Jeep Wrangler Rubicon SUV: review, specifications and reviews

The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon SUV is, above all, legendary quality, excellent performance, square shapes and reliability. A car with a male character and austere appearance. Brutal rogue with unlimited opportunity tuning. For a long time was considered the best and most reliable off-road car for crash tests. What is his story and what is so special about him? This will be discussed.

History

In the 40s of the XIX century, the American army made an order to create a car that would perform reconnaissance functions, was passable, easy, and could replace the transport that was then in service with the army - Ford T. Automotive companies began to work. Although it was difficult to call them such, they were small companies engaged in mechanical engineering. There were three such companies. Out of 1,500 thousand tested and built cars, Willys Quad came out on top due to engine power.

That was the distant ancestor of the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon - Willys MB.

Willys MW

After the war, Willys started the Jeep.Some features from Willys can be traced to the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and today.

In 1987, the carmaker Chrysler introduced the first version of the beloved Jeep to the world.

It was not a simple car, but an all-wheel drive SUV capable of conquering difficult off-road sections. It is released now.

Rubicon

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon got its name in honor of the Rubicon Trail track of the same name. This is a 22-mile trail located in the US, in the Sierra Nevada, 130 km from Sacramento, located near the Lakes and Tahoe lakes. This track is a complex rocky climb for SUVs. It is there that pass all terrain vehicles. The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon SUV, by its name, has already declared itself as a car, which was created specifically for overcoming such parts of the terrain that an ordinary car cannot overcome, and the Rubicon will be able to, and this is not the limit for it.

rubicon trail

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

The machine is available in two versions and in 10 colors. Let's first talk about the three-door version. In the photo above you can see the model in orange. Until 2005, the Jeep was produced only in this version, but after 2005 there was also an elongated five-door version.

Rubicon Unlimited

It is equipped with a Wrangler immediately off-road, but for the sake of these goals it was created. Rubber is also designed for off-road use only. Tires quality and their name speaks for itself - BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain.

Good grip and stability on the road is ensured by Sway Bar Disconnect.

The transfer box of the Rock-TRAC 4x4 system, thanks to four gear ratios, allows the car in the literal sense of the word to crawl along huge boulders, various obstacles, to climb on a hill under a large slope.

Cross-wheel power is distributed thanks to the Tru-Lock system. The differential lock is present on all axles.

Despite its high power, the engine is very economical.

There are 4 options for the top of the car. If desired, the car can be removed completely, the door can be removed, in case of bad weather there is an awning that can be lifted quickly. The price of a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon starts at 2.5 million rubles.

Specifications

In 2016, a new version of "Rubicon" was released, which had the following parameters:

  • engine type - petrol, atmospheric, Pentastar;
  • engine capacity is 3.6 liters;
  • engine power - 284 horsepower;
  • torque - 347 NM;
  • the engine is in front, longitudinal position;
  • gearbox - five-speed automatic transmission;
  • four-wheel drive;
  • acceleration time to 100 km - 8.1 s;
  • maximum speed of 160 km / h;
  • fuel tank - 70 liters;
  • number of places - 4;
  • luggage capacity - 142 liters;
  • clearance - 220 mm;
  • length - 420 mm;
  • width - 190 mm;
  • height - 180 mm;
  • wheels - R-18, 245/75;
  • weight - 1850 kg, curb weight - 2000 kg;
rubicon 3 doors

What is Rubicon capable of?

Rubicon without top

Five characteristics, five properties that prove what he is capable of:

  • Coupling properties, thanks to which Rubicon rides on any road, it is not picky about the road surface, there are no obstacles for it, any way is open, without exception.
  • Kinematics suspension. The large suspension travel of the three-door version, as well as the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon SUV, allows it to go through difficult sections of roads and feel comfortable on ordinary roads. Kinematics helps the SUV drive to rotate the wheels and set the vehicle in motion for any type of wheel hanging on a difficult stretch of road.
  • Maneuverability. The wheelbase is designed in such a way that despite its size (if we are talking about the five-door version) Rubicon is perfectly controlled. Narrow spaces pass easily, the height of the ground clearance makes it practically invulnerable from the bottom of the car.
  • Clearance or ground clearance.Ideally calculated angles of entry and exit, as well as the longitudinal angle of the terrain, provide Rubicon with overcoming obstacles such as large stones, logs, and unevenness. From the side of the bottom of the Wrangler closed wrought panels. Panels protect important components and assemblies of the machine. The thickness of the steel panels - 3 mm.
  • Water barriers. The high location of the air intake point ensures the passage of water obstacles. He comfortably overcomes the ford up to half a meter. Jeep is equipped with additional electrical insulation. The body also has additional protection against water.

Extended version

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon is a five-seater version of the legendary SUV, which was released in 2005. There are already 5 doors and full-fledged comfortable seats for rear passengers.

Another factory has installed a system for monitoring air pressure in the wheels. Pressure sensors are built into each wheel, and in the event of a tire pressure drop, the driver will be immediately informed about this.

Inside the rubicon

Also in the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon provides a system of assistance when lifting HSA, and when descending HDC. The electronic system does not allow you to roll back when lifting or accidentally move forward.The jeep remains motionless for two seconds after the driver has removed his foot from the brake pedal. So that the driver was able to press the gas pedal without fear that the car would go back or forward, the engineers created a unique system that blocks the spontaneous movement of the car on the rise. Thanks to the HDC system, Rubicon is able to go down a very steep slope at a constant speed.

Judging by the reviews, the model is also presented in ten colors. In the Russian market, you can buy a petrol version and a version with a diesel engine. Both one and the second version are quite economical, despite the high engine power.

New "Rubicon"

In 2018, the updated Jeep Wrangler Rubicon entered the market. Auto exists in the three-door and five-door versions. In the car was completely replaced with a more modern optics. Jeep got a great new finish and a stylish interior: if before the developers had focused only on off-road qualities, now the developers paid due attention to the comfort of the driver and passengers. A huge plus is a large trunk, because travel enthusiasts are constantly wondering about the location of baggage.

Installed a new high-quality sound system Alpine.The speakers are now 7, a powerful amplifier is installed.

The new Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon SUV has a floor drainage system. Now you can safely wash the dirty floor straight from the hose, as the bottom has a drain hole with a stopper. In the new version of the legendary Jeep many electronic sensors that control the "blind" zones, parking sensors, rear view camera with voice assistant. Naturally, there are airbags, ABS system, etc.

New 2018-2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon received a powerful turbocharged engine. The internal combustion engine automatically shuts down and restarts in order to save gasoline consumption, which reduces the idle cycle time and reduces emissions and noise.

Toy jeep

Children's toy

It turns out that not only men, but also boys dream of such an "iron friend". This type of toy transport is very popular. Bruder Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon - this is a special machine, made in compliance with the proportions of 1/16 of the real machine. Here the doors open, you can remove the awning from the top of the car, the steering wheel turns the wheels from side to side. If desired, remove the rear seats. The doors are also removed, which adds one hundred percent realism. Country manufacturer of the SUV Bruder Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon - Germany.The toy is designed for children from three years. The materials of which the machine is made - metal and plastic.

In custody

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon - this is not a spoiled city dweller who will roll his owner to work and back. The car will be very boring to exist in such a narrow framework. This is a fighter who loves difficulty, overcoming difficulties, active work, country road, freedom and travel. He is like a steel horse who cannot without space, he constantly needs extreme sports. He will easily and incredibly delight, mile by mile, kilometer by kilometer, will overcome any sections of the road, proving that he can, that he is capable of it, that he, Rubicon, is one for whom there are no barriers!

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