The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon: Built to conquer

Jeep Wrangler features two models – the Sahara and the Rubicon. Today, the Auto Mart team focuses on the Jeep Rubicon, highlighting everything from its exterior and interior, to its off-road capabilities and technical specifications. So, if you are thinking of finding a Jeep Wrangler for sale, this is the post to read.

Designed with off road adventure in mind, a new Jeep in this range has a starting price of R563 990, but don’t forget to browse through Auto Mart’s classifieds to find a used Jeep Wrangler in good shape at a great price.

The Wrangler’s Interior

Whether you are in the market for a new Jeep, or looking for a used model, the Rubicon is a true catch. Its interior features are outstanding, offering Sedosa Cloth/Rivet Cloth upholstered seats with accent stitching or McKinley Leather trims.

Rugged in every way, the Jeep Wrangler combines toughness with functionality and beauty to deliver an interior that is durable. The Wrangler models’ interiors can also be washed. With interior drain plugs, getting mud-dirty is not a problem.

Featuring fold and tumble seats, space is not a problem in the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. Storage nets and a storage bin located under the back cargo area also gives ample space for everything from tents to hiking gear.

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It has air conditioning, a leather wrapped steering wheel (featuring your speed and audio control functionalities) and the Alpine Premium Sound System that includes nine Alpine speakers with a 522 watt amplifier and subwoofers.

Other awesome interior features include an audio input jack, power outlets, a centre console that can be locked, optional extras including heated front seats and height adjustable driver seats. Don’t forget about the illuminated features, a stunning automatic temperature control and a rearview mirror with LED map lights.

Also available for the Rubicon model’s interior include the Uconnect 431 System and the Uconnect 735N System. While the 431 System offers stunning features like 6.5 inch colour touchscreen display and a 40 GB hard drive (offer an available space of 28 GB), the 735N System includes GPS Navigation, Bluetooth connectivity and an internal hard drive, to name but a few examples.

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The Outside of the Rubicon Jeep Wrangler for Sale

If you are after that classic Jeep look, the Rubicon will not disappoint. Sporting the all-loved seven slot grille, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon also features a removable top and removable doors. In terms of the roof of your Jeep, you can opt for the topless, hard top or soft top option.

Standard with your Rubicon, the 17 inch wheels are beautifully crafted from Mineral Grey polished aluminium. Whether you are on or off road, the wheels and rims of the Rubicon models are perfect.

High efficiency fog lamps are thrown into your package standard, offering a wide and low beam of light. These fog lamps also boast polycarbonate plastic lenses that offer a resistance to chips.

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Because the Rubicon is an off road monster at heart, models are equipped with 2.5 millimetre stamped steel skid plates on its transfer case as well as its fuel tank.

With the Jeep Rubicon you can also expect moulded fender flares, Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armour OWL (on/off road) tyres and the Premium Rider Soft Top (standard) with removable half doors. Built for the adventurer, the Rubicon model also features a collapsible windscreen.

Colours available for the Rubicon includes Baja Yellow, Sunset Orange, Hydro Blue, Fire Cracker, Anvil, Bright White, Black, Billet Silver and Tank.

Some of the accessories available for the Jeep Wrangler include brushed stainless steel door sill guards, a cover for your spare tyre and either matt black or matt silver hood decal.

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The Capable Jeep Wrangler

From mud and rock, to snow and sand, the Jeep Wrangler for sale prides itself on its capabilities. The standard 3.6 litre Pentastar VVT V6 petrol engine, coupled with a six speed manual transmission, delivers power without huge sacrifices on its fuel efficiency.

Fitted with the Rock-Trac 4WD System standard, the Rubicon can go anywhere. The 4:1 low gear ratio allows you to take on rough terrain at lower speeds, increasing the torque where it is needed – the wheels.

When it comes to capability, the Rubicon and Sahara models were tested in five off road categories that include ground clearance, articulation, traction, water fording and manoeuvrability.

In terms of water fording, this model Jeep for sale features additional seals for both the electrical components as well as the body. It also features a high air intake location, allowing you to take on streams in adventures.

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Articulations in the Jeep Rubicon also adds to its capabilities. The suspension system maximises flexibility, wheel travel as well as axle articulation, delivering a Jeep that is ready to perform both off road and on. The system standards also indicate that, when one wheel is elevated, the others stay on the ground longer.

In terms of ground clearance, you can benefit from the standard skid plates as well as optimised departure, approach and break over angles. Described as having athletic abilities, the Rubicon is fitted with precision steering as well as an optimised wheelbase.

The Rubicon is also fitted with Jeep’s Tru-Lock electronic locking differentials both in the rear and front, the Dana 44 heavy-duty axles, Hill Strat Assist, Hill Descent Control and a disconnect system for the sway bar.

Specifications of the Rubicon in terms of Capability

2 Door Jeep Rubicon 4 Door Rubicon
Water Fording Depth508 millimetres508 millimetres
Departure Angle28˚28˚
Approach Angle35˚35˚
Breakover Angle22˚18˚
Ground Clearance223 millimetres220 millimetres

Safety and Technical Specifications for the Rubicon

Safety and security was most definitely a feature not overlooked in the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. This Wrangler for sale features advanced multistage front airbags, halogen fog and headlamps as well as a VSS (Vehicle Security System) that conforms to specific requirements set out to curb vehicle crimes.

The Sentry Key Engine Immobiliser makes use of a uniquely embedded key code that is matched to your vehicle, while the integration of high strength steel provides a vehicle stiffness as well as an improved performance in terms of side-impact.

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Other awesome features of the Jeep Rubicon include a monitoring system for tyre pressure, ABS, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM), ABS with brake assist, and Trailer Sway Control (TSC).

Performance and Technical Specifications for the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

Engine3.6 l Pentastar V6
Power209 kW at 6 350 rpm
Torque347 Nm at 4 300 rpm
Fuel SystemSequential Multipoint, Electronic Fuel Injection
Fuel Tank Capacity in litre70.4 / 85.17
GVW Rating when properly equipped in kg
(2 Door / 4 Door)
2 268 / 2 540
Maximum Towing Capacity when properly equipped in kg
(2 Door / 4 Door)
1 000 / 2 000
Wheelbase in mm
(2 Door / 4 Door)
2 268 / 2 947
Overall Length in mm
(2 Door / 4 Door)
4 223 / 4 751
Overall Width in mm
(2 Door / 4 Door)
1 873 / 1 877
Height in mm
(2 Door / 4 Door)
1 825 / 1865
Track in mm1 572

Ready to find an amazing deal on a used Jeep Wrangler? Visit www.AutoMart.co.za for great deals on a Jeep Wrangler for sale. Don’t forget to download the Auto Mart Android App FREE from the GooglePlay store and find a Jeep Wrangler that matches your adventurous heart!

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