For 2012 the Wrangler received a new engine, the Pentastar V6. It delivers significantly more horsepower, a total of 280 ponies and more torque, 260 pound-feet to be exact. That’s a 40 percent increase in power, and a 10 percent increase in torque. More juice is good! And it even gets better mileage. The 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is by far the most comfortable and amenity -loaded Wrangler ever. Inside the cabin you will find redundant steering wheel controls, a refined dash and center console, as well as things like heated seats and mirrors. Jeep has not forgotten why most people buy Wranglers either, so its capability off-road has been enhanced too. In the Rubicon model you will find sturdy Dana 44 axles front and rear, a locking rear differential, and stock water-fording capability of 30 inches. The Jeep’s wide stance and short wheelbase also make it a blast to drive on pavement. While it’s truly at home on the trail, you will find its track performance more than just capable.
Named after the Rubicon Trail in Nevada, United States, the Wrangler Rubicon was a high-end offroad-ready trim level for the third generation Jeep Wrangler that was available from the 2007 to 2018 model years. It was available for both two-door and four-door models, and came with a newly developed Pentastar DOHC V6 that replaces the 3.8 liter pushrod V6 from older models.