Wrangler Unlimited buyers face quite a variety of choices, as reflected by four trim levels and a variety of additional option packages. All Unlimited models have four-wheel drive and contain a 285-horsepower, 3.6-liter V6 engine that develops 260 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, and you can opt for a five-speed automatic. Command-Trac part-time four-wheel drive is standard, except on the Rubicon, which gets Rock-Trac with a lower low-gear ratio. Fuel economy is estimated at 16 mpg in city driving and 21 mpg on the highway (20 mpg with automatic).
Standard exterior details include a range of 10 body colors, three of them new for 2017. Each Wrangler gets “classic” round headlights, a seven-slot grille, trapezoidal wheel flares, removable doors, exposed hinges, skid plates, a fold-down windshield, a Sunrider soft top with sunroof, and front/rear tow hooks. Removable half-doors are available. Wranglers offer a choice of several axle gear ratios to emphasize either economy or off-road capability. Trailer sway control is standard.
The basic Wrangler Unlimited comes with cloth seat upholstery, air conditioning, eight-speaker audio, black fender flares, halogen headlights, foglamps, roll-up windows, front/rear floor mats, a 60/40 split-folding rear seat, and 16-inch wheels. Mechanical features include Dana front and rear axles, and the Command-Trac part-time two-speed transfer case with a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio. An optional Trac-Lok limited-slip rear differential can provide extra grip in low-traction environments.