2010 Jeep Wrangler What`s New

2010 Jeep Wrangler What`s New
September 1, 2009
Todd Goyer
2010 Jeep® Wrangler: The Benchmark Off-road Vehicle
New for 2010:
Improved Sunrider® soft top with easy-to-remove system
Fuel-saver indicator standard on all models
New Satin Silver 18-inch aluminum wheels standard on Sahara
New Satin Carbon 17-inch aluminum wheels standard on Rubicon
Fog lamps standard on all models
Tow hooks standard on all models
Standard full-length floor console replaces mini console on base two-door Wrangler Sport
Uconnect™ Phone included with optional Uconnect Navigation
Compass and outside temperature readout standard on all models
Cloth seats replace standard vinyl seats on base two-door Wrangler Sport
Larger, sliding sun visors with mirrors
New front dome lamp with on/off switch
New two-tone leather seating available on Sahara and Rubicon
Surf Blue replaces Jeep Green Metallic Clear Coat exterior color
Natural Green replaces Detonator Yellow exterior color
Dark Charcoal replaces Sunburst Orange exterior color
September 1, 2009 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - With more than 68 years of legendary off-road capability, the 2010 Jeep®
Wrangler doesn’t sacrifice anything inside the cabin, offering safety and convenience features, interior space,
versatility and comfort.
Whether choosing a Wrangler Sport, Sahara or Rubicon® model, 2010 Jeep Wrangler customers will experience
best-in-class off-road capability in a true open-air sport-utility vehicle.
The 2010 Jeep Wrangler adds even more refinement with a new and improved Sunrider® soft-top system, making it
even easier to remove the top for that open-air experience on- or off-road.
The Sunrider soft top is redesigned with a new cable-top system that allows customers to easily open and close the
top within minutes. The improved soft top features a simplified removal system, eliminating the need to un-tuck and
tuck the side rails when opening and closing the top.
The 2010 Jeep Wrangler models include a fuel-saver indicator. The fuel-saver indicator provides drivers with
continuous feedback on fuel consumption. The fuel-saver indicator will display when driving in a fuel-efficient
Other standard features include compass and outside temperature display, fog lamps, tow hooks and larger sliding
sun visors with mirrors.
Jeep Sahara and Rubicon models now feature new optional two-tone leather seating. And the Wrangler Sport model
now features a new full-length floor console. In addition, cloth seats replace standard vinyl seats.
The 2010 Jeep Wrangler models feature a 3.8-liter V-6 engine, which generates 202 horsepower (151 kW) and 237
lb.-ft. (321 N•m) of torque, backed by a standard six-speed manual gearbox or an available four-speed automatic
The 2010 Jeep Wrangler Sport and Sahara models are equipped with the Command-Trac® NV241 part-time, twospeed transfer case with a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio. An available Trac-Lok® limited-slip rear differential provides
extra torque and grip during slippery, low-traction situations, such as driving over sand, gravel, snow or ice.
The 2010 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon model is equipped with an Off-Road Rock-Trac® NV241 two-speed transfer case
with a 4.0:1 low-range gear ratio, as well as electric front- and rear-axle lockers, an electronic sway-bar disconnect
and 32-inch off-road tires.
The ultimate Jeep
69 years later, Jeep continues to offer legendary capability
Benchmark Jeep characteristics
Off-road capability
Dana front and rear solid axles, available next-generation Command-Trac® and Rock-Trac®
transfer cases and electric axle lockers
Electronic-disconnecting sway bar – Active Sway Bar System
Equipped with skid plates, tow hooks and available 32-inch BF Goodrich tires
A standard 3.8-liter V-6 engine with 202 horsepower (151 kW) and 237 lb.-ft. (321 N•m) of
torque includes a standard six-speed manual transmission or four-speed automatic
Interior space and comfort
Front-seat area provides 54.6 cubic-feet of space for comfortable shoulder and hip room,
while rear-seat space is 48.3 cubic-feet
Space behind the rear seat provides more comfort, ergonomics and storage capacity
56.5 cu.-ft. of cargo volume behind front seats
17.1 cu.-ft. of cargo volume behind rear seats
On-road refinement
Torsionally stiff frame resists bending
Wheelbase at 95.4 inches, which contributes to a smooth ride and quiet cabin
Advanced shock tuning and heavy-duty powertrain and body mounts isolate passenger
compartment from vibrations
Open-air fun
Only true 4x4 convertible
Standard Sunrider® soft top provides options for open-air driving, while the Freedom Top®
three-piece modular hard top provides a second, easy open-air option
Safety features
Hill-start Assist (HSA)
Available Trailer-sway Control (TSC)
Advanced Multi-stage Air Bags
Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
Brake Assist
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren)
Electronic-roll Mitigation (ERM)
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
Energy-absorbing steering column
Seat-Belt Pretensioners
Seat-mounted Side Air Bags
Side-impact Door Beams
Tire-pressure Monitoring (TPM)
True to Jeep heritage
Features classic round headlamps, signature seven-slot grille, wide wheel flares, exposed forged hinges,
fold-down windshield, sport bar, removable tops and doors, and washable interior
Rugged Jeep character with new conveniences and features
Available Uconnect™ Navigation with UConnect Phone, six-disc stereo, MP3 player and SIRIUS Satellite
Radio provide the latest interior conveniences
Available power windows and door locks are designed so that doors may be easily removed
2009 Model Year
Sunburt Orange Pearl Coat
Deep Water Blue Pearl Coat
Drop-in bin added to full center console
Storage nets added to lower center stack and side of center console
ULEV II emissions replace LEV II emissions on manual transmission vehicles
Standard Hill-Start Assist (HSA) prevents rollback on graded surfaces
Available Trailer-Sway Control monitors vehicle movement relative to the intended path and activates the
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) if the trailer begins to sway outside set parameters
2008 Model Year
Sahara Appearance Group – 18-inch aluminum wheels, bright steering-wheel spokes and air-conditioning
outlet rings, front and rear bumper overlays
Detonator Yellow exterior color (Wrangler X and Rubicon models)
Sunrider® soft top standard on Sahara and Rubicon models
Remote Start available
Tire-Pressure Monitoring (TPM) system standard
Right-hand drive Wrangler X available for U.S. and Canada
2007 Model Year
All-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler comes in three two-door model offerings: Wrangler X, Wrangler Sahara and
Wrangler Rubicon
5.5-inch increase in overall width delivers brawnier appearance than predecessor
Multiple door, top and windshield combinations; new three-piece modular hardtop and innovative
Sunrider soft top
Increased ground clearance
Larger wheels and tires (16-, 17-, or 18-inch)
4.6 inches more hip room than predecessor
5.1 inches more shoulder room
One-inch increase in rear-seat leg room
Two-inch increase behind rear seat
Available power windows and door locks, full-screen navigation system, 368-watt Alpine® stereo with
MP3 capability, SIRIUS Satellite Radio
Sahara and Rubicon models feature cloth seats with YES Essentials® seat fabric, an easy-care, soilrepellant and anti-microbial textile (now called stain repel)
Fold-and-Tumble™ feature allows rear seats to be stowed for additional storage capacity
New 3.8-liter V-6 engine delivers 202 horsepower and 237 lb.-ft. of torque
Available with six-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmissions
Increased horsepower, torque, and enhanced suspension, results in a towing capacity of 2,000 lbs.
Optional towing package includes a rear Dana 44 axle with a 4.10 axle ratio and trailer hitch
Available with 16-inch (standard) 17-inch (Sahara and Rubicon) or 18-inch (optional first-time offering on
Wrangler) wheels and tires
Four-wheel-disc ABS standard on all models with off-road Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) feature enabling
sustained wheel lockup for improved performance on plowable surfaces, including gravel, sand and mud
All-new 100 percent more rigid frame-in-bending stiffness
Two-inch longer wheelbase than predecessor
3.5-inch wider track than predecessor
Lower spring rates, advanced shock tuning, increased jounce and rebound travel
Enhanced Dana front and rear solid axles
Available next-generation Command-Trac® and Rock-Trac® transfer cases
New electric axle lockers and electronic-disconnecting front sway bar
Advanced multi-stage air bag system inflates with a force appropriate to the severity of an impact and
includes the Occupant-Classification System (OCS)
Brake Assist senses a panic brake condition and applies maximum braking power
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) aids driver in maintaining vehicle directional stability, providing
oversteer and understeer control to maintain vehicle behavior on various road surfaces
Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM) observes and monitors the vehicle roll attitude and lateral force to
estimate the potential for a rollover situation
2006 Model Year
Paint: Solar Yellow replaces Electric Lime Green
Paint: Midnight Blue replaces Patriot Blue
Golden Eagle Package offering includes specific logo/script applications on fender and spare tire cover;
two-tone premium seat with specific logo treatment; painted center stack bezel; Dana 44 HD rear axle;
15-inch gold aluminum wheels; and 30-inch tires
SIRIUS Satellite Radio available on all models except SE
2005 Model Year
New six-speed manual transmission replaces five-speed manual
Two new exterior colors added: Impact Orange and Deep Beryl Green
Jeep Wrangler Sahara model no longer offered
New Premium Audio Group optional on X model
New Security Group optional on Sport and Rubicon models
New Brake and Traction Group optional on Sport models
New Neutral Density fender flares for Rubicon
Air conditioning made standard on Sport and Rubicon models
Full-size spare tire made standard on all models
Full-face steel wheel made standard on SE, X and Sport
Convenience Group made standard on X model
Seven-speaker system made standard on Sport and Rubicon models
Six-disc, in-dash CD changer an option on all models except SE
2004 Model Year
Wrangler Unlimited introduced (mid-year introduction)
Right-hand-drive model available for U.S. retail market
New 30-inch spare tire cover with Sahara logo
Optional locking fuel cap
CD player now standard on X, Sport, Sahara and Rubicon
Tilt-steering standard on all models
2003 Model Year
Wrangler Rubicon model added
2.4-liter Power Tech, DOHC, 16-valve I-4 engine replaces 2.5-liter engine
42RLE four-speed automatic transmission with skid plate is optional with 2.4-liter and 4.0-liter engines
Optional four-wheel disc brakes
Sideview mirror redesign
New front and rear seats
Interior upper head impact protection to meet 2003 federal standard
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren)
On-board Refueling Vapor Recovery (ORVR)
2002 Model Year
Wrangler X model added
All-new HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system
Premium audio system adds front tweeters
2001 Model Year
Four-ply soft top
Amplified subwoofer — Optional with all radios
New Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
Long-life 100,000-mile engine coolant
New steering column tilt mechanism
User-ready child seat anchorage system
Plastic Add-a-trunk
2000 Model Year
NV3550 five-speed manual transmission with synchronized reverse—4.0-liter engine
4.0-liter engine modifications for lower emissions and improved durability
Child seat tether anchorages included with rear seat
4.0-liter engine meets Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) requirements in CA, ME, MA, NY, VT and the
Northeast Trading Region states
1999 Model Year
Rotary air conditioning controls with bi-level mode
Optional AM/FM stereo radio with CD player (mid-year introduction)
2.5-liter engine meets Transitional Low Emission Vehicle (TLEV) standards where required
Next-generation driver and front-passenger air bags(a)
Passenger air bag cutoff switch (May 1998 introduction)(b)
1998 Model Year
Sentry Key® engine immobilizer theft-deterrent system available (November 1997 introduction)
4.0-liter Power Tech engine meets Transitional Low Emission Vehicle (TLEV) standards where required
Dual Top Group (spring 1997 introduction)
1997 Model Year
All-new, refined exterior body panels and hardware
Quadra-coil suspension
Contemporary interior appearance
New frame with outstanding torsional and bending stiffness
Driver and passenger air bags
1994 Model Year
Three-speed automatic transmission available with 2.5-liter engine
1993 Model Year
Four-wheel Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) available
1991 Model Year
4.0-liter Power Tech, OHV, 12-valve SMPI I-6
“Power-tech Six” engine replaces 4.2-liter engine
1988 Model Year
Sahara model introduced
1987 Model Year
Initial introduction
(a) Certified to federal regulations that allow less forceful air bags. Always use seat belts. Remember, a back seat is
the safest place for children.
(b) Important: Always remove key and replace cover. Rearward-facing child seats may be used in the front seat only
with the passenger air bag is turned off.
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