2011 Jeep® Wrangler: The Benchmark Off-road Vehicle (1 Viewer)

Jan 7, 2010
2011 Jeep® Wrangler: The Benchmark Off-road Vehicle

  • All-new interior with improved ergonomics and upgraded materials
  • All-new body-color hardtop on Sahara models
  • Power-heated mirrors and heated seats
  • All-new steering-wheel controls allow the driver to operate the radio, cruise control, handsfree phone and other vehicle functions while keeping hands on the wheel
  • Standard electronic stability control (ESC), Hill-start Assist (HSA) and Trailer-sway Control (TSC)
  • Enhanced visibility courtesy of larger rear windows
  • New colors including Detonator Yellow, Deep Cherry Red, Sahara Tan, Cosmos Blue and Bright White
  • Increased acoustical treatment resulting in significantly reduced interior noise
  • New Limited-edition 2011 Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty: Black Ops Edition
December 17, 2010 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Jeep® continues to refine the successful Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited formula by combining legendary, benchmark capability with an all-new interior that delivers rich styling with significantly upgraded touch surfaces, occupant comfort and versatility, and a premium appearance courtesy of an all-new body-color hardtop for the popular Sahara model.

"The iconic Jeep Wrangler keeps getting better," said Mike Manley, President and CEO — Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. "While retaining unmatched, legendary capability, the 2011 Jeep Wrangler boasts an all-new interior that delivers a host of comfort, convenience and versatility features. In addition, Sahara models now feature a stunning, all-new body-color hardtop, for customers looking for a Jeep Wrangler with a more premium appearance."

Offered in three models — Sport, Sahara and Rubicon® — the Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited achieve best-in-class off-road capability. With solid axles, removable doors, exposed hinges, a fold-down windshield and innovative removable and convertible tops, Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited retain the brand's coveted core values of freedom, adventure, mastery and authenticity. With room for five adults, Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited remains the only four-door convertible on the market.

DesignThe new 2011 Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited interior highlights include a redesigned instrument panel and new storage areas with improved ergonomics and upgraded materials. A new lockable console and upgraded door armrest areas boast comfortable touch points, while a redesigned center stack is easier to reach and operate. Heated seats and heated power mirrors are now available and drivers and passengers will enjoy automatic temperature controls and enhanced visibility courtesy of larger rear windows.

All-new steering-wheel controls allow the driver to operate the radio, cruise control, handsfree phone and other vehicle functions while keeping hands on the wheel. A new USB device interface connects to storage devices (thumb drives and most MP3 players) for use with the vehicle's Media Center™, which now includes Bluetooth® streaming audio. Twelve-volt accessory outlets have been added and a new 115-volt outlet is available to provide power similar to AC outlets in the home.

In line with traditional Jeep design, hex-head bolts are utilized throughout the interior, and are used to mount a "Jeep, Since 1941" inlay onto the new passenger grab handle.

To provide a more premium appearance, the 2011 Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited Sahara models boast a new, premium, body-color hardtop.

While staying true to its design roots, the Wrangler's appearance holds to tradition yet is contemporary, with clean, crisp lines and improved fit and finish.

Wrangler's signature features remain hallmarks for 2011, including classic round headlamps, a seven-slot grille, trapezoid wheel flares, exposed hinges, a fold-down windshield, sport bar, removable tops and doors, available full-framed or half doors and hard, dual or soft tops.

Several new colors are available for 2011, including Detonator Yellow, Deep Cherry Red, Sahara Tan, Cosmos Blue and Bright White.

EngineeringJeep engineers increased acoustical treatment in the 2011 Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited, resulting in significantly reduced interior noise.

The suspension for the Wrangler is a five-link coil setup with tuned shock absorbers. This setup works with Dana 30 front and next-generation heavy-duty Dana 44 rear axles. The Wrangler Rubicon model uses heavy-duty front and rear Dana 44 axles.

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon also features an electronic-disconnecting front stabilizer bar — called the active sway bar system — which delivers additional wheel travel for challenging terrain.

With high ground clearance combined with short front and rear overhangs, the Jeep Wrangler has the ability to conquer incredibly challenging off-road obstacles, especially severe inclines. Off-road enthusiasts recognize the key numbers: for the Rubicon model, an approach angle of 44.3 degrees, breakover angle of 25.4 degrees and departure angle of 40.4 degrees. Underbody protection is provided by three skid plates, which protect the fuel tank, transfer case and automatic transmission oil pan.

The powerplant for all Jeep Wrangler models is a 3.8-liter V-6 engine producing 202 horsepower (151 kW) and 237 lb.-ft. (321 N⋅m) of torque, backed by a standard six-speed manual gearbox or an available four-speed automatic transmission.

2011 Jeep Wrangler Sport and Sahara models are equipped with the second-generationCommand-Trac® NV241 part-time, two-speed transfer case with a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio.An available Trac-Lok® limited-slip rear differential provides extra torque and grip during slippery, low-traction situations, such as driving over sand, gravel, snow or ice.

The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon model is equipped with 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, an electronic sway bar disconnect and 32-inch BF Goodrich off-road tires.

The Jeep Wrangler is balanced, with minimal body lean when cornering and braking. Suspension geometry provides precise ride and handling characteristics, while lower suspension spring rates provide a softer, more comfortable on-road ride. Electronic stability control (ESC), which aids the driver in maintaining vehicle directional stability in severe driving maneuvers on any type of surface, is standard on the Jeep Wrangler. The ESC system features three modes — "full on," "full off" and "partial on."

Jeep Wrangler's exterior is notable not only for its styling, but also for its open-air options. The innovative Sunrider® soft top, which includes a sunroof in addition to the full top-down option, is standard, while Jeep's Freedom Top®, a three-piece modular hardtop is available. This system features three panels — left and right front-passenger panels and a rear panel — providing more options for open-air driving.

Interior Wrangler volume provides a front-seat area with 54.6 cubic feet of space. Rear seats comfortably accommodate two adults with 48.3 cubic feet of space, and a fold-and-tumble feature allows rear seats to be conveniently stowed for additional storage capacity. There is 17.15 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seat with a lockable, under floor storage area, which secures small items out of sight in the rear cargo area. Wrangler Unlimited features equal front space, 49.4 cubic feet of rear seat area and 43.43 cubic feet behind the rear seat.

In tribute to the heritage of the Jeep brand, the Jeep Wrangler retains the body-on-frame chassis, solid front and rear axles, removable doors, fold-down windshield and most-capable drivetrains that established it as the most capable SUV — period.

Safety and SecurityJeep Wrangler models feature standard ESC, electronic roll mitigation (ERM), all-speed traction control, tire pressure monitoring (TPM), Brake Assist and Hill-start Assist (HSA), which prevents rollback on a graded surface. In addition, available Trailer-sway Control (TSC) monitors vehicle movement relative to the intended path, engaging ESC if the trailer begins to sway outside set parameters.

Connectivity and Infotainment FeaturesCustomers have an array of infotainment technologies for driver safety and passenger enjoyment. The features enable drivers to safely communicate, navigate and select entertainment options using advance voice recognition controls. Passengers can stay entertained with a multitude of features, including SIRIUS Satellite Radio, Bluetooth® streaming audio, Uconnect® Navigation, Uconnect Phone and Uconnect Web.

2011 Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty: Black Ops EditionJeep has partnered with Activision Publishing, Inc., for Call of Duty: Black Ops, one of the world's most popular entertainment experiences. In conjunction with the partnership, the Jeep brand also announced that it will produce a limited-edition 2011 Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty: Black Ops Edition.

"The Jeep brand's partnership with Activision marries the world's most capable and iconic vehicle — the Jeep Wrangler — with one of the world's most popular entertainment experiences," said Manley. "As a result, we are able to expose the Jeep brand and its legendary capability to an entirely new group of consumers."

The 2011 Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited Call of Duty: Black Ops Edition is based on the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon model and features dark Rubicon wheels in a high-gloss Mineral Gray. The vehicle's exterior color is black and features Call of Duty: Black Ops graphics on the roof and front quarter panels. The vehicle also features taillamp guards and a fuel-filler door from Mopar®. Inspired by Call of Duty: Black Ops, the new limited-edition Wrangler delivers legendary Jeep capability, aggressive 32-inch off-road tires, live axles with locking differentials in the front and rear, and a two-speed transfer case.

ManufacturingThe 2011 Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited are built in the Toledo Supplier Park in Toledo, Ohio.



  • Improved Sunrider® soft top with easy-to-remove system
  • Fuel-saver indicator standard on all models
  • New Satin Silver 18-inch aluminum wheels standard on Sahara
  • New Satin Carbon 17-inch aluminum wheels standard on Rubicon
  • Fog lamps standard on all models
  • Tow hooks standard on all models
  • Standard full-length floor console replaces mini console on base two-door Wrangler Sport
  • Uconnect® Phone included with optional Uconnect Navigation
  • Compass and outside temperature readout standard on all models
  • Cloth seats replace standard vinyl seats on base two-door Wrangler Sport
  • Larger, sliding sun visors with mirrors
  • New front dome lamp with on/off switch
  • New two-tone leather seating available on Sahara and Rubicon
  • Surf Blue replaces Jeep Green Metallic Clear Coat exterior color
  • Natural Green replaces Detonator Yellow exterior color
  • Dark Charcoal replaces Sunburst Orange exterior color

  • Sunburt Orange Pearl Coat
  • Deep Water Blue Pearl Coat
  • Drop-in bin added to full center console
  • Storage nets added to lower center stack and side of center console
  • ULEV II emissions replace LEV II emissions on manual transmission vehicles
  • Standard Hill-Start Assist (HSA) prevents rollback on graded surfaces
  • Available Trailer-Sway Control monitors vehicle movement relative to the intended path and activates the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) if the trailer begins to sway outside set parameters

  • Sahara Appearance Group — 18-inch aluminum wheels, bright steering-wheel spokes and air-conditioning outlet rings, front and rear bumper overlays
  • Detonator Yellow exterior color (Wrangler X and Rubicon models)
  • Sunrider® soft top standard on Sahara and Rubicon models
  • Remote Start available
  • Tire-Pressure Monitoring (TPM) system standard
  • Right-hand drive Wrangler X available for U.S. and Canada

  • All-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler comes in three two-door model offerings: Wrangler X, Wrangler Sahara and Wrangler Rubicon
  • 5.5-inch increase in overall width delivers brawnier appearance than predecessor
  • Multiple door, top and windshield combinations; new three-piece modular hardtop and innovative Sunrider soft top
  • Increased ground clearance
  • Larger wheels and tires (16-, 17-, or 18-inch)
  • 4.6 inches more hip room than predecessor
  • 5.1 inches more shoulder room
  • One-inch increase in rear-seat leg room
  • Two-inch increase behind rear seat
  • Available power windows and door locks, full-screen navigation system, 368-watt Alpine® stereo with MP3 capability, SIRIUS Satellite Radio
  • Sahara and Rubicon models feature cloth seats with YES Essentials® seat fabric, an easy-care, soil-repellant and anti-microbial textile (now called stain repel)
  • Fold-and-Tumble™ feature allows rear seats to be stowed for additional storage capacity
  • New 3.8-liter V-6 engine delivers 202 horsepower and 237 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Available with six-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmissions
  • Increased horsepower, torque, and enhanced suspension, results in a towing capacity of 2,000 lbs.
  • Optional towing package includes a rear Dana 44 axle with a 4.10 axle ratio and trailer hitch
  • Available with 16-inch (standard) 17-inch (Sahara and Rubicon) or 18-inch (optional first-time offering on Wrangler) wheels and tires
  • Four-wheel-disc ABS standard on all models with off-road Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) feature enabling sustained wheel lockup for improved performance on plowable surfaces, including gravel, sand and mud
  • All-new 100 percent more rigid frame-in-bending stiffness
  • Two-inch longer wheelbase than predecessor
  • 3.5-inch wider track than predecessor
  • Lower spring rates, advanced shock tuning, increased jounce and rebound travel
  • Enhanced Dana front and rear solid axles
  • Available next-generation Command-Trac® and Rock-Trac® transfer cases
  • New electric axle lockers and electronic-disconnecting front sway bar
  • Advanced multi-stage air bag system inflates with a force appropriate to the severity of an impact and includes the Occupant-Classification System (OCS)
  • Brake Assist senses a panic brake condition and applies maximum braking power
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) aids driver in maintaining vehicle directional stability, providing oversteer and understeer control to maintain vehicle behavior on various road surfaces
  • Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM) observes and monitors the vehicle roll attitude and lateral force to estimate the potential for a rollover situation

  • Paint: Solar Yellow replaces Electric Lime Green
  • Paint: Midnight Blue replaces Patriot Blue
  • Golden Eagle Package offering includes specific logo/script applications on fender and spare tire cover; two-tone premium seat with specific logo treatment; painted center stack bezel; Dana 44 HD rear axle; 15-inch gold aluminum wheels; and 30-inch tires
  • SIRIUS Satellite Radio available on all models except SE

  • New six-speed manual transmission replaces five-speed manual
  • Two new exterior colors added: Impact Orange and Deep Beryl Green
  • Jeep Wrangler Sahara model no longer offered
  • New Premium Audio Group optional on X model
  • New Security Group optional on Sport and Rubicon models
  • New Brake and Traction Group optional on Sport models
  • New Neutral Density fender flares for Rubicon
  • Air conditioning made standard on Sport and Rubicon models
  • Full-size spare tire made standard on all models
  • Full-face steel wheel made standard on SE, X and Sport
  • Convenience Group made standard on X model
  • Seven-speaker system made standard on Sport and Rubicon models
  • Six-disc, in-dash CD changer an option on all models except SE

  • Wrangler Unlimited introduced (mid-year introduction)
  • Right-hand-drive model available for U.S. retail market
  • New 30-inch spare tire cover with Sahara logo
  • Optional locking fuel cap
  • CD player now standard on X, Sport, Sahara and Rubicon
  • Tilt-steering standard on all models

  • Wrangler Rubicon model added
  • 2.4-liter Power Tech, DOHC, 16-valve I-4 engine replaces 2.5-liter engine
  • 42RLE four-speed automatic transmission with skid plate is optional with 2.4-liter and 4.0-liter engines
  • Optional four-wheel disc brakes
  • Sideview mirror redesign
  • New front and rear seats
  • Interior upper head impact protection to meet 2003 federal standard
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren)
  • On-board Refueling Vapor Recovery (ORVR)

  • Wrangler X model added
  • All-new HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system
  • Premium audio system adds front tweeters

  • Four-ply soft top
  • Amplified subwoofer — Optional with all radios
  • New Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
  • Long-life 100,000-mile engine coolant
  • New steering column tilt mechanism
  • User-ready child seat anchorage system
  • Plastic Add-a-trunk

  • NV3550 five-speed manual transmission with synchronized reverse—4.0-liter engine
  • 4.0-liter engine modifications for lower emissions and improved durability
  • Child seat tether anchorages included with rear seat
  • 4.0-liter engine meets Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) requirements in CA, ME, MA, NY, VT and the Northeast Trading Region states

  • Rotary air conditioning controls with bi-level mode
  • Optional AM/FM stereo radio with CD player (mid-year introduction)
  • 2.5-liter engine meets Transitional Low Emission Vehicle (TLEV) standards where required
  • Next-generation driver and front-passenger air bags(a)
  • Passenger air bag cutoff switch (May 1998 introduction)(b)

  • Sentry Key® engine immobilizer theft-deterrent system available (November 1997 introduction)
  • 4.0-liter Power Tech engine meets Transitional Low Emission Vehicle (TLEV) standards where required
  • Dual Top Group (spring 1997 introduction)

  • All-new, refined exterior body panels and hardware
  • Quadra-coil suspension
  • Contemporary interior appearance
  • New frame with outstanding torsional and bending stiffness
  • Driver and passenger air bags

  • Three-speed automatic transmission available with 2.5-liter engine

  • Four-wheel Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) available

  • 4.0-liter Power Tech, OHV, 12-valve SMPI I-6
  • "Power-tech Six" engine replaces 4.2-liter engine

  • Sahara model introduced

  • Initial introduction
(a) Certified to federal regulations that allow less forceful air bags. Always use seat belts. Remember, a back seat is the safest place for children.

(b) Important: Always remove key and replace cover. Rearward-facing child seats may be used in the front seat only with the passenger air bag is turned off.


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