16 reviews
2005 Jeep Wrangler
2005 Jeep Wrangler
Available Price Range $8,349-$21,141 Trims6 Combined MPG 16-19 Seats 4

Our Take on the 2005 Jeep Wrangler

Our Take

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


Our 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 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

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