It’s been 10 years since Jeep originally released the Wrangler Rubicon and to celebrate the past ten years, Jeep has announced the release of the 2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition.
It’s been 10 years since Jeep originally released the Wrangler Rubicon and to celebrate the past ten years, Jeep has announced the release of the 2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition. Jeep says that it is the most capable Wrangler ever produced.
The Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition is available as a two-door Wrangler or four-door Wrangler Unlimited. Based on the Rubicon model, it is available with a standard six-speed manual or available five-speed automatic transmission mated to a Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 engine producing 285 horsepower and 260 ft.-lbs. of torque. The Jeep part-time four-wheel-drive system 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 also standard as are Tru-Lok locking differentials. With a six-speed manual transmission, the Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition has an impressive crawl ratio of 73.1:1 that makes it a breeze to negotiate any obstacle.
It also gets a one-half inch increase in ride height versus the standard Rubicon model and the BF Goodrich KM2 265/70R17 tires more room to claw at rugged terrain. The tires are mounted on 17-inch Rubicon aluminum wheels painted satin black with polished faces and a red Jeep Wrangler “icon” logo on the outside lip.
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. A dual-intake Power Dome hood helps aid in engine cooling and red tow hooks adorn the front and rear, and Mopar rock rails give added protection from trail damage. Mopar also supplies the black fuel filler door and tail lamp guards. “10th Anniversary” badging on the fenders and a red-silhouette “Rubicon” decal on the sides of the hood add the finishing touches on the exterior.
The interior gets red leather seats with “Rubicon 10th Anniversary” embroidered into the front seat backs. Red stitching adorns the leather-wrapped steering wheel and the center console. A unique gauge cluster features a “10th Anniversary” signature and also features a premium Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) with various read-outs such as oil pressure, oil temperature and tire pressure.
The limited production Wrangler arrives in the spring.