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Jeep Wrangler

The Jeep Wrangler is well known for its off-road prowess and tough image. While it has gotten bigger and roomier over time, and softened some rough edges in the name of comfort, it remains a purpose-driven all-terrain SUV. 

This page covers the following models:

  • Jeep Wrangler

  • Jeep Wrangler 4xe Plug-in Hybrid

Latest generation
2018 - present
2018-present Jeep Wrangler generation
$25,998 - $59,998*
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Previous generation
2007 - 2017
2007-2017 Jeep Wrangler generation
$19,998 - $38,998*
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Reliability

RepairPal reliability rating

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RepairPal gave the Jeep Wrangler an overall reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Jeep Wrangler 27th out of 27 among Compact SUVs.

Cost

RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Jeep Wrangler is $612, compared to an average of $489 for Compact SUVs and $619 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

Frequency

According to RepairPal, Jeep Wrangler owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 1.3 times per year, compared to an average of 0.9 times for Compact SUVs and 1.4 times for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

Severity

RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 16% for the Jeep Wrangler, compared to an average of 10% for Compact SUVs and 12% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.


2018 - present

2018-present Jeep Wrangler generation

The current Jeep Wrangler has gotten bigger in more ways than one, with more space, more tech, more options, and a heap of available engines. It remains an off-road-focused vehicle, so while it’s the most refined Wrangler to date, it requires some trade-offs compared to conventional SUVs.

The current Jeep Wrangler (known as the JL) debuted for the 2018 model year, offering more passenger space than its predecessor. But the big differences relate to everyday livability, with improvements in comfort, technology, interior materials, and ride quality.

The Wrangler is available as either a two-door or a four-door, the Wrangler Unlimited. Both two- and four-door models come with either a soft-top convertible or a removable hard top.

The standard drivetrain is a gasoline V6 paired with a six-speed manual transmission. An eight-speed automatic is available. A turbocharged four-cylinder is also offered with an eight-speed automatic.

What you can expect to pay for a 2018 - 2023 Jeep Wrangler

Median Jeep Wrangler price at CarMax in the last 60 days
Range of Jeep Wrangler prices at CarMax in the last 60 days

Model highlights

  • Comes with removable soft top or hard top

  • Removable doors and fold-down windshield for ultimate off-road visibility

  • Optional forward collision warning (added for 2019)

  • Available plug-in hybrid 4xe model (added for 2021)

  • Available gasoline V8 with massive horsepower and torque (added for 2021)

  • Available turbocharged diesel engine (added for 2020)

  • Available Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® connectivity (standard from 2022)

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2007 - 2017

2007-2017 Jeep Wrangler generation

The Wrangler grew significantly for its 2007 redesign, offering a roomier two-door model and introducing the first four-door model with the Wrangler Unlimited.

The third-generation Jeep Wrangler (also referred to as the Wrangler JK) was larger and more refined than the previous generation. Key changes included a stiffer structure and more insulation for a quieter ride, although the Wrangler is still noisy compared to other SUVs. There was also the introduction of a four-door long-wheelbase variant known as the Wrangler Unlimited and more power under the hood.

At launch, the Wrangler JK came with a 202-horsepower V6 and available four-speed automatic. In 2012, Jeep upgraded the Wrangler with a new 285-hp V6 and a new five-speed automatic. Jeep also made four-wheel drive standard on all Wranglers for 2012. 

Both the standard Wrangler and the larger Unlimited models came in three primary trims: the bare-bones Sport, midlevel Sahara, or off-road-ready Rubicon trim. Numerous packages and stand-alone options allow for extensive customization.

What you can expect to pay for a 2011 - 2017 Jeep Wrangler

Median Jeep Wrangler price at CarMax in the last 60 days
Range of Jeep Wrangler prices at CarMax in the last 60 days

Model highlights

  • First Wrangler to offer four doors with Wrangler Unlimited models

  • Available Bluetooth® connectivity

  • Available navigation

  • Available heated seats

  • Extensive off-road features available

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Changes by year

Latest generation from 2018 - present

2023 Jeep Wrangler

2023 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

New for 2023

  • No significant changes for 2023


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2022 Jeep Wrangler

2022 Jeep Wrangler 4xe Sahara

New for 2022

  • Seven-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto now standard

  • New optional 4.88 axle available for Rubicon, delivers 100:1 crawl ratio

  • 8.4-inch touchscreen standard on Sahara and Rubicon

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2021 Jeep Wrangler

2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe Sahara

New for 2021

  • Rubicon 392 trim introduced, with 470-horsepower V8 engine

  • 4xe trim introduced, with plug-in hybrid powertrain

  • Mild hybrid V6 now available option for Sport and Rubicon trims

  • Optional TrailCam added, a forward-facing camera for use off-road

  • Off-Road Plus package now standard on Rubicon trim

  • Wrangler 80th Anniversary trim introduced (2021 only), includes unique appearance package and 32-inch tires

  • Two-speed transfer case optional for Sport trim

  • Full-time 4WD Rock-Trac® 4x4 system optional for Rubicon trim

  • Two additional USB charging ports added

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2020 Jeep Wrangler

2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

New for 2020

  • Optional turbocharged six-cylinder diesel engine introduced

  • LED headlights optional for Sport trim

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2019 Jeep Wrangler

2019 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

New for 2019

  • Forward collision warning and adaptive cruise control added to optional Advanced Safety Group package

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2018 Jeep Wrangler

2018 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

New for 2018

  • Fully redesigned for 2018

  • The previous-generation Wrangler JK continued to be sold alongside the redesigned Wrangler for 2018

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto available 

  • Turbocharged four-cylinder engine introduced (270 hp, 295 lb-ft of torque)

  • Optional eight-speed automatic transmission

  • Available six-speed manual for V6-equipped models

  • Standard five-inch touchscreen, optional seven- or 8.4-inch touchscreens

  • Extensive available off-road equipment

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Previous generation from 2007 - 2017

2017 Jeep Wrangler

2017 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

New for 2017

  • Optional LED headlights for Sport and Sport S trims

  • Standard LED headlights for Sahara and Rubicon trims

  • Cold Weather package for Sport S and Rubicon models added, including an engine block heater, heated seats, and remote start among other features

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2016 Jeep Wrangler

2016 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler

New for 2016

  • No major changes for 2016

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2015 Jeep Wrangler

2015 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

New for 2015

  • Standard eight-speaker stereo system added

  • Optional nine-speaker premium stereo system added

  • Tool kit for removal of roof and doors now standard on all trims

  • Willys Wheeler package offered for Sport trim

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2014 Jeep Wrangler

2014 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

New for 2014

  • Freedom Edition trim offered, with unique appearance package

  • 32-inch tires optional for Sport trim

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2013 Jeep Wrangler

2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

New for 2013

  • Redesigned seats for improved comfort

  • Additional interior lighting added

  • Auto-dimming mirror now standard

  • Optional six-speaker premium audio

  • Redesigned soft top, with increased noise insulation and simplified operation

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2012 Jeep Wrangler

2012 Jeep Wrangler Sport

New for 2012

  • New 285-horsepower V6 engine replaces previous V6 on all trims

  • New five-speed automatic transmission replaces old four-speed

  • Call of Duty: MW3 Special Edition available for one year, with Call of Duty graphics and some off-road upgrades

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2011 Jeep Wrangler

2011 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

New for 2011

  • Four-wheel drive now standard; two-wheel drive no longer available

  • Redesigned interior with improved materials and more sound insulation

  • Updated infotainment, Bluetooth with streaming audio are now optional without the navigation system

  • Available heated seats

  • Available power mirrors

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