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Jeep Wrangler vs. Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

In comparing the Jeep Wrangler to the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, the Jeep Wrangler has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and overall quality score. The Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited have the same interior volume base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Jeep Wrangler versus the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, the Jeep Wrangler is a better car than the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.

Jeep Wrangler versus Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Jeep Wrangler ranges from $29,962 to $45,750 while a used Jeep Wrangler Unlimited from the same model year range is priced between $33,947 to $52,994. For a new model, the Jeep Wrangler's price is between $35,589 and $55,515, with the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited priced between $40,780 and $82,783.

Jeep Wrangler versus Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Jeep Wrangler is 9.2 out of 10 while the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited's quality rating is 8.8 out of 10. This results in the Jeep Wrangler being ranked 1 out of 24 Best Small SUVs and the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited being ranked 3 out of 24. Out of 14 Best Small SUVs for the Money, the Jeep Wrangler is ranked 14 and the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is ranked 3.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the base engine of both the Jeep Wrangler and the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited makes 285 horsepower. The Wrangler is rated to deliver an average of 20 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 438 miles. The Wrangler Unlimited is rated to deliver an average of 19 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 495 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited are comparable in regards to interior volume, front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, and trunk space.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited has the advantage of offering higher payload capacity than the Jeep Wrangler.

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2023 Jeep Wrangler

2023 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$35,589 - $55,515

Used Asking Price:

$29,962 - $45,750

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

8.9%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$40,780 - $82,783

Used Asking Price:

$33,947 - $52,994

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

10.4%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

9.2 / 10

Reliability:

8.5 / 10

Retained Value:

9.8 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.8 / 10

Reliability:

7.8 / 10

Retained Value:

9.8 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Rankings

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1 / 24
1 / 14
20 / 24

iSeeCars Rankings

3 / 24
3 / 14
7 / 24
19 / 24

Summary Review

The Jeep Wrangler is a compact SUV with off-road prowess few vehicles can match. The current Wrangler was redesigned for the 2018 model year, with new models costing an average of $41,959 and 3-year-old models averaging $34,489.

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Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

  • Exceptional off-road capability
  • Intuitive infotainment system
  • Powerful engine options

  • Pricing climbs quickly with higher trims and options
  • Fuel economy isn’t great
  • Lots of road and wind noise

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Diesel, Gasoline, Plug-In Hybrid

Trim Levels

Sport, Willys Sport, Sport S, Willys, Freedom, Rubicon

Trim Levels

Sport, Willys Sport, Sport S, Willys, Sport Altitude, Freedom, High Tide, Sahara, Sahara Altitude, High Altitude, Rubicon, Sport RHD, Rubicon FarOut, Rubicon 392

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 100000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

285 hp @ 6400 rpm

Torque:

260 foot-lbs @ 4800 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.072 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

285 hp @ 6400 rpm

Torque:

260 foot-lbs @ 4800 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.068 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3.6 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Manual

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

4X4

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

17 / 25 / 20

Range (city/hwy):

298 / 438 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3.6 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Manual

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

4X4

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

17 / 23 / 19

Range (city/hwy):

366 / 495 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Available

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

N/A

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Available

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

N/A

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Available

Pedestrian Detection:

N/A

Lane Departure Warning:

N/A

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Available

Pedestrian Detection:

N/A

Lane Departure Warning:

N/A

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

42.6 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.2 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

55.8 inches

Rear Head Room:

41.7 inches

Rear Leg Room:

35.7 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

57.7 inches

Cargo Space:

31.7 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

72.4 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

150.4 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

42.6 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.2 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

55.8 inches

Rear Head Room:

41.7 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38.3 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.8 inches

Cargo Space:

31.7 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

72.4 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

150.4 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3948 lbs

Width:

73.9 inches

Height:

73.6 inches

Length:

166.8 inches

Wheelbase:

96.8 inches

Ground Clearance:

9.7 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4196 lbs

Width:

73.9 inches

Height:

73.6 inches

Length:

188.4 inches

Wheelbase:

118.4 inches

Ground Clearance:

9.7 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted steel

Tire Size:

P245/75R17

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted steel

Tire Size:

P245/75R17