The asphalt doesn’t stand a chance in 2012. Winner of the prestigious Ward’s 10 Best Engines award, the redesigned 3.6L Pentastar V-6 in the 2012 Jeep® Wrangler just keeps climbing – literally and figuratively. Now with 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque and offering a new 5-speed automatic transmission, this year’s engine eclipses previous versions while delivering a 10% increase in fuel efficiency, up to 21 miles per gallon on the highway.
The new Wrangler reaches 60 mph in just 6.7 seconds. But as Jeep enthusiasts know, off-roading is most important, and the Wrangler really shows its teeth on the trails, powering over rocky inclines and maneuvering down the toughest of trails. Take your pick: fording water hazards, climbing the most treacherous terrain, or weaving the traffic. The new Pentastar V-6 in the 2012 Wrangler is simply dominant.