2016 Jeep Wrangler


Ranked #16 in Compact Suv

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Starting MSRP $23,895 - $38,395
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Key Spec of 2016 Jeep Wrangler
fuel economy


fuel type

Regular Unleaded


285 hp @ 6400 rpm

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Unparalleled Off-Road Performance

Vague On-Road Handling

Strengthened B-Pillar in contrast to the 2015 model year

Bottomless Aftermarket Support

Chattery Cabin

More High Strength Steel Utilized

Iconic Exterior Design

Questionable Safety

Tweaked Interior and Exterior Styling

2016 Jeep Wrangler Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 21, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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Eight Decades of pure dominance pretty much sums up the reign of the Jeep Wrangler. A vehicle that was born to serve in the military but ultimately developed a cult following amongst enthusiasts, the Wrangler is definitely the mascot of American Motoring. The Wrangler has long been the go-to lifestyle SUV in the States and around the world and for all the right reasons. It’s old-school ways makes it more than capable of going places nobody can even imagine and also offers versatility and customization options to make things even more exciting.

Over All Rating

7.4Out of 10

Notable Rankings

#16 in Compact Suv

#18 in Suv


Willys Wheeler$23,895 onwards
Unlimited Sport$27,695 onwards
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  • 16-inch silver steel Wheels
  • 1St row LCD monitor
  • AM/FM stereo
  • Cloth Seat trim
  • Front Fog/driving lights
  • Manual front air conditioning
Unlimited Sport RHD$32,495 onwards
Unlimited 75th Anniversary$33,795 onwards
Rubicon$33,195 onwards
  • 17-inch polished aluminum Wheels
Unlimited Rubicon$36,995 onwards
  • 17-inch polished aluminum Wheels
Unlimited Backcountry$38,395 onwards
Unlimited Sahara$33,795 onwards
  • 18-inch aluminum Wheels
  • Siriusxm AM/FM/Satellite
Unlimited Willys Wheeler$27,695 onwards
Unlimited Rubicon Hard Rock$36,995 onwards
Rubicon Hard Rock$37,995 onwards
Sahara$29,995 onwards
  • 18-inch aluminum Wheels
  • Manual front air conditioning
  • Siriusxm AM/FM/Satellite
75th Anniversary$29,995 onwards
Backcountry$29,995 onwards
Unlimited Freedom Edition$27,695 onwards
Black Bear$28,195 onwards
Freedom Edition$23,895 onwards
Freedom Edition$23,895 onwards
$NaN onwards

Used Jeep Wrangler For Sale

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Price Drop, $200
28 Sep 2022
Springfield, MA

2016 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler SUV

Willys Wheeler 4WD

Est. $255/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,272 Below market
RMV: $24,060
Mileage 98,322 mi.
Listed On 27 Jul 2022 (241 Days)
Oxford, MA

2015 Jeep Wrangler Sport

Sport 2dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 285 hp 5A)

Est. $217/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,464 Below market
RMV: $20,463
Mileage 149,898 mi.
Listed On 21 May 2022 (308 Days)
Price Drop, $3005
15 Nov 2022
Barberton, OH

2015 Jeep Wrangler SUV

Sahara 4WD

Est. $271/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,540 Below market
RMV: $25,535
Mileage 90,787 mi.
Listed On 29 Oct 2022 (147 Days)
Price Drop, $1
30 Aug 2022
Costa Mesa, CA

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport

Unlimited Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 285 hp 5A)

Est. $352/mo
Excellent Deal
$7,142 Below market
RMV: $33,107
Mileage 43,441 mi.
Listed On 25 Mar 2022 (365 Days)
Price Drop, $5606
23 Jun 2022
East Hartford, CT

2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Black Bear

Unlimited Black Bear 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 285 hp 5A)

Est. $285/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,672 Below market
RMV: $26,671
Mileage 97,927 mi.
Listed On 01 Jun 2022 (297 Days)
Price Drop, $3236
13 Aug 2022
Dallas, TX

2016 Jeep Wrangler Sport

Sport 2dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 285 hp 5A)

Est. $244/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,772 Below market
RMV: $22,767
Mileage 124,509 mi.
Listed On 10 Jun 2022 (288 Days)
Price Drop, $1000
6 Aug 2022
Bristol, TN

2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara

Unlimited Sahara 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 285 hp 5A)

Est. $270/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,228 Below market
RMV: $25,184
Mileage 157,412 mi.
Listed On 14 Jul 2022 (254 Days)
Price Drop, $2000
9 Dec 2022
Huntington, NY

2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara

Unlimited Sahara 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 285 hp 5A)

Est. $271/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,237 Below market
RMV: $25,232
Mileage 105,084 mi.
Listed On 11 Oct 2022 (165 Days)
Price Drop, $2000
31 May 2022
Birmingham, AL

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara

Unlimited Sahara 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M)

Est. $366/mo
Excellent Deal
$7,107 Below market
RMV: $34,103
Mileage 77,746 mi.
Listed On 05 Apr 2022 (354 Days)

Colors and Styles

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Black Clear Coat

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The Wrangler is supremely capable, fueled with heritage and history, attainable for the common folk and just simply hot to look at. The Wrangler has reigned supreme as one of Jeep’s cash cows and for 2016, Jeep carries forward the vehicle with minute tweaks that makes it stronger and more appealing both inside and out. The prices for the 2-door Wrangler start at $24,890 while the 4-door Unlimited begin at an MSRP of $28,690 as it faces competition from the likes of Toyota 4Runner and Subaru Outback, both of which have very different capabilities than the Wrangler.



The 2016 Jeep Wrangler much like before can be had in a mind-boggling number of variations as there is an extensive amount of customization available for the consumers. To simplify it for the readers, the 2016 Wrangler is available in the following body styles: the two-door and the four-door Wrangler Unlimited. Both can be had in three core trim levels, namely the Sport, Sahara and Rubicon with additional special models that are based on those trims. Some of these special editions are Black Bear, Freedom, Back Country, 75th Anniversary amongst the notable. All these trims can also be had either with a vinyl soft-top or a company fitted hardtop.





MSRP (2-door)




MSRP (4-door)




Key Features

Steel wheels with TPMS

Power windows

Heated Front Seats


Cruise control

Privacy glass

Automatic Climate Control And Leather Upholstery.


Tow Hooks

Running boards

Front tow hooks


Skid Plates


6-speed manual transmission


Fog Lights

Removable Doors


Manual Mirrors And Locks

Tow Hooks


Removable Doors

Skid Plates


A Fold-Down Windshield

Auto-off headlights


Cloth Upholstery

Manual Mirrors And Locks


Full Metal Doors 

Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers


Keyless entry


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Choosing a Wrangler for yourself can prove to be a daunting task, but when simplifying the choosing process, it becomes clear that the Sahara trim appears to be the most value for money of the bunch. Yes, if you are looking to use your Wrangler for extreme off-road, the Rubicon might serve to be a better starting point, but we do believe that the Sahara should satisfy most buyers especially when they option it out pretty well.

Engine and Performance


With a 3.6-liter V6 at heart, the 2016 Jeep Wrangler generates 285 bhp and 260 lb-ft of torque which is more than enough to put a spring in it’s step. All Wranglers come as standard with four-wheel drive and the Rubicon trim gets a special transfer case and shorter gear ratios to give it better crawling abilities. The Wrangler can be had either with a six-speed manual gearbox or a five-speed slushbox automatic transmission which are both up for the task both on and off the road.

No matter if you are out on the highway or overlanding on a trail, the Wrangler’s V6 is more than capable enough to catapult you out of a ditch or perform an instant overtake without feeling stressed. The 0-60 mph sprint in under 7.5 seconds of the small 2-door variant justifies that and the heavier and larger 4-door Wrangler Unlimited takes under 9 seconds to accelerate to 60 mph from standstill. 


2016 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4-door

2016 Toyota 4Runner SR5

2016 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited






3.6L, Naturally Aspirated V6

4.0L, Naturally Aspirated V6

3.6L, Naturally Aspirated V6






6-speed manual

5-speed automatic



285 hp @ 6,400 rpm

270 hp @ 5,600 rpm

256 hp @ 6,000 rpm


260 lb-ft @ 4,800 rpm

278 lb-ft @ 4,400 rom

247 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm

0-60 MPH (sec)




Quarter mile (sec)




Top speed (mph)




Towing Capacity (lbs)




Although we don’t expect a consumer to choose their off-road vehicle based on it’s drag times, both the Outback and the Rubicon are quicker off the line when compared to the Wrangler. The Outback gains a clear edge when top speed is concerned since the Outback has a distinct advantage on road, while the Toyota 4Runner has a much higher towing prowess in this comparison. But none of them can match the Wrangler’s capabilities off the tarmac. 

Fuel Economy


Being a dedicated off-road-focused lifestyle vehicle directly implies that fuel economy has never been one of the top priorities of the Jeep Wrangler. Even in its 2016 avatar, the Wrangler fails to be economical in the larger sense even though it is marginally more fuel-efficient than before. With an EPA estimate of 18 mpg of combined city and highway driving, the 22.5 gallon fuel tank offers only around 400 miles of range on a single tank of gas. The smaller Wrangler does not see any radical hike in efficiency but features a smaller 18.6 gallon tank, which further reduces the driving range. 


2016 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

2016 Toyota 4Runner SR5

2016 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited

MPG (City)




MPG (Highway)




MPG (Combined)




Fuel Capacity (gal)




Range (City / Highway / Combined) (miles)

360 / 473 / 405

391 / 483 / 414

370 / 500 / 407

When talking about the range amongst the present vehicles, they have only a marginal differences amongst each other, Although the 4Runner has the largest gas tank, it has the fuel economy ratings pretty similar to the Jeep Wrangler. It is the Subaru Outback which aces the test when it comes to efficiency but employs a smaller fuel tank. Although the Outback is superior in terms of EPA estimates, the higher off-road capability on the Wrangler more than makes up for it.



If it wasn’t clear enough up until now, the Jeep Wrangler has one purpose and one purpose only-Off Road, this is even more apparent when you step inside the Wrangler’s cabin. For a vehicle to sport removable doors and roof panels alongside washable interiors, it is evident that function has been placed higher than form. Even with this approach though, we are pleased with what the cabin of the Wrangler has to offer for the most part. Yes, the hard plastic used throughout the interior is typical FCA treatment and the amount of comfort that the seats offer is a little questionable, the general layout of the dashboard and ergonomics are more than acceptable. 

The rugged ethos of the Wrangler echoes all throughout it’s cabin with chunky knobs and dials that are surrounded by acres of plastic and metal trim. We are genuinely fond of what the Wrangler has to offer but if you are looking for more luxury on the inside, maybe a Wrangler is not something you should put down on your shopping list. In terms of space, there is enough room to seat average Americans in decent comfort both at the front and rear while the cargo capacity is also pretty usable at over 31 cu-ft which can be extended to over 70 cu-ft by folding down the rear seat. 


2016 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

2016 Toyota 4Runner SR5

2016 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited

Passenger capacity




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

41.3 / 55.8 / 41.0

39.3 / 57.8 / 41.7

40.8 / 58.1 / 42.9

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

40.4 / 56.8 / 37.2

38.6 / 57.8 / 32.9

38.9 / 57.3 / 38.1

Cargo Volume (cu-ft)




Maximum Cargo Volume (cu-ft)




The Wrangler is at a major disadvantage when it comes to cargo capacity as both the rivals in question have more space on offer. Although when we do look at the interior space on offer, the Wrangler isn’t too far behind even offering superior head room in certain cases which does earn it some extra brownie points. The Toyota 4Runner in fact offers a cramped rear seat which is only good for kids, but in exchange offers the largest boot at the back. Some notable interior features include:

  • 6-Way adjustable Driver Seat and 4-Way adjustable Passenger Seat
  • 60-40 Folding Split-Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Rear Seat
  • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Deluxe Sound Insulation
  • Locking Cargo Area Concealed Storage
  • MOPAR Slush Mats

How intuitive is the 2016 Jeep Wrangler’s infotainment unit?

The 2016 Jeep Wrangler comes equipped with a 6.5 inch touch screen infotainment system that is powered by the UConnect system which is prevalent in many other FCA products. The U Connect system just about does justice with the provided hardware and overall operation is decent enough to not prompt any complaints. That being said, there is not much technology on offer and everything is mostly bare bones in this regard.

Yes, a sleeker user interface and better response times would make the experience better by ten folds but for such a purpose-built vehicle, the infotainment is pretty good.The optional Alpine audio system is something we encourage you to splurge some cash on as it livens up your entire Adventure trip with some great sound quality, much more than what we would expect from a Wrangler-based system. 

Some other salient infotainment features include:

  • AM/FM Stereo w/CD Player/MP3 Player
  • Bluetooth Audio
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • 9-speaker Alpine Premium Sound System w/all-weather subwoofer (Optional)
  • Hard Disk Drive (Optional)
  • Voice commands



The humble beginnings of the Jeep Wrangler from the Willys Jeep are still apparent especially from the front as the Wrangler still features the iconic multi-slat grille. The overall design of the Wrangler is pure testosterone in sheet metal and the muscular arches and skeletal construction make it look every bit as tough as it is, especially with its iconic 7-slat vertical body colored grille flanked by round headlights and fog lights on either side of it. 

No matter if you go for the two-door or the four-door variant of the Wrangler, it manages to look handsome and proportionate from every angle. One of our favourite looks of the Wrangler has got to be its stripped-down form wherein the doors and roof panels go for a toss, the open-top aesthetic befits the stature of the Wrangler and is something that sets it apart from any other product in the market right now.


2016 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

2016 Toyota 4Runner SR5

2016 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited

Curb weight (lbs)




Length (in)




Width (in)




Height (in)




Ground clearance (in)




Wheelbase (in)




With a longer wheelbase on offer on the four-door variant, it is very likely that tight trails could prove to be a little problematic for the Wrangler but if that is the case one can always opt for the two-door variant, but you do lose out on some significant space. Having been designed in the jungle rather than in the city, the Wrangler has the highest ground clearance to offer while the Outback rides much lower than the Jeep. 

Some of the more iconic exterior features of the Wrangler are as follows:

  • Removable Doors and Roof Panels
  • Convertible Top w/Fixed Roll-Over Protection 
  • Premium Black Sunrider Soft Top
  • Black Power Heated Side Mirrors
  • Iconic 7-Slat Jeep Grille
  • Black Fender Flares, Door Handles and Side Windows Trim
  • 17-inch Polished Semi-Gloss Black Alloy Wheels



When it comes to safety, unfortunately the Jeep Wrangler ranks dishearteningly low. The Wrangler sits at the bottom of the barrel regardless of the segment as it features a low 3-star rollover crash test score from the NHTSA. Even the IIHS awards second-tier ratings in most domains to the Wrangler which is disappointing to come to terms with. For a vehicle that is so adventure focused, we would have expected top tier safety on board as we believe that the Wrangler is capable of summiting some pretty high risk trails and a back-up of good safety tech would serve to be a confidence booster behind the wheel. 

Some Notable Safety Features are as follows:

  • Advanced Multistage Airbags
  • Electronic Stability Control and Roll Stability Control
  • Energy Absorbing Front Rail
  • Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control
  • Trailer Sway Control
  • Enhanced Accident Response System

Final Verdict

The Wrangler is the poster boy for the Jeep brand that has managed to survive decades of iterations. The Wrangler currently sits at the top of the hill as the most competent off-roader out of a manufacturer factory and we can’t recall any competitors that can perform to the same degree or even invoke the same emotions. The 2016 Jeep Wrangler, therefore, is not just a vehicle, it is a lifestyle, the JEEP lifestyle!


vehicle bio

base price$27695

body style4dr SUV

engine type

displacement220 cu in

horse power285 hp @ 6400 rpm

torque260 lb.-ft. @ 4800 rpm

transmission6 speed Manual


length185 in

wheelbase116 in

width74 in

curb weight4075 lbs

height73 in

ground clearance8 in


passenger volume104 cu ft

cargo volume70.6 cu ft

passenger capacity5 Seats

fuel economy

city/combined/highway16/18/21 mpg

highway range 472.50 mi


basic warranty3 yr./ 36000 mi.

Jeep Wrangler 5 year Cost To Own

Cash Price(MSRP)
5 Year Cost To Own
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $44,476
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
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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