For the 1987 model year the Wrangler replaced the very popular CJ7. The Wrangler was built on Jeep’s new YJ platform which offered better structural rigidity and was quieter and more civilized than the CJ7’s platform. Though the Wrangler looked a lot like the CJ7, its front grille, taillights, and other exterior features were different and an nice evolution of the CJ7’s design. The interior was ultra modern compared to the CJ7’s interior. The 1987 was more capable off-road than the CJ7. The 1987 Wrangler proved to be very popular and it was the start of something very good.
|Engine||Horsepower @ RPM||Torque lb-ft @ RPM||Automatic Transmission||Manual Transmission|
|2.5 liter I4||117 @ 5,300||135 @ 2,900||No||5-speed BA-5|
|4.2 liter I6||112 @ 3,000||210 @ 2,000||3-speed Torqueflite||5-speed BA-10|
|Height||72 inches (soft-top)
69.6 inches (hardtop)
|Curb Weight||2,810-2,855 lbs|