By Barnell Anderson
There’s much to look forward to about the 2024 Jeep Wrangler. It’s a rugged SUV that works well for practically all driving situations. However, the 2024 Jeep Wrangler Willys is an especially great off roading SUV. It earns this distinction because it has many off roading specific features that put it above many in its class. Of course, the same is the case for the 2023 Jeep Wrangler, as buyers can still find it new.
Here’s a look into the new Wrangler Willys and what makes it an impeccable off roading SUV.
The 2024 Jeep Wrangler offers versatile performance
According to Edmunds, the 2024 Jeep Wrangler Willys comes with a 3.6-liter V6 engine that has a maximum output of 285 horsepower. It’s torque is 260 lb-ft, and the off roading SUV is a four-wheel model. The transmission here can either be a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic. Both are solid, but many traditionalists will probably prefer the manual as it is more of a callback to classic models.
People should note that regarding performance, the 2024 Jeep Wrangler Willys is the same as all other trims besides the Rubicon 392, which has a hefty 6.4-liter V8. This trim has a maximum output of 470 horsepower and a torque of 470 lb-ft. Regarding speed, the new Wrangler accelerates from 0 to 60 miles per hour between 5.4 and 6.8 seconds. Of course, the fastest time is for the Rubicon 392. This vehicle offers the same as the 2023 Jeep Wrangler.
Specific features make the 2024 Jeep Wrangler Willys a solid off roading SUV
Of course, several SUVs on the market make solid off roading SUVs. However, the Wrangler Willys is awesome in this regard because it has specific off roading features. For one, it’s a great off roading SUV because it offers massive 33-inch off road tires. As expected, a great set of tries is a requirement of this activity, as they can stand up to tough terrain.
Another reason this is a solid off roading SUV is that it includes a rear-locking differential. What this does is prevent the rear wheels from spinning freely, which is important because wheels spinning at different speeds can cause a loss of traction. This does not prevent traction loss completely, but it does decrease the likelihood. Additionally, the Jeep Willys has the Rubicon’s shocks and rock rails, which means it has enhanced suspension.
Of course, like every Wrangler model, this is a Trail Rated SUV. This badge means that the Wrangler has undergone numerous off roading tests to ensure it’s up to the task of handling tough trails. It also goes without saying that this off roading SUV has a high ground clearance, as it allows for 10.8 inches. Buyers will also be happy to know that the SUV handles water well, as it can tolerate up to 34 inches. Of course, the 2023 Jeep Wrangler Willys is also great for this activity.
Not only is the Willys name iconic regarding Jeep models, but this version of the Wrangler makes for a solid off roading SUV for several reasons. It has off roading specific features, it offers solid performance, and like every Wrangler, it’s a rugged SUV. It may not be the best for fuel economy, but the Wrangler Willys is among the most versatile SUVs on the market. Some may say there aren’t enough changes from the 2023 Jeep Wrangler, but it still has much to offer any off roading enthusiast.