All-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler - Jeep® Elevates
Icon: Introduces All-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler
January 9, 2006
Jeep® Elevates Icon: Introduces All-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler
65 Years Later, Jeep® Continues to Offer More Legendary Capability
- More Off-road Capability – Increased ground clearance, larger wheels
and tires, 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
- More On-road Refinement – All-new 100 percent stiffer frame in
bending, 2-inch longer wheelbase, 3.5-inch wider track, lower spring
rates, advanced shock tuning, increased jounce and rebound travel
- More Interior Space and Comfort – 4.6 inches more hip and 5.1 inches
more shoulder room combined with additional 2 inches in couple, 1 inch
in rear-seat leg room and 2 inches behind rear seat
- More Open-air Options – Dozens of different door, top and windshield
combinations; new three-piece modular hardtop and innovative Sunrider™
- More Power and Torque – New 3.8-liter V-6 engine with 205 horsepower
and 240 lb.-ft. of torque
- More Safety – Electronic Stability Program (ESP), electronic roll
mitigation, dual-stage air bags, seat-mounted side air bags and Occupant
Classification System (OCS)
- More Convenience – Available power windows and door locks,
full-screen navigation system, 368-watt Alpine® stereo with MP3
capability, SIRIUS Satellite Radio
Jeep® introduces the all-new 2007 Wrangler, the most capable off-road
vehicle in the world - and more.
A direct descendent of the original Jeep - the 1941 Willys MB - the
all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler evolves from more than 65 years of legendary
4x4 leadership. Building on the successful, original Jeep formula with an
all-new frame, exterior and interior design, engine, and safety and
convenience features, Jeep Wrangler delivers more capability, interior
space and comfort, refinement, power and open-air fun.
"The all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler blazes a trail no other vehicle can
follow," said Jeff Bell, Vice President – Jeep, Chrysler Group. "Just as
it did when it first debuted in 1941, Jeep Wrangler sets a new benchmark
in off-road capability.
"With more off-road capability, more versatility, more power, more
on-road refinement, and more comfort and space, the all-new 2007 Jeep
Wrangler continues its legacy as the Jeep brand icon. Simply put, it is
the best Jeep Wrangler ever," added Bell.
Offered in three models - Wrangler X, Sahara and Rubicon - the all-new
2007 Jeep Wrangler is lean, rugged and simple, achieving best-in-class
off-road capability while delivering a true open-air driving experience.
With solid axles, removable doors, exposed hinges, a fold-down windshield
and innovative removable and convertible tops, Jeep Wrangler retains the
brand's coveted core values of freedom, adventure, mastery and
With dozens of different top, door and windshield combinations, nine
unique exterior colors and available 16-, 17- or 18-inch wheels, the
all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler provides a customized appearance for a variety
More Legendary Off-road Capability
From ground clearance to articulation to traction, Jeep engineers
focused on more than 50 functional objectives during development of the
all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler. The result is the ultimate "out-of-the-box"
off-road vehicle with all the necessary features to "go anywhere and do
"Re-engineered and redesigned from the ground up, the all-new 2007 Jeep
Wrangler is the most capable Wrangler in its 65-year history," said Mike
Donoughe, Vice President – Body-on-frame Product Team. "With more ground
clearance, better wheel articulation and advanced off-road hardware, Jeep
Wrangler is designed to tackle the toughest off-road obstacles."
Improved ground clearance, combined with short front and rear
overhangs, enables the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler to navigate the world's
most challenging off-road trails, especially severe inclines. A
boulder-friendly approach angle of 44.3 degrees and breakover angle of
25.4 degrees, along with a 40.4 degree departure angle, once again make
the 2007 Jeep Wrangler the most formidable off-roader.
Providing unmatched wheel articulation and durability, Jeep Wrangler X
and Sahara models feature an enhanced Dana 30 front axle and Dana 35 rear
axle. For the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon model, heavy-duty front
and rear axles are both Dana 44s, which feature numerous improvements.
With the optional trailer tow package, a Dana 44 rear axle is standard on
all media. Providing significant underbody protection are three skid
plates - protecting the fuel tank, transfer case and automatic
transmission oil pan. For the first time, Jeep Wrangler offers an
electronic-disconnecting front stabilizer bar - Active Sway Bar System
(ASBS) - delivering additional wheel travel for traversing the toughest
trails. As a result, the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler boasts a 652 Ramp
Travel Index (RTI - a measurement of a vehicle’s suspension articulation)
with the front stabilizer bar engaged and an 832 RTI with the front
stabilizer bar disconnected - a 28 percent increase.
Jeep Wrangler X and Sahara models feature the second-generation
Command-Trac® NV241, part-time, two-speed transfer case, featuring a
2.72:1 low-range gear ratio. In addition, a Trac-Lok® limited-slip rear
differential provides extra torque and grip during low-traction
situations, such as driving over sand, gravel, snow or ice. The all-new
2007 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon model features 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 and 32-inch B.F. Goodrich Off-Road
More On-road Refinement
While improving its legendary 4x4 Jeep capability, the all-new 2007
Jeep Wrangler offers enhanced on-road comfort due to an all-new 100
percent stiffer frame in bending, 50 percent stiffer body, refined
five-link coil suspension, improved shock tuning, 2-inch longer wheelbase
and 3.5-inch wider track. In addition, new steering and suspension
geometry provides precise ride and handling characteristics, and new
sound-deadening techniques reduce cabin noise by more than 20 percent.
"The all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler reaches new levels of on-road ride,
handling and refinement - an achievement realized while also boosting its
off-road capability," said Donoughe. "The new suspension enables the
Wrangler to corner flatter with less lateral motion, provide better
on-center steering feel, and even more effectively absorb on-road bumps
Ride balance in the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler is more refined,
achieving less body lean when cornering and braking. In addition, lower
suspension spring rates provide a softer, more comfortable on-road ride.
Standard on the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler is an Electronic Stability
Program (ESP), which aids the driver in maintaining vehicle directional
stability in severe driving maneuvers on any type of surface. ESP features
three modes - "full on," "full off" and "partial on." Standard on the 2007
Jeep Wrangler X model, low-pressure twin-tube shock absorbers are tuned to
provide improved balance between jounce and rebound motions, achieving an
extremely responsive suspension. Jeep Wrangler Sahara and Rubicon models
feature standard high-pressure monotube shocks, utilizing Low Speed
Tunable (LST) valve technology. The all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler's new
recirculating-ball steering configuration features a robust cross-car
steering linkage system, providing the stiffest possible steering linkage
in a solid-axle vehicle, for a precise "rack-and-pinion" feel.
More Interior Space and Comfort
The 2007 Jeep Wrangler's all-new interior is designed to offer new
features and functionality, increase passenger comfort and improve
ergonomics. The spacious, durable interior features a new instrument panel
and center stack, and new high-back front bucket seats.
Interior volume provides significantly more passenger space,
versatility and cargo storage. Featuring a front-seat area with 54.6 cu.
ft. of space - an increase of 4.8 cu. ft. - the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler
provides 5.1 inches more shoulder room and 4.6 inches more hip room.
New front seats are sculpted and conform to the body, and a driver's
seat height adjuster is available for optimized seat position and comfort.
Jeep Wrangler Sahara and Rubicon models feature cloth seats with YES
Essentials® fabric - an easy-care, soil-repellant and anti-microbial
textile that protects seats from stains, odors and discoloration.
Rear seats comfortably accommodate two adults with 3.9 inches more
shoulder room, 1.6 inches more hip room, 1 inch more leg room and a 2-inch
greater couple than the 2007 Jeep Wrangler's predecessor. A
fold-and-tumble feature allows rear seats to be conveniently stowed for
additional storage capacity.
Two more inches of space behind the rear seat nearly doubles the cargo
capacity of the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler. The extra space provides room
for a new lockable underfloor storage area, which secures small items out
of sight in the rear cargo area.
More Options for Open-air Fun
An all-new, three-piece modular hard top system features three panels -
left- and right-front passenger panels and a rear panel - providing more
options for open-air driving in the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler. Removing
the left- and right-front passenger panels is simple and may be
accomplished quickly by one person. Also available in the all-new 2007
Jeep Wrangler is the innovative Sunrider™ soft top, which includes a "sun
roof" feature in addition to the full top-down option. This soft top
provides a second open-air option by folding the soft top back completely
over the driver and front passenger to create a 52x30-inch sun roof
opening - larger than any typical glass sun roof.
New, More Powerful Engine
A new 3.8-liter overhead valve V-6 engine is featured on all 2007 Jeep
Wrangler models, replacing the 4.0-liter Power-Tech in-line six engine.
With 205 horsepower and 240 lb.-ft. of torque, Jeep Wrangler comes
standard with a six-speed manual transmission or an available four-speed
The 3.8-liter V-6 engine produces more horsepower and torque than its
predecessor. Compared to the 4.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine, the
3.8-liter is lighter and shorter, and maintains higher torque at speeds
above 3400 rpm, allowing for an expanded operating range.
The all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler's horsepower and torque, combined with
an enhanced suspension, results in a towing capacity of 2,000 lbs. For the
first time in a Jeep Wrangler, an optional towing package includes a rear
Dana 44 axle with a 4.10 axle ratio and trailer hitch.
New, Authentic, "Not Afraid to Get Dirty" Jeep Design
The all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler continues Wrangler's legacy as the icon
of the Jeep brand. With its distinguished "form equals function" design,
it is clearly recognizable as the original Jeep.
"The task of designing the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler meant creating a
modern design for one of the world's greatest automotive icons," said
Trevor Creed, Senior Vice President – Design. "The 2007 Jeep Wrangler
design is rugged, yet simple, maintaining its heritage while also
communicating a new level of capability and versatility. "Improved
quality, passenger comfort and, most importantly, off-road capability, are
a direct result of Jeep Wrangler's functional design," added Creed.
While staying true to the original formula, Jeep Wrangler's appearance
is modern and precise, with clean, crisp lines and improved fit and
finish. Wrangler-signature "must-have" features are refined, including
classic round headlamps, a signature seven-slot grille, trapezoid wheel
flares, exposed forged hinges, a fold-down windshield, sport bar,
removable tops and doors, available full-framed or half doors, and hard
and soft tops.
The all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler is 5.5 inches wider overall, taking on a
brawnier appearance. The body features new sheet metal with a slight
crown, providing a strong and robust presence.
More Stopping Power
New four-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes are standard on all 2007 Jeep
Wrangler models. An off-road anti-lock-braking feature enables sustained
wheel lockup for improved performance on plowable surfaces, including
loose dirt, gravel, sand and mud.
All 2007 Jeep Wrangler models incorporate larger wheels and tires than
previous Wrangler models. Standard 16-inch wheels on the Wrangler X model
and 17-inch wheels on the Wrangler Sahara and Rubicon models are new for
2007. In addition, 18-inch wheels - a Wrangler first - are optional on
More Safety and Security Features
Like all Jeep vehicles, the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler is designed to
improve not only handling and accident avoidance, but also to provide
protection. Jeep Wrangler includes the highest level of safety features
ever offered in the vehicle’s history - to provide customers the ability
to safely "go anywhere, do anything."
"The all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler offers customers peace of mind with
significantly more standard safety equipment than Wrangler has ever
offered," said Donoughe. "Whether on- or off-road, Jeep Wrangler provides
both passive and active safety systems that enhance vehicle stability and
provide the highest levels of occupant protection."
Following are available safety and security features in the all-new
2007 Jeep Wrangler:
- Advanced Multi-stage Air Bag System: This system inflates with a
force appropriate to the severity of an impact. It includes the occupant
classification system (OCS)
- Anti-lock-braking System: Electronic sensors help detect impending
wheel lockup. The ABS system offers improved steering control under
extreme braking and/or slippery conditions
- Brake Assist: The vehicle senses a panic brake condition and applies
maximum braking power, providing the shortest possible stopping distance
- Child Seat Anchor System: Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children
(LATCH) make it easier to install compatible aftermarket child seats in
the rear seat
- Energy-absorbing Steering Column: Manual-adjust collapsing steering
column includes two hydroformed coaxial tubes that move relative to each
other, which allows the column to move forward and provide more energy
absorption during an impact
- Electronic Stability Program (ESP): ESP aids the driver in
maintaining vehicle directional stability, providing oversteer and
understeer control to maintain vehicle behavior on various road
surfaces. This feature has three settings, allowing the driver more
control over the vehicle during spirited driving
- Electronic Roll Mitigation: A system that observes and monitors the
vehicle roll attitude and lateral force to estimate the potential for a
rollover situation. If necessary, the engine torque is reduced and a
short burst of full braking is applied to the appropriate wheel to help
stabilize the vehicle attitude and reduce the vehicle's lateral force
- Occupant Classification System (OCS): Measures conditions for
activation or deactivation of the passenger-side front air bag based
upon the weight of the occupant
- Pretensioners: During an impact, the impact sensors initiate front
seat belt pretensioners to immediately remove slack from seat belts,
which reduces the forward movement of the occupant's head and torso
- Seat-mounted Side Air Bags: Available seat-mounted side air bags
extend protection to driver and front passenger
- Side-impact Door Beams: Door beams are made of high-strength steel
mounted in the vehicle's doors to help prevent passenger compartment
Jeep Trail Rated TM
The Jeep Trail Rated TM badge on the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler
verifies that the vehicle has been designed to perform in a variety of
challenging off-road conditions identified by five key consumer-oriented
performance categories: traction, ground clearance, maneuverability,
articulation and water fording.
Jeep Trail Rated is an industry-leading methodology established by the
Nevada Automotive Test Center (NATC) and Jeep Engineering to objectively
measure and consistently predict off-road performance for all Jeep
vehicles. Through a combination of natural and controlled field tests, as
well as computer-simulated environments, Jeep Trail Rated provides a
repeatable and consistent measurement of off-road performance for Jeep
vehicles. Only Jeep vehicles are Trail Rated.
Sold in key international markets throughout the world, the all-new
2007 Jeep Wrangler is available with a diesel engine, as well as left- and
right-hand-drive models. Built at Chrysler Group's Stickney Avenue Toledo
Assembly Plant in Toledo, Ohio, the 2007 Jeep Wrangler will arrive in Jeep
dealerships in the fall of 2006.
Source: DaimlerChrysler Media Services.