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Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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Wrangler Unlimited - 2 Generations


The Wrangler Unlimited is a four-door version of Jeep's iconic Wrangler SUV. The Unlimited name first appeared on a long-wheelbase version of the two-door 2004 Wrangler, but the four-door version didn't appear until the 2006 model year. With the same rugged, distinctively retro look and similar off-road capability, the five-seat Wrangler Unlimited offers a longer wheelbase for easier rear-seat access and more room once you’re back there. A 2018 redesign addressed many Wrangler drawbacks, improving on-road handling and ride comfort while bringing a quieter, more civilized interior and added technology features. Like its two-door sibling, the Wrangler Unlimited offers a removable roof, several trim levels and a long list of customization options and accessories. Even with its improvements for 2018, though, there are SUVs that offer more cargo room and better on-road manners, which many buyers might prefer for all-around use. The Wrangler Unlimited competes with the Toyota 4Runner. 

Good Fit For
Off Road Shoppers

Off-Road vehicles include four-wheel-drive SUVs and pickup trucks with the extra feature of a dual-range transfer case or dedicated crawl mode for extreme off-road driving. May require specific trim level and/or optional features.

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Small Families

Small Family vehicles include mid-size and larger sedans, hatchbacks, wagons, SUVs and minivans with four doors and five seats.

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Towing

Towing vehicles can tow a minimum of 2,000 pounds (see specifications for maximum). May require specific trim level and/or optional features.

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2018–2019 Wrangler Unlimited

Redesigned in 2018


Designed to stay true to its roots while improving overall livability, the 2018 redesign of the Wrangler Unlimited brought new powertrains, a suspension tuned for improved on-road drivability and a revised interior with better materials and an available 8.4-inch touchscreen multimedia system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity. Engine choices included a new turbocharged four-cylinder or a carryover 3.6-liter V-6. An available turbo-diesel V-6 is scheduled to arrive for the 2019 model year. Transmission choices include a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic.

2018–2019 Wrangler Unlimited Generation, 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited model shown Showing the 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
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MSRP Range $31,545–$41,545
Consumer Rating
(4.5) 27 reviews
Combined MPG 19
Body Styles SUV
Notable Features in 2019
  • 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
  • MSRP Range $25,956–$54,816
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 147 reviews
  • Combined MPG 19
  • Body Styles SUV
Notable Features in 2018
  • Four- or five-passenger convertible SUV
  • New available turbocharged engine
  • Optional all-wheel-drive system (four-door Sahara only)
  • Removable top, doors and windshield
  • Longer wheelbase increases legroom
  • Two-door or four-door model

2009–2017 Wrangler Unlimited

Redesigned in 2009


The first generation of the four-door Wrangler Unlimited greatly broadened the Wrangler’s appeal with its more family-friendly design and improved cargo room. It offered impressive off-road capability, but a larger turning circle made it less maneuverable than the two-door Wrangler. It also had other Wrangler drawbacks, including a rough, noisy ride and sloppy handling on-road, along with poor reliability. We found sluggish acceleration from the 3.8-liter V-6 in our 2010 test, and EPA-estimated fuel economy was an unimpressive 17 mpg combined. 

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  • MSRP Range $20,999–$43,659
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.9) 198 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18
  • Body Styles SUV
Read About the 2017 Model 2017 Wrangler Unlimited Articles
  • Current List Price $21,763–$39,079
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.7) 125 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18
  • Body Styles SUV
Read About the 2016 Model 2016 Wrangler Unlimited Articles
  • Current List Price $20,626–$37,610
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 108 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18
  • Body Styles SUV
Notable Features in 2015
  • New stereo choices for 2015
  • 285-hp V-6 engine standard
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Four-wheel drive standard
  • Current List Price $19,173–$36,401
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.7) 110 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18
  • Body Styles SUV
Notable Features in 2014
  • New Rubicon X, Freedom III models
  • 285-hp V-6 engine
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Current List Price $17,630–$34,098
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.6) 80 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18
  • Body Styles SUV
Notable Features in 2013
  • New limited-edition Moab version
  • New seats, auto-dimming rearview mirror standard
  • Four-door Wrangler Unlimited's soft-top now easier to raise or lower
  • 285-hp V-6 engine
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Standard four-wheel drive
  • Current List Price $15,838–$32,662
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 81 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18
  • Body Styles SUV
Notable Features in 2012
  • New 285-hp V-6 engine and five-speed automatic for 2012
  • Standard removable soft-top
  • removable hardtop optional
  • Standard four-wheel drive
  • Two-door or four-door Unlimited
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Special editions include Arctic and Call of Duty: MW3 models
  • Current List Price $13,138–$30,394
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.4) 66 reviews
  • Combined MPG 17
  • Body Styles SUV
Notable Features in 2011
  • Standard removable soft-top
  • Standard four-wheel drive
  • Standard V-6
  • Available removable hardtop (body-colored on Sahara)
  • Available four-door Wrangler Unlimited
  • Available heavy-duty off-road suspension
  • Current List Price $11,498–$27,974
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.2) 42 reviews
  • Combined MPG 17
  • Body Styles SUV
Read About the 2010 Model 2010 Wrangler Unlimited Articles
  • Current List Price $10,863–$25,175
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.4) 49 reviews
  • Combined MPG 17
  • Body Styles SUV
Notable Features in 2009
  • Standard V-6
  • Standard 4WD
  • Available heavy-duty offroad suspension
  • Available long-wheelbase Unlimited version

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