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2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4x4 Review

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A three-quarter front view of a maroon 2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4x4

In short: An extended version of the iconic Jeep.

Sturdy and rugged, this four-passenger SUV does not require a road. The Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon boasts an all-wheel drive along with traction control, and squeezes in a little connectivity with a SIRIUS satellite radio.

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Warranty/Service: Three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty and 24-hour towing assistance; lifetime powertrain limited warranty.

Base Price: $29,535 /As tested: $35,125

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 4-passenger, 2-door SUV

Engine: 3.8-liter V6 SMPI
Horsepower: 202 hp @ 5,000 rpm
Torque: 237 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm
Transmission: 4-speed automatic

Curb weight: 4,103 lbs
Wheelbase: 95.4 in
Length/Width/Height: 163.8/82.8/72.4 in
Turning circle: 34.9 ft

Brakes: four-wheel disc with ABS
live front and rear axles
traction control

Safety: multi-stage front air bags

0-60 mph:
Top Speed: n/a

EPA City: 15 mpg
EPA Highway: 19 mpg

Smog Index: .4

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