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2019 Jeep Wrangler

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Jeep Wrangler highlights

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Pros

  • One of the best off-roaders of all time
  • Multiple engine options
  • Loads of customization potential

Cons

  • Rough ride out on the road
  • Wind noise increases at speed

Mileage (EPA estimate)

17 city, 23 highway, 19 combined

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Ready for top-down off-road adventures.

The great outdoors is calling, and there are few better ways to get out and see it than in a Jeep Wrangler. Jeep completely updated the Wrangler for the 2018 model year, with a host of improvements inside and out. Dubbed the "JL," the fourth-generation Wrangler is more comfortable and even better off-road than previous generations. The 2019 Wrangler might just be your next adventure vehicle, with a choice of engines, a variety of trim levels, two- and foor-door models, and a whole lot more. Check out our 2019 Jeep Wrangler review to see if this drop-top 4WD SUV is the one for you.

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What is new for the 2019 Jeep Wrangler?

  • The Wrangler is available in a variety of new trims, including the Unlimited Moab, Unlimited Sahara Altitude, and Unlimited Sport Altitude.
  • The All-New Rubicon, All-New Sport, All-New Unlimited Rubicon, All-New Unlimited Sahara, All-New Unlimited Sport, All-New Unlimited Sport S, Freedom Edition, Rubicon Recon, Sahara, Unlimited Altitude, Unlimited Freedom, Unlimited Willys, Willys Wheeler, and Willys Wheeler W trims have been discontinued for 2019.
  • Wrangler trims have been upgraded with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as standard equipment this year.
  • The Unlimited Sport trim now comes with Soft Top as standard equipment.
  • The Sport S trim now comes with Turbo Charged Engine, Automatic Transmission, and Soft Top as standard equipment.
  • The Sport trim now comes with Smart Key, 6001, and Turbo Charged Engine as standard equipment.
  • The Unlimited Sahara trim now comes with Side Airbags, Bluetooth Technology, Rear Defroster, Automatic Transmission, and Turbo Charged Engine as standard equipment.
  • The Rubicon trim now comes with Parking Sensors, Rear View Camera, Side Airbags, and Turbo Charged Engine as standard equipment.
  • The Unlimited Rubicon trim now comes with Rear View Camera, Parking Sensors, and Turbo Charged Engine as standard equipment.
  • The Unlimited Sport S trim now comes with Parking Sensors as standard equipment.

2019 Jeep Wrangler trims

Curious how Jeep Wrangler trims differ? Use our side-by-side vehicle comparison to see the differences and similarities

Sport

  • Includes 17-inch steel wheels, skid plates and tow hooks, fog lights, removable doors with crank windows, fold-down windshield, manual mirrors and locks, five-inch Uconnect touchscreen display, rearview camera, and more.

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Sport S

Sahara

  • Adds 18-inch alloy wheels, upgraded brakes, automatic climate control, seven-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, satellite radio, and more. (Four-door-only trim)

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Moab

  • Adds premium leather upholstery, LED exterior lighting, rock rails, full-time 4WD, limited-slip differential, blind-spot monitoring, rear parking sensors, 8.4-inch touchscreen with navigation, nine-speaker Alpine® audio system, and more. (Four-door-only trim)

Rubicon

  • Unlocks steel front bumper, heavy-duty Dana® M210 front axle and M220 rear axle, shorter 4.10 axle gearing, 4.0-to-1 low-range gearing, electronic front and rear lockable differentials, electronically disconnecting front roll bar, and more.

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5 reasons to buy the 2019 Jeep Wrangler

Versatile Performance 

The 2019 Jeep Wrangler is a testament to rugged design and off-road capability, balancing traditional utility with modern technology. It is a vehicle made for adventurers who demand performance in a variety of outdoor landscapes while appreciating the integration of the latest infotainment and driver assistance features. Below are a few areas where the 2019 Jeep Wrangler stands out. 

Exceptional Technology 

Clever design choices in the 2019 Jeep Wrangler include a UConnect® infotainment system that offers integrated technologies such as Apple CarPlay®,Android Auto™, and Amazon Alexa™ integration. The system is accessible through a standard five-inch, or an optional seven-inch or 8.4-inch touchscreen providing  performance data via the Off-Road Pages feature. This feature highlights real-time data like ride height, transfer case, and pitch and roll. 

Customizable Interior and Color Options 

Jeep enthusiasts can personalize their Wranglers with multiple color options, including Bikini Pearlcoat, Firecracker Red, and Ocean Blue Metallic. Trims like the Moab and Rubicon cater to those seeking a touch more luxury and advanced functionality with premium upholstery, enhanced driver aids, and larger touchscreen displays. 

 Wrangler's off-road technology is complemented by both active and passive driver assistance features. All trims (except the Sport trim) have an an available driver aid package, featuring adaptive cruise control and a forward collision warning system.   

Trail-Ready  

The 2019 Wrangler doesn't compromise on power, with two engines to choose from: a standard 3.6L V6 or an optional 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Fuel efficiency is optimized in the four-cylinder model with an EPA-estimated 24 mpg combined for the two-door version.

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If you're interested in the 2019 Jeep Wrangler, you should also check out these similar vehicles from Previous generation years.

Image of Nissan Xterra

With bright paint colors and beefy looks, the Xterra helped define what a cool-looking off-road SUV could be. The second-generation Xterra (2005-2015) is powered by a 4.0L V6 engine with 261 hp, paired with either a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission. With an excellent 4WD system, the Xterra is very capable off-road, whether you're camping, fishing, or just getting back to nature. 2013-2015 models also make a good road-trip companion, with 36.3 cubic feet of space behind the back seats.

You'll get lots of great standard features on the 2013-2015 Nissan Xterra, including:

  • Rear privacy glass

  • Roof rack side rails

  • Bluetooth® phone connectivity (2014+)

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

3
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

Sport S 4WD/AWD 2D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 4WD/AWD
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Manual Transmission
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Alpine Sound System
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Hard Top
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leather Seats
  • Parking Sensors
  • Rear Defroster
  • Running Boards
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Smart Key
  • Soft Top
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Four Wheel Drive (4WD/AWD)

Engine size

2.0L

Horsepower

270

Torque (ft-lbs)

295

Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity

17.5

Wheelbase

96.8"

Overall length

166.8"

Width

73.8"

Height

73.6"

Leg room

F 41.2"/R 35.7"

Head room

F 42.6"/R 41.7"

Front tires

P245/75SR17

Rear tires

P245/75SR17

Seating capacity

4

Max towing capacity

200/2000 lbs.

Transmission

Manual 6

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Color options

2019 Jeep Wrangler: Color options | CarMax

Exterior colors:

  • Bikini Pearlcoat

  • Billet Silver Metallic

  • Black

  • Bright White

  • Firecracker Red

  • Granite Crystal Metallic

  • HellaYella

  • Mojito!

  • Ocean Blue Metallic

  • Punk'n Metallic

  • Sting-Gray

Interior colors:

  • Black

  • Heritage Tan and Black

Interior details

The 2019 Jeep Wrangler has a cloth interior in the Sport and Sport S trims, but there are more comfort features than ever before. Upgrade to the Sahara trim and you'll still get cloth seating, but it's made from more premium materials and has trim-specific logos and stitching. Leather seating is available on all trims except Sport and Sport S, and it's standard on the Moab trim. All trims come with a standard soft top except the Moab, which has the Freedom Top body-color three-piece modular hardtop as standard.

Child seat details

The 2019 Jeep Wrangler has two rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware. There is one additional seating position with a tether anchor and the ability to borrow lower anchors from the other seating positions. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety lists the overall child seat rating for the 2019 Wrangler as "good," which is its highest rating.

Performance

For the 2019 Jeep Wrangler, you can choose between a standard 3.6L V6 engine putting out 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, or an optional 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. The four-cylinder engine comes with a cool mild-hybrid eTorque system that uses a generator and 48-volt battery to help the system make power more smoothly as the vehicle accelerates.

The two-door, four-cylinder, automatic-equipped 2019 Wrangler gets the most miles per gallon in the lineup—an EPA-estimated 24 mpg combined.

 One of the more popular configurations, the four-door Unlimited with the 3.6L engine and automatic eight-speed transmission, gets an EPA-estimated 20 mpg combined.
 The V6 Wrangler accelerates well, with the Sahara model taking 7.6 seconds to go from zero to 60 mph (according to the manufacturer, when new).

Year comparison

2007-2017 Jeep Wrangler (third generation)

The third-generation Wrangler (named "JK") represented a new era for this off-road favorite. It was during this time that an Unlimited four-door model joined the two-door model. The Unlimited model has a longer wheelbase (an additional 20 inches on two-door models). It's powered by a single engine option: a 3.6L V6 with 285 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque, paired with a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission.

2018-present Jeep Wrangler (fourth generation)

The fourth generation "JL" exterior features several updates, and the interior boasts upgrades in comfort, materials, and convenience. The overall weight of the Wrangler has been reduced, its off-road capability has increased, and a four-cylinder engine is available.

After some updates for 2019, like available adaptive cruise control and forward-collision warning, Jeep updated the engine offerings again for 2020. In addition to the V6 and four-cylinder engines, the 2020 Wrangler was available with a diesel V6 engine making 260 hp and a robust 422 lb-ft of torque (Unlimited only). Additionally, an eTorque mild hybrid feature was added to the V6 (Sahara Unlimited) for 2020. In 2021, the Wrangler got a new 4xe plug-in hybrid model. On the other end of the spectrum, 2021 brought a new Rubicon 392 with a whopping 470-hp V8 engine.

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