The Most Capable SUV Ever Offers New 'Black Bear' Special Edition and Updates to Sahara Model for 2016
- New Jeep Wrangler Black Bear Edition builds on Sport model, adding special content to the exterior and interior, including premium off-road rock rails
- Wrangler Sahara receives exterior and interior appearance updates, including new wheels, body-color bumper applique and Olive Green interior option
- Rubicon Hard Rock Edition, Freedom Edition and Willys Wheeler return for 2016
New for 2016 and hailing its name from the notorious Jeep trail in Telluride, Colorado, the Wrangler Black Bear Edition adds special content to the exterior and interior of the best-selling Sport model for a distinctive on- and off-road look.
Originally introduced on the 2015 Wrangler, the Rubicon Hard Rock Edition carries forward the
capability-enhancing features of the Rubicon model while including a nine-speaker Premium Alpine audio system and Low Gloss Black grille with High Gloss Black inserts.
Returning for 2016, the Jeep Wrangler Freedom Edition offers value to customers with unique exterior and interior appointments. For each Wrangler Freedom Edition sold, Jeep will support the United Service Organizations Inc. (USO) as part of the Jeep Operation Safe Return initiative.
Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler - the popular and sought after model that salutes the earliest civilian Jeep vehicles with additional off-road hardware for increased capability - also returns for 2016.
Wrangler has always had a unique variety of colors to choose from, and 2016 is no different. New exterior colors include Rhino Mojave Sand and Hypergreen. Additional colors for 2016 include: Billet Silver, Black, Bright White, Firecracker Red, Granite Crystal, Hydro Blue and Tank.
Jeep Wrangler Black Bear Edition
The Jeep Wrangler Black Bear Edition - available on Wrangler or Wrangler Unlimited - builds on the Sport trim level by adding special content to the interior and exterior of the vehicle. The Black Bear Edition is available in nine colors: Billet Silver, Black, Bright White, Firecracker Red, Granite Crystal, Hydro Blue, Hypergreen, Rhino and Tank.
On the exterior, Black Bear features a heritage "Wrangler" hood decal, topographical Black Bear Pass trail hood decal, off-road rock rails, Satin Black grille, Mineral Gray bumper applique, standard premium Sunrider soft top or optional body-color hard top, 17-inch five-spoke black wheels and added traction with Silent Armor tires, and black tail lamp guards and fuel fill door.
The interior of the Black Bear Edition features black cloth Sedoso seats, a leather-wrapped steering
wheel with black accent stitching, Iron Gray bezels, grab handle vent rings and door handles, sport bar grab handles, all-weather slush mats, standard air conditioning, and the Connectivity Group and Power Convenience Group.
Black Bear Pass is a popular Jeep Jamboree trail in Telluride, Colorado, and is featured in Jeep
brand's Badge of Honor program.
Sahara model updates
For 2016, the Sahara model - both Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited - receives updates to its exterior and interior appearance. New features include a body-color bumper applique, modified 18-inch wheels with Granite Crystal painted pockets and polished surface, and modified "Sahara" logo. Additional design touches include high gloss fine silver metallic seven-slot grille throats and iconic headlamp rings, Satin Chrome steering wheel bezel, and Quick Silver grab handle, bezels and vent rings.
Also new for 2016, Sahara offers an optional interior package featuring Olive Green leather seats with Cattle Tan accent stitching throughout.
Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Hard Rock Edition
The Rubicon Hard Rock Edition, available on either Wrangler or Wrangler Unlimited models, is the
most capable Wrangler in the lineup. Based on the Rubicon model, it is equipped with Wrangler's part-time four-wheel drive system that has electronic-locking front and rear Dana 44 axles that receive power through a Rock-Trac transfer case with a "4-Low" ratio of 4:1. A 4.10 axle ratio, front and rear, is standard as are Tru-Lok locking differentials. With a six-speed manual transmission, the Wrangler Rubicon Hard Rock edition has an impressive crawl ratio of 73.1:1 that makes it a breeze to negotiate any obstacle.
The Wrangler Rubicon Hard Rock Edition is offered in 10 colors: Billet Silver, Black, Bright White, Firecracker Red, Granite Crystal, Hydro Blue, Hypergreen, Rhino, Tank and Mojave Sand.
The Wrangler Rubicon Hard Rock Edition has many features that make it distinctive, as well as the most off-road capable Wrangler. BF Goodrich KM 255/75R17 tires are mounted on 17-inch Rubicon aluminum wheels painted satin black with polished faces and a red Jeep Wrangler "icon" logo on the inside pocket.
A Low Gloss Black grille with High Gloss Black inserts and Jeep badge and black front and rear steel off-road bumpers toughen up the exterior, with the front bumper featuring removable end caps and a winch-capable design. These removable end caps help the Wrangler climb obstacles without hindrance, and reduce the damage potential to the bumper system. A dual-vented Power Dome hood helps aid in engine cooling and gives Wrangler a modified appearance. Red tow hooks adorn the front and rear and off-road rock rails give added protection on the trail. A red-silhouette Rubicon" decal, on both sides of the hood, adds the finishing exterior touches to distinguish the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Hard Rock Edition's added capability.
The Wrangler Rubicon Hard Rock Edition comes standard with the all-new nine-speaker Premium
Alpine audio system, and a Premium Sunrider soft top and is available with a black three-piece
Freedom hardtop or body-color hardtop and wheel flares.
The interior has special touches as well. Black leather heated seats are standard, as are seat heaters
for the front passengers. A unique gauge cluster features exclusive styling and also features a premium Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) with added read-outs such as oil pressure, transmission and coolant temperatures, digital speed and individual tire pressure, which are helpful when off-roading. The passenger grab handle features Quick Silver accents that are also found on the vent rings, steering wheel spokes and door pulls.
Final design touches include all-weather slush mats, Jeep Trail Rated Kit and unique axle locker and sway-bar disconnect switches.
Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition
The 2016 Willys Wheeler Edition features upgraded hardware, including a Dana 44 rear axle with Trac-Lok limited-slip rear differential and 3.73 gears, BF Goodrich KM Mud Terrain LT255/75R17 tires, rock rails and a Jeep Trail Rated Kit that includes a D-Ring, tow strap and gloves in a Jeep-branded bag. This works with the Jeep Command-Trac 4x4 part-time, two-speed transfer case with a 2.72:1 low range gear ratio to give the Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition its improved off-road chops.
The Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition is available in 10 colors: Billet Silver, Black, Bright White, Firecracker Red, Granite Crystal, Hydro Blue, Hypergreen, Rhino, Tank and Mojave Sand. Special exterior design cues include a Gloss Black grille with black Jeep badge, Gloss Black front and
rear bumper appliques, historic Satin Black "4 Wheel Drive" rear tailgate decal and "Willys" hood decals and unique high-gloss black 17-inch aluminum wheels. The Willys Wheeler Edition comes standard with a Sunrider soft top and deep-tint sunscreen rear windows. A premium Sunrider soft top and blacksplatter Freedom Top are available.
Willys Wheeler Editions feature the Connectivity Group with SiriusXM Radio, and Willys W-based
models have the Power Convenience Group and premium tire-pressure monitoring system as standard. Jeep Wrangler's iconic half doors are an option.
Jeep Wrangler Freedom Edition
The 2016 Jeep Wrangler Freedom Edition is a tribute to U.S. military members with military-themed exterior and interior design cues. The Freedom Edition is available as a Wrangler or Wrangler Unlimited model and is offered in Firecracker Red, Bright White and Hydro Blue, plus Black, Billet Silver, Granite Crystal, Hypergreen, Rhino and Tank.
Jeep Wrangler Freedom Edition's exterior features new hard "Oscar Mike" fender badges and decals on the hood and rear quarter panels, new optional tan Premium Sunrider soft top with deep-tint rear windows, Granite Crystal-painted 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels, Granite Crystal-painted grille and front and rear bumper inserts, body-color fender flares, side steps with matching black tail lamp guards and fuel fill door, and optional off-road rock rails.
Interior treatments on the Jeep Wrangler Freedom include McKinley leather seat bolsters with Sedoso cloth fabric inserts and silver accent stitching, a new Freedom logo embroidered on the seat backs in silver stitching, silver accent stitching on the steering wheel, doors, seats and front arm rest. Finishing touches include Iron Gray accents on the front passenger grab handle, door pulls and vent rings, Satin Chrome spokes on the leather-wrapped steering wheel, and all-weather slush mats.
Other standard features include power windows and locks, remote keyless entry, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, and Uconnect Voice Command and Connectivity Group coupled
with standard SiriusXM Radio.