Originally Posted by Jlmo
Just my 2 cents...I purchased a 2011 JKU Sahara and kept it a very short time before trading it in for a 2012. Very poor planning on my part but I'm thrilled with where I landed.
Is the 2011 manual or automatic? If it is an automatic, it is likely to be way under geared. What you'll spend in regearing later could have gotten you the 2012.
Another problem with the 2011 is that there are no performance tuners available yet as the software has not been cracked.
The power of the new engine in my opinion is well worth the difference.
Yes, if you are talking automatics the 12 is a no brainer. If they are manuals could boil down to personal preference. Since you are towing, check the gearing on the 12 you should be looking for the 3.73, they are NOT standard with the 2dr tow package. I have a 12 with 3.21 gears and it tows 2,000 lbs ok, but I wish I paid a little more attention when I bought mine. The 3.73 was standard with the automatic in 2011, it is not for 2012.