2009 Jeep Wrangler consumer reviews

$20,710 starting MSRP
side view of 2009 Wrangler Jeep
94% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.1
  • Interior design 4.1
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value for the money 4.3
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.6
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4.6

Go topless!

Convertible 4x4, what more can you ask for? Go topless and get muddy! Great in sand, snow,mud and on pavement! Straight 6 cylinder is indestructible!

3.3

Reliable car I've own

This vehicle is perfect. Very comfy. The jeep does waste a lot of gas. I livevthe 4wd and it is four door, hard top. All white color which is more noticible when the jeep is dirty. I live the back whoppers, I was used to using a 2002 honda, now a 2011 jeep wrangler, just bought a week ago and I am glad I did. It's a awesome vehicle.

4.0

Just purchased it with 65000 miles.

Overall, I am very pleased. For a vehicle that is 8 years old, it has held up well. Drives good and I was pleasantly surprised that it didn't "bounce" all over the road (well, on a good paved road anyway).

4.7

Love My 2009 Jeep Wrangler

My Jeep is typical of every review I've ever read about the Wrangler family in general and friends who have owned them, It's extremely rugged and reliable. It's engineered so the average person can make modifications and trick it out to personal taste. Absolutely a pleasure to drive.

4.0

It's a Wrangler what do you expect?

Coming from a '98 ford ranger, to a 2dr '09 wrangler of course I expected quite a bit of these to be better. Stock height, stock wheels, though it does have 265's instead of the stock 245 tires. I can honestly say it is a joy to ride in, I can honestly see me doing 400+ mile trips in this, it is that smooth. Of course its not a luxury sedan smooth, but I wouldn't put it far off. Performance, the 3.8 in this model was replaced I think in '11 for a 3.6 which they claim has more power or something, and apparently the 3.8 eats oil, my wrangler has 67xxx miles and I see no sign of this. They also claim if you have an automatic tranny with that 3.8 that it's one of the worst combinations of tranny and engine you can get. I'm not sure as I have a manual. Now for looks, it's a stock black wrangler with a hardtop. You either love them or not, I would say most people love them. The interior of the '07-'10 is my favorite by far. They changed it in '11-present, I don't care for the new interior that much. Value for the money, meh. They are expensive. I could have gotten a nice sedan or another suv that is either awd or 4x4 with probably less miles than what I have given for this, they would also have features that mine don't such as power mirrors, power seats, power windows, heats seats.. etc. The stuff we take for granted to an extent that we don't really need but want. Reliability, Well besides the eating oil part and being little underpowered by what people claim. I haven't heard much bad about these, though I guess time will tell for me. long review short, It's a wrangler. Do your research before you buy one, make sure you know what you want in one. Most of them are completely basic besides that the original owner got an A/C in it. If you get lucky, you might get one with power windows. Honestly only thing I wish I had. It's so easy to fix them and the motors for them are easy to find for when they go out. Which takes 100,000 plus miles.

4.1

Reliable and never goes out of style

Would buy again. Reliable. If things do need to be replaced or fixed, the parts are fair priced and easy enough for someone to do.

4.6

Off Roader's Modding Dream

The '09 Wrangler is a great vehicle in and of itself. But modded, the possibilities are endless! There's a huge community of Jeep owners eager to welcome bright eyed, new Jeepers who want to learn the ins and outs of Jeeps. Buying a stock Jeep and then modding it to the aggressiveness and level that you want it to be is easy, parts and advice and mechanics who have modded Jeeps for decades are readily available. But it's not easy on the wallet, one of the sayings in the Jeep community is "J.ust E.mpty E.very P.ocket" - it's not a cheap hobby, but it's so rewarding to build up a vehicle yourself that will take you anywhere you want to go and over anything you want - given the proper research and mods were made and you bring a buddy. Remember, you're not repairing, just upgrading. The 3.8L V6 is known for it's reliability, but wear and tear of off roading will inevitably require maintenance and repairs. That's just part of the Jeep life. If you like the outdoors, sunshine, and making a vehicle your own - look no further. If you like money and convenience, maybe just stick with your little yota camry.

4.4

Most capable vehicle I have owned

Excellent all around vehicle. Great for our day to day commutes around home. Long trips are uncomfortable, being that it is an off-road vehicle.

4.4

Very reliable vehicle

I've owned this vehicle for 8 years and have had zero problems with it. Rugged and durable with plenty of power.

5.0

Most reliable vehicle I have ever owned.

Jeeps are not for everyone, but this vehicle is perfect for me. It is now 9 years old and the only have only had to perform general maintenance and Jeep dealerships offer very competitive pricing for service.