Why keep your Jeep clean when there is all that perfectly good dirt out there in the world?
The Wrangler Rubicon comes with BF Goodrich KO2 tires. With a sturdy sidewall and excellent tread pattern, these tires can get you pretty much anywhere you want to go.
The optional $4,800 Hard Rock package adds front and rear steel bumpers to the Rubicon.
Nothing like those traditional round Jeep headlights.
Wheeling without doors is a great experience, but eagle-eyed viewers might notice something else is missing. The side mirrors are on the doors of the Jeep, not the A-pillar. Lose the doors and you unfortunately lose the mirrors.
Front and rear lockers come standard on the Rubicon.
Powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine, the Wrangler makes 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque.
They'll know it's a Rubicon by the amount of mud on the hood...and the sticker.
The Rubicon comes with 4:1 low gearing and an optional 4.10 axle ratio, putting more torque to each wheel. These two features combined make it possible to crawl over weighty obstacles with low speed and greater control.
A steady throttle can push the Jeep Rubicon up and over almost anything.
The Rubicon has 10 inches of ground clearance. So go ahead, tackle those rocks.
The Rubicon can ford through water at a depth of up to 30 inches.
A six-speed manual transmission is standard, with a five-speed automatic offered as a $1,350 option.
No electronic buttons here. Shifting from 4H to 4L is done the old-school mechanical way.
A 6.5-inch touchscreen display is standard on the Wrangler, but it is not loaded with FCA's excellent Uconnect system. Instead, you get a GPS with dated looking graphics from Garmin and no backup camera.
A multifunctional steering wheel offers audio and bluetooth controls.
The optional leather seats are nice and all, but they do get hot in the sun.
The interior certainly isn't fancy, but it is functional.
Wheeling sans doors can make for a muddy interior.
The 2016 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited starts at $36,495. The top-of-the-line Hard Rock option package adds $4,800, while the optional five-speed automatic transmission adds $1,350 and the 4.10 axle ratio puts $695 extra to the bottom line. With various other extras tacked on, all told the Rubicon Unlimited tops out at $47,620.