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Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Named Best 4x4 of the Decade

Jeep has a serious reason to celebrate, as the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon was named the Best 4x4 Vehicle of the Decade, while the four-door Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon was named the Decade’s Most Significant 4x4 Vehicle. The awards were presented by Australia’s Four Wheeler Magazine.

“Jeep vehicles have earned many awards in the almost 70-year history of the iconic brand, but few have been as prestigious as these accolades from the editors at Four Wheeler magazine,” said Mike Manley, President and CEO – Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC.

“Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is clearly the most capable production vehicle on the planet, and in four-door Unlimited form, families can enjoy the combination of capability, freedom, space and comfort that only Jeep can provide,” he added.

Four Wheeler magazine editor Doug McColloch said: “The JK (current version) Wrangler represented a big step up in on-road ride and handling for Jeep’s flagship ride, yet it’s off-road capability wasn’t compromised in the least.

If anything, it was only enhanced. Considering how competent in the dirt the previous-generation TJ was, that was no small feat for Chrysler engineers to pull off. But somehow they managed to do it, creating the decade’s best four-wheel drive in the process.”


The four-door Wrangler Unlimited has great success in Australia, as this model accounts for 59 percent of the Wrangler sales. The Rubicon is the off-road package and it includes front and rear generation II Dana 44 axles, front and rear electronic lockers, rock rails, electronic sway bar disconnect, 32 spline rear axle with an 8.8 inch ring gear, 4:1 Rock-Trac transfer case and a 4.10 axle gearing.

 
 
 
 
 

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