2017 Jeep Wrangler

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Jeep Wrangler highlights

Customer rating


  • Impressive off-road capability
  • Loads of trim options to choose from
  • Rugged Jeep interior


  • On-road ride isn't amazing
  • Performance could be more balanced

Mileage (EPA estimate)

16 city, 20 highway, 18 combined

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Explore the great outdoors in style.

A titan in the compact SUV world, the Jeep Wrangler is nothing short of iconic. It's a vehicle that has been produced since 1986 and has never wavered in its position as a fantastic off-roader. The 2017 Jeep Wrangler is a celebration of all that history—it has exceptional 4WD capabilities and a powerful base engine, with plenty of trims and sub-trims to choose from. While the amenities are basic on lower trims, this simplicity comes with excellent perks, such as the ability to remove the roof, doors, and windshield and feel the sun on your face or the wind in your hair as you explore.

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What is new for the 2017 Jeep Wrangler?

  • The Wrangler is available in a variety of new trims, including the Unlimited Rubicon Recon, Unlimited Sport S, and Willys Wheeler.
  • The Freedom Edition and Unlimited Freedom trims have been discontinued for 2017.
  • Wrangler trims have been upgraded with Hard Top as standard equipment this year.
  • The Unlimited Sahara trim now comes with Leather Seats as standard equipment.
  • The Unlimited Sport trim now comes with Leatherette & Cloth, Running Boards, Soft Top, and Satellite Radio Ready as standard equipment.
  • The Rubicon trim now comes with Satellite Radio Ready as standard equipment.
  • The Unlimited Rubicon trim now comes with Satellite Radio Ready as standard equipment.
  • The Sahara trim now comes with Leather Seats and Alpine Sound System as standard equipment.
  • The Sport trim now comes with Bluetooth Technology and Satellite Radio Ready as standard equipment.

2017 Jeep Wrangler trims

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  • Includes cruise control, intermittent wipers, CD player, MP3 player, brake assist, rollover protection system, traction control, electronic stability control, front tow hooks, and more.

  • View all Jeep Wrangler Sports in stock

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5 reasons to buy the 2017 Jeep Wrangler

1. Off-roading ability

2017 Jeep Wrangler: Rubicon Trim | CarMax

Few SUVs can hold a candle to the Wrangler's ability to traverse challenging terrain, including mountains and forests. Even the base 2017 model is fully equipped to handle the roughest parts of the great outdoors, with part-time four-wheel drive and skid plates as standard. If you're really adventurous, the Rubicon trim adds even more off-roading features, including rock rails, an advanced 4WD system with locking front and rear differentials, and performance suspension.

2. Powerful engine

2017 Jeep Wrangler: Engine | CarMax

Exceptional 4x4 capabilities require plenty of grunt under the hood. The 2017 Jeep Wrangler has a 3.6L four-cylinder V6 engine as standard, which provides 285 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. This power is plenty for crawling over rocks or cruising down the highway. There are also two transmission options: a six-speed manual is standard, and a five-speed automatic transmission is available across the trims.

3. Impressive ground clearance

2017 Jeep Wrangler: Ground clearance | CarMax

One of the many elements that gives the 2017 Jeep Wrangler an advantage over other 4WD vehicles is its ground clearance. There's a solid 8.2 inches beneath this SUV, giving it the literal height advantage over jagged rocks and rough terrain. If you're looking to master the outdoors, the impressive height afforded by the 2017 Jeep Wrangler is a necessity.

4. Flexible style

2017 Jeep Wrangler: Aerial view of vehicle | CarMax

The 2017 Jeep Wrangler is something of a shapeshifter when it comes to personalizing your drive. The vehicle comes with a soft-top as standard, which is easy to fold back when you want to feel the sun beaming down. Sahara and Rubicon trims are available with a modular hard-top roof that comes apart in three pieces. And the fun doesn't end there—you can also remove not only the doors of the 2017 Jeep Wrangler, but the windshield, too. Combine all three, and you have the ultimate outdoor experience.

5. Storage for all

2017 Jeep Wrangler: Cargo | CarMax

Being a deeply practical vehicle, it's no surprise that the 2017 Jeep Wrangler has plenty of storage space. While the cargo capacity isn't huge—12.8 cu ft behind the rear seats and 61.2 cu ft with the rear seats folded—there's a plethora of storage bins and hidey-holes to keep all manner of things within easy reach. Wrangler Unlimited sub-trims increase the cargo space to 31.5 cu ft behind the rear seats, and 70.6 cu ft with the rear seats folded.

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This rugged pickup truck is a fantastic off-roader. Introduced in 2020, the Gladiator has a removable top and doors, and 2020-2022 models combine excellent 4WD abilities with an impressively smooth drive. The 2020-2022 Jeep Gladiator is a real workhorse—with the 3.6L V6 engine, it can tow an estimated 7,650 lbs., when properly equipped.

Other features of the 2020-2022 Jeep Gladiator include:

  • Uconnect® infotainment system

  • Eight-speaker stereo

  • Rollover protection system

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

Based on customer reviews, the 2017 Jeep Wrangler is a fun to drive vehicle. Customers like the utility of the Jeep, the design, and the handling.
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 4WD/AWD 2D Sport Utility

Standard Features

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

Drive Wheels


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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.



2017 Jeep Wrangler FAQ

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Color options

2017 Jeep Wrangler: Color options | CarMax

Exterior colors:

  • Billet Silver Metallic

  • Black

  • Bright White

  • Chief

  • Firecracker Red

  • Gobi

  • Granite Crystal Metallic

  • Hypergreen

  • Rhino

  • Xtreme Purple

Interior color:

  • Black

Interior details

The 2017 Jeep Wrangler seats four people as standard, while the Unlimited sub-trims seat five. Cloth seats are standard, but leather seats are an option for all trims. The base Sport trim offers a generous 41 inches of legroom in the front, with 41.3 inches of headroom. The legroom in the back is 35.6 inches, with 40.3 inches of headroom. The cabin trim of the 2017 Jeep Wrangler is mostly composed of hard plastics that are easy to clean—a useful feature in a practical 4x4.

Child seat details

The 2017 Jeep Wrangler can fit two child seats, thanks to two complete sets of LATCH connectors on the two rear seats. The Unlimited sub-trims have three seats in the back and the middle seat has an upper tether anchor, so they can seat three children.


The 2017 Jeep Wrangler has a 3.6L V6 four-cylinder engine with 285 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. There are two transmissions available: a six-speed manual as standard, and an optional five-speed automatic. The vehicle has part-time four-wheel drive and exceptional off-roading abilities, allowing you to tackle tough terrain.

The 2017 Jeep Wrangler Sahara can go from zero to 60 mph in 7.5 seconds (according to the manufacturer, when new). The base 2017 Jeep Wrangler with the 3.6L V6 engine gets an EPA-estimated 18 mpg combined for both the five-speed and six-speed transmission models.

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