2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon
Posted on March 11, 2020
It's car show season, so it feels like a new, and exciting vehicle is being introduced every day. That is certainly the case with our friends at FCA. At the recent 2017 Chicago Auto Show, Jeep showcased the soon to be released 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon. This new trim level is already inspiring excitement with everyone here at Caledon Chrysler so you know it has to be special. According to Mike Manley, the Head of Jeep Brand - FCA Global, this latest SUV is unique because it comes with, "…an array of beefed up off-road components," and it should be "…the perfect Wrangler for our most loyal, diehard off-road enthusiast who love to tackle the most demanding trails."
Let's take a closer look at the SUV that has created a buzz amongst off-road enthusiast across North America.
The 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon is based on the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon trim, so there are few things we know for sure. Powering this special SUV is a 3.6-liter V6 24-Valve VVT engine that produces 260 horsepower at 4,800 rpm and 285 lb.-ft. of torque at 6,400 rpm. You get a standard six-speed manual transmission or you can add a five-speed automatic transmission that features Hill Descent Control and up to a 3.73 Front / Rear Axle Ratio. One of the benefits of the 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon is the impressive crawl ratio of 73.1:1 that makes climbing obstacles easier. Off-road drivers will appreciate the standard part-time shift-on-the-fly 4x4 system that has electronic-locking front and rear Dana 44 axles. The heavy-duty forgings, heavy-duty cast front and rear differential covers and enhanced off-road rock rails will make the 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon the perfect SUV to take on even the most demanding adventures.
Style and Convenience
While you're out battling the elements in the 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon, you'll also be looking and feeling great behind the wheel. This tough SUV is available in seven exterior colours including Firecracker Red, Gobi, Rhino, and Granite Crystal Metallic. The trademark Jeep grille comes in a low-gloss black finish with low-gloss granite crystal inserts and headlamp rings. There are also optional body-colour fender flares and a dual-vented Power Dome hood featuring a black-silhouette "Rubicon" decal on both sides. As far as comfort, the 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon comes standard with embroidered black leather heated seats, all-weather slush mats with a red accent "Jeep" logo, and a leather-wrapped steering with red accent stitching. To keep you entertained and connected, you also get an eight-speaker audio system, available SiriusXM satellite radio, and a gauge cluster that features a premium Electronic Vehicle Information Centre that gives you vital off-roading information like oil pressure, transmission and coolant temperatures, and tire pressure.
The bottom line is that if you plan on doing any off-road driving in 2017, you should seriously considering doing it in the 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon. To find out the exact release date, and to reserve a test-drive in advance, please contact the experts at Caledon Chrysler today.