Of course the first advantage everyone thinks about when it comes to buying a Jeep Rubicon is all the fun and excitement they are going to have taking the vehicle off-roading. Because it is especially created to endure all sorts of rough terrain, that is the predominate benefit seen when purchasing a jeep. However, there are other advantages to owning a Jeep Rubicon which may be overlooked by those wanting a more family-oriented transportation system.
The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon has an unexpectedly comfortable interior, with soft, padded seats, air-conditioning and state-of-the-art CD player. Hard-core jeep lovers may think a jeep should not be equipped with features remotely resembling those of a standard automobile. However, this style of jeep proves that such features can be successfully combined into a vehicle which pleases both those who want something they can drive in civilization and those who want something they can use to energetically plow through rough terrain.
Bad Weather Handling
There is nothing like a Jeep Rubicon to get someone through a bout of heavy snow and ice. With its four-wheel drive capacities and specially made snow tires, there is little chance of getting stuck in a snow drift with this vehicle. Unlike regular cars, the Rubicon has the ability to drive over those heaps of snow wherever they may be encountered during a winter storm. In addition, its heaviness reduces the chance of sliding on icy streets and overpasses, which other cars unfortunately encounter during ice storms. Even blizzard conditions do not hamper the ability of a Rubicon to overcome extreme weather conditions.
Although the Jeep Wrangler may not seem like a family-friendly vehicle because of it reputation for being a rough and tumble type of play-toy, it does possess many features that would make it a great family car. The back seat has plenty of room for children, groceries, pets or whatever anyone has in mind. In addition, kids love riding in a jeep, especially since it seems almost like a huge toy with all of its detachable parts. It also has a reputation for being extremely reliable and long-lasting when used for normal day-to-day driving. When utilized as a family car, maintenance is also quite simple and consists of normal preventative measures.
Ability to Upgrade
Specific equipment upgrades are available for the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, although it is perfectly capable of being taken directly off-road after being purchased brand-new from the lot. Most come with mud-terrain tires when bought new which are known to last for up to 40,000 miles and still have 40% tread left on them. It is considered a “no-frills” type of vehicle when initially purchased, with some exceptions such as cruise control, airbags, and air conditioning. In addition, the 2011 Rubicon comes equipped with anti-locking brake systems for abrupt stops on snow or ice covered roads.
The most noticeable advantage to owning a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is the versatility of the vehicle. Whether you are purchasing it with the explicit intent of using it as an all-terrain toy or as the family car, the Rubicon will live up to any potential expected of it. It is fun while being functional, and will no doubt be enjoyed for many years by its owners.