• (4.4) 48 reviews
  • Available Prices: $16,441–$32,449
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 17
  • Engine: 202-hp, 3.8-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x4
  • Seats: 5
2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Our Take on the Latest Model 2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

What We Don't Like

  • Ride quality
  • Unrefined handling
  • Highway noise
  • Seat comfort
  • Reliability
  • Side airbags not standard

Notable Features

  • 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

2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Reviews

Vehicle Overview

This off-roader emphasizes rock-crawling over highway comfort, and when it comes to hard-core trailblazing, it's rarely matched. Body styles include the two-door Wrangler and four-door Wrangler Unlimited, and both come in five trim levels: Sport, Sahara, Islander, Mountain and Rubicon. Competitors include the Nissan Xterra and Toyota FJ Cruiser. The Wrangler was redesigned for 2007.

New for 2011
A new body-colored, removable hardtop is available on Sahara models, replacing a black top that was offered previously. Most other changes are inside, where there is a redesigned instrument panel with a new center stack that places stereo controls at the top. A new USB interface connects to thumb drives and MP3 players, and the Media Center now includes streaming Bluetooth audio.

An available three-panel hardtop has removable sections above the driver, front passenger and rear passengers. The hardtop is body-colored on Sahara models, black on others. The standard soft-top was redesigned for 2010 to be removed more easily, according to Jeep. The side doors, available as full or half-size, are removable, and the windshield can be folded down. Exterior features include:

  • Standard 16-inch steel wheels
  • Optional 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels
  • Optional 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels
  • Standard removable doors
  • Standard fold-down windshield
  • Standard full-size matching spare tire mounted on rear gate

The vertical center stack of the instrument panel has a new look but the same layout as before, with a high-mounted radio, circular air vents underneath and climate controls below. New available steering-wheel controls operate the radio, cruise control and hands-free phone. The Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited feature a floor-length console with front and rear cupholders, plus locking storage. Interior features include:

  • Available cloth or two-tone leather seating
  • Standard six-speaker sound system with radio, CD player and MP3 jack
  • New, optional 110-volt electrical outlet
  • Optional air conditioning
  • Optional cruise control
  • Optional power windows and locks
  • Optional upgraded sound system
  • Optional navigation system

Under the Hood
A 3.8-liter V-6 is the sole engine for the two-door Wrangler. The Unlimited gets its own 3.8-liter V-6 with slightly more horsepower and torque. Off-road mainstays include a non-independent suspension (solid front and rear axles) and a part-time four-wheel-drive system with available dual locking differentials.

Other features include underbody skid plates, an available tow package and an available electronically disconnecting front stabilizer bar for increased ground clearance. The Wrangler Sport uses a standard four-wheel-drive system incorporating a two-speed transfer case for part-time use. Mechanical features include:

  • 202-horsepower, 3.8-liter V-6 with 237 pounds-feet of torque
  • Available part-time or full-time four-wheel drive
  • Two-wheel-drive Unlimited versions available
  • Standard six-speed manual transmission
  • Optional four-speed automatic transmission (standard on two-wheel-drive Wrangler Unlimited)
  • Standard four-wheel-disc brakes with vented front and solid rear discs

The Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited have a standard electronic stability system with Chrysler's rollover mitigation technology, which can pulse individual brakes in an attempt to prevent impending rollovers. Side-impact airbags are optional for the front seats. Side curtain airbags aren't offered. Standard safety features include:

  • Front airbags, optional side-impact airbags
  • Electronic stability control with rollover mitigation
  • Brake assist
  • Smart key that immobilizes the engine in a theft attempt
  • All-speed traction control
  • Antilock braking system with on- and off-road calibrations

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 48 reviews

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Best Vehicle Ive owned

by Jenn from Albuquerque, NM on November 21, 2017

Had luxury vehicles all my life and this one is totally different but has more than what I could have asked for in a Jeep.

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Warranties Explained


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.


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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

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