How to Prepare For Off-Road Adventures In a Wrangler

August 12th, 2019 by

2019 Wrangler Kendall Dodge

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Everyone has to experience an off-roading excursion if they own a Jeep vehicle like the Wrangler. Keep in mind, some important factors to examine before going on the roads less traveled. Going on any off-road adventure is fun, but try to find a guide or a helping hand. If not, we have some advice to keep our readers safe and experience the journey the proper way. We also have news about the future powertrain expected to join the upcoming 2020 Jeep Wrangler. Ready for these tips and important news? 

Be Prepared To Go Wild

The fun of driving off-road is a wonderful feeling, particularly when finally getting to the unique trails. We recommend planning ahead to ensure no errors are made and unexpected challenges pop up. Waterfording is something that a 2019 Jeep Wranlger can handle, but more than two feet deep of water is most likely not safe to pass through unless your vehicle is appropriately equipped. Unlike most vehicles or SUVs that claim to be able to handle the off-road, a Jeep can manage up to 30 inches of water securely. Just do not go faster than 5 mph as the passage begins. Traveling along the side of a water bank or stream is also the right choice. Make sure all the belongings are safely secured when traveling. Putting all the air in the tires that is recommended is a smart move as well before going. 

Know Your Vehicle

In the case of the 2019 Jeep Wrangler, its a powerful mid-size SUV. Jeep added a diesel-engine option and has a body-on-frame design that helps maintain its rugged style and rich design. When going off-road, the Wrangler has the unique Command-Trac four-wheel-drive system with a two-speed transfer case, available 7-inch infotainment system with dual-zone climate control. Owners of the Rubicon trim will love the zipperless Sunrider soft top and a rearview camera. For those experiencing the off-road, this will help when traveling.  Owners also gain skid plates, tow hooks and a vehicle more than capable of going on an off-road path in the newest Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon. No Wrangler performs better than the Rubicon!

Upcoming 2020 Jeep Wrangler

We can’t wait for the 2020 Jeep Wrangler. Off-roading will never be easier than what the Wrangler will provide drivers. The traditional and the hybrid offering will be added to the famed Pentastar 3.6-Liter V6 engine as well as a non-hybrid version of their 2.0-Liter turbo-four engine. 

The eTorque hybrid powertrains will be exclusive to the four-door version Wrangler in the Sahara trim. Drivers interested in the Sahara trim can opt for the traditional V6 engine paired to a six-speed manual, but the availability of adding an eTorque V6 is only $1,000 more and the eTorque four-cylinder turbocharged powertrain is just $2,000 extra. Jeep is excited to debut what is expected to be a 3.0-Liter turbo-diesel V6 engine. The estimated 30 highway mpg rating, up 5 more mpg than the current 2019 Jeep Wrangler. The turbocharged inline-four 2.0-Liter has a 48-volt battery that provides 268 horsepower and an impressive 295 lb-ft of torque. Powering through off-road excursions will never have been easier. Want to get started? 

Come to Where the Wrangler Awaits

Rush to the place that offers the latest Wrangler, the 2019 Jeep Wrangler. We are ready for you to come to test-drive the latest Jeep vehicles at Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram.  

Interested in a new Jeep vehicle? Suspension matters. Not every SUV is a 4×4 that is capable of handling off-road travel. Unless the Jeep Wrangler is a Rubicon, we recommend coming in to add skid plates and other protective devices made by Mopar. Our service department adds these items quite often. 

Is your current vehicle not running the way it once did? Don’t want to fix it alone? Allow us to help return your vehicle to the road fast with our experienced service staff with a simple service appointment. See you soon!