Mike badge featured on the exterior. In the military, “O” stands for Oscar, while “M” stands for Mike. When you combine these two letters, it’s supposed to represent the slogan “on the move.”
The Freedom Edition rides on the previously-mentioned granite crystal wheels and drivers can choose between seven color options for their exterior.
The options don’t end there. There are several additional models that can accompany the 2016 Jeep Wrangler:
- Sahara ($29,995)
- Rubicon ($33,195)
- 75th Anniversary ($34,675)
- Backcountry ($34,695)
- Rubicon Hard Rock ($37,995)
It’s justifiable to be overwhelmed by the number of available Wrangler models. However, thanks to our guide above, you should now be able to determine which version best suits your particular needs.