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2017 Jeep Wrangler vs 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

The Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited have been fan favorites for a long time, but one of the questions that people are still asking after all of these year is: “What are the differences between the Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited?” Both are great SUVs, but there are a few distinctive differences that help to tell them apart.

This comparison of the 2017 Jeep Wrangler vs the 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is aimed to help SUV customers better understand the differences between the Wrangler brothers. All of the features they share — engine, front cabin, color options, overall design, etc. — make for a great choice either way, but the Unlimited does offer a few things unmatched by the Wrangler.

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2017 Jeep Wrangler vs 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
$25,090 Base MSRP $28,990
2000 lbs. Maximum Towing Capacity 3500 lbs.
56.5 cubic ft. Maximum Cargo Capacity 70.6 cubic ft.
95.4 in. Wheel Base 116 in.

What are the Differences Between the 2017 Jeep Wrangler and the 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited?

When comparing the 2017 Jeep Wrangler vs the 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, the main differences lie in the power and off-road ability of each vehicle. Since the base trims of each SUV share the same engine, there isn’t any significant difference on the road. Off the road, however, the Unlimited’s longer wheel base is the foundation for an even smoother ride and superior handling than the Wrangler’s already-impressive abilities.

Additionally, although the Wrangler and Wrangler unlimited do share an engine, they have neither identical towing capacity nor the cargo capacity. The Wrangler Unlimited can tow almost twice as much as the Wrangler, and it can store a maximum of about 14 more cubic feet than its brother. For the extra money of the Wrangler Unlimited, SUV drivers will receive better off-road performance, stronger towing and more cargo space.

The ultimate decision between the two comes down to whether or not the extra power, space and off-road handling is necessary. For SUV shoppers who do need these features, the Wrangler Unlimited is sure to serve them well in the years ahead. For anyone else, the Wrangler will be an even better option. Two excellent SUVs, and one very difficult choice.

2017 Jeep Wrangler Red Exterior
2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Red Exterior
2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Interior Front Cabin

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