Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 doesn’t understand compromises

wrangler rubicon 392

The 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392. I came here to tell you that the 6.4-liter V8 engine is too big and too heavy for the Wrangler. I came to say that having 470-horsepower is just dumb in a vehicle that’s designed to conquer Moab. I expected to tell you that high center of gravity and […]

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe: An enticing electrified off-roader!

Yes, this one is a hybrid; the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe is one enticing electrified off-road machine. It pairs a four-cylinder turbocharged engine with a battery pack and electric motor to deliver 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. And there’s enough battery to see up to 20-25 miles of pure electric driving on a […]

I put 1,000 miles on the Jeep Wrangler 4xe and it was great

Wrangler 4xe

Honestly, I expected to spend my time with the Jeep Wrangler 4xe in a completely mixed state of mind. I would’ve wagered that adding a battery pack and electric motor to a Wrangler Rubicon would result in a confused vehicle. After putting over 1,000 miles on one, I can tell you that this is not […]

Jeep Gladiator Rubicon EcoDiesel: Oil-burning off-road excellence

Jeep Gladiator Rubicon EcoDiesel off road

Jeep has given the Gladiator a diesel mill, and I’m here to tell you it is good. The 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 cranks out an okay-ish 260 horsepower, but it also clatters forth with 442 lb-ft of torque. Jeep had to give this a beefier 8-speed gearbox to handle the grunt. But is it all worth […]

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Review (Pt.2): Dirt, reminiscence, and conclusions

A few days into my time with a 2020 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon and I was falling for it. The charm alone was enough. Better yet, the Jeep was proving to be a comfortable, enjoyable road-trip companion in ways I hadn’t expected. And as we rounded the corner on our time with the JLUR, we finally […]

Wrangler and Gladiator painted roof and fenders choices are maddening

wrangler gladiator fender roof painted

Welcome to the 2021 model year Jeep online configurator. You can now waste your free hours configuring your very own 2021 Wrangler or Gladiator. In the Wrangler section you’ll be greeted by the new Islander, 80th Anniversary, and Altitude models. Gone are the North Edition and Freedom models and I doubt that anyone will miss […]

Jeep Gladiator gets compression-ignition torquey

jeep gladiator ecodiesel diesel 2021

It was only a matter of time but FCA finally announced that the Jeep Gladiator pickup truck will get a diesel engine for model year 2021. The Wrangler has been available with that engine for a few months now. This, to Jeep lovers is very important because torque is important to them. The three-liter DOHC […]

Antisocial Distancing with the 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon

March 21st, 2020: The kids are restless. They’d just completed their first week of state-enforced homeschooling and were not looking forward to what was then projected to be 2 more weeks. My wife had similarly spent her first week of working from home. I brought my office equipment home that weekend, as I needed to […]

Jeep Gladiator Rubicon: Yes, you will be entertained…

Maybe not by my video, but by the Jeep Gladiator certainly. The Jeep Gladiator has been a long time coming. It’s finally here though, and it’s as good as we’d hoped it would be! It’s also… expensive. This one we’re testing? It’s a Rubicon version and costs around $56,000. That’s a ton of bucks for […]