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Jeep Wrangler

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The original four-wheel-drive Jeep was developed for the U.S. Army by Willys-Overland. Production began in 1941; the earliest models were shipped around the globe to help the Allies during World War II. After the war, Willys secured the Jeep trademark, and the first civilian Jeep, 1945’s CJ-2A, went on sale aimed at farmers and others in need of a vehicle that could work off-road. The 1976 CJ-7 introduced popular creature-comfort options such as an automatic transmission and a molded plastic hardtop. The first-generation Wrangler replaced the CJ-7 for the 1987 model year, and 20 years later the four-door Wrangler Unlimited added a new chapter to this ever-evolving story. Today, Jeep is owned by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, and the latest Wrangler retains serious off-road capability and immediately recognizable Jeep style as two of its defining features.

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4 Generations

Wrangler - 4 Generations

2018–2019 Wrangler

Redesigned in 2018
2018–2019 Wrangler Generation, 2019 Jeep Wrangler model shown Showing the 2019 Jeep Wrangler Find out if this car is the best match for you

An all-new Wrangler debuted at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, with plans to sell it as a 2018 model alongside the previous generation, the Wrangler JK. The new model, the JL, comes in two-door and longer four-door versions. The Unlimited name was dropped, but the styling maintains the familiar Wrangler appearance, just subtly modernized with slightly slipperier lines and contemporary touches, such as optional LED lighting. The 285-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 returns as the standard engine, while a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine good for 270 hp is a new extra-cost option. Jeep has also announced an optional turbo-diesel 3.0-liter V-6 for 2019 four-door models.

  • MSRP Range $28,045–$38,045
  • Consumer Rating Not yet rated
  • Combined MPG 20
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Notable Features in 2019
  • Four- or five-passenger convertible SUV
  • New available turbocharged engine
  • Optional all-wheel-drive system (four-door Sahara only)
  • Removable top, doors and windshield
  • Longer wheelbase increases legroom
  • Two-door or four-door model
MSRP Range $27,945–$37,945
Consumer Rating
(4.8) 26 reviews
Combined MPG 20
Body Styles:

SUV

Notable Features in 2018
  • Four- or five-passenger convertible SUV
  • New available turbocharged engine
  • Optional all-wheel-drive system (four-door Sahara only)
  • Removable top, doors and windshield
  • Longer wheelbase increases legroom
  • Two-door or four-door model

2007–2017 Wrangler

Redesigned in 2007
Showing the 2017 Jeep Wrangler Find out if this car is the best match for you

A new Wrangler JK arrived for the 2007 model year with literally the biggest news: a newly developed four-door Unlimited variant that was nearly 21 inches longer than the traditional two-door Wrangler. The Unlimited’s roomier body maintained the Wrangler’s signature fold-down windshield and removable doors and roof, so it still offered the option of open-air driving. A 285-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 replaced the old 202-hp, 3.8-liter V-6 for 2012. Throughout this generation there were numerous special editions, including the Islander, Arctic, Moab, Willys Wheeler and Golden Eagle.

  • MSRP Range $22,077–$42,843
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 86 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18
  • Body Styles:

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Notable Features in 2017
  • LED headlights and fog lights now available
  • Two- and four-door body styles
  • 285-horsepower V-6 engine standard
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Four-wheel drive standard
  • Current List Price $20,503–$33,699
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.7) 48 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18
  • Body Styles:

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Notable Features in 2016
  • New Black Bear Edition
  • 285-hp V-6 engine standard
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Four-wheel drive standard
  • Current List Price $19,133–$32,749
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 68 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18
  • Body Styles:

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Notable Features in 2015
  • New stereo choices for 2015
  • 285-hp V-6 engine standard
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Four-wheel drive standard
  • Current List Price $17,977–$31,453
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.7) 53 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18
  • Body Styles:

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Notable Features in 2014
  • New Rubicon X, Freedom III models
  • 285-hp V-6 engine
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Current List Price $15,297–$29,789
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.7) 90 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18
  • Body Styles:

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Notable Features in 2013
  • New limited-edition Moab version
  • New seats, auto-dimming rearview mirror standard
  • Four-door Wrangler Unlimited's soft-top now easier to raise or lower
  • 285-hp V-6 engine
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Standard four-wheel drive
  • Current List Price $13,617–$28,825
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.7) 73 reviews
  • Combined MPG 19
  • Body Styles:

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Notable Features in 2012
  • New 285-hp V-6 engine and five-speed automatic for 2012
  • Standard removable soft-top
  • removable hardtop optional
  • Standard four-wheel drive
  • Two-door or four-door Unlimited
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Special editions include Arctic and Call of Duty: MW3 models
  • Current List Price $13,313–$24,541
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.7) 45 reviews
  • Combined MPG 17
  • Body Styles:

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Notable Features in 2011
  • Standard removable soft-top
  • Standard four-wheel drive
  • Standard V-6
  • Available removable hardtop (body-colored on Sahara)
  • Available four-door Wrangler Unlimited
  • Available heavy-duty off-road suspension
  • Current List Price $12,064–$23,732
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.6) 50 reviews
  • Combined MPG 17
  • Body Styles:

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Notable Features in 2010
  • Soft-top easier to operate
  • New Islander and Mountain editions
  • Standard four-wheel drive
  • Available four-door Wrangler Unlimited
  • Standard V-6
  • Available heavy-duty off-road suspension
  • Current List Price $11,037–$21,813
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.6) 29 reviews
  • Combined MPG 17
  • Body Styles:

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Notable Features in 2009
  • Standard V-6
  • Standard 4WD
  • Available heavy-duty offroad suspension
  • Available long-wheelbase Unlimited version
  • Current List Price $10,377–$23,001
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.6) 71 reviews
  • Combined MPG 17-18
  • Body Styles:

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Notable Features in 2008
  • Redesigned for 2007
  • Iconic nameplate
  • Standard V-6
  • Standard 4WD
  • Available heavy-duty offroad suspension
  • Available long-wheelbase Unlimited variant
  • Current List Price $7,835–$22,707
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.3) 78 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18-20
  • Body Styles:

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Notable Features in 2007
  • Redesigned for 2007
  • Iconic nameplate
  • Standard V-6
  • Standard 4WD
  • Available heavy-duty offroad suspension
  • Available long-wheelbase Unlimited variant

1997–2006 Wrangler

Redesigned in 1997
Showing the 2006 Jeep Wrangler Find out if this car is the best match for you

The Wrangler was redesigned for 1997 (there was no 1996 model), and Jeep’s traditional squared-off styling remained largely intact for this generation, the TJ. The most obvious visual change to the exterior was the return to classic CJ-style round headlights, but the most significant development was the switch from leaf springs to a new coil-spring suspension, similar in concept to the setup used on the Jeep Grand Cherokee. The Wrangler Rubicon debuted for 2003, and a long-wheelbase Wrangler Unlimited arrived during the 2004 model year.

  • Current List Price $6,513–$22,217
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.5) 55 reviews
  • Combined MPG 16-19
  • Body Styles:

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Notable Features in 2006
  • Quasi-military appearance
  • Four- or six-cylinder power
  • Available hardtop
  • Standard part-time 4WD
  • Low-range gearing
  • Current List Price $6,422–$20,498
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.5) 37 reviews
  • Combined MPG 16-19
  • Body Styles:

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Notable Features in 2005
  • Quasi-military appearance
  • Four- or six-cylinder power
  • Available hardtop
  • Standard part-time 4WD
  • Low-range gearing
  • Current List Price $5,457–$19,421
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.5) 49 reviews
  • Combined MPG 17-19
  • Body Styles:

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Notable Features in 2004
  • Quasi-military appearance
  • 4-cyl. or V-6 power
  • Available hardtop
  • Part-time 4WD
  • Low-range gearing
  • Current List Price $1,613–$22,161
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.7) 40 reviews
  • Combined MPG 17-19
  • Body Styles:

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Read About the 2003 Model 2003 Wrangler Articles
  • Current List Price $5,292–$15,928
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.5) 34 reviews
  • Combined MPG 16-19
  • Body Styles:

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Read About the 2002 Model 2002 Wrangler Articles
  • Current List Price $4,709–$14,117
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.4) 29 reviews
  • Combined MPG 17-19
  • Body Styles:

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Read About the 2001 Model 2001 Wrangler Articles
  • Current List Price $1,911–$16,151
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.4) 39 reviews
  • Combined MPG 17-19
  • Body Styles:

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Read About the 2000 Model 2000 Wrangler Articles
  • Current List Price $3,118–$14,050
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.5) 27 reviews
  • Combined MPG 17-19
  • Body Styles:

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Read About the 1999 Model 1999 Wrangler Articles
  • Current List Price $4,065–$13,565
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.6) 30 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18-19
  • Body Styles:

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Read About the 1998 Model 1998 Wrangler Articles
  • Current List Price $2,135–$14,051
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.5) 35 reviews
  • Combined MPG 16-18
  • Body Styles:

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Read About the 1997 Model 1997 Wrangler Articles

1996 Wrangler

The Jeep Wrangler was not produced in 1996

1987–1995 Wrangler

Redesigned in 1987
Showing the 1995 Jeep Wrangler Find out if this car is the best match for you

The 1987 Jeep Wrangler debuted in 1986 as the replacement for the brand’s popular CJ-7. This so-called YJ Wrangler was easily identified by its rectangular headlamps. American Motors, Jeep’s parent company since 1970, was sold to Chrysler Corp. in August 1987.

  • Current List Price $272–$16,456
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.6) 22 reviews
  • Combined MPG 16-19
  • Body Styles:

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  • Current List Price $3,716–$10,656
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.2) 11 reviews
  • Combined MPG 17-19
  • Body Styles:

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  • Current List Price $120–$16,208
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.7) 7 reviews
  • Combined MPG 19
  • Body Styles:

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