2011 Jeep Wrangler

Rating6.8

Ranked #9 in Compact Suv

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Starting MSRP 

$22,045 - $33,320

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Key Spec of 2011 Jeep Wrangler
fuel economy

15/17/19

fuel type

regular unleaded

horsepower

202 hp @ 5200 rpm

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36,000 mi.

2011 Jeep Wrangler Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 28, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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When it comes to off-road prowess, there is absolutely nowhere the Jeep Wrangler can’t reach. This has been proved time and time again and the Wrangler is definitely an American icon in this business. It not only is formidable off the road, the long range of customization possibilities and the different 2-door and 4-door models available, makes it an even more exciting prospect for the adventure junkies. 

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ProsConsWhat's New

Remarkable off-road performance

Sub-par fuel economy

Updated interior materials

Convertible top

Poor brakes

Additional standard interior features

A choice between 2-door and 4-door versions

Noisy cabin

Fun to drive

Security issues

Poor side-crash test performance

Over All Rating

6.8

Out of 10

Pricing and Features8.00
Pricing and Feature6.00
Features8.00
Engine and Performance6.60
Fuel Economy5.00
Interior5.80
Exterior7.00
Safety6.80
Competition9.00
Notable Rankings

#9 in Compact Suv

#16 in Suv


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Trims

Mojave$22,045 onwards

  • Leather wrapped steering wheel
  • Manual sliding rear window
  • USB/iPod audio interface

Sport$22,045 onwards

  • 16-inch silver styled steel Wheels
  • ABS Traction control
  • AM/FM stereo
  • Cloth Seat trim
  • Front Fog/driving lights
  • Manual Convertible top
  • Seek-Scan Radio

Unlimited$25,545 onwards

  • 60/40 rear split bench seat
  • Auxiliary audio jack
  • Keyless entry

Sahara$27,745 onwards

  • 18-inch silver aluminum Wheels
  • Front manual air conditioning
  • Heated mirrors
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Seek-Scan Radio
  • Sirius AM/FM/Satellite

70th Anniversary$28,670 onwards

  • 18-inch polished aluminum Wheels
  • Front passengers heated-cushion
  • Leather Seat trim

Unlimited Sport RHD$28,910 onwards

  • Heated mirrors
  • Remote keyless entry

Rubicon$29,820 onwards

  • 17-inch silver aluminum Wheels
  • Cloth Seat trim

Unlimited Sahara$30,445 onwards

  • 18-inch silver aluminum Wheels
  • Seek-Scan Radio
  • Sirius AM/FM/Satellite

Unlimited 70th Anniversary$31,370 onwards

  • 18-inch polished aluminum Wheels
  • Front passengers heated-cushion
  • Leather Seat trim

Unlimited Rubicon$33,320 onwards

  • 17-inch silver aluminum Wheels
  • Cloth Seat trim


Colors and Styles

2011 Jeep Wrangler in Blue Crush Metallic color
Blue Crush Metallic

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

It has received some much-needed interior upgrades which helps it look the part at least. For this year, the Jeep Wrangler is available in 3 major trims and 2 special editions with a base price of $22,045. It competes against similar off-road focused SUVs like the Nissan Xterra and Toyota FJ Cruiser.


Features
8.0/10

The line-up for the 2011 Jeep Wrangler is vast. It is available in 3 trims Sport, Sahara, and Rubicon. The Mojave and Sport are priced the same at $22,045. All the Wranglers are also available in a 4-door version which is called the “Unlimited” sub-trim. The Rubicon is the top-tier trim for the Wrangler. It costs about $29,820. 

The Power Convenience Group which is standard on the Unlimited version of the Rubicon is optional on the 2-door version and also on the Sport trim. The Sahara is the next trim in line which costs $27,745. It gets all the equipment standards on the Sport and also the Rubicon’s non-off-road features and the Power Convenience Group. 

Trim

Sport

Sahara

Rubicon

MSRP (2-door)

$22,045

$27,745

$29,820

MSRP (4-door)

$25,545

$30,445

$33,320

Key Features

16-inch wheels

In addition to the features standard on the Sport and non-off-road features on the Rubicon;

In addition to the features standard on Sport;

 

6-speaker audio system

18-inch alloy wheels

17-inch alloy wheels

 

Cruise control

Special interior and exterior trim

Electronically locking front and rear differentials

 

Tilt only steering wheel

Side steps

Automatic headlamps

 

Fog lamps

6-speaker Infinity audio system

Acoustic insulation under the hood

 

Manual folding soft top

 

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

We Recommend

Jeep Wranglers are usually bought by buyers who want superior off-road performance. Hence we think that the base trim Sport provides adequate features and options to fulfill all your adventurous needs at an affordable price. Opting for the 4-door version would also be a good idea as it increases interior space but will make things less exciting when rock crawling.

Engine and Performance
6.6/10

The 2011 Jeep Wrangler is powered by a 3.8L naturally aspirated V6 engine. It produces 202 hp and has a max torque of 237 lb-ft. This engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission with a hill-start assist as standard but you also have an option for a 4-speed automatic gearbox. All the 2-door versions of the Wrangler come with an AWD drivetrain as standard. However, the Unlimited trim can be fitted with an RWD drivetrain. The Rubicon has a specialized transfer case that helps it to provide extra-low gearing for extreme off-road purposes. 

There’s no question about it that the Wrangler has a phenomenal off-road presence. The 4-door Wrangler is slightly more difficult to maneuver than the 2-door. Besides its off-road adventures, the Wrangler is a fun-to-drive SUV in cities as well. Its steering wheel has quick and engaging feedback to it, making the drive a fun experience. The cabin, however, is nowhere near as quiet as its competitors. There’s plenty of noise when it’s taken on highways or windy roads.

Model

2011 Jeep Wrangler

2011 Nissan Xterra

2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser

MSRP

$22,045

$24,260

$25,790

Engine

3.8L V6

4.0L V6

4.0L V6

Drivetrain

AWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

6-speed manual

5-speed automatic

5-speed automatic

Power

202 hp @ 5,200 RPM

261 hp @ 5,600 RPM

260 hp @ 5,600 RPM

Torque

237 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

281 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

271 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM

0-60 MPH (sec)

9.5

7.8

7.2

Quarter mile (sec)

16.1

15.4

15.3

Top speed (mph)

107

117

112

Both rivals, the 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser and the 2011 Nissan Xterra are more potent than the Wrangler. Not just that, both these cars are also much faster to reach the 60 mph mark and the quarter-mile mark. Out of the three, the FJ Cruiser is the fastest taking only 7.2 seconds to reach 60 mph and 15.3 seconds to complete a quarter-mile.

Fuel Economy
5.0/10

One of the biggest drawbacks of the Wrangler is its fuel economy. Its 3.8L V6 is a thirsty engine that provides a fuel economy of 15 MPG in the cities and 19 MPG on the highways. This results in a combined mileage of 16 MPG, which is much lower than what its competitors offer. The RWD option available on the Unlimited trims improves the fuel economy negligibly. It only increases by 1 mile on the highway while the rest remains the same. 

Model

2011 Jeep Wrangler

2011 Nissan Xterra

2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser

MPG (City)

15

16

17

MPG (Highway)

19

22

22

MPG (Combined)

16

18

19

Fuel Capacity (gal)

18.6

21.1

19.0

Range (City / Highway / Combined (miles)

279 / 353 / 298

338 / 464 / 380

323 / 418 / 361

The 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser has the best mileage among the three cars mentioned above. The standard fuel tank capacity of the Wrangler is also the smallest in the segment. Opting for the Unlimited trim changes that. You’ll get a 22.5-gallon tank which is better than any of its competitors. As far as standard fuel tanks go, the 2011 Nissan Xterra has the largest fuel tank capacity which helps it deliver a class-leading range. 

Interior
5.8/10

The interior design and features have received an upgrade for this year. The 2011 Jeep Wrangler now features a circular themed interior with a more rustic and organic feel to it. The 2-door version can seat up to 4 passengers while the 4-door can seat 5. The dashboard and center console have a straightforward and simple design but it's appealing. The fit and finish inside the cabin are also nice. The materials used do not look cheap but as this SUV is meant to be driven in all kinds of dirt and dust, they aren’t of premium quality either. 

As far as seating comfort goes, don’t expect much from the Wrangler. The space offered in the rear seats is much more admirable in the 4-door rather than the 2-door. The front seats are satisfactory at best and all the seats have a firm feel to them. The cabin is noisy thanks to the soft top. The acoustic insulation under the hood cuts out most of the engine grunts but windy roads and highway driving will still affect the peace inside. The soft top affects the cargo space too. The hardtop is the smart option which not only sorts out the noise to an extent but also gives you much more cargo space.

Model

2011 Jeep Wrangler

2011 Nissan Xterra

2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser

Seating Capacity

4

5

5

Front Row (Head / Shoulder / Leg) (in)

41.3 / 55.8 / 41.0

39.9 / 58.3 / 42.4

41.3 / 58.4 / 41.9

Second Row (Head / Shoulder / Leg) (in)

40.3 / 61.6 / 35.6

39.3 / 58.3 / 34.4

40.3 / 53.9 / 31.3

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

17.2

36.3

27.9

The figure mentioned above for the cargo space in the Wrangler is for the folding soft-top version. The hardtop offers a lot more space. It has more than 46 cubic feet of storage which outperforms all of its rivals. The 4-door version has more space in the front as well as the rear seats which also outperform its rivals. The 4-door figures for the front row are 41.3/41.0/55.8 inches (headroom/shoulder room/legroom) and the rear row has 40.4/56.8/37.2 inches of space.

Some of the highlights of the interior are:

  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Cruise control
  • Remote engine start
  • Leather upholstery (optional)
  • Heated front seats (optional)

How intuitive is the 2011 Jeep Wrangler’s infotainment unit?

The infotainment system is not among the good ones. It offers far fewer features in its base trim which are readily available on its rivals. The base Sport trim comes with a standard music system with a 6-speaker audio system. This system has basic functionalities of Bluetooth connectivity, iPod interface, AM/FM stereo, and MP3 player.

Moving towards the higher trim will improve this system drastically and will also add some useful features. The Sahara trim gets features like satellite radio, a CD player, and a 6-speaker Infinity audio system. The top-tier trim Rubicon gets a 6.5-inch touchscreen display as its infotainment system. It adds features like Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity and an optional navigation system. 

Some of the features offered by the infotainment system are:

  • AM/FM Stereo
  • CD/MP3 player
  • Satellite radio
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • iPod/USB interface
  • Touchscreen navigation (optional)
  • 6-speaker Infinity audio system
  • Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity (Rubicon)
Exterior
7.0/10

The exterior of the 2011 Jeep Wrangler just screams “off-road”. Its big tires and fender flares along with a high ground clearance set the tone for some off-road madness. The front fascia of the Wrangler consists of the iconic 7-slot grille, circular automatic headlights, a big front bumper comprising fog lamps, and a simple and straightforward hood. The rear end also gives you a boxy feeling thanks to its upright profile. The rear end is characterized by rectangular tail lights, a full-size spare wheel, and a single exhaust outlet. 

The view from the side is when you notice that the Wrangler is the opposite of aerodynamic. It is a boxy-looking SUV that only concentrates on its off-road presence. It has a class-leading ground clearance of 10.2 inches and its huge fenders add more to the off-road persona. The Sahara trim gets special exterior trim which includes side steps, manual-folding and adjusting side view mirrors, and a foldable black soft top. Depending on the trim the wheels will be either 16-inch, 17-inch alloys, or 18-inch alloys. 

Model

2011 Jeep Wrangler

2011 Nissan Xterra

2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,760

4,143

4,050

Length (in)

152.8

178.7

183.9

Width (in)

73.7

72.8

75.0

Height (in)

70.9

74.9

71.3

Ground Clearance (in)

10.2

8.1

8.7

Wheelbase (in)

95.4

106.3

105.9

The Wrangler with its 2-door configuration has one of the shortest wheelbases. All other dimensions are hence affected making it look smaller than its competition. When it comes to exterior looks, the Wrangler is the most rugged-looking SUV while the 2011 Nissan Xterra looks more toned down and subtle.

Some of the highlights of the exterior are:

  • Automatic halogen headlamps
  • Fog lamps
  • Side steps (Sahara)
  • 16-inch wheels (Sport)
  • Side bolsters
  • Fold-away manual mirrors
  • Full-size spare tire
Safety
6.8/10

When a vehicle is built for sheer off-road performance, the safety of the passengers is of utmost importance. Unfortunately, the 2011 model year of the Wrangler doesn’t live up to our expectations and has some disappointing crash test scores. The NHTSA has given it a 3-star rating for the rollover test. The IIHS has rated it “Good” for the frontal impact test, “Poor” for the side-impact test, “Moderate” for the seat-based rear impact test.

Its standard safety equipment is also not adequate either. You’ll have to pay an extra $430 just to fit your Wrangler with side-impact airbags. Such features are expected to be standard. However, some standard safety features include:

  • Hill Start Assist
  • Hill Descent Assist
  • Trailer Sway Control
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Electronic stability control
  • Traction control
  • Electronic roll mitigation
Final Verdict

Jeep has made a genuine effort to uplift the interior design and layout to make it look more sophisticated and modern. However, the 2011 Jeep Wrangler cannot match the interior comfort and features which its rivals offer. It may not be the best SUV on the market but it provides a fun and thrilling off-road performance which is quite unmatched. If off-road prowess is the sole reason to buy a Wrangler. Otherwise, it is best to skip it and look somewhere else.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$29820

body style

2dr SUV

engine type
displacement

231 cu in

horse power

202 hp @ 5200 rpm

torque

237 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm

transmission

6 speed manual w/OD

dimensions
length

163.8 in

wheelbase

95.4 in

width

73.7 in

curb weight

4082 lbs

Height

72.4 in

Ground Clearance

10.5 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

93.8 cu ft

cargo volume

55 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

15/17/19 mpg

highway range

353.4 mi

warranty
basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.


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Justin Marshall

2011 Jeep Wrangler

Sahara 2dr SUV 4WD (3.8L 6cyl 6M)

3

User Overall Rating

Posted On: February 10, 2022

Water leaks near the door, Unpleasant cabin quality, Engine noise.

Pros - Looks and that's it.

Cons - Water leaks near the door, Unpleasant cabin quality, Engine noise.

Got deceived by the looks Such a bad purchase as my Wrangler is very troublesome with water leaking through the door gap on the driver side. Its become almost impossible for me to drive this thing when its raining and even if it isn't, the drive isn't any pleasant as the cabin is loud with noises from the engine. Really wasn't expecting the Wrangler to be an issue. Had to get the door seals...

3/10
Features
3/10
Interior
5/10
Design
3/10
Safety
2/10
Reliability
2/10
Deal Value
4/10
Dealer Review

EL

Edith Leonard

2011 Jeep Wrangler

Sahara 2dr SUV 4WD (3.8L 6cyl 6M)

3

User Overall Rating

Posted On: February 5, 2022

Another financial mistake

Pros - Looks and that's it.

Cons - Water leaks near the door, Unpleasant cabin quality, Engine noise.

Got deceived by the looks Such a bad purchase as my Wrangler is very troublesome with water leaking through the door gap on the driver side. Its become almost impossible for me to drive this thing when its raining and even if it isn't, the drive isn't any pleasant as the cabin is loud with noises from the engine. Really wasn't expecting the Wrangler to be an issue. Had to get the door seals...

3/10
Features
3/10
Interior
5/10
Design
3/10
Safety
2/10
Reliability
2/10
Deal Value
4/10
Dealer Review

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Abraham Holloway

2011 Jeep Wrangler

Unlimited Sahara 4dr SUV 4WD (3.8L 6cyl 6M)

7

User Overall Rating

Posted On: January 24, 2022

Tough Offroading weekend warrior

Pros - Iconic style is hard to resist, remains stable around sharp turns and good off roading capabilities.

Cons - Thirsty engine, noisy cabin and uncomfortable rear seats.

Rugged compact SUV but IMPRACTICAL I bought this 2011 Jeep Wrangler Sahara last month, and I'm already feeling conflicted about my decision. Although its eccentric personality and unusual off-road talents remain appealing, its thirsty V6 is incredibly weak willed on the highway and when attempting to accelerate rapidly. Excessive wind and road noise are two more disadvantages of highway use. And ...

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Features
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Interior
7/10
Design
7/10
Safety
7/10
Reliability
7/10
Deal Value
8/10
Dealer Review

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Jeep Wrangler 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$37,232
5 Year Cost To Own
$44,476
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $44,476
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$3,593$1,645$1,630$1,823$1,749$10,440
Insurance$981$952$1,031$1,075$1,123$5,162
Fuel$2,380$2,439$2,484$2,594$2,648$12,545
Maintenance$144$828$453$1,978$391$3,794
Repairs$-3$19$216$515$817$1,564
Financing Interest$2,330$1,889$1,366$834$364$6,783
Taxes and Fees$3,180$286$269$266$187$4,188
Total Cost-To-Own$12,605$8,058$7,449$9,085$7,279$44,476
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