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Can A New Jeep Keep Up With An Old Jeep?

We got to drive a 2017 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Edition and we thought it was a completely pointless car. Completely pointless if your commuting needs are to go between your house, your workplace, and the mall. It has a rough ride, poor mileage, and a pretty high sticker price for what you get. If you don’t at all off-road, we recommend you stay away. Stay very far away, on your dry and nicely surfaced asphalt. To see whether the new Jeep can do more than just shuttle people to the mall, we decided to bring the new Jeep into its natural habitat.

We took the new Sahara to our friend’s backyard, where he has turned it into a modest off-road playground. This course contained various small to medium sized boulders, and piles upon piles of logs downed by storms. It might not be the most rugged of off-road courses, but it should make the Sahara’s “Trail Rated” badge sweat a little bit.

The 2017 Jeep has to do this under the watchful eyes of a seasoned off-roader, the 1979 CJ. The historic vehicle has enough mods on its chassis that it’s no longer recognizable. Powered by a AMC 360 V8, the lifted CJ crushes the off-road wooded course like it was dry pavement. Can the new 2017 Jeep Wrangler Sahara keep up? Check out the comparison below

And check out our review of the 2017 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Edition below:

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About Hansen

The engineer amongst the crew, Hansen once built a mini baja car with his bare hands. Hansen had the opportunity to join Honda’s R&D team in Ohio but chose the life of the east coast and the defense industry instead. A die hard auto enthusiast he religiously follows the auto industry and loves long walks in the auto shows.

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