Jeep Wranglers aren’t only for mudding and off-roading—they’ve had their time to shine in TV and movies, too. Most of their appearances are cameos, but there are a few Wranglers that were regulars. Here are five of the most memorable Jeep Wranglers in Hollywood.
It’s hard fighting dinosaurs but Jurassic Park‘s crew did it in style. Their grey and red striped Jeep Wrangler turned a whole new generation into Jeep fans, and being featured in a hit movie definitely upped its cool factor.
Jurassic Park featured a variety of Wranglers, some sporting winches, flood lights and soft brown tops. If you want to get your own dino-fighting Wrangler, you’ll need to look for a 1992 Jeep Wrangler Sahara YJ.
In the first movie, Sarge is seen joking with the other cars and selling his wares, but he gets to save the day in the second movie by providing Lightning McQueen with the fuel that saves his life.
The ultimate cool guy, McGyver, drove a variety of Jeeps on the show but his favorite was his brown Wrangler YJ. Like McGyver himself, the Jeep was no frills and utilitarian, and it helped him “McGyver” his way out of wild and crazy situations with nothing but a toothpick and his ingenuity.
Dukes of Hazzard
While Dukes of Hazzard is best known for the General Lee, it wasn’t the only car on the show. Daisy Duke drove a white 1980 Jeep CJ-7 that was named “Dixie.” Dixie was improved on several times during the show and also switched between a manual and an automatic transmission. Oops!
While other movie characters drove basic Wranglers, Lara Croft was having none of that. The Tomb Raider star is seen driving a bright silver Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Croft, and she takes full advantage of its features as she fights bad guys and tackles rough terrain.
The tricked out Wrangler Croft drove in Tomb Raider was so popular that Jeep released a Croft-inspired limited edition. These sought-after Wranglers have all the standard Rubicon features plus 16-inch Alcoa forged aluminum wheels, Tomb Raider badging and Mopar accessories like a light bar, riveted fender flares, tubular grille guard and diamond-plated bumper guard. The inside features dark slate fabric seats with red accent stitching down the center, red seat belts and a Tomb Raider badge with serial number.
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