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Jeep Wrangler Review, For Sale, Colours, Interior & News in Australia

If you are looking for an honest vehicle with genuine off-road chops, then the Jeep Wrangler is as authentic as they come.

With a lineage that can be traced directly back to the WWII era Willys (the name Jeep is supposedly a play on the Willys' designation as a General Purpose, or GP, machine), the Wrangler is a ladder-framed utilitarian 4x4 machine with lots of ground clearance, short overhangs and precious little in the way of creature comforts, and the latest version of the car continues the tradition of hardcore offroader. The Wrangler has only been properly imported to Australia since 1996 and is priced at $83,950 for the Wrangler Rubicon (4X4) 2 Door up to $83,950 for the Wrangler Rubicon (4X4) 2 Door.

This vehicle is also known as Jeep YJ, Jeep TJ, Jeep JK, Jeep JL, Jeep J8 (Military version), Jeep Saharam, Jeep Willys (Iceland), Jeep CJ5, Jeep CJ7, Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.

Jeep Wrangler Colours

There are two standard colours on the Jeep Wrangler - black and ‘Bright White’, with nine other shades optionally available - ‘Granite Crystal’, ‘Sting Grey’, ‘Firecracker Red’, ‘Sarge Green’, ‘Hydro Blue’, ‘Silver Zynith’, ‘High Velocity’ (yellow), ‘High Punk’n’ (orange) and ‘Earl’ (blue grey).

  • Black
  • Bright White
  • Granite Crystal
  • Sting Grey
  • Firecracker Red
  • Sarge Green
  • Hydro Blue
  • Silver Zynith
  • High Velocity
  • High Punk’n
  • Earl
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Jeep Wrangler Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Jeep Wrangler varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $83,950 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2024 SUV 3.6L, —, 8 SP AUTO $83,950 $83,950
2023 SUV 3.6L, ULP, 8 SP AUTO $78,650 $90,420
2022 SUV 3.6L, ULP, 8 SP AUTO $46,970 $90,310
2021 SUV 3.6L, ULP, 8 SP AUTO $45,430 $67,320
2020 SUV 3.6L, ULP, 8 SP AUTO $43,340 $66,220
See All Jeep Wrangler Pricing and Specs

Jeep Wrangler Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Jeep Wrangler here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Jeep Wrangler 2.8 Diesel Problems

    The 2.8-litre turbo-diesel engine fitted to the Jeep Wrangler (and some Cherokee models) in the earlier part of this century seems to be a decent proposition in terms of reliability and ability to go the distance. The engine is made in Italy by VM Motori, a diesel engine specialist that was owned by Jeep’s parent company, Fiat Chrysler (as it was then).

    A large capacity four-cylinder engine, the basics seem well engineered and inherent problems are uncommon. As such, Jeep Wrangler 2.8 diesel problems are more likely to come from the engine’s ancillaries including the turbocharger unit, intercooler and some of the emissions-control equipment.

    Turbochargers have a shelf life in pretty much any vehicle and, depending on how hard a life the vehicle has had, these can require replacement when the bearings begin to wear or the internal components become damaged by carbon deposits.

    Intercoolers can fail over time, and the car’s emission controls, which see it consume a proportion of its own exhaust gases as well as its own crankcase fumes, can lead to black, sticky deposits in the intake system which can require manual cleaning.

    The engine is also a common-rail design, so injector and fuel-pump life can be shorter than for older, conventional diesel-engine designs.

    The key to any engine’s longevity, of course, is its service history. Even the best design will be a source of ongoing grief if a previous owner has not followed the correct servicing regime. A complete service history is an absolute must when buying any second-hand turbo-diesel.

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  • Jeep Wrangler: Replacement key cost

    Without more information like the variant, year etc its hard to say. Often a cheap automotive locksmith will save you money, but sometimes a trip to the dealer will be necessary. You can read more about how to replace your car keys here.

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  • How much can a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited tow

    A Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is rated to tow up to 750kg of unbraked trailer or a theoretical maximum of 2300kg if the trailer has brakes.

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  • How to lift a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited?

    Firstly, you need to consult an engineering signatory in your state to make sure it is legal to lift the suspension on your Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, as some states do not allow this modification and you can be fined and have your car defected off the road if caught by police. Lifting Jeeps often happens by installing taller springs, and placing taller blocks between the chassis and body. The legal heights of the suspension and lift blocks differ from state-to-state.

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Jeep Wrangler Accessories

All Jeep Wranglers feature on-demand 4WD, climate control air, adaptive cruise control, alloy wheels, premium nine-speaker audio, Bluetooth, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, an 8.4-inch multimedia touchscreen, LED headlights, tail-lights, fog lights and DRLs, plus keyless entry and start.

Jeep Wrangler Accessories

Jeep Wrangler Interior

There’s plenty of room up front, although the upright dash design brings it closer to passengers than in other, similarly-sized SUVs. But there’s plenty of space in the back.

Jeep Wrangler Interior

Jeep Wrangler Towing Capacity

The Jeep Wrangler has maximum towing capacity of 1497kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2024 SUV 1497kg 1497kg
2023 SUV 1497kg 1497kg
2022 SUV 1497kg 1497kg
2021 SUV 1497kg 1497kg
2020 SUV 1497kg 1497kg
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Jeep Wrangler Seats

The Jeep Wrangler in three- and five-door form is a five-seater, the rear seat split-folding 60/40 to increase load space when required.

Jeep Wrangler Seats

Jeep Wrangler Fuel Consumption

The Jeep Wrangler is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by — and ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 10.1L/100km for SUV /— for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2024 SUV 10.1L/100km 3.6L 8 SP AUTO
2023 SUV 10.1L/100km 3.6L ULP 8 SP AUTO
2022 SUV 9.6L/100km 3.6L ULP 8 SP AUTO
2022 SUV 10.1L/100km 3.6L 8 SP AUTO
2021 SUV 9.6L/100km 3.6L ULP 8 SP AUTO
2020 SUV 9.6L/100km 3.6L ULP 8 SP AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All Jeep Wrangler Pricing and Specs for 2024

Jeep Wrangler Wheel Size

The Jeep Wrangler has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 255x70 R17 for SUV in 2024.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2024 SUV 255x70 R17 255x70 R17
2023 SUV 255x70 R17 255x70 R17
2022 SUV 245x75 R17 245x75 R17
2021 SUV 245x75 R17 245x75 R17
2020 SUV 245x75 R17 245x75 R17
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Jeep Wrangler Wheel Sizes

Jeep Wrangler Engine

The Wrangler is powered by a 3.6-litre version of Chrysler’s long-serving, naturally aspirated ‘Pentastar’ petrol V6. The all-alloy unit features variable valve timing and variable valve lift, and produces 209kW at 6400rpm and 347Nm at 4100rpm. It sends drive to an eight-speed automatic transmission (with manual mode), and on to Jeep’s on-demand 4WD system.

Jeep Wrangler Engine

Jeep Wrangler Dimensions

The dimensions of the Jeep Wrangler SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2024 SUV 1841x1894x4334 mm 225 mm
2023 SUV 1841x1894x4334 mm 225 mm
2022 SUV 1821x1894x4334 mm 235 mm
2021 SUV 1821x1894x4334 mm 235 mm
2020 SUV 1821x1894x4334 mm 235 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Jeep Wrangler Dimensions

Jeep Wrangler Boot Space

Storage volume for the three-door Wrangler with the 60/40 split-folding rear seat upright is 365 litres. Fold the rear seat flat and you’re playing with 898 litres. For the five-door Wrangler those volumes are 898 litres and 2050 litres, respectively.

Jeep Wrangler Boot space

Jeep Wrangler Speed

The Jeep Wrangler takes between 7.5 and 7.9 seconds (depending on model) to accelerate from 0-100km/h, and top speed is 180km/h.

Jeep Wrangler Range

The three-door Wrangler Rubicon has a 66-litre tank and an official combined cycle fuel consumption figure of 10.1L/100, so you can expect a range of around 650km. The five-door Wrangler boasts an 81-litre fuel tank and an official consumption figure of 10.3L/100km, for a theoretical range of around 790km.