My name is Sam. I have never owned a Wrangler. After doing some research on Jeep's site, I am more familiar with the trims, but I still need some help choosing the right model for my needs.
Firstly, I have three kids. This ride will be my daily driver. My wife has a Honda Oddyssey that usually hauls the kids around. But my jeep needs to be able to fit two boosters and a car seat. I currently have a 2008 Sierra Z71. I will be selling it and using the equity to put own on a new Jeep. My kids are 7,6,and 2. All boys. They will love the Jeep too right!?
As fun as it would be, my daily driver will never be used for trails, mud, or rock crawls. I will on occasion tow a 24' pontoon. I also want to put bigger tires on it, likely 275/70r18 (about 33" tall) or 275/75r18 (about 34" tall).
Here are my thoughts. Get a Sport with the max tow package, 3:73 gears and 6 speed manual tranny. I don't need the offroad capability of a rubicon or the bells and whistles on the MOAB.
Most importantly I need towing capability for the pontoon. And the ability to lift it if necessary to hold the taller tires. Available gears on the 2013 model are 3:21,3:73,and 4:10. They all have the same 275hp engine.
I appreciate any advice you can offer.