• (4.3) 25 reviews
  • MSRP: $7,026$21,634
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 16-19
  • Engine: 190-hp, 4.0-liter I-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x4
  • Seats: 4
2005 Jeep Wrangler

Our Take on the 2005 Jeep Wrangler

Nothing is more traditional in the world of sport utility vehicles than the smallest, entry-level Jeep model. Today's Wrangler is a direct descendant of the World War II-era military Jeep. In fact, many consider the Wrangler to have pioneered the SUV category, even though the term "SUV" didn... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Ride comfort
  • Interior noise
  • Fuel economy
  • Crude by modern standards

Notable Features

  • Quasi-military appearance
  • Four- or six-cylinder power
  • Available hardtop
  • Standard part-time 4WD
  • Low-range gearing

2005 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

Cars.com Expert Reviews

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Lumbar? Yeah, right.DVD players? Are you kidding?And supple leather? Better go back to your cappuccino after your game of racquetball, dude.At its core, the Jeep Wrangler is the ultimate toy.Hardly refined, barely comfortable, the Wrangler is like that mousetrap ride you used to enjoy on summer trips to the amusement park."You've got to be crazy not to love this," J... Read full review for the 2005 Jeep Wrangler

Consumer Reviews


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Wrangler X- My First New Car

by Jeep Fanatic from Toledo, OH on March 17, 2008

This was my first new car- 4.0L, I6, manual transmission, soft top. I had wanted a Jeep since I was 13 and finally bought one! This Jeep is fun to drive in the winter or summer. It is a convertible in... Read Full Review

6 Trim Levels Available

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2005 Jeep Wrangler Safety Ratings

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There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

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Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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