It seems a little odd that a rugged off-road vehicle like a Jeep Wrangler could be dressed up – as far as the interior is concerned – to the nines. But that’s what Jeep was able to do with the Wrangler 70th Anniversary Edition.
As part of their 70th anniversary celebration, Jeep has decided to roll out special edition models for five of their SUVs: the Compass , Grand Cherokee , Liberty , Patriot , and Wrangler SUVs. Each of the SUVs will come with their own interior upgrades, despite the fact that no exterior modifications and performance tune-ups were made on these vehicles.
Anybody interested in scooping up the special edition Wrangler, and the other variant models, will be glad to know that the brand is set to release the SUVs by the first quarter this year. Color options for all five models will include Bronze Star, Bright Silver, and Black.
Details on the Jeep Wrangler 70th Anniversary Edition after the jump
Gallery Jeep Wrangler
Exterior and Interior
The Jeep Wrangler 70th Anniversary Edition has no shortage of interior upgrades, but unfortunately, the same can’t be said for it’s exterior. About the only things done on the Wrangler’s exterior include the addition of a 70th Anniversary Edition logo and a set of 18” wheels.
As for the interior, that’s where things get a little more interesting. There are Dark Olive seats with perforated leather inserts and Chestnut accent stitching and piping, an automatic shift knob with satin-chrome cap bezel, satin-chromed HVAC rings, front door pulls and grab handle, a door armrest center console dressed in Dark Olive with Chestnut accent, a leather steering wheel with Chestnut accent, Berber floor mats with Chestnut binding, unique cluster overlay and needles, Mopar brushed-aluminum sill plates, and a 70th Anniversary logo on the radio screen.
For all the upgrades done on the interior, the Jeep Wrangler 70th Anniversary Edition doesn’t come with any powertrain upgrades so don’t expect it to come with a monster engine. What it does come with is a 3.8-Liter V6 sequential multi-port injection engine that produces 202 horsepower at 5,200 rpm and 237 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm.
2011 Jeep Wrangler
The Jeep Wrangler 70th Anniversary Edition can be had for a princely sum of $32,120.
The Wrangler is Jeep’s off-road SUV, which means that it doesn’t have a lot of competitors compared to other Jeep models. Nonetheless, one rival model that’s a worthy competitor for the Wrangler is Toyota’s FJ Cruiser.
The FJ Cruiser is powered by a 4.0-liter V6 engine that produces 239-horsepower. The pronounced advantage of the FJ Cruiser’s output is right in line with the higher price tag it comes with compared to the Wrangler. Since the car’s a special edition model, then it becomes a matter of preference. Style over substance, or substance over style?
- Rugged exterior, dressed-up interior
- It’s tough all around
- Classic look never gets old
- Dressed up off-roader tough to get dirty
- The FJ Cruiser is a pretty nice alternative
- A little on the expensive side