Yes, it’s another special edition Jeep Wrangler, but it’s a good one. Celebrating a decade of high performance off-roading, Jeep releases the 2013 Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition. Loaded with lots of hardcore features, this is said to be the most capable production Wrangler ever.
The 10th anniversary model comes as a two-door Wrangler or four-door Wrangler Unlimited, powered by the Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 engine producing 285 horsepower and 260 ft.-lbs. of torque. They can be had with either a standard six-speed manual or available five-speed automatic transmission.
The 4×4 system in this Jeep is a bit complicating. It includes a part-time four-wheel-drive system that has electronic-locking front and rear Dana 44 axles that receive power through a Rock-Trac transfer case with a “4-Low” ratio of 4:1. A 4.10 axle ratio front and rear is also standard as are Tru-Lok locking differentials. What that means in pain English is that no matter the terrain, you can get this thing stuck.
Exclusive features of the 10th anniversary Rubicon model include increased ride height, new 17-inch wheels, BF Goodrich KM2 265/70R17 tires, black front and rear steel off-road bumpers with removable end caps and a winch-capable design, dual-intake Power Dome hood, Mopar two hooks and rock rails, plus black fuel filler door and tail lamp guards.
Roof arrangements include the standard Premium Sunrider soft top and is available with a black three-piece Freedom hard top or body-color hard top. Interior is garnished with “Rubicon 10th Anniversary” embroidered into the front seat backs grab, red stitching and a top-notch infotainment system.
The 10th Anniversary Rubicon model goes on sale in Spring 2013. Pricing is yet to be revealed.