Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Toad - Jeep Wrangler 4WD…

jeep and kayak1 I mentioned in an earlier blog that for us a toad had to have the following:

  1. It has to be able to go off the road – not extreme off-roading but capable of going on neglected dirt roads
  2. gas mileage should be over 20
  3. it has to be light weight
  4. it has to be readily towable with all four wheels down
  5. it needs adequate storage
  6. it needs to be capable of carrying two kayaks

jeep stuck  So why am I considering the Jeep Wrangler 4WD as a towable vehicle? Well in a nutshell because it could be the most fun toad available that meets most of my criterion.. The biggest problem with a jeep is when it gets stuck… baybee it is STUCK!!!

The Jeep Wrangler 4WD can be towed with all four wheels down without any major modifications. This is according to what the manufacturers specifications say. Like the Honda CRV all we would need is a tow-bar and base plate along with a suitable brake system and we are set. The specs are as follows:

  • Base Curb Weight : 3760 lbs
  • Towable with both a manual and automatic transmission
  • Mileage (City/Hwy) : 15/19 
  • Retail price range is  : $20-30 K

See the official site for more information.  I will end this blog with a picture of the jeep I once had when I was a college student living in a trailer house… sure wished I had it now…



  1. Impressive one but i like the millage of this model it is too goof for me and for my firm house.

  2. We love our Wrangler! It tows like a dream and will take us anywhere we want to go. The only thing we'd change is four doors instead of two. That would make it easier to tote friends. And, a Jeep getting stuck? Never!

  3. We also love our Jeep Wrangler! We have the Unlimited 4x4 version. It does everything we want it to do. We have the hard top as well as the soft top.
    I would give the Wrangler a huge thumbs up!!

    Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

  4. We have a Jeep Liberty and love it too.

  5. The new Jeep Wrangler is a great looking car. Sahara model is no doubt a nice addition.