2016 Jeep Wrangler Trim Levels Explained
Posted on January 20, 2020
The 2016 Jeep Wrangler is the ultimate go-anywhere machine. For years, it's proven to be incredibly capable on trails, getting through rugged areas others vehicles can't handle. It's the perfect fit for anyone who leads an active lifestyle.
Distinct exterior design details make the 2016 Wrangler really stand out from the crowd, so everyone instantly recognizes the vehicle. The utilitarian nature of the design continues to the interior, which is made to take regular abuse, including being caked with trail grime.
Anyone who's looking to occasionally do some casual outdoor expeditions will find the 2016 Jeep Wrangler Sport trim level to be ideal. Since the vehicle only comes as a two-door model, it's also well-suited for drivers who only sometimes transport people in the backseat.
Power comes from the legendary 3.6-litre Pentastar V-6, which can be paired with a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission. For cold weather starts, an engine block heater is part of the standard setup. A Command-Trac four-wheel-drive system allows for shifting on the fly, while a solid Dana 30 front axle and Dana 44 heavy-duty axle can handle rough off-road conditions.
Durable, practical exterior equipment is functional in the city and hardened enough to survive tough outdoor conditions. The 16-inch steel wheels are wrapped with practical P225/75R16 BSW On/Off-Road tires. With a full-size spare tire, drivers are equipped to handle a trail emergency. A black Sunrider soft top is easy to remove in the warm summer months for a truly unique Jeep experience. Tinted glass is included for the windshield and front doors.
The interior is designed to be washed as needed, with removable drain plugs in the floor, plus durable cloth seating and carpets. A covered storage area in the rear is great for stowing away valuable items. Also included is a sound system with 8 speakers and an auxiliary input jack for playing music with an external device such as a smartphone.
The 2016 Jeep Wrangler Sport S is a great fit for people who still aren't going to be hitting outdoor trails too often, and want a vehicle that's a little more luxurious and modern. It can be had as a two- or four-door model. Nice 17-inch Moab Sparkle Silver aluminum wheels add a premium feeling to the vehicle, while the P255/75R17 OWL On/Off-Road tires offer a good balance for anyone who plans to be driving on pavement more than dirt.
Plenty more modern comforts are included. Deep-tint sunscreen glass helps keep prying eyes out of the rear portion of the vehicle, plus ensures passengers stay comfortable in a variety of conditions. Drivers enjoy a leather-wrapped shifter knob with chrome accents. As for entertainment options, the Jeep gains SiriusXM satellite radio, plus a year's subscription for free.
Only two-door models feature air conditioning, which is a great addition for summertime trips. The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited version of the Sport S gains some of its own exclusive features, including a dome lamp and floor mats for the backseat area. The rear seats are on a 60/40 split, allowing owners to expand the cargo area as needed.
People who regularly take on moderate to tough trails and like playing in the outdoors most weekends will find the Jeep Wrangler Sahara to be a great fit for their lifestyle. Like the Sport S, it comes as a two- or four-door vehicle. The Jeep rides on some stylish yet practical 18-inch polished aluminum wheels with Granite Crystal pockets. P255/70R18 OWL On/Off-Road tires are ideal for a mixture of city and wilderness treks.
Several exterior features make the Sahara trim ready for playing hard in the outdoors. Tubular side steps not only make getting into and out of the vehicle easier, they help protect against rock damage. A heavy-duty suspension system includes gas shocks, perfect for tackling deeply rutted trails. The Jeep Freedom hardtop boosts cold weather practicality, while still allowing for open-top driving in the summer.
A number of creature comforts are included on the Wrangler Sahara, making it a practical everyday vehicle. A 115-volt auxiliary power outlet is ideal for charging devices such as smartphones while on the go. Air conditioning is standard, as are auto-dimming side mirrors with heaters. The headlights are also automatic, guarding against drivers forgetting to switch them on.
Drivers who regularly venture into wilderness areas and use particularly rugged trails are best suited for the top-level Rubicon. Two- and four-door versions of the Rubicon are available. Both feature 17-inch aluminum wheels with Mineral Grey centres, with LT255/75R17 BSW Off-Road BFGoodrich tires wrapped around them. Black fender flares and rock rails give the vehicle a tough look, while a Sunrider soft top makes letting the wind into the Jeep a simple process.
Of course, the Wrangler Rubicon is about more than just image. To satisfy hardcore off-road enthusiasts, it features a Roc-Track heavy-duty part-time four-wheel-drive system, plus Tru-Lok front and rear axles for getting through particularly tough areas. The performance suspension includes an electronic front sway bar disconnect for taking on particularly uneven terrain.
Now that you know about the different Wrangler trim levels, check out each on in person by scheduling a test drive today.