2012 Jeep Wrangler Pentastar video review: a faster smoother more powerful classic

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The 2012 Jeep Wrangler finally gets the new Chrysler Pentastar V-6 engine and 5 speed automatic or 6 speed manual transmission to not only compete in today’s crowded Crossover and SUV segment, but rule the off-road world.

More power and more torque, better gas mileage, and the same base price.

What’s not to like?

For 2012 the Wrangler with the new 285 HP Pentastar V-6 is has earned a 17/21 mpg city/highway rating from the EPA and it gets a combined 18 mpg city/highway.

The out-going Wrangler with the old 3.8-liter V-6 that was rated for 202 HP and came equipped with either a 4 speed automatic or a 5 speed manual transmission. For 2012 the Jeep Wrangler not only gets the new more powerful and lighter aluminum motor, but more gears making it now a completely modern off and on-road machine.

Check out our first drive video review of the 2012 Wrangler below.


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