New Car Overview of the 2005 Jeep Wrangler Mid-Size Sport Utility Vehicle
Description: Mid-Size Sport Utility Vehicle
Base MSRP Range: $17,970 - $28,365
Invoice Price Range: $16,723 - $25,855
Where built: USA
Jeep's icon wagon, which traces to the original Willys MB "jeep" vehicle of World War II fame, skews to five models for 2005 including the Rubicon, a supreme off-road variation, and a stretched version called Wrangler Unlimited.
The long Wrangler adds ten inches to the wheelbase and pushes the structure out for 15 inches, which brings 13 inches more in length to the rear cargo bin plus two inches more legroom for riders on the second-row bench. Latest wild tint for Wrangler is labeled Impact Orange.
A mega-torque in-line-six engine with 4.0-liter displacement is stock for Unlimited and delivers 190-hp through a 4-speed automatic transmission. This version also packs a Dana 30 front axle and a heavy-duty Dana 44 rear axle, tall Goodyear Wrangler GSA tires on 15-inch aluminum wheels by Ravine, plus fog lamps and tow hooks. Comfort gear includes full-length steel doors, air conditioning and power steering, fold-and-tumble back seat and a soft top with rollback roof panel that works like a sunroof.
Wrangler trims of X, Sport, Unlimited and Rubicon pull from the 4.0-liter straight-six, although the SE price-leader employs a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder plant for 147-hp.