If you claim to be any sort of SUV or off-road enthusiast, without a doubt, you've heard of the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. Among mass-production vehicles, it remains without peer for off-road capability at a reasonable price. To commemorate the 10 years since its introduction in 2003, Jeep has introduced the Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition for the short-wheelbase two-door Wrangler, as well as the four-door Wrangler Unlimited body styles.
The Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition provides a unique combination of comfort and ruggedness as only Jeep can. Like other Rubicon models, the 10th Anniversary model features Jeep's 4:1 Rock-Trac transfer case, and a 4.10 axle ratio optimized for off-road performance. The 10th Anniversary adds a half-inch of ride height over the standard Rubicon model for even greater off-road agility. BF Goodrich KM2 265/70R17 tires are mounted on unique satin black painted wheels with a polished face and a red Wrangler "icon" logo on the outer lip.
Additional exterior enhancements to the 10th Anniversary Edition are front and rear off-road bumpers, with removable end caps on the front bumpers to increase articulation and crawling ability, and to reduce the possibility of damage when off-roading. Mopar rock rails, fuel filler door and taillamp guards, front and rear red-painted tow hooks, and a red silhouette "Rubicon" hood decal round out the unique exterior details.
On the inside, the 10th Anniversary Edition gets red leather seating surfaces with 10th Anniversary embroidery on the front seats, a red-stitched leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a unique gauge cluster with an enhanced Electronic Vehicle Information Center with selectable oil pressure, oil temperature, and tire pressure displays. The passenger grab-handle also gets a 10th Anniversary badge, and the climate control vent rings, steering wheel spokes and door pulls get Quick Silver accents. To keep from muddying your interior too much, the 10th Anniversary Edition gets Mopar slush mats. For the true Jeep cognoscenti, the model gets unique switches for the axle lock and anti-roll bar disconnect switches, and a plaque mounted in the dash tray with information on the vehicle's axle type and ratio, tire size, transfer case crawl ratio, and manufacturing location.
The 10th Anniversary Edition shares the same powertrain with other 2013 Wranglers, a 3.6-liter, 285 hp Pentastar V-6 with 260 lb-ft of torque, mated to a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission. The 10th Anniversary Edition Wrangler goes on sale in Spring 2013.