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Jeep has been the overwhelming choice for adventurous drivers for decades. Their easy-to-remove tops and doors have given them a certain edge in the off-road vehicle market. People enjoy being able to ride through nature without constraints.
The Bronco has started putting up some stiff competition, releasing its own removable door and roof features. However, Jeep offers their removable components on multiple vehicles, not just one. Here’s a list of Jeeps with removable doors and roofs, as reported by OC Motorsports.
Which Jeep models have removable doors and roofs?
There are three Jeep models that offer removable doors and roofs, including the Wrangler, Gladiator, and Wrangler Unlimited.
The Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited are differentiated mainly by how many doors and seats they have. The Wrangler has two doors and four seats, while the Wrangler Unlimited has four doors and five seats. The Gladiator is similar to both models, but in the style of a pickup truck.
Other special-edition Wranglers were given removable door/roof options as well. The Willys Wheeler, Sahara, Wrangler Sport, Sport S, Altitude, Rubicon, Rubicon Recon, and Freedom Edition all come with soft or hard-top removable roofs and a removable door option.
There are some safety concerns that come with driving without doors, but Jeep has tried to make their doorless cars as safe as their other models. However, there are things you can do while in a doorless car that can help keep you safe. These include keeping yourself completely within the confines of the vehicle and being extra cautious while driving on the highway.
The two primary models with the features, though, are the Jeep Wrangler and the Jeep Gladiator.
The Wrangler is the most popular of Jeep’s off-roading models, and the one most people have seen on the street without its doors. It’s excellent for off-roading and driving through nature. With four-wheel drive (4WD), solid suspension, high ground clearance, and excellent traction, Wranglers are made to be used outdoors.
Other aspects of the Wrangler that lend themselves to off-roading and complement the removable doors are the carpeting and the in-floor drain. The carpets are removable as well as water-resistant, and the drain is a one-way drainage valve to help remove any excess water that remains in the vehicle after a fun day of scenic driving.
The car comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission, with an option for an eight-speed automatic, though some trim levels only come automatic.
It has three different engine options, the base level being a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 with 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Then there’s the 2.0-liter turbo that puts out 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Finally, the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel, with 260 horsepower and a healthy 422 lb-ft of torque.
The 2.0-liter turbo and EcoDiesel options are only available with the automatic transmission, as is eTorque, Jeep’s mild hybrid option. eTorque is also restricted to the 2.0-liter turbo and 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engines.
The Jeep Gladiator is the other main choice for a vehicle with removable doors and roof. The Gladiator is a renewed model. It was originally released in the ‘60s but was eventually discontinued in 1987 under a different name. Now, the Gladiator is back, re-released for the 2020 model year.
The truck is a four-door crew cab with a 5-foot-long truck bed. All five trim packages come with 4WD and the same 3.6-liter V-6 with 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Trim levels include the Sport, Sport S, Overland, Rubicon, and Mojave.
The Sport offers a six-speed manual transmission and tech like voice control, rearview camera, a 5-inch infotainment screen, and Bluetooth coming standard. The Wrangler features an eight-speed automatic upgrade option as well.
The Mojave trim is specifically made for desert driving. Using a transfer case, it allows for off-roading at higher speeds on desert sands.
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