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2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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$31,545 — $41,545 MSRP
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5 Seats
19 MPG
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Traditional Jeep styling
  • Vastly improved user-friendliness
  • Better on-road handling
  • Choice of powertrains
  • Easy to remove top, doors and windshield
  • Power-sliding top available

The Bad

  • Expensive starting price
  • Seating position too high
  • Tops of gauges obscured by dash
  • Poor fuel economy
  • LED headlights not standard
2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • Four- or five-seat convertible SUV
  • Standard four-wheel drive
  • V-6 or available turbo four-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic
  • Removable top, doors and windshield
  • Two-door or four-door Unlimited model

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Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

What Is the 2019 Jeep Wrangler?

The Wrangler is Jeep’s wildly popular 4×4. It's available as a two-door or four-door SUV, the latter known as the Wrangler Unlimited. The two-door model has room for four people, and the four-door seats five. It's powered by a standard 285-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine that teams with a standard six-speed manual transmission or an available eight-speed automatic. There’s also an optional 270-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that pumps out 295 pounds-feet of torque; it pairs with the eight-speed automatic. Open-air freedom is easily accessible with the Wrangler thanks to its removable doors, fold-down windshield and removable tops. Four-wheel drive is standard, and the Rubicon trim level features upgraded mechanicals for serious off-roading.

What’s New on the 2019 Jeep Wrangler?

Adaptive cruise control and forward collision warning are now included in the available Advanced Safety Group Package.

What Features in the 2019 Jeep Wrangler Are Most Important?

The four-door Wrangler Unlimited is a rugged people hauler that offers a power-sliding top. Looking for more insulation for colder months? A three-piece hardtop with a rear defroster and full-framed doors is available. Cloth seats are standard, but leather upholstery is optional. Heated front seats and a heated steering wheel are also optional. Moving up to the 7- or 8.4-inch touchscreen multimedia system adds Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. With the four-door Wrangler Unlimited, both engines offer 3,500 pounds of maximum towing capacity, but that drops to 2,000 pounds in two-door models. 

Should I Buy the 2019 Jeep Wrangler?

If you’re a first-time Wrangler buyer, note that the high starting price of around $30,000 doesn’t get you many creature comforts. You won’t have power windows, power locks or air conditioning; those features are optional. What you do get, however, is an iconic, durable and rugged 4×4 that’s fun to drive and capable off-road. Its recent redesign for the 2018 model year increased its overall refinement — especially on paved surfaces — without diluting the qualities that make the Wrangler what it is.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.5
27 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(4.5)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.4)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

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(4.0)

I am a very large man

by Education specialist from Reno nv on May 20, 2019

Once I figured out the entry method was much different then my f250 lifted I got very comfortable. the rubicon drove as advertised and was very responsive with the 2.0. I am shopping for the best deal ... Read full review

(5.0)

STRONG and SEXY in one package

by 4Kona from Euless, TX on May 6, 2019

I have been a luxury car driver for more than 2 decades, and finally decided to get something FUN. Purchased 2019 JLUR. This is a beast!. Will climb over darn near anything right off the dealers lot w... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited has not been tested.

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 / 60,000 miles

  • Free Scheduled Maintenance

    24 months / unlimited distance

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 Unlimited 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.

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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