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2019 Jeep Wrangler

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2019 Sport 2dr 4x4
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It's the vehicle that needs no introduction. Its silhouette is instantly recognizable. Upon the back of its rough-riding frame a war was won and a legend was born. It's envied by all the competition yet remains as inimitable as ever. There's no doubt about it – the Jeep Wrangler is about as iconic as it gets.

What's New for 2019

After being all-new for 2018, the Wrangler sees only minor changes for the new year. Expect a new exterior color (Bikini), as well as an expanded Advanced Safety Group that now includes adaptive cruise control and forward collision warning.

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Choosing Your Jeep Wrangler

Choice abounds with the Wrangler, but a bold line of demarcation can be drawn between the number of available doors. Two-door models, though less popular than years past, remain as the less practical but more romantic option. Four-door versions, dubbed Unlimited, are pricier but offer increased space and comfort. This article focuses on the two-door models; Jeep Wrangler Unlimited models are covered separately.

Perhaps as a result of its waning popularity, Jeep offers the two-door in only three trim levels: the base Sport, the slightly-less-base Sport S, and the trail-focused Rubicon. All three trims come standard with a 3.6-liter V6 that's hooked up to a six-speed manual transmission. If this combo sounds familiar, it is – it's been doing duty in the Wrangler since 2012. Output is rated at 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. Per the EPA, fuel economy comes in at 17 miles per gallon city, 25 mpg highway, and 20 combined. The optional eight-speed automatic costs $2,000, and it helps the V6 return 18/23/20 mpg (city/highway/combined).

The optional 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder returns better mileage with hardly any sacrifice in power. The 270-horse engine manages 23/25/24 mpg, though it quaffs the premium stuff. Unlike the V6, this engine is paired exclusively with the eight-speed automatic.

Also unlike the V6, Jeep engineers have fitted the four-cylinder with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system. The 22-hp electrical motor lets the gas engine sit out during highway cruises and will also provide a boost of torque when starting off from a standstill. This bit of technological prowess – one of the only major leaps forward in the notoriously and endearingly retro Wrangler – sets interested parties back $3,000.

Two different roof options are available for the two-door Wrangler. The standard, no-charge top is a canvas piece that zips and snaps into place. When the moment strikes to fold it away, it tucks neatly behind the second row of seats like any fabric-topped roadster.

The optional top is a $1,195 three-piece aluminium hardtop labeled "Freedom Top" by the Jeep marketing team. This roof offers better security and noise suppression than the soft top, and the lightweight aluminium construction allows it to be handled by one person without much difficultly. Either the entire top or just the panels over the front passengers can be removed.

The rock-bashing, mud-mashing feats that the Wrangler accomplishes so effortlessly can be accredited to the hardware hiding underneath the frame. Dana front and rear axles, a two-speed part-time transfer case, and skid plates come standard even on the base Sport. Breakover, approach, and departure angles for the base model are 25, 41.4, and 35.9 degrees, respectively. The 9.7 inches of ground clearance allows the Wrangler to clear rocks and other trail detritus without issue.

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The cheapest Wrangler is a Sport, which stickers for $29,540 (all prices include the $1,495 destination charge). Standard features are few and far between – expect cloth seats, manual locks, crank windows, and no air conditioning. Audio needs are managed via a five-inch touchscreen with aux, USB port, and Bluetooth; eight speakers pipe the sound into the cabin. The driver's seat offers six-way manual adjustment, and drivers look out onto a cluster housing a 3.5-inch TFT information screen. Safety features include hill descent control, trailer sway assist, and electronic roll mitigation.

The Sport offers little in optional features. Leather seats are $1,750, air conditioning is $1,295, and a cigarette lighter costs all of $30. The only package available is the Trailer Tow Group. For $795, it includes a 240-amp alternator, 700-amp battery, both four- and seven-pin wiring harnesses, auxiliary switches, and a class II hitch.

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Sport S

The $32,740 Sport S slots in above the Sport, and the extra S denotes an extra heaping of standard features as well as optional extras. When compared to the Sport, the extra luxuries of the S include heated and power-adjustable mirrors, 17-inch painted wheels, power locks and power windows, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with radio controls, and automatic headlights.

Four comfort and convenience packages are available with the S. The $395 Convenience Group includes a universal garage-door opener as well as remote start (the latter only available on automatic models). The $695 Cold Weather Group includes heated seats and steering wheel as well as remote start (again, only automatics get the remote start). For only $995 each, the Technology and Active Safety Groups are relative bargains. The tech package comes with a seven-inch touchscreen, automatic climate control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, SiriusXM radio, and Uconnect4 infotainment software. The Active Safety Group bundles LED taillights, blind-spot monitoring, rear parking assist, and cross-path detection. A nine-speaker Alpine audio system is $1,295. The leather and the Trailer Tow Group are again available.

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This is the Jeep for those who want to exploit the full suspension articulation and rock-grappling qualities of the Wrangler. Priced at $39,540, the Rubicon is ready for the trail with 33-inch off-road tires, Dana 44 wide-track axles, true-Lock front and rear locking differentials, a 4:1 low range transfer case, electronic front sway-bar disconnect, steel rock rails, winch-ready steel bumpers, and high-clearance fender flares ready for a lift kit. If this sounds more like a Christmas wish list than complete gibberish, then this is the Wrangler for you. Also standard on the Rubicon is the entirety of the Technology Group, automatic climate control, the seven-inch touchscreen, and ambient LED lighting.

The Cold Weather, Trailer Tow, and Active Safety Groups are again available. An LED Lighting Group costs $995. Navigation, an 8.4-inch touchscreen, and the Alpine audio system are bundled under the $1,595 Electronic Infotainment System Group. Adaptive cruise and forward collision warning together cost $795.

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If you're looking to go ditch the pavement and triumph over nature on your way home from dealer, buy the 2019 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon – its list of included goodies is enough to make any off-roader salivate with want. If you plan to use your Jeep in a more casual manner, look toward the Sport S, which offers more on-road comfort than the Rubicon but more standard and optional features than the truly old-school Sport.

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Noticeable improvements. The 2019 Jeep Wrangler features some noticeable improvements inside and out while still supplying everything we love about Jeep: classic handsome looks, matchless off-road chops, and an infinite number of ways to customize this traditional body-on-frame sport utility vehicle.

The current Jeep Wrangler is an exercise in evolutionary design and that’s a good thing. Its boxy canvas with removable doors and windshield, fixed or removable top, and traditional side-hinged rear door with spare tire mount continue. Other changes are subtle, including the LED lights on the front wheel flare facings and the headlights that are now positioned slightly inward, allowing them to encroach on each of the outer vertical slats.

It's inside where the improvements are most noticeable and welcome. Jeep’s designers were given the go-ahead to improve the layout and materials used, which gives the Wrangler a more polished appearance. The dashboard sits lower and all controls are moved higher for ease of use. The available 8.4-inch color display is perfectly suited to this model and takes nothing away from the cabin. The front seats are more comfortable as well and come covered in cloth, upgraded cloth, or leather. The second option is the choice of hardcore off-roaders, as the material is decidedly wash and wear. Also, Jeep is offering its first driver-assist safety feature packages for this iconic off-roader this year.

Two capable engines. Most Wranglers come with a 3.6-liter V6 engine paired with a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission. The available 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine works exclusively with the automatic gearbox. Later this model year, a 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel option rolls out, but it's only expected to be available on four-door Wrangler Unlimited models (covered separately).

Most customers will be naturally drawn to the V6, appreciating its kick on the open road, although it doesn’t have quite the low-end grunt we want for off-road fun. The turbo four-cylinder engine is the better choice for your trail-tackling excursions. It also benefits from a mild hybrid system, which sends power to certain accessories while you’re stopped in traffic.

Begging to go off road. The current Wrangler handles better on-road than previous models. That said, you may still find steering sloppy at times, with some wandering a given.

The standard 33-inch all-terrain tires will have you romping off-road in no time, supported by solid Dana axles, locking differentials and sway bars, and a part-time transfer case. Even the novice driver will feel at home, naturally drawn to the Jeep’s legendary prowess.

Safety no longer an afterthought. You may have heard that the Jeep Wrangler performs abysmally in crash tests. That hasn’t changed. After all, the Jeep’s traditional design supplies little allowance for the protections we take for granted in today’s aerodynamic and safety-driven models.

But that doesn’t mean the Wrangler is without such features as electronic stability control, electronic roll mitigation, and a suite of airbags. Moreover, for the first time, the Wrangler offers a pair of safety group packages. The first one includes rear park assist and blind-spot monitoring and is available on both the Sport S and Rubicon trims. The second one adds adaptive cruise control and forward collision warning and is only available on the Rubicon.

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Final thoughts. There isn't anything else like the Jeep Wrangler. The nearest vehicle we’ve seen in recent years is the now-retired Toyota FJ Cruiser. The similar Toyota 4Runner remains, which shares its platform with the Toyota Tacoma pickup truck. We’ll soon see an all-new Ford Bronco, which will be the nearest model to the Wrangler. However, its debut is still more than a year away.

The 2019 Jeep Wrangler is ideal for most anyone who prizes off-roading or at least likes the look as they roam city streets. It remains the favorite of beachcombers too, the least likely vehicle to get stuck while on the sand. Remove the doors, windshield, and top, and you have an instant convertible.

Long-term reliability remains a concern, but it hasn’t affected sales in any way. Consumers rightly look at the Wrangler as a lifestyle vehicle and are more than happy to overlook its jouncy ride and marginal rear seat. The Wrangler is all about making a statement and is still recognized as the vehicle that led allied troops during World War Two.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 3.6L V-6 / 285 HP / 260 ft.lbs.
Available: 2.0L I-4 / 270 HP / 295 ft.lbs.
Standard: 6-spd man w/OD
Available: 8-spd Autostick w/OD
Drive Type
Command-trac Part-time Four-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
17 / 25 / 21 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 3.6L V-6 / 285 HP / 260 ft.lbs.
Available: 2.0L I-4 / 270 HP / 295 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Command-trac Part-time Four-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
17 / 25 / 21 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Leading Link
Rear Suspension
Rigid Axle Trailing Arm
Spare Tire And Wheel
Full-size Steel / Aluminum
Fuel Tank
17.5 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded / Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
31.7 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
104 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
166.8 "
Exterior Width
73.8 "
Exterior Height
73.6 "
Front Headroom
42.6 " / 40.7 "
Rear Headroom
41.7 " / 40.2 "
Front Legroom
41.2 "
Rear Legroom
35.7 "
Front Shoulder Room
55.7 "
Rear Shoulder Room
57.7 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,970 Lbs. / 4,025 Lbs. / 3,955 Lbs.
Wheel Base
97 "
Turning Radius
17.3 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
2 Doors
17.0 " Black Styled Steel / 17.0 " Polished W/painted Accents Aluminum / 17.0 " Silver Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Clearcoat Monotone With Decal
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Manual / Dual Power Remote Heated
Black With 2 Front Tow Hook(s)
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Cloth / Leather
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
Removable Full Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Am/fm, Clock, Seek-scan / Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan / Am/fm, Seek-scan
8 / 9 Alpine
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Light / Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Forward Collision Warning-plus Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Blind-spot Monitoring Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Parksense Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Sentry Key
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
24 Months / Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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