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The Toughest Cars?

"A tough, authentic legend born to rule the trails and the open road" - A quote from Jeeps Wrangler website

"In a world where SUVs have begun to look like their owners, complete with love handles and mushy seats, the H2 SUV proved during its production run that one could still drop and give you 20." - Quote from the current Hummer website

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The Jeep Wrangler and the Hummer H2 are considered by thousands to be the Toughest, roughest, Bear Grylles approved, bare handed coyote fighting SUV's money can buy. I don't doubt they can get further up the trails than, say a Journey. The slight rant I have with these SUV's when they are called biblically unstoppable is with their engines.

Jeep has sold the wrangler with the great Pentastar V6 since 2012. I don't doubt for a moment that it is a good engine, I mean it gave the Charger 30MPG, it gave the Avenger hope, and it even made the Grand Caravan American Value Package one of the highest Horsepower/Dollar cars. In the Wrangler it has also made wonders, better MPG, Higher HP etc. but I don't know if it is the Toughest engine yet. It is robust, but slight modifications by Mopar or an independent company would make it stronger and more dependable. I feel that for an engine to deserve its place in a Jeep, it has to be as brawny. Not the same engine they put in a Town and Country.

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The Hummer suffers from exactly the same problem. The 6.2 V8 may be dead reliable, but it is still the same engine they put in the Yukon, Sierra, and Escalades. It is even funnier for hummer since their phrase: "In a world where SUVs have begun to look like their owners, complete with love handles and mushy seats, the H2 SUV proved during its production run that one could still drop and give you 20." doesn't really apply. The Yukon and Escalade DO have love handles, mushy seats and the Hummer shares its engines with them.

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Id like to clarify, I am not making this article to say the Wrangler and the Hummer are NOT capable off road. They are, all of the press pics are on places without a Wifi hotspot. The point Im trying to make is that it would be a better if the engines from the toughest vehicles where made with special materials or unique adaptations so they are also as tough as them.

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