Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler

About Jeep Wrangler

If any vehicle needs no introduction it’s the 2016 Jeep Wrangler. Take a basic concept that’s been unchanged for three-quarters of a century, add continual refinement and development, and you have defined the reliable, go-almost-anywhere, do-anything, on-and-off-road vehicle for all of us. The three trim levels are base Sport, mid-range Sahara and hard-core Rubicon, but they are all capable of fulfilling every requirement of what it means to be a Jeep. All have Chrysler’s smooth and strong 3.6-liter, 285-horsepower V6 engine which, thanks to excellent gearing and powertrain choices, provides the Wrangler with exceptional off-road capabilities. Any competition? Toyota 4Runner? Nissan Xterra? Not really. It’s about more than just 4-wheel drive; the Jeep Wrangler delivers that elusive, but certain, intangible that makes the difference.

2016 Jeep Wrangler
What's new for 2016?
2016 Jeep Wrangler

For 2016 the Wrangler’s changes are pretty much limited to trim and color additions. The new Black Bear Edition adds content to the Sport S model, including off-road rock rails; and the Sahara gets some appearance updates, including new wheels, a body-color bumper applique and an Olive Green interior.

2015 Jeep Wrangler
What's new for 2015?
2015 Jeep Wrangler

A Rubicon Hard Rock edition improves the 2015 Jeep Wrangler's off-road capability. There's also a 31-inch tire package available for Sport models, and all Wranglers get a standard Torx tool kit to remove the roof. The new 8-speaker audio system can be upgraded to a new 9-speaker Alpine audio system.

2014 Jeep Wrangler
What's new for 2014?
2014 Jeep Wrangler

Changes for the 2014 Jeep Wrangler include a Freedom Edition and a Rubicon X special edition for even more adventuresome off-roading, plus the retro-looking Willys Wheeler Edition inspired by World War II-era Jeeps. A Trail Kit includes a tow strap, D-rings, gloves and a carrying bag, and the Sport is available with 32-inch tires.

2013 Jeep Wrangler
What's new for 2013?
2013 Jeep Wrangler

Improvements for the 2013 Wrangler include new seats with larger side bolsters, additional interior lighting and an available Alpine speaker system. Changes to the soft top make it easier for one person to operate, and there is a new premium cloth option that is easier to clean and triple-layered for better sound deadening.

2012 Jeep Wrangler
What's new for 2012?
2012 Jeep Wrangler

The improvements found in the 2012 Jeep Wrangler can be summed up with one number: 285. That horsepower figure, from a new (for the Wrangler SUV) 3.6-liter V6, constitutes a 40-percent improvement as compared to its 202-horsepower predecessor. And when connected to the Wrangler's new five-speed automatic (a six-speed manual transmission is the standard gearbox), the powertrain produces both better performance (zero-to-60 times are improved by two to three seconds) and fuel efficiency.

2011 Jeep Wrangler
What's new for 2011?
2011 Jeep Wrangler

If you believe beauty is on the inside, you'll love the modifications made to the Wrangler's interior for model year 2011. New seat fabric, available leather, an all-new instrument panel with revised air ducts, a redesigned center stack and revised radio lineup are just a few of the many changes wrought by Jeep's product team. Although "soft-touch" may seem like a less-than-dirty word to a committed off-roader, it perfectly describes these interior updates, in combination with improved ergonomics and a quieter ride.

2010 Jeep Wrangler
What's new for 2010?
2010 Jeep Wrangler

All Wrangler models now include tow hooks, a new dome light, fog lamps, a compass, an outside temperature readout and a fuel saver indicator light, while the base two-door Sport receives a new full-length floor console and cloth seats. Jeep has also made improvements to the Sunrider soft top making it less cumbersome to remove.

2009 Jeep Wrangler
What's new for 2009?
2009 Jeep Wrangler

Hill Start Assist (HSA) is made standard.

2008 Jeep Wrangler
What's new for 2008?
2008 Jeep Wrangler

New features include a standard tire pressure monitor and an optional remote start. A right-hand drive Wrangler X is now available for the U.S and Canada.

2007 Jeep Wrangler
What's new for 2007?
2007 Jeep Wrangler

In addition to being the most powerful, most capable iteration yet, the all-new Wrangler is infinitely more refined, with a significantly smoother, quieter ride and the availability of creature comforts like power windows and locks and even a navigation system. The new lineup also includes the first-ever four-door Wrangler.

Consumer Reviews

I'll keep this one forever

By on Tuesday, August 23, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 210,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Over 200,000 miles and I just now had to do work on the motor. Main seals and radiator leak. Roughly $1500. Only real mechanical problem since I bought it new. It's been fun changing out things now like the fenders, roof and bumpers. Looks like a new Jeep. I've had more comments on it the last month than I have since I got it. Awesome sound system, I find it very comfortable and of course FUN in the sun. I can't imagine ever replacing it."

10 people out of 10 found this review helpful

Nice ride for a big vehicle

By on Friday, March 23, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 34,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Fun to drive, Jeep wave"

Cons: "Gas mileage"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Very smooth ride, comfortable seats with stadium-like seating for rear passengers. Feel quite safe, needless to say the 4x4 system is second to none. Only draw back for me is the not so great gas mileage. Overall I can deal with the $10-20. more/week for gas, rather than having an SUV that doesn't look as cool to me."

9 people out of 9 found this review helpful

All that is Jeep

By on Wednesday, January 4, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 33,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Ride has come a long way, 6 speed, Freedom Top!!"

Cons: "Fuel Economy, but can't fight aerodynamics"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"If you've been waiting to buy a wrangler, now is a good time. The JK is a very capable vehicle with enough creature comforts. This is my daily driver, and I enjoy driving to work every single day. I have never had a problem with this vehicle, and have absolute confidence in its mechanics and it holding its value."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

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