2017 Jeep Wrangler

MSRP $23,995 - $42,945

Ranked #14 in Compact Suv

6.2

Overall Rating

2017 Jeep Wrangler Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 2, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2017 Jeep Wrangler is priced at $23,995 for the base variant and $33,645 for the fully loaded top variant, Rubicon. The Wrangler Rubicon with its extreme off-roading capabilities and aggressive stance is a heart-throbbing SUV. Offered with 10 trims, they all come with a single option for their engine, a 3.6L V6 engine.

2017 Jeep Wrangler

The 2017 Jeep Wrangler SUV is a large SUV with a powerful engine that delivers excellent power, 285 hp, and 260 lb-ft of torque. The 2017 Jeep Wrangler SUV gives tough competition to its competitors like the Toyota 4Runner, and the Subaru Outback in terms of pricing, performance, fuel efficiency, and comfort.

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Pros

Smooth transmission

Efficient Engine

Cons

Not so good handling

Larger carbon footprint

Lack of Cargo Space as compared with competition

What's New?

2 colors added to the lineup


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$23995

bodystyle

2dr SUV

passenger capacity

4

top speed

115 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

chassis

suspension front

non-independent front leading link suspension

suspension rear

dana 44 rigid axle rear trailing arm suspension

dimensions

wheelbase

95.4 in.

length

164.3 in.

width

73.7 in.

height

71.9 in.

curb weight

3760 lbs.

ground clearance

8.3 in.

capacity

passenger volume

88.4 cu ft.

cargo volume

55 cu ft.

towing capacity

2000 lbs.

payload capacity

1000 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.5 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

15.3 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

17/18/21 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Sport$23,995 onwards

Sport S$26,995 onwards

Unlimited Sport$27,895 onwards

Willys Wheeler$28,295 onwards

Big Bear$28,695 onwards

Freedom$29,695 onwards

Sahara$30,445 onwards

Unlimited Sport S$31,095 onwards

Unlimited Willys Wheeler$32,195 onwards

Unlimited Big Bear$32,595 onwards

Unlimited Sport RHD$32,695 onwards

Unlimited Freedom$33,595 onwards

Rubicon$33,645 onwards

Unlimited Sahara$34,245 onwards

Smoky Mountain$34,345 onwards

Chief Edition$34,445 onwards

75th Anniversary$35,125 onwards

Winter$36,445 onwards

Unlimited Rubicon$37,445 onwards

Unlimited Smoky Mountain$38,145 onwards

Unlimited Chief Edition$38,245 onwards

Rubicon Hard Rock$38,445 onwards

Unlimited 75th Anniversary$38,925 onwards

Rubicon Recon$39,145 onwards

Unlimited Winter$40,245 onwards

Unlimited Rubicon Hard Rock$42,245 onwards

Unlimited Rubicon Recon$42,945 onwards

Colors and Styles

2017 Jeep Wrangler in Billet Silver Metallic Clearcoat color
Billet Silver Metallic Clearcoat

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

8.0

Engine and Performance

6.4

Fuel Economy

5.0

Interior

5.9

Exterior

6.0

Safety

4.5

6.2

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

6.2

Overall Rating


The 2017 Jeep Wrangler offers a mighty line-up of ten trims. It could be categorized in terms of pricing into three levels. The base level includes three trims at $23,995. The mid-level comes priced at $30,445 with an offering of six trims. The high-end trim comes priced at $33,645, the Rubicon trim. All the trims come with a 3.6L V6 engine. It further generates a best-in-class power and torque output of 285 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque.

2017 Jeep Wrangler

The exteriors are no doubt carried forward, they still remain bulky and sturdy. The interiors too offer the bare minimum, in terms of its infotainment offering especially. The comfort is just about average and it does have a few creature comforts to flaunt. The safety performance is about average as graded by IIHS. For its price point, the Wrangler does make a good offering.


8.0/10
Features

6.4/10
Engine and Performance

5.0/10
Fuel Economy

5.9/10
Interior

6.0/10
Exterior

4.5/10
Safety


2017 Jeep Wrangler Features

8.0/10

"The 2017 Jeep Wrangler is the ideal compact SUV for adventurers." - Cars.USnews

The 2017 Jeep Wrangler comes with an army of a lineup that includes 10 trim variants. They can also be categorized in terms of their pricing, it would put them in three segments, $23,995, $30,445, $33,645. The base models are Big Bear, Freedom, and Sport, priced at $23,995. It comes with just the basic features, such as manual mirrors, a fold-down windshield, an eight-speaker sound system, etc.

2017 Jeep Wrangler

The middle level includes the Winter trim, the Chief Edition, Smoky Mountain, Willys Wheeler, Sahara, and the 75th Edition. They come in at a price of $30,445 and get features such as height-adjustable seats, full-size spare tires, manual mirrors, cruise control, LED headlights, and an optional set of 18-inch alloy wheels. The high-end trim, based on pricing, is the Rubicon that comes in at $33,645.

Trim Big Bear Freedom Sport Winter Rubicon Chief Edition Smoky Mountain Willys Wheeler Sahara 75Th Edition
MSRP $23,995 $23,995 $23,995 $30,445 $33,645 $30,445 $30,445 $30,445 $30,445 $30,445
Key Features 16-Inch Tires 16-Inch Road Tires 16-Inch On/Off-Road Tires Limited-Slip Rear Differential Heated Front Seats 18-Inch Alloy Wheels 18-Inch Alloy Wheels Limited-Slip Rear Differential Air-Conditioning Paint And Trim
  Spare Tire Cruise Control Fog Lights Gloss-Black 17-Inch Alloy Wheels And Exterior Trim Automatic Climate Control And Leather Upholstery. Power Convenience Automatic Led Head Lights 17-Inch Alloy Wheels 18-Inch Alloy Wheels Power Dome Hood
  Tow Hooks Spare Tire Spare Tire Special Badging   Automatic Led Fog Lights Air-Conditioning Special Badging Satellite Radio Winch-Ready Steel Bumpers 17-Inch
  Skid Plates Skid Plates Full Metal Doors With Crank Windows Privacy Glass   Led Headlights Power Convenience Privacy Glass Led Fog Lights Wheels.
  Fog Lights Fog Lights Removable Doors Mud Terrain Tires   Additional Painted Exterior Body Panels And Trim Additional Painted Exterior Body Panels And Trim Led Fog Lights Mud Terrain Tires Power Convenience  
  Crank Windows Tow Hooks Tow Hooks Rock Rails   Hood Insulation For Reduced Noise Hood Insulation For Reduced Noise Rock Rails The 3.73 Ratio The Connectivity Group And Satellite Radio Automatic Led Head Lights Additional Painted Exterior Body Panels And Trim  
  Removable Doors Removable Doors Skid Plates The 3.73 Ratio   Air-Conditioning A Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel And Satellite Radio A Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel And Satellite Radio   Hood Insulation For Reduced Noise  
  A Fold-Down Windshield Manual Mirrors And Locks A Fold-Down Windshield A Fold-Down Windshield The Connectivity Group And Satellite Radio         Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel  
  Cloth Upholstery Manual Mirrors And Locks Manual Mirrors And Locks              
  Full Metal Doors Cruise Control Cloth Upholstery Cruise Control              
  A Height-Adjustable Driver Seat Full Metal Doors With Crank Windows A Height-Adjustable Driver Seat              
  A Tilt-Only Steering Wheel Cruise Control A Tilt-Only Steering Wheel              
    A Tilt-Only Steering Wheel Cloth Upholstery              
    A Height-Adjustable Driver Seat, A One-Piece Folding              
      Tumble-Forward Backseat              
      8-Speaker Sound System With An Auxiliary Jack And A Cd Player              

We Recommend

Based on your requirement, any trim that is priced at $30,445 would be our recommendation. There are 6 trims to choose from here, you could go in for one that suits your needs. However, the difference between these trims isn't very significant.

2017 Jeep Wrangler Engine and Performance

6.4/10

"Wranglers come in two body styles, the basic two-door and the four-door Wrangler Unlimited. Both are propelled by a 3.6-liter V-6 (285 horsepower, 260 lb-ft of torque), sending torque to all four wheels via a six-speed manual (standard) or five-speed automatic transmission." -Car and Driver

Engine & Transmission of the 2017 Jeep Wrangler

For the 2017 model year the Jeep Wrangler offers a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, it is capable of generating 285 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. It has a 6-speed automatic transmission that takes care of delivering the power to the front wheels, FWD is the only available drivetrain though.

Models 2017 Jeep Wrangler 2017 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2017 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited
MSRP $23,995 $34,210 $34,995
Engine 3.6L Pentastar V6 4.0L V6 3.6L V6
Transmission 6-Speed Automatic 5-speed automatic CVT Automatic
Horsepower (hp@RPM) 285 hp @ 6400RPM 270 hp @ 5600RPM 256 hp @ 6000RPM
Torque (lb-ft@RPM) 260 lb-ft @ 4800RPM 278 lb-ft @ 4400RPM 247 lb-ft @ 4400RPM

This 3.6-liter engine is able to make the Wrangler tow as much as 2000 pounds. It isn't a lot when compared with the competition's offering. Further, its 260 lb-ft of torque also gives it the capability to haul a payload of 1000 pounds. Priced at a modest $23,995, the offering is completely worthy.

Acceleration of the 2017 Jeep Wrangler

The 2017 Jeep Wrangler isn't made to race and hence it does not deliver a phenomenal track record in terms of acceleration. However, it must be made note of, the 2017 Jeep Wrangler isn't a sluggish vehicle either. Equipped with 285 ponies under its hood, it is capable of going from 0-60 mph in 7.3 seconds. It also records a quarter-mile time of 15.3 seconds.

Models 2017 Jeep Wrangler 2017 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2017 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited
0-60 MPH 7.3 sec 8.1 sec 7.1 sec
Quarter mile 15.3 sec 16.1 sec 15.7 sec
Engine 3.6L 4.0L 3.6L
Emission

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

9.8 9.8 8.0

Against its competition, the 2017 Wrangler ranks second between the Subaru Outback and the Toyota 4Runner in this given order. Clocking the 0-60 mph in 7.1 seconds puts the Subaru Outback ahead of the Wrangler by a small margin. On the other hand, the 2017 Toyota 4Runner clocks 8.1 seconds for the same and 16.1 seconds for the quarter-mile dash, hence it sees itself at the lower end.

Ride and Handling of the 2017 Jeep Wrangler

Known to have a history with serving the purposes of the military, Jeep is still built tough and rigid. It does consider civilian usage and has improved the right handling for the same. Equipped with front and rear locking differentials, the 2017 Wrangler can take over any terrain. It comes with a short wheelbase and ground protection for the terrain it is set out to conquer.

2017 Jeep Wrangler 2 door

It also gets a good set of brakes, extremely reliable ones, and has a fine response with regard to the steering and gas. Its 6-speed transmission is seamless and only adds to the amazing experience

Braking of the 2017 Jeep Wrangler

Equipped with a set of 11.9-inch rotors for the front wheels and rear wheels helps the 3760 lbs heavy Jeep Wrangler to come to a stop from 60 mph in 138 feet. The brakes deliver a linear performance and are good enough for the purpose it serves.

Models 2017 Jeep Wrangler 2017 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2017 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited
Brake Front (in.) 11.9 N/A 12.4
Brake Rear (in.) 11.9 N/A 11.8
Curb Weight (lbs.) 3760 4400 3847
60-0 MPH (ft.) 138 127 125

When compared with the competition, it is the 2017 Subaru Outback that has the best record, it comes to a stop in 125 feet from 60 mph. The 2017 Toyota 4Runner record the same in 127 feet. So it is clearly the 2017 Wrangler with the worst record in consideration.

Towing Capacity of the 2017 Jeep Wrangler

The towing capacity of the 2017 Jeep Wrangler is powered by 265 lb-ft of torque. It enables it to tow 2000lbs. Apart from this average towing capacity, the 2017 Jeep Wrangler can also haul a payload of 1000lbs. 

Models 2017 Jeep Wrangler 2017 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2017 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited
Towing Capacity (lbs.) 2000 5000 3000

The 2017 Toyota 4Runner has a towing capacity of 5000 lbs, despite it having a lower-powered engine that generates 270 hp and 278 lb-ft of torque. The 2017 Subaru outback also delivers with a lower power output of 256 hp and 247 lb-ft of torque. 

2017 Jeep Wrangler Fuel Economy

5.0/10

"It returns some of the lowest fuel economy estimates in the class: 17 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway with either transmission." - Cars.USnews

The brand Jeep in general is known for making thirsty engines, and they compensate in terms of unprecedented performance. However, the 2017 Jeep Wrangler does deliver a decent gas mileage as well. It records a reading of 17 miles to a gallon in the city, 21 miles to a gallon for highway, and 18 miles to a gallon as its combined reading. 

Models 2017 Jeep Wrangler 2017 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2017 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited
MPG (city) 17 17 20
MPG (highway) 21 21 27
MPG (combined) 18 18 22

The 2017 Subaru Outback has the best in class gas mileage that measures 20 miles to a gallon for the city drives, 27 miles for highway cruises, and 22 miles to a gallon as its combined reading. This is followed by the 2017 Toyota 4Runner and the 20127 Jeep Wrangler in second place together.

2017 Jeep Wrangler Interior

5.9/10

"Much like the overall design of the 2017 Jeep Wrangler, the interior is simple and functional. Sure, you can specify the highest trim levels for "bright interior accents," but the Wrangler is still a purpose-built vehicle."-Edmunds

Seating and Comfort of the 2017 Jeep Wrangler

All the vehicles in consideration accommodate 5 individuals each, but the 2017 Jeep Wrangler offers a spacious interior cabin with premium materials. The table below stands as testimony to the fact that the interior space offered by Wrangler is the best in class.

Models 2017 Jeep Wrangler 2017 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2017 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited
Passenger capacity 5 5 5
Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) 41.3/55.8/41.0 39.3/57.8/41.7 38.3/58.1/42.9
Second

 

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

40.3/44.7/35.6 38.6/57.8/32.9 38.9/57.3/38.1

Measuring 41 inches as its headroom for the front row and 40 inches of headroom for the rear row of seats, mark the best offering. The next best interior offering is made by the 2017 Subaru Outback. Lastly, the Toyota 4Runner ranks after the Subaru with a small margin.

Infotainment System of the 2017 Jeep Wrangler

Apart from the basic infotainment features such as AM/FM Stereo and a CD player, the car also offers an option for Auxiliary Audio Input and USB. The 2017 Wrangler SUV trims come with different versions and sizes of touchscreen infotainment systems. The stand-out infotainment features include:

  • An optional hard disk drive
  • Premium sound quality
  • MP3 player
  • Satellite Radio Service

Cargo Capacity of the 2017 Jeep Wrangler

The 2017 Jeep Wrangler offers only 12.8 cubic feet of cargo room as its standard offering, that is with all the seats in place. With the rear seats folded partially, the Wrangler can offer 56.5 cubic feet of cargo room.

Models 2017 Jeep Wrangler 2017 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2017 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited
Cargo Volume to rear seat up (ft.3) 12.8 47.2 35.5
Cargo Volume to rear seat folded (ft.3) 56.5 89.7 73.3

In comparison, the 2017 Toyota 4Runner offers the best standard cargo room, measuring 47.2 cubic feet. It also offers the largest room with the second row of seats folded, measuring 89.7 cubic feet.

2017 Jeep Wrangler Exterior

6.0/10

 "There are several vehicles wearing Jeep’s sacred logo, but to the faithful there is only one that matters, the vehicle in the ever-expanding family that most resembles the rugged no-frills, go-anywhere, do-anything ethos of the World War II original."-CarandDriver

Dimensions and Weight of the 2017 Jeep Wrangler

Built with compact dimensions and bulky design, the Wrangler stands to be the tallest measuring 71.9 inches. It also has a curb weight of 3760 lbs, making it the lightest SUV in its segment. However, it is the shortest vehicle in length and wheelbase.

Models 2017 Jeep Wrangler 2017 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2017 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited
Curb weight (lbs.) 3760 4400 3847
Length(in) 164.3 190.2 189.6
Width(in) 73.7 75.8 72.4
Height(in) 71.9 71.5 66.1
Ground clearance (in) 8.3 9.0 8.7
Wheelbase (in) 95.4 109.8 108.1
Track width (in) F/R 61.9/61.9 63.2/63.2 61.8/62.2

Against its competition, it has the 2017 Toyota 4Runner with a curb weight of 4400 lbs., a length of 190.2 inches, a wheelbase of 109.8 inches. At a close margin, we have the 2017 Subaru Outback with a curb weight of 3847 lbs, and a wheelbase of 108.1 inches.

Exterior Features of the 2017 Jeep Wrangler

2017 Wrangler dons a badass American mustache front grille with a muscular rear and bulky fenders, providing this Wrangler a lumberjack kind of look. The car uses Steel Wheels as standard. The windshield can be folded for low-speed off-roading, and increase the airflow.

  • Ned LED taillights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • All-new steel and alloy wheels (depends on the model you choose)
  • Ned LED taillights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • All-new steel and alloy wheels (depends on the model you choose)

2017 Jeep Wrangler Safety

4.5/10

"The 2017 Wrangler has one of the lowest safety scores in the class." - Cars.USnews

Safety Rating and Reliability of the 2017 Jeep Wrangler

The 2017 Jeep Wrangler has no extraordinary offering in terms of safety features, it just sticks to offering the basics. The list of safety features offered is mentioned in the next section.

2017 Jeep Wrangler IIHS

When it comes to ratings, the IIHS has rated the 2017 Jeep Wrangler with a "Marginal" grade in terms of side crash and Latch ease of use. With a "poor" rating for its headlights, and a "good" rating for all the other aspects, the Jeep wrangler scores average. There are no records for the 2017 Wranger in the NHTSA database.

Safety Features of the 2017 Jeep Wrangler

The 2017 Jeep Wrangler SUV comes with advanced safety features like airbags Electronic Stability Control, HDC, and other safety features as listed below.

  • Hill-start assist

  • Hill descent control

  • Trailer sway control

  • Enhanced accident response system

  • Electronic stability control

2017 Jeep Wrangler Competition

2017 Toyota 4Runner SR5 vs 2017 Jeep Wrangler

The Toyota 4Runner SR5 is one of the best alternatives to the Jeep Wrangler SUV which offers more than the Wrangler in terms of fuel economy, cargo capacity, and some additional safety features. But the Toyota 4Runner SR5 is more expensive than the Wrangler which is priced at $34,210 which offers more power, acceleration power, and interior features. Whereas the Jeep Wrangler SUV 2017 is priced at $23,995 for the base variant.

2017 Toyota 4runner

2017 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited vs 2017 Jeep Wrangler

The Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited is the best alternative to the Wrangler SUV which offers more fuel economy, power, braking and stopping power, more cargo and towing capacity than the Wrangler SUV. The Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited is expensive than the Wrangler SUV but offers more for what you pay. The Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited is priced at $34,995 the Jeep Wrangler SUV 2017 is priced at $23,995.

2017 Subaru Outback

 

2017 Jeep Wrangler Final Verdict

The 2017 Jeep Wrangler SUV is priced at $23,995 which is the cheapest SUV in this above lineup. Jeep has been successfully carrying the fashion and character of the off-roader Wrangler since 1941. The Jeep Wrangler SUV offers more comfort and spacious cabins, minimal cargo space, and stylish looks. But in case if you are looking for a car with more power and features then the Toyota 4Runner and the Subaru Outback are the best options to consider.

2017 Jeep Wrangler

2017 Jeep Wrangler FAQs

What are the engine offerings of the 2017 Jeep Wrangler?

The only engine offering of the 2017 Jeep Wrangler is a 3.6L  V6 engine.

How much power does the 2017 Jeep Wrangler generate?

The 2017 Jeep Wrangler is capable of producing 285 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque.

How well can the 2017 Jeep Wrangler tow?

The 2017 Jeep Wrangler can tow only 2000 lbs.

At what price is the 2017 Jeep Wrangler offered?

The 2017 Jeep Wrangler is offered at three price points, $23,995, $30,445, $33,645.

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