Jeep's Wrangler is scheduled for a major redesign and some of the finer new features include a more aerodynamic design and the usage of lightweight materials (including the body) while maintaining the Wrangler's strong points and off-road prowess. A visit to the Wrangler's website shows you just how important special edition models have become. That's not a problem since special editions often combine desired equipment and features with value pricing (kinda sorta). The new Wrangler Rubicon Recon edition adds stronger off-road equipment (Dana axles, stronger rails, heavy-duty cast differential covers, etc.) to the well-equipped Rubicon model that has black-leather trimmed seats, six-speed manual transmission (a five-speed automatic is optional), premium Alpine audio, a unique gauge cluster (with exclusive styling and a premium Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) with added read-outs), special badging, 17-inch Low Gloss Granite Crystal-painted aluminum wheels (wrapped in 32-inch BF Goodrich KM off-road tires), and more. Color options include Black, Bright White, Billet Silver, Firecracker Red, Gobi, Rhino, and Granite Crystal. Prices start at $39,145 for the two-door model and $42,945 for the Wrangler Unlimited (four-door) model plus taxes, license, fees, and options. This should tide you over 'til the new Wrangler appears in the months ahead.