2016 Jeep Wrangler

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2016 Jeep Wrangler
2016 Jeep Wrangler

Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

163.8” x 72.5”


Four-wheel drive



The good:

  • Off-road capability
  • Convertible versatility
  • Cargo room
  • Rugged styling

The bad:

  • Unrefined handling
  • Highway noise
  • Side airbags not standard

5 trims

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Notable features

  • New Black Bear Edition
  • 285-hp V-6 engine standard
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Four-wheel drive standard
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2016 Jeep Wrangler review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

This SUV emphasizes rock-crawling over highway comfort, and it epitomizes Jeep’s heritage for hard-core trailblazing. Body styles include the two-door, four-seat Wrangler and four-door, five-seat Wrangler Unlimited. Competitors include the Toyota 4Runner.
New for 2016
A new Black Bear Edition, named after an off-road trail in Telluride, Colo., is available on the Sport trim level. It has a black grille, black 17-inch wheels, unique decals, rock rails and other exterior details. Inside, special features include all-weather slush mats, black cloth upholstery and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with black stitching. The Sahara model gets minor interior and exterior updates.
Significant Standard Features

  • 285-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine
  • Six-speed manual transmission
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Solid front and rear axles
  • Underbody skid plates
  • Soft-top with sunroof feature
  • Removable side doors
  • Fold-down windshield
  • Full-size spare tire with matching wheel mounted on rear swing-gate
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Five-speed automatic transmission
  • Dual locking differentials
  • Hardtop with removable overhead sections
  • Tubular side steps
  • Electronically disconnecting front stabilizer bar
  • Heated front seats
  • Air conditioning
  • Household power outlet
  • Power windows and locks
  • Navigation system
  • Front-seat side-impact airbags

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.4
  • Interior 4.6
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value 4.5
  • Exterior 4.8
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews


Jeep Life

I love my Jeep Wrangler Freedom Edition 2door. Paint and interior looks like brand new as a 6 year old Jeep. Loaded very well including 3.73 gear ratio leather and navigation automatic hardtop granite crystal everything matching. hand washed from day 1.


Problem with oxygen sensors rocker arms and lifter

It seems that the 2016 Jeep Wrangler JK has a problem with a 3.6 l motor lifter on the left side seems to be a problem after 50,000 miles or more problems with oxygen sensorsThermostat problems seem to be something of a concern other than that it's an awesome vehicle


In love with my new Jeep Wrangler!

My husband and I recently visited Armory Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT. We were interested in looking at a 2016 lime green jeep wrangler. We were greeted by a wonderful man named Dave Crist. He was kind and efficient in making our process as painless as possible. We had a set budget and he worked hard to make the payments right for us so we could take our new jeep home. I would highly recommend anyone go to Armory Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT for a new car if interested. The people there are amazing and very easy to work with. The jeep wrangler is everything I wanted. This 2016 jeep had 9,000 miles on it and was previously owned. We have bumper to bumper insurance for up to 60,000 miles or 6 years, which is amazing. The interior is updated with satellite GPS, fire extinguisher, and it is clean like it is brand new. It drives smooth. It has good gas mileage. The engine is the cleanest engine I have ever seen, and the jeep itself is in immaculate shape. I love that I can remove the doors and top when its nice out. I have absolutely no qualms about purchasing this vehicle. It has been a goal if mine for years now. David Crist made this whole process an enjoyable one. I am extremely happy with my purchase.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Jeep CPO Go
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/100,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6-10 MY and/or 75,001-120,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
3 Month 3,000 mile Max Care Warranty
Dealer certification required
125- Point Inspection
Roadside assistance
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