Which year of Jeep is the best for offroading?

I’m hoping to buy an offroading vehicle but I don’t know whether to get something used or opt for a newer model. Which year of Jeep is best for offroading?

Kara Vanderbeek · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
It’s good to consider your options before purchasing the most expensive Jeep on the market. While all Wranglers are suitable to hit off-road terrain, the 2010 and 2012 models provide off-roading basics at an affordable price.
When it comes to Jeep’s legendary offroading vehicle, the
, newer isn’t always better and you have several model years to choose from.
For instance, while less powerful than newer models, the 2010 model offers impressive performance specs at an affordable price. On the other hand, the 2012 Wrangler delivers greater power and durability at a higher cost.
In 2016, the Wrangler came in a variety of trims, including the
Rubicon Hard Rock Edition
and the Willys Wheeler, both of which offer unique off-roading features and capabilities.
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