The Jeep models born as military vehicles have always been tough and capable. Wrangler is no different, as this off-road icon has continued to thrive since its inception in the 19th Century.
Wrangler Limited Edition is a special series that celebrates this iconic SUV with unique style, features, and badging. In recent years, Wrangler has become even more popular with a wider range of consumers. Part of that can be attributed to the many Wrangler limited edition models that have been released. They often come with exclusive features or appearance packages that make them stand out from the standard Wrangler models, making them highly sought-after by Jeep enthusiasts.
Here are eight of the greatest Wrangler limited edition models that have ever been released.
If you're looking for a Wrangler that's ready to tackle any terrain, the North Edition is the one for you. This limited-edition model comes with several off-road-ready features, including skid plates, tow hooks, and rock rails. It also has an upgraded suspension system and 17-inch alloy wheels with all-terrain tires. It is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine with 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque making it the perfect choice for those who like to go off the beaten path. It has a full-time four-wheel-drive system with a two-speed transfer case and low range gearing, including a tow hook receiver, and Class II receiver hitch.
This edition pays homage to the very first Wrangler model that was released back in 1987. This limited-edition Wrangler comes with some vintage-inspired features, including a seven-slot grille, round headlights, and trapezoidal wheel flares. It's available in both two-door and four-door Wrangler Unlimited models with either a 3.6-liter V6 engine or a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine.
The exterior of the Chief Edition is available in two colors, Chief Blue and Bright White. It has many exclusive interiors and exterior badging, including a "Chief" decal on the hood. Its special badging and retro-inspired features make the Wrangler Chief Edition one of the most popular limited-edition Wrangler models ever released.
62016 Jeep Wrangler Black Bear Edition
The Wrangler Black Bear Edition is one of the most unique Wrangler limited edition models ever released. This special edition Wrangler was inspired by the famed Rubicon Trail and comes with many off-road-ready features, including Dana 44 axles, rock rails, and a two-inch lift kit. It has an engine capacity of a 3.6-liter V6 engine with 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.
It's available in both two-door and four-door Wrangler Unlimited models, and its exclusive black and tan color scheme make it stand out from the rest. It's the perfect Wrangler for those who want to hit the trails in style.
The Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition pays homage to the original Jeep that was used by the U.S. military during World War II. This special edition Wrangler comes with several vintage-inspired features, including round headlights, a seven-slot grille, trapezoidal wheel flares, and a “Willys” hood decal. It also has several modern touches, such as LED taillights, an upgraded audio system and heated front seats. It featured aggressive off-road tires that enabled it to tackle any terrain. It was available in both two-door and four-door Wrangler Unlimited models with a 3.6-liter
This special edition Wrangler comes with some off-road-ready features, including Dana 44 axles, rock rails, and a two-inch lift kit. It's available in both two- and four-door body styles, and can be had with either a manual or automatic transmission. Its engine capacity was increased to 3.6 liters enhancing its off-road performance. Jeep launched this model to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Wrangler Rubicon, and its special badging and unique features make it one of the most collectible Wranglers ever made.
32004 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (Rubicon)
The Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon was the first four-door Jeep to ever be offered with a factory-installed lift kit. This special edition Wrangler comes with several off-road-ready features, including Dana 44 axles, rock rails, and a two-inch lift kit. It's available in both two- and four-door body styles, and can be had with either a manual or automatic transmission. The most notable thing about this model is its increased engine capacity of 4.0-liters which delivered more power and torque. The Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon is the perfect Jeep for those who want to hit the trails with friends and family in tow.
21977 Jeep CJ-5/CJ-7 Golden Eagle
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This special edition of the CJ-5 and CJ-7 was available in 1977 only. It featured a golden eagle decal on the hood, special exterior trim, and exclusive interior appointments. It was characterized by its rugged good looks and go-anywhere attitude. It featured a V8 engine and manual transmission which made it a favorite among off-road enthusiasts. It performed well both on and off the road, making it the most versatile Jeeps ever made.
11970 Jeep CJ-5 Renegade
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The Renegade was the first special edition Jeep ever offered. It featured a host of unique exterior and interior appointments that set it apart from the rest. It was available in both two-wheel and four-wheel drive versions and came with either a manual or automatic transmission. The Renegade was characterized by its go-anywhere attitude and is still considered one of the most collectible Jeep models ever made. A range of limited edition models followed the Renegade, but none were able to capture the same magic.
The Bottom Line
These are eight of the greatest Jeep Wrangler limited edition models ever released. Each one is unique in its way and has become a favorite among Jeep fans around the world. Their capabilities, style, and collectability make them some of the most sought-after Jeeps on the market. They are widely considered to be the pinnacle of Jeep performance and are sure to continue to be popular among enthusiasts for years to come.
Whether you're looking for a vintage-inspired Wrangler or a modern off-road machine, be rest assured that there's a limited-edition Jeep Wrangler out there that's perfect for you.