2012 Jeep Wrangler Long Term Road Test

2012 Jeep Wrangler: Boom! Jeep Shot

January 10, 2012

2012 Jeep Wrangler: Boom! Jeep Shot 

Forza 4 isn't the only video game that has tie-ins to cars in the real world. After figuring out how to get a screenshot from Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3, I can finally show you what our Jeep Wrangler has in common with my carpal tunnel.

The Jeep really doesn't play a major role in the game itself, nor does it stand out as a blatant product placement ad. It just sort of sits there in some of the multiplayer maps. I was, however, a little surprised that it's susceptible to in-game damage.

Just after the image at the top of the page was captured, an opponent blew it up with an RPG; along with myself, unfortunately. Below are images of the burned-out husk of a Wrangler.

2012 Jeep Wrangler: Boom! Jeep Shot 

2012 Jeep Wrangler: Boom! Jeep Shot 

Oddly enough, the in-game Jeep doesn't completely line up with the MW3 Edition Rubicon that is selling for $36,880.

For the $6,000-plus premium, you get special black wheels and spare tire cover, a Mopar hood with scoop, Mopar Front Bumper (winch ready) with fog lights & Mopar rear bumper, rock rails, a black fuel fill door, black tail lamp guards, a black interior with black Sedosa fabric w/hex embossment & unique "MW3" Logo, a unique IP cluster & IP grab handle with new logo and slush mats.

Worth it? I don't think so. As our Wrangler currently sits, I think I prefer it to the special edition.

Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor

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