• (4.8) 55 reviews
  • MSRP: $19,545$36,709
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 18
  • Engine: 285-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x4
  • Seats: 5
2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Our Take on the 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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 four-seat Wrangler and four-door five-seat Wrangler Unlimited. Competitors include the Nissan Xterra and Toyota FJ Cruiser.New fo... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Rear visibility
  • Ride quality
  • Unrefined handling
  • Highway noise
  • Mileage low overall
  • Side airbags not standard

Notable Features

  • 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

2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Reviews

Cars.com Expert Reviews

I have a problem with the saying "It's a Jeep thing; you wouldn't understand." Often asserted by hardcore Jeep fans, it's part celebration, part explanation and part admonition. Sure, it's a little bitchy and defensive, but that's not why I object. The problem is that it's outdated. No longer is there much to misunderstand about most Jeep models, from the Compass t... Read full review for the 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Consumer Reviews


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New 2012 Wrangler Unlimited Sahara

by WV4X4 from Greenbrier County, WV on September 28, 2011

I just bought a brand new Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara in Dozer Yellow and I love it. It is everything I wanted and expected out of a Jeep product. My family has owned Jeep products before but never... Read Full Review

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Crash-Test Reports


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 per year.

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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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