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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What happen to the 4.0L?

Bought the Wrangler new in 2009. I loved the new styling, both inside and out, but was not at all happy with Jeep's new powertrain. The new 3.8L in the Wrangler is clearly not as good as the old 4.0. Further, I was not too happy with the performance of the new 6-speed manual trans. The engine is rated at 202hp, but it feels more like 102hp, and 6th gear is totally useless unless you are driving at 75mph down hill. If Jeep could bring back the old power train I could give the Wrangler a better rating, but it only gets 3 stars from me. If you want a Wrangler I suggest getting a 2006 or older.


outstanding in stock form

got my new base model X two months ago. wow! is all i can say. rides great on road and off road its hard to stop. amazing vehicle. great value. rear seat useless except for kids, but i drive it so who cares if you cant fit. lol


4dr Sahara 2007

I love this car. The looks that you get and the compliments. It feels great. I sold my 2000 ltd Cherokee and this was the perfect flip. Goods are the freedom top is easy the back seat works for adults. The 4x4 is amazing. Bad the freedom tops scratch really easy. Overall best car i have ever owned!


First Jeep Wrangler

Just bought a 09 2 door x model with the up graded wheels,power door locks and windows.would recommend this up grade package for ever day use. Pros. you sit high and know you are in a 4x4, but the jeep does handle turns with less body role would be expected. handling is better then expected for me. i have had a number of 4x4. The ride is smooth on the open road, over bumps or hard inclines you will feel how stiff the frame and suspention is, rember it is an off road vehicle. The interior is simple and funtional,you will not have to read a manual to turn on the lights. The seats are confertible but the back one is hard to get to, I wish the front seat would travel a little more forward to let people in the back. The engine is smooth and around town with some hwy driving 16-17 mpg is reasonable for me. The soft top is much quiter then expected Cons. a little more interior storage to put the little things needed, getting into the back seats. I do not think for someone new to jeeps this is a hard comprimise, a fun vehicle to drive,good over all performance for a v6. I the wrangler is a great very good vehicleand the wife loves it, so much I do not get to dive it much


The Fun Jeep

I've had this car for about a month and it is by far the best 4x4 I've owned. I bought the Sahara 4dr 4X4. I needed the xtra room. I was also able to get $5800 off the sticker price.


best version yet

I've owned 2 previous jeeps: a '97 and an '01. This by far is the best version IMO. I opted for the sunrider soft top, and I am amazed at how much quieter it is at highway speeds as compared to the previous one. Outside, it just looks nice, with wide fenders and that famous grille. Inside, there is a noticeable increase in leg room and hip room, thanks to it's widened wheel base. The 6-speed manual is a lot of fun to drive, and there are ample nooks for storage. I can't comment yet on the operation of the soft top (winter here), but it doesn't look that different from the previous version (which was pretty easy). I traded my small, economical car in for this, and so far, am very happy with my decision. Shift-on-the-fly 4WD will be great for our Upstate NY winters, and the added Electronic Stability Program and Anti-Roll Mitigation provides improved security. Gas Mileage is pretty much in the toilet, but you have to expect that when driving a brick wall around! Overall, a beautiful vehicle and highly recommended.