2013 Jeep Wrangler

MSRP $22,295 - $34,295

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2013 Jeep Wrangler Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 19, 2021

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With a starting price of $22,395, the 2013 Jeep Wrangler is undoubtedly one of the best off-road machines you can get today. The Jeep Wrangler seamlessly carries forward the essence of the original Willys Jeep blended with modern off-road equipment and practicality. No major updates though and the 2013 Jeep Wrangler proudly extends its third-generation, unveiled in 2007. To lure more buyers though, the 2013 Wrangler welcomes some subtle tweaks like redesigned seats and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. 

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Pros

Supreme off-roading capabilities 

Powerful engine options

Impressive after-market options

Reliable and robust

Cons

Poor cabin insulation and NVH levels

No so balanced suspension setup

Poor brakes

What's New?

New wheel designs for Rubicon and Sahara models

Redesigned seats

New auto-dimming rearview mirror

New optional Alpine premium audio

New optional soft-top premium materials


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$27895

bodystyle

2dr SUV

passenger capacity

4

top speed

95 mph

drivetrain

four wheel drive

engine type

displacement

220 cu.in.

horsepower

285 hp @ 6400 rpm

torque

260 lb.-ft. @ 4800 rpm

transmission

6 speed manual w/OD

chassis

suspension front

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

suspension rear

Dana 44 rigid axle rear trailing arm suspension w/anti-roll bar

capacity

passenger volume

88.4 cu ft.

cargo volume

55 cu ft.

towing capacity

2000 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.1 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

15.1 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

17/19/21 mpg

highway range

390.6 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 100,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ 100,000 mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

Freedom$22,295 onwards

Sport$22,395 onwards

Unlimited Freedom Edition$25,795 onwards

Unlimited Sport$25,995 onwards

Moab$27,795 onwards

Sahara$27,895 onwards

Unlimited Sport RHD$30,295 onwards

Rubicon 10th Anniversary$30,695 onwards

Rubicon$30,695 onwards

Unlimited Moab$31,295 onwards

Unlimited Sahara$31,495 onwards

Unlimited Rubicon$34,295 onwards

Unlimited Rubicon 10th Anniversary$34,295 onwards

Colors and Styles

2013 Jeep Wrangler in Crush color
Crush

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Ratings

Pricing and Feature

9.0

Features

8.5

Engine and Performance

6.0

Fuel Economy

8.0

Interior

9.0

Exterior

6.0

Safety

7.0

Competition

9.0

7.5

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.5

Overall Rating


The Rubicon and Sahara models also get new wheel designs while Alpine premium audio and a premium soft-top material are now available as options. Apart from the aforementioned updates, everything else remains the same with the 2013 Jeep Wrangler. While the Wrangler’s iconic muscles and character remain unparalleled even today, the likes of Nissan Xterra, Toyota FJ Cruiser, and Subaru Outback present a more civilian alternative within the same price bracket. 


8.5/10
Features

6.0/10
Engine and Performance

8.0/10
Fuel Economy

9.0/10
Interior

6.0/10
Exterior

7.0/10
Safety


2013 Jeep Wrangler Features

8.5/10

There are three trim options available with the 2013 Jeep Wrangler line-up. These include Sport, Sahara, and the Rubicon. All these trims are available with both 2 door and 4 door versions. The price of the 2013 Jeep Wrangler starts from $22,395 while the range-topping Rubicon starts from $31,690. Moreover, an optional Moab Edition package is also available. Speaking of tech and features, the Wrangler doesn’t help you with something out of the box but it doesn’t miss out on your everyday niceties either. 

Trim

Sport 

Sahara 

Rubicon

MSRP (2-dr 4WD)

$22,395

$28,990

$31,690

MSRP (4-dr 4WD)

$26,990

$32,490

$35,290

Key Features

16” wheels

Adds to the Sport trim

Adds to the Sport trim

 

Front and rear tow hooks

18” alloy wheels

17” wheels with 31” tires

 

Fog lamps

Underhood insulation

Heavy-duty axles

 

6-speaker sound system

Side steps

Rock rails

 

CD player

Automatic headlamps

Air conditioning

 

Steering wheel controls

Body-colored flared fenders

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

 We Recommend

The Rubicon edition of the Wrangler is one of the best choices for anyone who is looking forward to having a practical and capable vehicle. This iteration also gets air conditioning and other improved components as well. Not to forget, the Rubicon also gets some added off-road skills.

2013 Jeep Wrangler Engine and Performance

6.0/10

Powering the 2013 Jeep Wrangler is a 3.6-liter V6 engine that churns out 285 hp while the peak torque output stands at 260 lb-ft. This engine comes mated to a six-speed manual gearbox while a four-wheel-drive system is available as standard with the Wrangler. The gearbox is slick to shift and the clutch too is not very difficult to operate. The clutch travel however is a little too long and may bother many during an urban commute. 

Having said this, this V6 engine boasts a strong low end and mid-range which makes it a great vehicle for off-roading. Apart from this, the throttle is extremely responsive and the six-speed gearbox complements the power delivery from the engine. Performance too is brisk and it will definitely leave you impressed with its acceleration and highway performance.

Models

2013 Jeep Wrangler

2013 Nissan Xterra

2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser

2013 Subaru Outback

MSRP

$22,295

$22,940

$27,030

$28,495

Engine 

3.6-liter V6

4.0-liter V6

4.0-liter V6

3.6-liter Flat 6

Transmission

6-Speed Manual

5-Speed Auto

5-Speed Auto

5-Speed Auto

Drivetrain

AWD

RWD

RWD

AWD

Power (hp @ RPM)

285 @ 6400

261 @ 5600

260 @ 5600

256 @ 6000

Torque (lb-ft @ RPM)

260 @ 4800

281 @ 4000

271 @ 4400

247 @ 4400

0-60 MPH (sec)

6.7

7.3

7.1

6.9

Quarter mile (sec)

15.2

15.8

15.4

13.4

Top Speed (MPH)

120

140

115

140

Among the competition here, the Wrangler is one of the most powerful vehicles in the segment. The extra power results in the Jeep’s impressive acceleration timings making it quickest among the lot here taking 6.7 seconds to the 60mph mark. However, the top speed of the Wrangler is restricted to 120 mph due to off-road-oriented tires. The Nissan Xterra and Subaru Outback have higher top speeds of 140 MPH, while the latter ranks second in terms of acceleration taking 6.9 seconds from 0-60mph. 

2013 Jeep Wrangler Fuel Economy

8.0/10

The Wrangler is a heavy and powerful vehicle and hence, the fuel economy figures are not great. Having said this, the SUV gets a claimed fuel economy of 17 MPG for city usage while the highway mileage stands at 21 MPG. The combined fuel economy on the other hand stands at 18 MPG. The fuel tank capacity is at 18.6 gallons only which results in over 330 miles of range on a full tank of gas.

Models

2013 Jeep Wrangler

2013 Nissan Xterra

2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser

2013 Subaru Outback

MPG (City)

17

16

16

18

MPG (Highway)

21

22

20

25

MPG (Combined)

18

18

18

20

Fuel Capacity (gallons)

18.6

21.1

19

18.5

Range (City/Highway/Combined) (miles)

316/390/334

337/464/379

304/380/342

333/462/370

While the fuel economy figures of the Wrangler are at par with the segment rivals, the rivals on the other hand offer significantly better fuel economy figures. Not to forget though that the rivals have comparatively better overall dynamics than the mighty Wrangler. While Nissan and Toyota manage similar efficiency as the Jeep, the Subaru Outback has a best-in-class average of 20 MPG. However, with its larger fuel tank that can hold 21.1-gallons, the 2012 Xterra manages a combined mileage of 379 miles, which is the highest in the segment. 

2013 Jeep Wrangler Interior

9.0/10

The interiors of the 2013 Jeep Wrangler are bare-bones at best but quite practical. The dashboard may not feel very premium but does boast good quality considering its size, price, and character. Let alone the occasional leatherette surfaces in the higher models, the Wrangler dons plastic surfaces around the cabin but it’s all very nicely put together with good build quality as well. The visibility is great, hence making it a great vehicle to tackle obstacles. Apart from this, the seats at the front get an all-new design this year and offer better comfort and cushioning. 

With the four-door variant, you get the added convenience of a rear bench. Having said this, the rear seat space is not very great and not everyone will find it easy to access the rear seat. On the features front, all the basic features are available with the vehicle. The leather-wrapped steering can be adjusted while the buttons offer easy controls for the infotainment system. All the buttons are well within the reach of the driver but the sound insulation levels are not very great, to say the least.

Models

2013 Jeep Wrangler

2013 Nissan Xterra

2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser

2013 Subaru Outback

Seating Capacity

4

5

5

5

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

41.3/55.8/41

39.9/58.3/42.4

41.3/58.4/41.9

40.8/56.3/43

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

40.3/61.6/35.6

39.3/58.3/34.4

40.3/53.9/31.3

39.3/56.1/37.8

Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

12.8

36.3

27.9

34.3

The cabin of the Wrangler is spacious and comfortable. The space on offer is at par with the segment rivals. The rivals like the Nissan Xterra and the Subaru Outback on the other hand offer a better in-cabin experience and even cargo space is considerably higher than the 12.8 cu.-ft that the Jeep provides. 

Standout interior features: 

  • Manually adjustable front seats
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Available heated seats
  • Available leather upholstery
  • Available automatic air conditioning

How intuitive is the 2013 Jeep Wrangler’sinfotainment unit?

No changes in the infotainment section and the 2013 Jeep Wrangler retains its familiar double din infotainment system. This system gets basic features like a CD player, aux-in ports, and SiriusXM satellite radio. 

The SUV also gets a 6-speaker sound system as standard while an optional Alpine sound system is available with the higher trim options. Additionally, an in-built navigation system and a more superior connectivity package are available with higher trim options. 

Standout infotainment features:

  • CD player
  • Auxiliary input jack
  • 6-speaker sound system
  • 6-speaker Alpine sound system (Sahara and Rubicon)
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio (Rubicon)
  • Available navigation system 
  • Available connectivity package

2013 Jeep Wrangler Exterior

6.0/10

The 2013 Jeep Wrangler boasts a strong road presence and gets the iconic seven-slot grille along with the robust bumper at the front. Just like the previous versions, the 2013 model gets a long hood and two-door as well four-door iterations. The flared-up wheel arches, big wheels, and the old-school design language give it a great road presence. 

The rear however gets a subtle look that too harkens back to the old Jeep as the rest of the exterior. The ORVMs are big and wide, thus giving a great view of the rear. The SUV also gets rock sliders and roof rails which further increase the practicality.

Models

2013 Jeep Wrangler

2013 Nissan Xterra

2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser

2013 Subaru Outback

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3760

4148

4050

3613

Length (in.)

152.8

178.7

183.9

189

Width (in.)

73.7

72.8

75

71.7

Height (in.)

70.9

74.9

71.3

66.1

Ground Clearance (in.)

10.1

8.2

8.7

8.7

Wheelbase (in.)

95.4

106.3

105.9

107.9

The Wrangler isn’t the biggest in the segment in terms of exterior dimensions but a shorter wheelbase and a high ground clearance make it great for hardcore off-roading. However, its brawny and muscular character gives it an unmistakable presence on the streets. It is among the lighter vehicles and weighs 3,760 lbs and even its ground clearance of 10.1 inches is the highest in the segment. Its wheelbase is almost 10 inches shorter than the rivals.

Standout exterior features:

  • Available multi-piece removable hardtop
  • 16-inch wheels 
  • Available 18” wheels
  • 17” wheels with 32” tires (Rubicon)
  • Rock rails
  • Sway bars
  • Optional half doors with plastic windows.

2013 Jeep Wrangler Safety

7.0/10

The overall safety levels offered by the Wrangler are decent if not great. The soft top does compromise on the safety levels and the safety crash ratings are not great either. The SUV however gets features like anti-locking disc brakes along with other electronic features like traction control, hill-start assist, stability control while the tire pressure monitoring system is also available with the Wrangler for the first time. 

Standout safety features include:

  • Anti-locking disc brakes
  • Traction control
  • Hill-start assist
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Electronic roll mitigation
  • Multiple airbag systems 

2013 Jeep Wrangler Final Verdict

The 2013 Jeep Wrangler is one of the most reliable and dependable hardcore off-roaders. It gets a robust and capable mechanical setup. The SUV is priced at an aggressive price and is offered as a practical choice for those looking for a vehicle for everyday usage and occasional weekend off-roading sessions. The rivals like the Nissan Xterra, the Subaru Outback, and the Toyota FJ Cruiser on the other hand offer a more luxurious and comfortable cabin.

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