2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon: What to Look Forward To
- February 17, 2017
- Dealership Ohio, Jeep, Wrangler, Wrangler Unlimited
- Posted by Ryan
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The Jeep Wrangler is among the most popular SUVs for going off-road, and the lineup will be expanding for the upcoming model year. The 2017 Wrangler Rubicon Recon will deliver even more off-road capabilities than the previous models. You can find it at Paul Sherry very soon and its increased capabilities will be matched with unique styling features.
Going Off Road with Ease
While the Jeep Wrangler already makes off-roading fun and simple, the Wrangler Rubicon Recon will take this to the next level. The front axle has been upgraded to have heavy-duty end forgings and strengthened tubes. You will also notice that the differential covers in the front and rear are heavy-duty cast and the off-road rock rails were enhanced and shortened, so this 2017 Wrangler can fit 35-inch tires.
As expected, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon uses the part-time 4-wheel drive system the Wrangler is known for. This system has rear and front Dana 44 axles that have electronic locking functionality. Power is sent via the Rock-Trac transfer case featuring its ratio of 4:1, known as “4-Low.” This off-road-ready Wrangler also comes with a standard front and rear axle ratio of 4.1 and Tru-Lok locking differentials. The 73.1:1 crawl ratio is truly impressive and makes it simple to climb obstacles. You can configure this model with the standard 6-speed manual transmission or opt for a 5-speed automatic.
The front steel bumper is winch-capable and has removable end caps. There are red tow hooks in both the front and back. Inside, you get heated seats in black leather complete with Rubicon embroidery. There is leather on the steering wheel, eight speakers, and plenty of black with red stitching. To keep track of everything, this Wrangler has the premium version of the Electronic Vehicle Information Center.
Styling and Colors
Since the 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon is more capable off-road than the other Wrangler trims, Jeep makes it stand out in terms of styling. It has a 0.5-inch lift and 32-inch BF Goodrich KM off-road tires on the new 17-inch aluminum wheels that are painted in a Low Gloss Granite Crystal. You can also add body-color fender flares and/or a Power Dome hood with dual vents and a Rubicon decal in a black silhouette on either side. There are seven exterior colors for the Rubicon Recon Edition, so expect some customization. The Low Gloss Black grille features inserts headlamp rings and inserts in Low Gloss Granite Crystal and there are Low Gloss Black off-road bumpers to match. You also get a red base on a Jeep badge.