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2007 Jeep Wrangler



  • erickplerickpl Posts: 2,735
    So it is a confirmed deal that the diesel is going in the JK now? I didn't know that it had been decided. Which diesel? Any information on the engine for this?

  • jerrydockjerrydock Posts: 29
    Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport l4 Diesel 2.8 Specifications

    Bore & Stroke: -
    Displacement: -
    Compression Ratio: -
    Fuel System: Diesel
    Engine Block: 2.8 liters, CRD I
    Maximum Power: [email protected]
    Max Torque: [email protected]
    Cylinders: -
    Valves: -

    Transmission: 6 speed manual
  • erickplerickpl Posts: 2,735
    What is your source for this? Not doubting you, just want to see this for myself (I'm from Missouri, so you gotta show me!)

    I have a LOT of friends who are wanting a diesel Wrangler and know nothing of this.

  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    Wrangler enthusiasts have been begging for a diesel for years. For reasons best known to themselves, DC has apparently decided to build one, but keep its launch a secret. Given that build numbers of current Rubicon are severely restricted due to low component volume, they're probably worried it would be too popular! :(

    I had no idea it was going to be immediately available here in the US, however you might find this information from Australia interesting. Measurements are metric and pricing is $AUS.

    "2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Pricing & Specifications
    13 Feb, 2007 Car News | 1 Comment | Email This

    Jeep today finally revealed the pricing structure for the 2007 all new Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.

    Pricing starts from $30,990 for the Wranlger whilst the Wrangler Unlimited is priced from $34,990. For the first time ever in a civilian model, the new Jeep Wrangler range will be available with a diesel engine, a 2.8-litre common-rail turbo diesel, which is joined by a 3.8-litre V6 petrol engine.

    Gerry Jenkins, managing director for the Chrysler Group in Australia said enabling customers to ‘go anywhere, do anything’ at a great value was a prime consideration in the development of the 2007 Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited.

    “The Jeep Wrangler is the undisputed global icon in four-wheel driving and to have the best ever Wrangler arriving for sale in Australia in March priced from just $30,990 gets my four-wheel drive juices bubbling!

    Australians are already in love with the Wrangler – we are the biggest market in the world for the four-wheel drive icon outside of North America - it suits our thirst for adventure and freedom, and there’s just nothing else like it on the market.

    The new Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited take rugged capability and refinement to new levels providing tremendous value to a range of customers and with our sharp pricing we expect the love affair to prosper,” said Jenkins.

    Offered in three models –

    Wrangler Sport - 3.8-liter V6 engine coupled with a six-speed manual transmission. The recommended retail price (RRP) for Jeep Wrangler Sport is $30,990.
    Wrangler Renegade - Same engine as Sport with added extras - $32,990.
    Wrangler Rubicon –

    Jeep Wrangler:

    Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.8L V6 Petrol 5-spd manual $30,990
    Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.8L V6 Petrol 4-spd automatic $32,990
    Jeep Wrangler Sport 2.8L I4 Diesel 6-spd manual $34,990
    Jeep Wrangler Sport 2.8L I4 Diesel 5-spd automatic $36,990
    eep Wrangler Rubicon 3.8L V6 Petrol 5-spd manual $39,990
    Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.8L V6 Petrol 4-spd automatic $41,990

    Premium Paint (Sport and Rubicon) $300
    Renegade Pack (Sport only) $2,000
    6-disc CD (Rubicon only) $600
    Dual Top Group (Rubicon only) $2,000
    Half Doors -($250)
    Front Seat-mounted Side Airbags
    (Sport and Rubicon) $600

    Jeep Wrangler Unlimited:

    Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport 3.8L V6 Petrol 5-spd manual $34,990
    Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport 3.8L V6 Petrol 4-spd automatic $36,990
    Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport 2.8L I4 Diesel 6-spd manual $38,990
    Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport 2.8L I4 Diesel 5-spd automatic $40,990
    Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 3.8L V6 Petrol 5-spd manual $43,990
    Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 3.8L V6 Petrol 4-spd automatic $45,990

    Premium Paint (Sport and Rubicon) $300
    Renegade Pack (Sport only) $2,500
    6-disc CD (Rubicon only) $600
    Dual Top Group (Rubicon only) $2,500
    Half Doors -($500)
    Front Seat-mounted Side Airbags
    (Sport and Rubicon) $600

    With dozens of different top, door and windshield combinations, nine unique exterior colours and available 16 or 17-inch wheels, the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler provides a customised appearance for a variety of customers.

    Jeep Wrangler Sport

    Standard equipment on Jeep Wrangler Sport includes

    Electronic Stability Program (ESP),
    Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM),
    four-wheel-disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS),
    4-wheel brake traction control (4BTC),
    Sentry Key Theft Deterrent System,
    driver and front passenger multi-stage front airbags,
    cruise control,
    fog lamps,
    power locks with keyless entry,
    power front windows, soft top,
    16-inch alloy wheels,
    full-size spare tire and P225/75R on/off road tires,
    skid plates for transfer case and fuel tank,
    easy access tip-and-slide seats,
    driver-seat height adjuster,
    rear folding seat,
    air conditioning,
    mini floor console,
    locking glove box,
    compass and temperature gauge,
    12-volt auxiliary power outlet,
    tilt steering wheel
    AM/FM CD radio with MP3/Auxillary input and six speakers.
    Optional features offered with Jeep Wrangler Sport model

    four-speed automatic transmission,
    half doors and front seat mounted side air bags.

    Jeep Wrangler Renegade

    Over $4,000 of additional value for only $2,000 is the point of this car. You can get the four-door form only an extra $2,500.

    In addition to standard features on the Jeep Wrangler Sport, Renegade includes

    a dual top with Sunrider soft-top and Freedom Top 3-piece modular hard top,
    deep tint glass,
    6-disc CD/DVD player,
    Infinity premium speakers with subwoofer and
    tubular side steps.
    Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

    In addition to standard features on the Jeep Wrangler Sport the Rubicon model includes

    electric-disconnecting front sway bar,
    Rock-Trac® 4:1 part-time transfer case,
    heavy-duty Dana 44 front and rear axles,
    Tru-lok® locking front and rear differentials,
    4.10 axle ratio,
    rock rails,
    17-inch machined-cast aluminium wheels with 225/75 Goodyear All Terrain tyres and yes Essentials stain,
    odour-resistant seat fabric
    infinity premium speakers and subwoofer.
    Beyond the optional equipment offered with Jeep Wrangler Sport, available options with Wrangler Rubicon include dual top and 6 disk CD changer.

    Wheelbase 2424; 2947
    Overall length – includes spare tyre 4223; 4751
    Overall width without mirrors 1873; 1877
    Overall height (soft top/hardtop) 1865/1840; 1865/1840
    Track — front/rear 1572; 1572
    Kerb weight kg
    — 3.8L V6 1745-1855; 1875-2050
    — 2.8L CRD Turbo Diesel 1805-1975; 1955-2105
    Turning diameter m 10.36; 12.25
    Seating capacity — front/rear 2/2; 2/3
    Head room — front/rear 1048/1025; 1048/1025
    Leg room — front/rear 1040/905; 1040/945
    Shoulder room — front/rear 1417/1566; 1417/1443
    Hip room — front/rear 1413/1136; 1413/1440
    Cargo capacity L
    — All seats in place 490; 1310
    — 2nd row folded 1600; 2320
    — 2nd row removed 1730; not applicable
    Fuel tank capacity L
    - Petrol 70.4; 79.5
    - Diesel 66.6; 79.5
    Standard Engine 3.8L V6
    — Power kW (Hp) @ rpm 146 (199) @ 5000
    — Torque Nm @ rpm 315 @ 4000
    Optional Engine 2.8L CRD Turbo Diesel
    — Power kW (Hp) @ rpm 130 (177) @ 3800
    — Torque Nm @ rpm 410 @ 2000-2600 man. transmission
    400 @ 2000-2600 auto transmission
    — 6-speed manual overdrive (NSG370) Std (all mode
  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910

    "— 4-speed automatic overdrive (42RLE-VLP) Opt (3.8L petrol only); Opt (3.8L petrol only)
    — 5-speed automatic overdrive (545RFE) Opt (2.8L diesel only); Opt (2.8L diesel only)
    Max towing capacity/tongue weight kg 1600/160; 2300/170
    4×4 systems
    — Command-Trac® (Sport, Renegade) Part-time; Part-time
    — Rock-Trac® (Rubicon) w/front and rear diff locks Part-time heavy-duty; Part-time heavy-duty
    Running ground clearance
    — Front axle to ground – P245/75R16 (Sport Renegade) 243; 243
    — Front axle to ground – P255/75R17 (Rubicon) 261; 258
    — Rear axle to ground – P245/75R16 (Sport, Renegade) 238; 236
    — Rear axle to ground – P255/75R17 (Rubicon) 256; 253
    Approach angle (Sport, Renegade) 36.4; 36.5
    Approach angle (Rubicon) 37.8; 37.9
    Departure angle (Sport, Renegade) 29.8; 29.8
    Departure angle (Rubicon) 31.2; 31.3
    Breakover angle (Sport, Renegade) 23.1 19.0
    Breakover angle (Rubicon) 24.9 20.3
    Water Fording Depth 482mm @ 8Kph; 482mm @ 8Kph"

  • erickplerickpl Posts: 2,735
    Mac, thanks for that posting. I just wanted to see the North America/US availability saying that same thing...

  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    So would I, because it's obviously slipped by under my radar (not that that's significant to anyone else).
  • jerrydockjerrydock Posts: 29
    You will have to wait until the 2008s are on display here. I bought mine without seeing it. I know what I want and will not waste a dealers/salesman's time tire kicking.
  • dnorrelldnorrell Posts: 3
    So I can go into my local Colorado Jeep dealership and put a deposit down on an '08 diesel Wrangler?? Is this true?
  • jerrydockjerrydock Posts: 29
    That all depends on your dealer. Dealers are independent business owners. The first dealer I went to, Neuwirth Motors, was clueless. The second one I went to, Nabor, knew how to do the deal. Good luck. Keep a close eye out for the 08 introduction date. I have a friedn in Australia who bought the diesel model last month and loves it.
  • erickplerickpl Posts: 2,735
    I would sure hope that the Aussie model's diesel is the same as the one we'd get here stateside. Not sure on US law/regulation for diesels.

    You are much braver than I to buy a new model year sight unseen even w/o the official announcement.

  • dnorrelldnorrell Posts: 3
    Out of curiousity, I called the Naber dealership and asked them if I could do this. I am waiting on a call back from the Internet Manager. I suppose I am worried that they are taking deposits on vehicles that may, or may not be released. Nonetheless, I am very excited at the prospect of this :)

    Who did you speak with there?
  • boredbored Posts: 300
    Nothing is official until it's official. No press release = no diesel powered Wrangler, and they'd have announced it by now.

    2009.... maybe.
  • dnorrelldnorrell Posts: 3
    Yup...I think I agree. I called a number of dealerships local to me and spoke with sales managers. Not one was able to confirm a 2008 diesel, or was willing to take a deposit on one. Bummer...I got excited for a moment, but it doesn't look good for diesel in '08 :cry:
  • dcjeep1dcjeep1 Posts: 1
    I am having problems deciding between a Hard Top v. Soft Top on the 2007 Wrangler X 4WD. I live in Washington, DC and was not sure if anyone could offer some advice of the Soft top in the winter here. I used to live in Cleveland and would definitely get a hard top if I still lived there. Also any recommendations on getting the half doors, I think the jeep looks better with the half doors and the top off but am not too excited about having to unzip the window. Thanks.
  • giantsin06giantsin06 Posts: 63
    I think that the soft top, despite all the hassle it engenders is the only way to go. See post-winter pictures at[email protected]@.59f1a27b and I think you'll agree that with the top off this is the greatest looking car in the world ! :shades:
  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    Great color I agree, virtually the same as my '99 Sahara, but you should know by now that it is not a 'CAR'!!! :shades:
  • giantsin06giantsin06 Posts: 63
    well maybe it's NOT JUST A CAR. ;)
  • steverstever Posts: 52,462
    Let the record show that I was quoting Karl in that title. I knew I should have stuck quotes in. ;)

    My '74 CJ-5 was Jeep Green too. :D
  • erickplerickpl Posts: 2,735
    Green is the only true Jeep color! ;)

    BTW, I saw one JUST like that today with top off and doors removed going to work! :)

  • kgabehurtkgabehurt Posts: 84
    Mauder said that rank-and-file support for an employee buyout grew in Toledo after one high-ranking union official, whom she would not identify, had told a union meeting there that Cerberus planned to cut another 30,000 jobs at Chrysler, close five plants and sell the Jeep brand if it were successful in buying the company.

    A spokeswoman for Cerberus could not comment on plans beyond the public statements
  • peter47peter47 Posts: 6
    I have a 2007 Wrangler X. I have had it since mid March and in the last month or so I have noticed a fairly loud whistling noise as I approach 80KM/50MI/Hr which seems to disappear when I get up to about 100KM/60MI/hr. When sitting in a normal driving position you hear it the loudest; if I lean toward the windshield or over toward the passenger seat I can't hear it as much. It seems to be coming from behind the instrument panel. I think(?) it is wind noise but I am not sure. Anyone else notice this?

  • Karen_SKaren_S Posts: 5,093
    Ride along on our 2007 Wrangler long-term test and post your comments along the way.

    Long-Term Test: 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 4x4
  • jeepgrlsjeepgrls Posts: 3
    So, I bought an Unlimited Wrangler over the weekend and the dealership and I were both suprised when we noticed my 6-changer CD/Satellite radio also supports DVDs...has the DVD symbol, etc. The dealer says there's no way to use the DVD feature in the Wranger...there's not an option to install a screen. customer service was also shocked to hear that the Wrangler had a DVD capable stereo in it and suggested I ignore the capability since they didn't realize it was there.

    SO> does anyone know what my options are for adding a screen? Any info on what input may be hidden in the console? I have the MOPAR® REQ AM/FM Stereo with six-disc CD/DVD Player and Satellite Radio Receiver.

  • jerrydockjerrydock Posts: 29
    The fact that the people at your dealer are idiots is nto a surprise. Go to a premium auto sound store and have them take a look at it. I use soundtronics here; I am sure your town has some knowledgable people.
  • erickplerickpl Posts: 2,735
    May want to move this to the Wrangler discussion groups, but there IS a DVD audio format that I've seen before. Perhaps it is the audio format you're seeing.

    Does the 07 Wrangler use a DVD-based navigation setup?

  • heidisheidis Posts: 2
    Heya guys, looks like y'all need to brush up on your Jeep codes. The only Jeep to carry an FJ moniker was a VAN. In this article you refer to the current Wrangler models as FJ's, where I think you meant TJ. And FYI the new 2007 Wrangler is a JK and the 4 door model is a JKL.

    Here's a good reference to start brushing up with:
  • steverstever Posts: 52,462
    I think the editors still have FJ stuck in their minds from the FJ Cruiser that has been in the fleet the past year and is soon to leave.

    I still think of all of them as CJ's since that's the kind I had back in the 70's. :blush:
  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    The reviewer was obviously wishing he'd been given a Toyota to review instead. :shades:
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