2014 jeep wrangler
The Jeep Wrangler continues to be all but peerless when it comes to combining 4×4 ability with rugged usability.
Tearing up muddy trails in various guises since 1941, Jeep has long been associated with the US army and the Willys of World War II. Taking inspiration from that iconic military heritage – and intended to honour current service personnel – is the latest special edition, the Jeep Wrangler Freedom launched in early 2014.
Priced from $35,000 in two-door, six-speed manual transmission trim, our black four-door, five-speed automatic-equipped Jeep Wrangler Freedom Unlimited flagship commands $41,000 – $2500 up on the equivalent Wrangler Sport Unlimited it’s based on.
Employing the same 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 petrol engine used across the Wrangler range – the 2.8-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel is not offered – the Freedom sends 209kW of power (at 6350rpm) and 347Nm of torque (at 4300rpm) to either the rear or all four wheels via the Wrangler Sport’s standard Command-Trac four-wheel-drive system.
A black Mopar fuel filler flap and Rock Rails borrowed from the hardcore Wrangler Rubicon are further additions, along with well padded and supportive ‘Freedom Star’-stamped leather-trimmed cloth front seats.