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2016 Jeep Wrangler

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$20,426 — $33,514 USED
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Sport Utility
4 Seats
18 MPG
(Combined)
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

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

The Bad

  • Unrefined handling
  • Highway noise
  • Side airbags not standard
2016 Jeep Wrangler exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2016 Jeep Wrangler
  • 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

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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

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

What drivers are saying

4.7
58 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.5)
Comfort
(4.5)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

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(5.0)

A summer convertible and snowmobile in the winter

by BoatLover73 from Lake George, New York on October 10, 2019

The most fun I've ever had driving any vehicle. It's reliable and maintenance costs are extremely reasonable. Resale value is also better than most cars I've owned. Read full review

(4.0)

Perfect off roader

by Leo lion from Phoenix AZ on September 24, 2019

We needed an off road vehicle to get to mountain cabin over 30 miles of rough dirt road in Arizona. Picked out a 2016 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk with 33,000 miles. The Jeep 4×4 system is awesome and ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2016 Jeep Wrangler currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Jeep

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 100,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Wrangler received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.
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Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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