2019 Jeep Wrangler

MSRP $28,045 - $51,300

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2019 Jeep Wrangler Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 16, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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There is simply nothing like the Jeep Wrangler. It looks completely badass, has a tonne load of road presence, can take you anywhere on those four wheels, and can take any sort of beating without breaking. It has been a very popular offroader here in the states for years and we absolutely love this homegrown off-roader. The Jeep Wrangler got a much-needed mild update last year, so there is nothing as such new about the car for this year. But we are still excited to see what it is all about.

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Pros

Terrific off-road capability

Looks contemporary, yet modern

Much more technologically advanced than before

Cons

Not exactly what you’ll call very safe

On-road manners could have been better

Quite expensive

What's New?

Minor shuffling of options and features 

No major changes for 2019


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$28045

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 w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

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

dimensions

wheelbase

96.8 in.

length

166.8 in.

width

73.8 in.

height

73.6 in.

curb weight

3970 lbs.

ground clearance

9.7 in.

capacity

passenger volume

103.7 cu ft.

cargo volume

31.7 cu ft.

towing capacity

2000 lbs.

payload capacity

892 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.5 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

15.3 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

17/20/25 mpg

highway range

544.5 mi.

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


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Trims

Sport$28,045 onwards

Sport S$31,245 onwards

Unlimited Sport$31,545 onwards

Unlimited Sport S$34,745 onwards

Rubicon$38,045 onwards

Unlimited Sahara$38,395 onwards

Unlimited Rubicon$41,545 onwards

Unlimited Moab$51,300 onwards

Colors and Styles

2019 Jeep Wrangler in Black Clear Coat color
Black Clear Coat

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Ratings

Pricing and Features

7.8

Engine and Performance

8.0

Fuel Economy

6.5

Interior

7.9

Exterior

7.9

Safety

6.1

Competition

7.5

Final Verdict

7.4

7.4

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.4

Overall Rating


For 2019 there are not many changes other than some mild shuffling of options and features. There are two engines on offer with the Wrangler and it comes in five trims with two and four-door options on offer. Pricing starts at $31,545 and climbs above $38,395 for the higher-end models. The 2019 Jeep Wrangler competes with the Toyota 4Runner, Subaru Outback, and the Ford Explorer. Let’s see how the rugged SUV performs against the more road-focused rivals. 


8.0/10
Engine and Performance

6.5/10
Fuel Economy

7.9/10
Interior

7.9/10
Exterior

6.1/10
Safety

7.5/10
Competition

7.4/10
Final Verdict


2019 Jeep Wrangler Features

The Jeep Wrangler is available in as many as five trims with the prices starting from $28,045 and going all the way up to $41,545 for the top-of-the-line Rubicon trim for hardcore offroading enthusiasts. The Sport, Sport S and Rubicon models are available in both 2-Door as well as 4-Door versions named Wrangler Unlimited. Whereas the Sahara and Moab trims are exclusively ‘unlimited’(4-Door). The basic Sport trim level is a two-door version that is as utilitarian as it can go. It is fitted with a few features like push-button start, cruise control, and an eight-speaker stereo. 

The Sport S gets you a few more luxuries like 17-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, power windows, remote keyless entry, heated side mirrors, etc. Then there is Sahara and Moab which are pretty much the same with the Moab being a bit showier on the outside and Rubicon sitting at the top with proper lockable electronic front and rear diffs, an increased ride height, off-road suspension, and some special off-road tires. The following table shows the trims, their prices are prominent features- 

Trim

Sport

Sport S

Sahara

Moab

Rubicon

MSRP

$28,045 (2-Door)

$31,545 (4-Door)

$28,045 (2-Door)

$31,545 (4-Door)

$38,045 (4-Door)

$38,395 (4-Door)

$38,045 (2-Door)

$41,545 (4-Door)

Key Features

17-inch Steel Wheels

Adds/Upgrades These From “Sports"

Adds/Upgrades These From “Sport S"

Unique Black Wheels

17-inch Alloy Wheels Along With Special Off-road Tires

 

A 5-inch Touch Screen And A Rearview Camera

17-inch Alloy Wheels

18-inch Wheels with Tech Gray Spokes

Mud-terrain Tires

Steel Front Bumper

 

Eight-speaker Stereo

Air Conditioning, Power Windows, And Door Locks 

Upgraded Brakes

Led Exterior Lighting

Heavy-duty Dana M210 Front Axle

 

Push-button Start And Cruise Control

Remote Keyless Entry And Heated Side Mirrors

Automatic Headlights

Limited-slip Differential Along With A Full-time Four-wheel-drive System

Electronic Front And Rear Lockable Differentials

 

Parkview Rear Back-Up Camera

Available Uconnect 4 System

Sky One-Touch Power Top

Alpine Premium Audio System and HD Radio

33-inch All-Terrain Tires and High Clearance Fender Flares

 

Hill Start

Assist and Electronic Stability Control

Available Black Modular Hardtop

Available Uconnect 4C NAV System

Leather-Wrapped Shift Knob and Steering Wheel

Rock-Trac 4:1 Low Transfer Case

 

All-speed traction control 

Available Blind Spot Monitoring

Available Select-Trac 4×4 System

Body-Color Three-Piece Hard Top and Fender Flares

Tru-Lok Front and Rear Electronic Locking Differentials

 

Electronic Roll Mitigation

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Premium cloth seat trim

McKinley leather-trimmed seats with

Jeep logos

Premium cloth low-back bucket seats

with MOLLE-style Jeep Utility Grid

seatback storage system

Which trim should you buy?

To us, the Sahara makes the most sense as it comes with plenty of features that one can ever ask for and also is having a very good balance among all. It also has features like automatic and LED headlights, upgraded brakes over the normal car, and also the feasibility of four doors. For $38,395 it is still quite an expensive car but to us makes the most sense out of the whole Wrangler family.

2019 Jeep Wrangler Engine and Performance

8.0/10

So the Jeep Wrangler is powered by a very straightforward 3.6L V6 which is quite enough to produce 285 hp @ 6,400 RPM and 260 lb-ft of torque. This is paired with a six-speed manual transmission which is quite a good option for hardcore offroad enthusiasts, but there is also an 8-speed automatic transmission which is the better pick. There is also an optional 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder available which is supported by a mild hybrid system for a total output of 270 hp and only comes with the 8-speed automatic transmission. 

Now let’s talk about the engines first. The V6 is quite a very good motor and is able to provide sufficient grunt to pull the car out of almost any situation. The Wrangler is a proper off-roader and that is major because of the amount of torque this engine produces. Now some might think that the turbo four might not be very good at things considering it is less on power and also two cylinders less can be a big downer for a lot but that is certainly not the case. Both motors are rated to tow up to 2,000 pounds in two-door configurations, or up to 3,500 pounds in four-door versions. Also, the 15 hp difference isn’t noticeable at all. 

Models

2019 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

2019 Toyota 4Runner SR5

2019 Subaru Outback

2019 Ford Explorer

MSRP

$38,045

$35,310

$36,795

$34,515

Engine

3.6L V6

4.0L V6

2.5L Flat-4

3.5 L V6

Drivetrain

4WD

RWD

AWD

FWD

Transmission

6-speed manual

5-speed automatic

CVT

6-speed automatic

Power

285 hp @ 6,400 RPM

270 hp @ 5,600 RPM

175 hp @ 6,000 RPM

290 hp @ 6500 rpm

Torque

260 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM

278 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM

174 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM

255 ft-lbs. @ 4000 rpm

0-60 MPH (seconds)

6.9

7.6

9.1

7.7

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

15.3

15.8

17.4

16

Top Speed (MPH)

112

115

130

144

The Explorer is the most powerful option while the Wrangler closely follows. The Wrangler is, however, faster than the Ford in reaching 60mph. The Subaru is the least powered and is significantly slower than the rivals. The Wrangler is an impressive performer producing respectable amounts of power and torque and is a super option considering the engine options and power output. The Ford Explorer is also a capable option to consider as it comes with powerful engine options. 

How well does the 2019 Jeep Wrangler handle?

The Wrangler has always been an off-roader so it is very much imaginable how it is going to handle. The car certainly can go on doing highway speeds without changing the lanes with ease at max. This is not a sports car and not even a low-riding sedan. It is a very tall car with enough ground clearance to crawl over mountains so handling is certainly the last checkbox it needs to tick. 

Though from the last generation, a lot has been changed and this has evolved as a much-refined car in terms of on-road dynamics while the off-road capabilities have always been the best trait of the Wrangler. The Wrangler has already proven many times that it can tackle any terrain with ease, and that can be said about the 2019 model as well. The ride quality, although a bit bumpy, is still comfortable. 

How efficient is the braking performance of the 2019 Jeep Wrangler?

Brakes are not something we would say are too good for the wrangler. This is quite a heavy car and we think it can do better with a bit bigger brakes. The weird part being, unlike all other cars, the Wrangler is having bigger brakes at the rear than the front. The car has 13.4-inch rotors at the back while the front wheels are anchored by 12.9-inch discs. These bring the Wrangler to a stop from 60mph at a distance of 128 ft which is strictly average. 

Models

2019 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

2019 Toyota 4Runner SR5

2019 Subaru Outback

2019 Ford Explorer

Brake Rotors: Front (inches)

12.9

13.3

12.4

12.8

Brake Rotors: Rear (inches)

13.4

12.3

11.8

12.8

Curb Weight (lbs)

4,331

4,400

3,624

4,453

60-0 MPH (feet)

128

125

125

127

The Subaru Outback is the lightest car here and is the best at stopping and likewise, the Jeep Wrangler takes the most distance to stop from 60 MPH though the difference is not a lot. The Toyota 4Runner is head to head with the Subaru in terms of braking performance whereas the Explorer has a similar stopping distance as the Wrangler. The braking performance of the Wrangler is nothing surprising but is satisfactory. 

2019 Jeep Wrangler Fuel Economy

6.5/10

The Jeep Wrangler now comes with much more fuel-efficient engines which do make a lot of difference but still the boxy shape means it is just like a wall in terms of aerodynamics which makes the engine work more and thus lower figures. The most popular configuration for a Wrangler—four doors, V6, and 8-speed automatic—is rated by the EPA at 18 MPG, 23 highway, 20 combined. There’s better news, at least for the fuel economy. The Inline-4 powertrain can do better by the EPA’s calculators: a two-door Wrangler with a turbo-4 is rated at 23/25/24 mpg, and a four-door is rated at 22/24/22 MPG.

Models

2019 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

2019 Toyota 4Runner SR5

2019 Subaru Outback

2019 Ford Explorer

MPG (City)

17

17

25

17

MPG (Highway)

25

21

32

24

MPG (Combined)

20

18

28

20

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallons)

21.5

23.0

18.5

18.6

Range (City/Highway/Combined; miles)

366/495/430

391/483/414

463/592/518

316/446/372

Now to be said, the Wrangler is among the lower fuel-efficient here with that 3.6L motor, but given that the fuel tank is large in the Wrangler, it provides a good range. However, the Subaru delivers the least range among all of these SUVs whereas the Subaru with the CVT transmission happens to be the most fuel-efficient. The Wrangler comes with good efficiency figures as well as a range that is better than average in the segment. 

2019 Jeep Wrangler Interior

7.9/10

The interior of the 2019 Jeep Wrangler has seen the biggest leap in terms of design and material feel. It looks a lot better now and even the touch and feel of materials is a lot premium over the last generation car. Though it still carries those retro touches to give the cabin its characteristic feel. The base model lacks features but as you move up the ladder, there are a lot of things to boast about in this cabin. The whole dashboard is a few millimeters lower now which helps in better outward visibility. This is not a very practical cabin to be said and also space is quite at a premium.

The base trims come with cloth interiors while the upper ones have leather inserts in some parts. Also, the more premium offerings come with ventilated and heated seats, navigation, a powered seat, and a lot of gizmos to play with. The seats are quite upright and though they help with the visibility, they are just not as comfortable as one would expect them to be. The front row space is quite decent but the space at the back is not very much great. It is even lesser in the two-door trim levels where the rear seats can be at max usable by kids. Trunk volume is also not a lot and while it will carry the bags for four people, the trip should be a short one and less on souvenirs.

Models

2019 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

2019 Toyota 4Runner SR5

2019 Subaru Outback

2019 Ford Explorer

Passenger capacity

4

5

5

7

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

42.6/55.7/41.2

39.3/57.8/41.7

40.8/58.1/42.9

41.4/61.5/42.9

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

41.7/55.7/38.3

38.6/57.8/32.9

38.9/57.3/38.1

40.6/61.0/39.5

Cargo Volume (cubic feet)

31.7

47.2

35.5

21.0

The Ford Explorer is the most spacious and even offers a third row of seating which is actually usable and could seat adults comfortably. The Wrangler in any Unlimited trims has a reasonably spacious cabin that offers enough space in both rows. The Toyota 4Runner however, has the most cargo capacity followed by the Subaru. Some of the standout interior features are as follows:

  • 6-way adjustable driver’s seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear seat easy-entry access
  • 4-way adjustable passenger seat
  • Removable full-folding bench rear seat
  • Removable rear windows

What’s there to keep you entertained?

The Jeep Wrangler comes with a 5-inch display for the base trims while the upper models come with an 8.4-inch touchscreen for Jeep’s Uconnect infotainment system. This is one of the best systems in the class with modern graphics and a very easy-to-use interface. The display is bright and crisp and can be seen under direct sunlight as well. The controls for heated and ventilated seats are also to be found on the screen but there is not much digging for that. 

We really liked how simple the interface is and the system is completely lag-free and the touch is also super responsive. If we talk about features, it gets Bluetooth connectivity, wireless smartphone connectivity via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and can also take voice commands, USB inputs, and has four charging ports. This system is paired to a 10-speaker Alpine premium audio system as standard for the Overland trim. Some of the highlights of the infotainment system are as follows:

  • 5.0-inch UConnect touchscreen infotainment system
  • Radio with seek-scan
  • Speed compensated volume control
  • Voice commands
  • HD Radio
  • 8 Speakers

2019 Jeep Wrangler Exterior

7.9/10

Jeep has recently given the Wrangler a thorough makeover and we genuinely feel it looks quite good now. The car has subtle modern touches while it still retains its overall classic profile and stance. It is still one of the most badass-looking SUVs in the market and it looks extremely purposeful. The design isn’t a very big departure from the older car but the changes are very neatly done. 

You can still trace its roots from where it came as the car retains most of its characteristic styling cues over the years. The exterior features differ according to the trim chosen. There are also special edition Altitude Packages available with the Sport and Sahara trims which add unique touches to the exterior. The wheels in the Wrangler are 17-inch steel ones in the base trims whereas the Sahara gets 18-inch polished aluminum wheels with gray spokes and other trims feature 17-inch wheels of various sizes. 

Models

2019 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

2019 Toyota 4Runner SR5

2019 Subaru Outback

2019 Ford Explorer

Curb Weight (lbs)

4,331

4,400

3,624

4,453

Length (inches)

166.8

190.7

189.9

198.7

Width (inches)

73.8

75.8

72.4

78.9

Height (inches)

73.6

71.5

66.5

70.0

Ground Clearance (inches)

9.7

9.0

8.7

7.8

Wheelbase (inches)

96.8

109.8

108.1

112.8

The 2019 Jeep Wrangler is still a boxy offroader with nearly no room for aerodynamics as that is something the car never meant to care about. It is a smart-looking vehicle with a lot of black plastic cladding all over which gives it a very tough and rugged look. Even the tailgate-mounted spare wheel enhances the look by many folds. Based on exterior features, the Wrangler is undoubtedly true and the best off-roader among these machines. The following are some of the most important exterior features-

  • Classic Jeep Brand seven-slot grille, round headlamps, and trapezoidal wheel openings
  • Black zipperless Sunrider soft top
  • Fog lamps
  • Dual windshield washer nozzles
  • 17-inch on-/off-road tires and steel wheels
  • Body-color/accent-color grille

2019 Jeep Wrangler Safety

6.1/10

The boxy shape has never been considered safe and unfortunately, all the cars built on this design statement are plagued with issues with safety. The Jeep Wrangler hasn’t been tested on all parameters yet but the NHTSA has issues scoring for front and rollover tests which are 4 stars and 3 stars respectively. On the other hand, IIHS has given the car a “Good” rating for all the tests other than the very tricky small overlap front crash test where the car received a “Marginal” rating. This is primarily because it is quite easy for a Wrangler to tip over to its side in an event of a crash. 

Now, to compensate for all this the car is quite equipped with all the modern safety technology like Blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning, and adaptive cruise control which comes as an optional extra. A rearview camera comes as standard and four airbags too. Some of the standout safety features are as follows:

  • Electronic stability control (ESC) and roll stability control (RSC)
  • ABS and driveline traction control
  • Side impact beams
  • Selec-Trac Full-Time 4WD system
  • Dual-stage driver and passenger airbags
  • Tire specific low tire pressure warning system

2019 Jeep Wrangler Competition

7.5/10

2019 Jeep Wrangler vs 2019 Toyota 4Runner

Now essentially the Toyota 4Runner is the closest competitor to the Wrangler. There are a lot of things working in favor of the 4Runner like it is a million times better than the Wrangler when it comes to on-road performance. Also, the 4Runner is spacious and more practical than the Wrangler. As a daily driver, it makes a better choice over the Wrangler but when it comes to offroading the Wrangler is still pretty much at the top. Also, the Wrangler has more offroad-friendly dimensions, has a removable hardtop and even a soft top is available. The Wrangler also has a smaller engine which is more fuel-efficient than the 4Runner. Also, it is quite cheaper than the 4Runner.

2019 Jeep Wrangler vs 2019 Subaru Outback

TheSubaru Outback isn’t necessarily an immediate rival for the Wrangler as it is nowhere close to the off-road capabilities of the Wrangler. It is again more practical and spacious than the wrangler and even more fuel-efficient too. It is better equipped and comes at a cheaper price tag. Subaru also has the most sorted driving dynamics here and is best among the group to drive on the roads. And even where the road ends, it can take you to some places. So if you want a hardcore offroader then only the Wrangler makes sense because for everything else the Subaru is much better.

2019 Jeep Wrangler vs 2019 Ford Explorer

The Ford Explorer has been a very famous car in the class since its inception. It is one of the most family SUVs and people actually love it quite a lot because it is one brilliant car. And it has quite a robust hardware for offroading. Now, for sure, the Explorer can’t forge the rivers like a Wrangler and take you to rock crawling events, but that is something that happens once in like months and till then the Explorer will be a better buy for all the scenarios.

2019 Jeep Wrangler Final Verdict

7.4/10

Honestly, this is a very critical question to ask for a Jeep Wrangler. It is undoubtedly a brilliant car but very one-dimensional to us. Like it’s just too focused on just one job and that is off-roading. It is so good at off-roading that it is completely pathetic on asphalt. It is quite a hard vehicle to live with and then again how often would you go offroading? It is a recreational vehicle and would look good in a garage when you already are having a car for the daily. 

If not, then we would not recommend having the Wrangler as the only car in the garage. There are some other SUVs in the market which are much better than the 2019 Jeep Wrangler and are all-rounder. Even for that matter, the Ford Explorer makes a better choice than the Wrangler, though we know it is quite expensive but still.

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