5 Reasons Used Jeep Wranglers Are The Ultimate Off-Road Vehicles


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The Jeep Wrangler continually lines off-road trails, beaches and driveways across the nation. With models from the 1970s and onward still reliably performing for enthusiastic owners throughout the country, aspiring Jeep owners may find themselves wondering just what makes Jeep Wranglers so good?! While the Jeep Wrangler has undergone numerous remodels throughout its lifespan, ranging from it's early, pre-"Wrangler" moniker days to the legendary CJs, YJs and TJs, its basic platform and construction method has remained largely the same - a tried-and-true formula reflected even in today's JL Wranglers.

What Makes Jeep Wranglers Special?

Jeep Wranglers rely on this central formula: body-on-frame construction with solid axles. While this method is used by countless trucks and SUVs, the Jeep Wrangler combined the robust construction method used on heavy-duty vehicles, with the more agile dimensions of a smaller car of mid-sized vehicle. This allowed for greater agility, a better off-road wheelbase, superior rigidity while traversing difficult terrain, and an extremely easy to work on layout ideal for modification or the home mechanic.

Without further delay, here's 5 reasons Jeep Wranglers are the ultimate off-road vehicles:

  1. Easy to modify

    As explained above, the layout of the Jeep Wrangler allows for easy modification by either an experienced service mechanic, or even a budding home mechanic. While other manufacturers hide components under guards or make bolts difficult to find, Jeep Wranglers allow drivers to personalize and modify nearly every inch either themselves (with the proper know-how and equipment), or by speaking to any reputable service mechanic.

  2. Tried-and-true 4x4 system

    While other manufacturers may claim 4x4 capabilities, Jeep models utilize tried-and-true transfer cases to split engine power between both the front and rear axles evenly. Models like the Rubicon equipped with both front and rear differential lockers take this a step further, allowing for all four wheels to receive equal quantities of power at all times - making off-roading over rocks or in deep mud and snow possible.

  3. Powerful engines

    Across all generations, Jeep has continually equipped their Wrangler models with formidable powertrains capable of exerting high low-end torque to crawl over even the most difficult terrain. Confident in the cold and steadfast in the heat, Jeep engines like the now-legendary 3.6-liter Pentastar® provide dependability for adventurous drivers.

  4. Solid axle / body-on-frame construction

    Nowadays, manufacturers often opt for independent suspension systems for improved on-road comfort and handling. However, this layout massively deteriorates off-road capability, and the ability to integrate a true four-wheel drive system. Furthermore, the body-on-frame construction means while off-roading, drivers won't fall prey to their vehicles warping and twisting under the pressures exerted by the trail. Another byproduct of this heavy-duty layout is improved safety in the event of an impact.

  5. They're fun to drive

    Ultimately, the final reason to purchase a Jeep Wrangler lies in its most renowned trait: it's just really fun to drive! Whether choosing a manual or automatic transmission, the top-off, doors-off ability of the Jeep Wrangler keeps it in countless drivers' driveways. Behind the wheel of every Jeep Wrangler is a driver grinning ear to ear.

Find Your Jeep Wrangler at Truck Masters

Stop by Truck Masters to browse our selection of used Jeep Wranglers to discover the Jeep model, trim and model year best suited to your preferences and budget. Assisting owners in selecting and purchasing their ideal Jeep, Truck Masters proudly gets drivers behind the wheel of their preferred Jeep Wrangler quickly and efficiently. Stop by today to test drive the iconic Jeep Wrangler!

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