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Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)
Segment: Small SUV

Jeep introduced a new generation of its already famous Wrangler lineup in 2006, and the world expected big changes on this model.

And they were.

Developed during the DaimlerChrysler association, the Wrangler JK came in three main trim levels: Wrangler X, Sahara, and Rubicon. The latter became a true off-road gladiator fighting with the mighty Mercedes-Benz G-Class and beating it at its own game.

The Rubicon was similar in shape and size to the Sahara version from the outside. Yet, the off-road designated tires and the flared wheel arches were unique for the model. Due to the new wheels, the car was 36 mm (1.4") taller than the rest of the range. Also, at the front, the car featured a thicker metallic bumper covered with a plastic trim to respect the pedestrian protection rules. That metallic part was specially made to accommodate a winch. In addition, it was fitted with a removable hardtop, which couldn't be carried with the car. But, as insurance against bad weather, a canvas top was available.

The interior was good for two people on the front seats. It is true that it also sported a pair of seats in the back, but it was hard to accommodate anyone in there due to the limited legroom. Yet, in case of emergency, it was possible. The carmaker installed a thick steering wheel and tall seatback seats for the front occupants.

Depending on the market, the Rubicon was available with either a gasoline or a turbodiesel powerplant. It sent the power to the rear wheels, in normal driving mode, or to all four via a two-speed transfer case. The low-range featured a 4.0:1 gearing, which was unique on the market. Moreover, its Dana axles sported locking differentials. On top of that, the front stabilizer bar could have been electrically disconnected via a designated button.

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JEEP Wrangler Rubicon 2006 - 2018
  2 gasoline engines
  • 3.6L V6 5AT (284 HP)
  • 3.8L 4AT (198 HP)
  4 diesel engines
  • 2.8L CRD 5AT (177 HP)
  • 2.8L CRD 5AT (200 HP)
  • 2.8L CRD 6MT (177 HP)
  • 2.8L CRD 6MT (200 HP)
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JEEP Wrangler Rubicon Brochure

JEEP Wrangler Rubicon 3.6L V6 5AT (284 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.6L V6 5AT (284 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
3604 cm3
Power
208.9 KW @ 6350 RPM
284 HP @ 6350 RPM
280 BHP @ 6350 RPM
Torque
252 lb-ft @ 4300 RPM
342 Nm @ 4300 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
17.4 gallons (65.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
112 mph (180 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
8.1 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
255/75R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
166.14 in (4220 mm)
Width
73.62 in (1870 mm)
Height
70.86 in (1800 mm)
Front/rear Track
61.81/61.81 in (1,570/1,570 mm)
Wheelbase
95.27 in (2420 mm)
Ground Clearance
9.3 in (236 mm)
Cargo Volume
5 cuFT (142 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.55
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3810 lbs (1728 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5000 lbs (2268 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
15.1 mpg US (15.6 L/100Km)
Highway
26.7 mpg US (8.8 L/100Km)
Combined
20.8 mpg US (11.3 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
263 g/km

JEEP Wrangler Rubicon 3.8L 4AT (198 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.8L 4AT (198 HP)
Cylinders
L6
Displacement
3778 cm3
Power
144 KW @ 5000 RPM
196 HP @ 5000 RPM
193 BHP @ 5000 RPM
Torque
232 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
315 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
17.4 gallons (65.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
112 mph (180 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
9.6 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
255/75R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
166.14 in (4220 mm)
Width
73.62 in (1870 mm)
Height
70.86 in (1800 mm)
Front/rear Track
61.81/61.81 in (1,570/1,570 mm)
Wheelbase
95.27 in (2420 mm)
Ground Clearance
9.3 in (236 mm)
Cargo Volume
5 cuFT (142 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.55
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3792 lbs (1720 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4835 lbs (2193 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
14.34 mpg US (16.4 L/100Km)
Highway
26.72 mpg US (8.8 L/100Km)
Combined
20.27 mpg US (11.6 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
275 g/km

JEEP Wrangler Rubicon 2.8L CRD 5AT (177 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.8L CRD 5AT (177 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2777 cm3
Power
130 KW @ 3800 RPM
177 HP @ 3800 RPM
174 BHP @ 3800 RPM
Torque
302 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM
410 Nm @ 2000 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
17.4 gallons (65.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
112 mph (180 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
11.2 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
255/75R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
166.14 in (4220 mm)
Width
73.62 in (1870 mm)
Height
70.86 in (1800 mm)
Front/rear Track
61.81/61.81 in (1,570/1,570 mm)
Wheelbase
95.27 in (2420 mm)
Ground Clearance
9.3 in (236 mm)
Cargo Volume
5 cuFT (142 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.55
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3990 lbs (1810 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4813 lbs (2183 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
19.4 mpg US (12.1 L/100Km)
Highway
28.7 mpg US (8.2 L/100Km)
Combined
24.2 mpg US (9.7 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
255 g/km

JEEP Wrangler Rubicon 2.8L CRD 5AT (200 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.8L CRD 5AT (200 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2777 cm3
Power
147.1 KW @ 3600 RPM
200 HP @ 3600 RPM
197 BHP @ 3600 RPM
Torque
302 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM
410 Nm @ 2000 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
17.4 gallons (65.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
107 mph (172 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
10.6 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
255/75R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
166.14 in (4220 mm)
Width
73.62 in (1870 mm)
Height
70.86 in (1800 mm)
Front/rear Track
61.81/61.81 in (1,570/1,570 mm)
Wheelbase
95.27 in (2420 mm)
Ground Clearance
9.3 in (236 mm)
Cargo Volume
5 cuFT (142 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.55
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4041 lbs (1833 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5525 lbs (2506 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
23.1 mpg US (10.2 L/100Km)
Highway
30.5 mpg US (7.7 L/100Km)
Combined
27.4 mpg US (8.6 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
227 g/km

JEEP Wrangler Rubicon 2.8L CRD 6MT (177 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.8L CRD 6MT (177 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2777 cm3
Power
130 KW @ 3800 RPM
177 HP @ 3800 RPM
174 BHP @ 3800 RPM
Torque
302 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM
410 Nm @ 2000 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
17.4 gallons (65.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
112 mph (180 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
11.2 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
255/75R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
166.14 in (4220 mm)
Width
73.62 in (1870 mm)
Height
70.86 in (1800 mm)
Front/rear Track
61.81/61.81 in (1,570/1,570 mm)
Wheelbase
95.27 in (2420 mm)
Ground Clearance
9.3 in (236 mm)
Cargo Volume
5 cuFT (142 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.55
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3924.22 lbs (1780 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4746.55 lbs (2153 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
18.5 mpg US (12.7 L/100Km)
Highway
28.3 mpg US (8.3 L/100Km)
Combined
23.7 mpg US (9.9 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
263 g/km

JEEP Wrangler Rubicon 2.8L CRD 6MT (200 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.8L CRD 6MT (200 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2777 cm3
Power
147.1 KW @ 3600 RPM
200 HP @ 3600 RPM
197 BHP @ 3600 RPM
Torque
302 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM
410 Nm @ 2000 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
17.4 gallons (65.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
107 mph (172 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
10.6 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
255/75R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
166.14 in (4220 mm)
Width
73.62 in (1870 mm)
Height
70.86 in (1800 mm)
Front/rear Track
61.81/61.81 in (1,570/1,570 mm)
Wheelbase
95.27 in (2420 mm)
Ground Clearance
9.3 in (236 mm)
Cargo Volume
5 cuFT (142 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.55
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4068 lbs (1845 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5525 lbs (2506 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
28.3 mpg US (8.3 L/100Km)
Highway
36.2 mpg US (6.5 L/100Km)
Combined
33.1 mpg US (7.1 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
187 g/km
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