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2009 Jeep® Wrangler Continues Its Ride as the Benchmark Off-road Vehicle

2009 Jeep Wrangler RubiconAuburn Hills, Mich., Sep 1, 2008 - In tribute to the heritage of the Jeep® brand, the 2009 Jeep Wrangler retains the body-on-frame chassis, solid front and rear axles, removable doors, fold-down windshield and most-capable drivetrains that established it as the most capable SUV - period.

Whether choosing a Wrangler X, Sahara or Rubicon® model, 2009 Jeep Wrangler customers will experience best-in-class off-road capability in a true open-air sport-utility vehicle. Jeep Wrangler does not wander from the brand's coveted core values of freedom, adventure, mastery and authenticity.

Despite more than 65 years of legendary off-road prowess under the hood, the 2009 Jeep Wrangler doesn't sacrifice anything inside the cabin, offering safety and convenience features, interior space, versatility and comfort.

2009 Jeep Wrangler models add even more refinement with standard Hill Start Assist (HSA) that prevents rollback on a graded surface. In addition, available Trailer Sway Control (TSC) monitors vehicle movement relative to the intended path and activates the Electronic Stability Program (ESP) if the trailer begins to sway outside set parameters.

WHAT'S NEW FOR 2009

EXTERIOR

2009 Jeep Wrangler RubiconINTERIOR

POWERTRAIN/CHASSIS

SAFETY AND SECURITY

DESIGN

Jeep Wrangler has a devoted following that demands adherence to traditional Jeep styling cues no matter what model year. The 2009 Jeep Wrangler does not disappoint. While staying true to its design roots, the 2009 Jeep Wrangler's appearance holds true to tradition yet is contemporary, with clean, crisp lines and improved fit and finish.

Wrangler's signature features all remain hallmarks for 2009, including classic round headlamps, a seven-slot grille, trapezoid wheel flares, exposed hinges, a fold-down windshield, sport bar, removable tops and doors, available full-framed or half doors and hard and soft tops.

Introduced in 2007, the 2009 Jeep Wrangler is 5.5 inches wider than the previous-generation Wrangler, assuming a more square-shouldered, brawnier appearance. The sheet metal combines angular elements with rounded corners to impart a robust appearance with subtle refinement.

ENGINEERING

2009 Jeep Wrangler UnlimitedCapability has always been a watch word of the Jeep Wrangler, starting with the basics. While improving its legendary 4x4 Jeep capability, the 2009 Jeep Wrangler benefits from a frame that is 100 percent stiffer than its predecessor, and a body structure 50 percent stiffer. The 2009 Jeep Wrangler's wheelbase is 2 inches longer, and its track is 3.5 inches wider.

Suspension is a refined five-link coil setup with tuned shock absorbers. This setup works with Dana 30 front and next-generation heavy duty Dana 44 rear axles. The 2009 Wrangler Rubicon model uses heavy-duty front and rear Dana 44 axles.

Jeep Wrangler also offers an electronic-disconnecting front stabilizer bar, called the Active Sway Bar System, which delivers additional wheel travel for challenging terrain. It is standard on the 2009 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon.

With high ground clearance combined with short front and rear overhangs, the 2009 Jeep Wrangler is able to conquer incredibly challenging off-road obstacles, especially severe inclines. Off-road aficionados recognize the key numbers: for the Rubicon model, an approach angle of 44.3 degrees, breakover angle of 25.4 degrees and departure angle of 40.4 degrees. Underbody protection is provided by three skid plates - protecting the fuel tank, transfer case and automatic transmission oil pan.

The powerplant for all 2009 Jeep Wrangler models is a 3.8-liter V-6 engine producing 202 horsepower (151 kW) and 237 lb.-ft. (321 N•m) of torque, backed by a standard six-speed manual gearbox or an available four-speed automatic transmission.

2009 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon2009 Jeep Wrangler X and Sahara models are equipped with the second-generation Command-Trac® NV241 part-time, two-speed transfer case with a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio. An available Trac-Lok® limited-slip rear differential provides extra torque and grip during slippery, low-traction situations, such as driving over sand, gravel, snow or ice.

The 2009 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon model is equipped with 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, an electronic sway bar disconnect and 32-inch BF Goodrich off-road tires.

On-road ride in the 2009 Jeep Wrangler lineup is balanced, with minimal body lean when cornering and braking. Suspension geometry provides precise ride and handling characteristics, while lower suspension spring rates provide a softer, more comfortable on-road ride. ESP, which aids the driver in maintaining vehicle directional stability in severe driving maneuvers on any type of surface, is standard on the 2009 Jeep Wrangler. The ESP system features three modes - "full on," "full off" and "partial on."

Hill Start Assist also is standard on all 2009 Jeep Wrangler models to prevent rollback on graded surfaces.

A Trailer Sway Control (TSC) option is packaged with the Trailer Tow Group available on 2009 Jeep Wrangler models. This system monitors vehicle movement relative to the driver's intended path and activates the ESP if the trailer begins to sway outside set parameters.

The 2009 Jeep Wrangler's exterior is notable not only for its styling, but also for its open-air options. The innovative Sunrider® soft top, which includes a "sun roof" in addition to the full top-down option, is standard, while Jeep's Freedom Top,® a three-piece modular hard top, is available. This system features three panels - left and right front-passenger panels and a rear panel - providing more options for open-air driving.

Interior volume provides a front-seat area with 54.6 cu. ft. of space. Rear seats comfortably accommodate two adults with 48.3 cubic feet of space, and a fold-and-tumble feature allows rear seats to be conveniently stowed for additional storage capacity. Space behind the rear seat provides room for a new lockable, underfloor storage area, which secures small items out of sight in the rear cargo area.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

2009 Jeep Wrangler RubiconElevating the ultimate Jeep
Benchmark Jeep characteristics

2009 Jeep Wrangler UnlimitedTrue to Jeep heritage

Rugged Jeep character with new conveniences and features

MODEL LINEUP

2009 Jeep Wrangler X
Standard Features

2009 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited InteriorOptional Equipment

2009 Jeep Wrangler Sahara
Standard Features
In addition to the standard features on the Jeep Wrangler X model, standard features on the Jeep Wrangler Sahara model include:

Optional Equipment

2009 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
Standard Features
In addition to the standard features on the Jeep Wrangler Sahara model, standard features on the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon model include:

Optional Equipment

SAFETY AND SECURITY FEATURES

2009 Jeep Wrangler UnlimitedPlease refer to the Safety and Security Glossary in the Safety and Technology section for descriptions of the following features:

COLOR AVAILABILITY

MANUFACTURING INFORMATION

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