2019 Jeep Wrangler

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2019 Jeep Wrangler Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


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Amratya Nigam Automotive Journalist Updated on: November 10, 2019


When World War 2 started, the U.S army was in desperate need of a rugged vehicle similar to the Kubelwagen. Ford came out with its 89 and the other contender for the same was Bantam BRC-40 equipped with .50 cal Browning machine gun. It all became apparent when civilians started buying these vehicles and Jeep decided to provide it with more comfort and power. And this gave birth to the first-gen Wrangler.

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Pros

Lots of Cargo space

Abundant tech features

Amazing off-road ability

Cons

Below average fuel economy

Costlier than close competitors

Less refined on-road handling

What's New?

All new design, unrelated to Wrangler JK

Available with 3.6-liter V-6 or 2.0-liter turbo-4 power, 8-speed automatic, 6-speed manual

Sport, Sahara, and Rubicon trim levels


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$28045

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

4

drivetrain

4WD

engine type

displacement

220 cu.in.

horsepower

285 hp @ 6400 rpm

torque

260 lbs.-ft @ 4800 rpm

transmission

6-speed manual

chassis

frame type

Ladder Frame

suspension front

Non-independent front leading link suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Rigid axle rear trailing arm suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

62.9/62.9

dimensions

wheelbase

96.8 in.

length

166.8 in.

width

73.8 in.

height

73.6 in.

curb weight

5104 lbs.

ground clearance

9.7 in.

capacity

passenger volume

37.6 cu ft.

cargo volume

72.4 cu ft.

towing capacity

2000 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

17/20/25 mpg

highway range

437.5 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr. / 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr. / 60000

corrosion warranty

5 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

5 yr. / 60000 mi.


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Styles

 2019 Jeep Wrangler in Bikini pearl coat color  2019 Jeep Wrangler in Hellayella Clear Coat color  2019 Jeep Wrangler in Magnetic Metallic color  2019 Jeep Wrangler in Firecracker Red Clear Coat color
Bikini pearl coat

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Ratings

Features

8.0

Engine And Performance

8.0

Interior

7.5

7.6

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Jeep Wrangler Sport

Sport

power
285 hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
20 combined

$28,045


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Sport 2dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M) Starting at $28,045 MSRP (17/20/25) 285 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
6-speed manual four wheel drive 4

 2019 Jeep Wrangler Sport S

Sport S

power
285 hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
20 combined

$31,245


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Sport S 2dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M) Starting at $31,245 MSRP (17/20/25) 285 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
6-speed manual four wheel drive 4

 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport

Unlimited Sport

power
285 hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
19 combined

$31,545


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Unlimited Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M) Starting at $31,545 MSRP (17/19/23) 285 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
6-speed manual four wheel drive 5

 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport S

Unlimited Sport S

power
285 hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
19 combined

$34,745


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Unlimited Sport S 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M) Starting at $34,745 MSRP (17/19/23) 285 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
6-speed manual four wheel drive 5

 2019 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

Rubicon

power
285 hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
20 combined

$38,045


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Rubicon 2dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M) Starting at $38,045 MSRP (17/20/25) 285 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
6-speed manual four wheel drive 4

 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara

Unlimited Sahara

power
285 hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
19 combined

$38,395


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Unlimited Sahara 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M) Starting at $38,395 MSRP (17/19/23) 285 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
6-speed manual four wheel drive 5

 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon

Unlimited Rubicon

power
285 hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
19 combined

$41,545


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Unlimited Rubicon 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M) Starting at $41,545 MSRP (17/19/23) 285 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
6-speed manual four wheel drive 5

 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Moab

Unlimited Moab

power
285 hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
20 combined

$51,300


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Unlimited Moab 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $51,300 MSRP (18/20/23) 285 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5

Expert Review

7.6

Overall Rating


After decades, the new 2019 Wrangler has grown up to become a far more superior car, better for everyday adventure off-roading. It is powered by a standard 3.6-liter V6 engine that is further paired with either a 6-speed manual or an 8-speed automatic. The top trim levels are offered with an optional 2.0-liter, turbocharged, inline-4  motor along with a mild-hybrid electrification system that shutdowns the engine in order to save fuel.

The Wrangler is offered in three trim levels, namely, the Sport, Sport S, Sahara, and the Rubicon. All trims are offered in either classic two-door, short wheelbase or extended Wrangler Unlimited four-door configurations. With the prices starting from $30k for the base trim, the Wrangler goes head-to-head with its rivals such as Toyota 4Runner and the more luxurious yet capable British - the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque.

2019 Jeep Wrangler Moab Front Three-quarter View
2019 Jeep Wrangler Moab Front Three-quarter View
2019 Jeep Wrangler Moab Rear Three-quarter View
2019 Jeep Wrangler Moab Rear Three-quarter View

8.0/10
Features

 

8.0/10
Engine and Performance

 
 

7.5/10
Interior

 
 
 
 
 

2019 Jeep Wrangler Features

8.0/10

Offered in four trims, the 2019 Wrangler comes standard with a 285-horsepower V6 engine. The carmaker has also offered the legendary off-roader in two body styles: the base 2-door model and the four-door Wrangler Unlimited, with an extra seat for one occupant. Choosing a Wrangler mainly depends on your selection of body styles.

Beyond the bodystyle, off-road is a factor for a better pick. The Sahara and Rubicon trims are capable of amazing off-road. So, if your weekend plan includes hitting the trials then the Wrangler Sport S is the best pick. This trim offers plenty of technical refinements and handles serious off-roading smoothly. It also cost lesser than the top trims.

Trims Sport Sport S Sahara Rubicon
MSRP (2Door) $26,995 $30,195 No 2-door $36,995
MSRP (4Door) $30,495 $33,695 $37,345 $40,495
Features Single Top Package. Sport+ Sport S+ Sport S+
  Normal Duty Suspension. Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel. Leather Trimmed Seats With Sahara LOGO. Leather Trimmed Bucket seats.
  Cloth Seats with Adjustable Head Restraints. Speed Sensitive Power Locks. Leather-Wrapped Park Brake Handle. Premium Cloth Low-Back Bucket Seats.
  Driver Height Adjuster Seat.   Apple Car Play. Air Conditioning w / Auto Temp Control.
  Low Back Bucket Seats.   Cluster 7.0-Inch TFT Color Display. Cluster 7.0-Inch TFT Color Display.
  Manual 6-Way Driver Seat.   Android Auto.  
  5.0-Inch Touchscreen Display.   Integrated Center Stack Radio.  
  Cluster 3.5-Inch TFT B&W Display.   Sirius SAT Radio w/1 year Radio subscription.  
  Integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth.      
  Uconnect 3 with 5-Inch Display      

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If you're an occasional adrenaline junkie then the Sport S trim should suit you just fine as it offers plenty for its worth. The next trims seem to have gone slightly overboard with their premium over the Sport S. However, if you spend most of the time at places where the roads don't go, the hardcore offroader - Rubicon is what you're looking for in that case.

2019 Jeep Wrangler Engine and Performance

8.0/10

The base engine delivers ample power, but the turbo-four provides better acceleration and feels more ready to play.-car.usnews.com

This year's Wrangler is joined by a 3.6-liter V-6 powertrain mated to a new 8-speed automatic and 6-speed manual transmissions. There's also a 2.0-liter turbo-4 with a 48-volt mild-hybrid engine available, mated with the 8-speed automatic. The automaker has also some plans to introduce diesel and plug-in hybrid later sometime.

The base V6 engine has most cylinders and it's rated at 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The 8-speed automatic transmission ensures strong and smooth acceleration. The V-6 is also firm on low-end torque, which is exacerbated by the 6-speed manual transmission.

2019 Wrangles comes powered with a familiar 3.6-liter V-6 engine, which also comes with stop-start functions, helping in boosting fuel economy. The engine churns out a maximum power of 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The new 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine cranks out 270 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.

Jeep call the 2.0-liter variant as a mild-hybrid with eTorque tech which is possibly used to improve the fuel economy. While Toyota's 4Runner manages to propel a maximum power of 270 hp and 278 lb-ft of peak torque.

Models

Jeep Wrangler Sport

Toyota 4Runner

SR5

Land Rover

Range Rover Evoque

MSRP

$30,495

$36,285

$41,800

Engine

3.6L V6 24V VVT Engine w/ ESS

4.0-Liter V6 DOHC

2.0-Liter 4-cylinder

Transmission

6-speed maunal

5-speed automatic

9-speed automatic

Power

285 hp @ 6400 rpm

270 hp @ 5600 rpm

237 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque

260 lb.-ft. @ 4800 rpm

278 lb.-ft. @ 4400 rpm

251 lb.-ft. @ 1250 rpm

Acceleration

With the help of the 3.6-liter V6, the Jeep Wrangler accelerates 0-60 mph in 6.7 seconds. This is quite faster than the competitors like Toyota 4Runner SR5 and the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque. The Wrangler does a quarter mile in 15.2 seconds.

Models

Jeep Wrangler Sport

Toyota 4Runner

SR5

Land Rover

Range Rover Evoque

0-60 mph

6.7 sec

7.9 sec

7.4 sec

Quarter mile

15.2 sec @ 90.2 mph

15.7 sec @ 87.5 mph

16.8 sec @ 82.5 mph

Engine

3.6L V6 24V VVT Engine w/ ESS

4.0-Liter V6 DOHC

2.0-Liter 4-cylinder

Emission

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

9.8

9.8

7.3

Braking and Handling

The 2019 Wrangler continues to offer a five-link coil suspension, which ensures better off-road needs and handling. The four skid plates protect the fuel tank, automatic transmission pan, and transfer case from trial impacts while traveling through uneven terrain. The off-road focused Rubicon trim, offers steel rock rails to protect the exterior.

The higher trims have added locking differentials and sturdier suspensions to make the off-roader more capable and reliable.

Model

Jeep Wrangler Sport

Toyota 4Runner

SR5

Land Rover

Range Rover Evoque

Brake pads-front(in)

11.9

13.3

11.8

Brake pads Rear(in)

11.9

12.3

11.9

Curb weight(lbs)

4277

4675

3865

60-0 MPH (ft.)

128

121

125

Max. Tow capacity (lbs)

3500 lbs

5000 lbs

3968 lbs

2019 Jeep Wrangler Fuel Economy

The engine combined with the 8-speed automatic returns an EPA rated fuel economy of 18 mpg city, 23 mpg highway and 20 mpg combined. While the 6-speed manual drops the mileage figures to 17/25/20 mpg.

The Range Rover Evoque offers some impressive fuel economy figures in this class. The Evoque returns 21 mpg city, 29 mpg highway, and 24 mpg combined.

Model

Jeep Wrangler Sport

Toyota 4Runner

SR5

Land Rover

Range Rover Evoque

mpg city

17

17

21

mpg highway

23

20

29

mpg combine

19

18

24

2019 Jeep Wrangler Interior

7.5/10

Sure, it's narrower than other SUVs, and stepping into it is reminiscent of entering a pickup. But for once the interior is a logical, full-featured place instead of something you must tolerate to join the Jeep club.'d-Edmunds.com

Interior Seating and Comfort

Finally, the interiors for the 2019 Wrangler have been upscaled and modernized. The cabin is quite spacious and the center-stack dashboard is replaced by a flat-topped instrument panel. The two-door models can accommodate four passengers while the four-door models can intake five people. The Wrangler Unlimited rear seats are best for adults and tall passengers, but the two-door Wrangler's rear seats can fit only kids.

The Jeep Wrangler has shown up some good interior transformation. The entire dashboard is, however, less prominent than the previous model. The new model offers airier feel with a lower window line. You'll find the controls mounted on the higher position that makes then easy to reach. The Four-door wrangler is supposed to outsell their two-door counterparts as they offer ample cabin space.

This year's longer wheelbase adds an extra inch of legroom and the split-folding rear seats allow more space in the cargo area. The speaker bar has been shifted to the front and now offers hidden crab handle for off-roading. Additionally, the rear seat occupants get their own climate control vents, and on the top trims, they even get a USB port.

Model

Jeep Wrangler Sport

Toyota 4Runner

SR5

Land Rover

Range Rover Evoque

Passenger capacity

5

7

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

41.3/55.8/41

39.3/57.8/41.7

40.3/56.5/43.1

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

40.4/56.8/37.2

38.6/57.8/32.9

39.7/55.8/35.6

Third (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

N/A

34.3/57.7/29.3

N/A

Infotainment

The 2019 Wrangler trims come with three different sized touchscreen infotainment system. The base models get a 5-inch touchscreen system with traditional button control. The knobs are larger and offer more tactical feel. The system is integrated with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The intermediate Wrangler models get a 7.0-inch touchscreen with no physical buttons or knobs. The system allows you to interact with it through speech recognition.

The top tier system also comes with no knobs and buttons just like the intermediate system. The system also includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The 8.4-inch large touchscreen offers better visibility and interface.

Cargo Space

With the rear seats up, the 2019 Wrangler offers nearly 32 cubic feet of cargo space, which is roomy and cooler. When you fold the rear seats down, you'll get more than 72 cubic feet-which is enough to haul big items and make some countryside weekend plans.

Meanwhile, the two-door Wrangler fails to offer as much cargo as the Unlimited. It manages to offer 13 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats and 47 cubic feet with folded rear seats. The Toyota 4Runner offers only 9.0 cubic feet cargo behind the third-row seat, which is the smallest in the segment.

Model

Jeep Wrangler Sport

Toyota 4Runner

SR5

Land Rover

Range Rover Evoque

Behind 3nd Row(ft.cube)

NA

9.0

19.4

With 3nd row folded (ft.cube)

31.5

47.2

47.6

With All Seats folded (ft.cube)

70.6

89.7

51.0

2019 Jeep Wrangler Exterior

At first glance, the 2019 Wrangler's styling is purely evolutionary. However, there's a lot going on that you may not notice at first glance.'-kbb.com

With a completely tweaked and redesigned body, the 2019 Jeep Wrangler is nor more fuel efficient without losing its off-road capability. The front fascia gets a bold and erect front grille along with large headlights carved into the signature seven-slot arrangement. Phew! After these many tweaks, you can still fold forward the windshield for low-speed off-roading, and improve the airflow.

However, design wise the exterior resembles the last generation wrangler but you need to become a keen observer to identify the subtle exterior change. Even the swept-back windshield doesn't tamper the legendary design. Just like the past Wrangler models, the vents in the front fenders minimize underhood pressure and prevent hood wriggle.

Model

Jeep Wrangler Sport

Toyota 4Runner

SR5

Land Rover

Range Rover Evoque

curb weight(lbs)

4277

4675

3865

Length(in)

184.9

190.2

172.0

Width(in)

73.7

75.8

78.1

Height(in)

72.6

71.5

64.4

Ground clearance(in)

8.7

9.6

8.3

Wheel base(in)

116

109.8

104.7

Track width(in) F/R

61.9/61.9

63.2/63.2

64.0/64.0

Design and Styling

Even the base Wrangler trim looks metal and tough. Thanks to the revamped fender flares that are iconic as the seven-slot grille. Jeep can be seen honoring the previous Wrangler models without losing the taste.

The tailgate is slightly hinged on the passenger side, but luckily it's lighter. The spare tire mounted on the tailgate features a third brake light that can be tweaked to assemble up to 35-inch tires.

Wheels

The 2019 Wrangler comes with 33-inch BFGoodrich all-terrain tires on the top trim levels. These tires are designed to improve performance on more hard trials. With this, you get ample ground clearance that let you get through difficult routes.

Model

Jeep Wrangler Sport

Toyota 4Runner

SR5

Land Rover

Range Rover Evoque

Size F/R (in.)

16*7/16*7

17*7/17*7

18*8/18*8

Quality

Steel

Aluminum

Aluminum

Wheel type

w/o Alloy

Alloy

Alloy

2019 Jeep Wrangler Safety

The 2019 Wrangler has not been fully crashing tested. The NHTSA has awarded the off-roader a three out of five stars in rollover and frontal crash tests. While the Wrangler has performed poorly in the frontal crash prevention test.

Safety Features

The safety feature count for this year's Wrangler is higher. You'll find four airbags and advanced optional safety features like rear parking sensors and blind-spot monitors. The missing features include automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and active lane control. While a rearview camera is a standard across the lineup.

  • StabiliTrak electronic stability control system.
  • Airbag system.
  • Helps maintain traction when accelerating on slippery road conditions
  • Rear Vision Camera.
  • Child security rear door locks.
  • Passenger Sensing System.
  • Rear seat reminder.
  • LATCH System.
  • Teen Driver.
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System.
  • Horn, dual-note.

2019 Jeep Wrangler Competition

Toyota 4Runner

The Wrangler offers outstanding off-road performance but disappoints in space. While the Toyota 4Runner provides a bit more space. In the midsize SUV segment, the 4Runner is priced quite higher than the Wrangler trims, and the base 4Runner is less costly than major Wrangler Unlimited trims.

The 4Runner also offers great handling with the help of limited-slip differential and skid plates. Where the Wrangler doesn't offer third-row seats, the 4Runner offers third-row seats that can carry seven occupants in total.

Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

The Range Rover Evoque is considered as budget-friendly SUV in the Range Rover family. The Evoque comes with good off-road capabilities. Evoque comes with a Crawl control that automatically modulates gas and braking duties. There is hardly any driving situation that the Evoque can't tackle.

2019 Jeep Wrangler Final Verdict

With a price tag that is justifiable for every part of this vehicle, Wrangler is one of the best option in this segment. There are very few vehicles which offer off-road capabilities like wrangler.

The modernization of the 2019 Jeep Wrangler JL has not affected its trail-blazing capabilities. The newly refines Sahara trim is priced competitively to go neck-to-neck with more conventional full-sized crossovers. For this year, Jeep has wisely placed the redesigned Wrangler among a wider section of SUV buyers.