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2013 Wrangler’s new wheels

by David Zatz on

2013 wheels

The Jeep Wrangler was recently revised with a new engine and transmission. 2013 brings more, but relatively minor, changes:

  • Revised seats (both comfort and material); an auto-dimming rearview mirror with LED map light; a better tire pressure monitoring system; LED courtesy lights; and new wheels for Sahara and Rubicon (pictured below).
  • Dual windshield wiper nozzles are standard on all models, a premium soft top is available on all models, an Alpine 7-speaker stereo and 368-watt head unit will join the options list, and buyers can get a better soft top for Wrangler Unlimited with a “rear spring lift assist.”
  • The dual note horn will be standard on all North American models. Footwell and cupholder lighting will be added; trailer sway dampening will be standard. Katzkin leather will be available after launch.
  • 17 x 7.5 polished gray wheels will be standard on Rubicon, replacing Painted Satin Carbon — which will replace Aluminum Painted Silver on Sahara.
  • Paint colors are black, bright white, Crush, deep cherry red pearl, Dozer, Geccko, and True Blue Pearl.
  • Later, Billet Metallic, Commando Green Pearl, Dune, Rock Lobster, and Rugged Brown will be added.

The next-generation Wrangler, expected as a 2015 model, is reportedly being engineered to retain the capabilities of current Wranglers, while adding the ability to more easily create pickups and possibly other alternative models. Jeep engineers are likely to work on aerodynamics, comfort, and leak-free, rattle-free, more easily installed tops, while updating the electronics.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304


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