2015 Jeep Wrangler review

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Jeep Wrangler highlights

Customer rating


  • Still an off-road legend
  • Classic Jeep good looks
  • Super-rugged interior


  • Uninspiring handling and acceleration
  • Bumpy on-road experience
  • Soft top takes some effort

Mileage (EPA estimate)

16 city, 20 highway, 18 combined

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Go exploring with this exciting SUV.

Do you want to feel the freedom of the open road; connect with nature; or challenge yourself over rocks, rivers, mud ruts, sand, and the occasional urban sprawl? The 2015 Jeep Wrangler is everything a fun utility vehicle should be, and more. The Wrangler has been winning drivers' hearts and minds for decades, and the 2015 model is no exception. Three trim options; a handful of special editions; and the ability to hit the road without doors, a roof, or a windshield? Count us in. For a one-of-a-kind driving experience, the Jeep Wrangler delivers. Keep reading for more on the 2015 model of this SUV icon.

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What is new for the 2015 Jeep Wrangler?

  • The Wrangler is available in a variety of new trims, including the Altitude, Freedom Edition, Unlimited Altitude, Unlimited Freedom, Unlimited X, and X.
  • The Freedom trim has been discontinued for 2015.
  • Wrangler trims have been upgraded with Front Seat Heaters, Leatherette & Cloth, Leather Seats, Hard Top, and Alpine Sound System as standard equipment this year.
  • The Unlimited Sport trim now comes with Alloy Wheels as standard equipment.
  • The Sport trim now comes with Alloy Wheels and Air Conditioning as standard equipment.

2015 Jeep Wrangler trims

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  • Includes a soft-top fold-down roof, skid plates, ambient interior lighting, fold-down windshield, removable metal doors with manual windows, eight-speaker audio system, and more.

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  • Adds 18-inch alloy wheels, power windows and locks, remote keyless entry, automatic headlamps, hood insulation, air conditioning, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and more. The Wrangler Unlimited Sahara also benefits from tubular side steps and rear-row grab handles.

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  • Adds 17-inch alloy wheels, upgraded transfer case with lower crawl ratio, front and rear locking differentials, rock rails, coat hooks, 115V AC power outlet, and more. Unlocks the available Rubicon Hard Rock Edition package.

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5 reasons to buy the 2015 Jeep Wrangler

1. Real driving experience

2015 Jeep Wrangler: Wrangler badge | CarMax

In today's ultra-bulky and extra-protected SUV world, the Jeep Wrangler's unique proposition—a sports utility vehicle with removable doors, windshield, and roof—seems almost unbelievable. The great news is that it's all true. The 2015 Wrangler has three roof options: the standard Sunrider® soft-top with a fold-back sunroof feature, an available premium Sunrider soft-top with further sound-dampening functionality, or an available three-piece modular design hard-top (the Freedom Top®).

2. Trail Rated® capability

2015 Jeep Wrangler: Aerial view | CarMax

The Jeep Wrangler is not here to play (though it is fun and playful)—its off-road capability has been tested in a variety of terrain and weather conditions to ensure it can support your adventurous off-road plans. The Trail Rated badge lets you know the Wrangler has trail-rated traction control, an articulate suspension system, precision steering and maneuverability, skid plate undercarriage protection, and water fording competency up to 30 inches deep. Impressed? You will be.

3. Seriously good special editions

2015 Jeep Wrangler: Side vehicle view yellow jeep | CarMax

Expect the unexpected with each model year of the Jeep Wrangler. The standards are always high across its three standard trim levels: Sport, Sahara, and Rubicon. What makes the 2015 model really pop, though, are the special editions, splashy exterior colors, and features that make the Wrangler a supermodel in the Jeep lineup. Shop for a 2015 model in Baja Yellow or Sunset Orange or look for the Wrangler Rubicon Hard Rock Edition—it has exclusive accent finishing and a nine-speaker Alpine® premium sound system.

4. Practical interior

2015 Jeep Wrangler: Interior dashboard and steering wheel | CarMax

The 2015 Wrangler interior can handle whatever comes its way, from the sand between your toes to the mud splashes of a wilder excursion. The Wrangler has weather-resistant surfaces and footwells that can handle a wash down with a low-pressure hose. The Wrangler's built-in drain plugs and waterproofing around the electrical systems give you license to have fun on the weekend, and then drain away the mess in time for your Monday morning commute.

5. Uconnect® infotainment system

2015 Jeep Wrangler: Infotainment system| CarMax

All 2015 Wrangler models feature Uconnect, an easy-to-navigate infotainment system that gains additional features and functionality as you move up the trim or special edition levels. Standard features include an eight-speaker audio system, AM/FM radio, CD player, and an audio input jack. Choose the Sahara or Rubicon trims to enjoy Uconnect features that can make a big difference on longer road trips. Features unlocked with the Uconnect 730N package include Bluetooth® voice commands and audio streaming, a 6.5-inch touchscreen display, and enhanced GPS navigation.

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Classic Jeep styling, a comfortable interior, and plenty of tech add up to make the Renegade a serious contender if you're looking for a small SUV. The 2018-2021 Jeep Renegade is available across four trims (Sport, Latitude, Trailhawk, and Limited) and with a choice of turbocharged engines, including a 180-hp 2.4L four-cylinder. The five-seat Renegade can take you off-road with the trail-ready Trailhawk trim, or into luxurious territory with the Limited trim.

The 2018-2021 Jeep Renegade Sport base trim features include:

  • Rearview camera

  • Fold-flat front passenger seat

  • Five-inch touchscreen (seven-inch from 2021)

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2015 Jeep Wrangler is a sporty, off-road vehicle that customers say is smart looking and rugged. Customers also like that the car is easy to customize and can go anywhere.
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Jeep Wrangler an overall reliability rating of 3 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Jeep Wrangler 28th out of 29 among Compact SUVs.

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Jeep Wrangler features and specs

Rubicon Hard Rock 4WD/AWD 2D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 4WD/AWD
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Manual Transmission
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Traction Control
  • Alpine Sound System
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Hard Top
  • Leather Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Rear Defroster
  • Running Boards
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Soft Top
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Four Wheel Drive (4WD/AWD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type


Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 41"/R 35.6"

Head room

F 41.3"/R 40.3"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

200/2000 lbs.


Manual 6

2015 Jeep Wrangler FAQ

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Color options

2015 Jeep Wrangler: Color options | CarMax

Exterior colors:

  • Anvil

  • Baja Yellow

  • Billet Silver Metallic

  • Black

  • Bright White

  • Copper Brown Pearl

  • Firecracker Red

  • Hydro Blue Pearl

  • Sunset Orange Pearl

  • Tank

Interior colors:

  • Black

  • Dark Saddle (Sahara and Rubicon trims)

Interior details

The Jeep Wrangler has two body styles: a two-door model that seats four passengers, and a four-door model (Wrangler Unlimited) that seats five. The Wrangler is built for adventure—expect hard-wearing interior surfaces that are easy to clean, standard cloth upholstery, and a dash that's functional in style.

There are plenty of optional extras that can level up the utility feel, including leather upholstery and heated front-row seating, which is available with many of the Wrangler's sub-trim editions. Securing your valuables when the roof or doors are off is straightforward, thanks to the lockable glove box and center console.

The Wrangler has 12.8 cubic feet of fixed cargo space behind the rear row, increasing to 55.8 cubic feet behind the front row. If you need more cargo space, making the leap to the four-door Wrangler Unlimited will bag you 31.5 cubic feet behind the rear row, and up to 70.6 cubic feet when the 60/40 split-folding rear row is flipped forward.

Taller passengers will prefer the front row's 40.9 inches of legroom, though the rear is not uncomfortable—there are 34.6 or 36.3 inches of legroom, respectively, on two- or four-door models.

Child seat details

All 2015 Wrangler models have two full sets of LATCH connectors (two lower anchors and an upper tether) in the rear-row outboard seats. An upper tether is also included on the four-door Wrangler Unlimited's rear-row middle seat.

You may want to decide first if you should choose a two- or four-door model, as space can be an issue. You can install seats into the rear row of the two-door Wrangler, but the space you'll have to maneuver around in while doing so feels small. The four-door Wrangler Unlimited has more space across the row itself, and installing is much easier thanks to that direct-to-row access. You can also borrow lower LATCH anchors from the adjacent seats for a middle-seat installation.

All seat types are accommodated, including front- and rear-facing convertibles, infant, and booster seats. Rear-facing seats that are installed directly in the outboard spots tend to impact front-row legroom in both the Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited.


All 2015 Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited models are powered by a 285-hp 3.6L V6 engine. A six-speed manual transmission and four-wheel drive are standard, while a five-speed automatic transmission with hill start assist and hill descent control is an available option.

All 2015 Wrangler models (two- and four-door) with the 3.6L V6 engine get an EPA-estimated 18 mpg combined.

 The smaller two-door Wrangler has, understandably, more oomph in its acceleration. According to manufacturer testing when new, the two-door Wrangler with standard manual transmission achieves a zero-to-60 mph time of just 6.8 seconds, and a top speed of 112 mph.

Pick the Wrangler Unlimited with the 3.6L engine for maximum towing capability—when properly equipped, it can tow an estimated 3,500 lbs.

 The two-door Wrangler with the same engine can tow an estimated 2,000 lbs., when properly equipped.

Year comparison

2007-2017 Jeep Wrangler "JK" (third generation)

The iconic Jeep Wrangler "JK" enjoys an interior upgrade for the 2013 model year, with improved seat comfort, and the addition of a premium Alpine sound system option. 2013 Unlimited models get an easier-to-maneuver standard soft-top, and an available premium version, too. The 2013 limited-edition 10th Anniversary Rubicon model features a head-turning red leather interior.

Following a no-change year in 2014, the 2015 Wrangler gains a standard eight-speaker audio system and a Torx Kit with all the tools required to remove the doors and the roof. The 2016 Jeep Wrangler debuts the 75th Anniversary, Black Bear, and Backcountry special editions, while 2017 models gain a cold weather package option.

2018-2022 Jeep Wrangler "JL" (fourth generation)

The Jeep Wrangler JL fourth-generation model made its debut in 2018, fully redesigned. Notable updates include a new engine option and more connective technology. The 2019 Wrangler adds forward collision warning and adaptive cruise control to its available features, while 2020 models gain a turbodiesel engine option. An exciting addition to the Wrangler lineup arrived in 2021—the 4xe, a plug-in hybrid Wrangler. The 2022 Wrangler has no major changes.

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