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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 $53,750 for the Wrangler Sport S (4X4) up to $65,950 for the Wrangler Rubicon (4x4).

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 six choices of premium paint for the Recon – Firecracker Red, Ocean Blue, Granite Crystal, Sting Gray, Sarge Green, and Hella Yella. All costs $745 each.

Black or Bright White exterior paint is free.

  • Sarge Green
  • Bright White
  • Black
  • Billet Silver
  • Granite Crystal
  • Sting Gray
  • Firecracker Red
  • Hella Yella
  • Snazzberry
  • Hydro Blue
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 $53,750 and going to $65,950 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
2022 SUV 3.6L, ULP, 8 SP AUTO $53,750 $65,950
2021 SUV 3.6L, ULP, 8 SP AUTO $42,900 $70,620
2020 SUV 3.6L, ULP, 8 SP AUTO $41,200 $66,990
2019 SUV 3.6L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $29,500 $58,080
2018 SUV 3.6L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $27,600 $46,750
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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

There are three grades in the Wrangler range: Sport S; Overland and Rubicon.

Coming standard on the Sport S is: a seven-inch media display screen, a seven-inch digital driver display, dual-zone climate control, 17-inch alloy wheels, heavy duty off-road suspension, a 2-speed transfer case, underbody skid plates, rear view camera, rear parking sensors, Apple CarPlay and Andorid Auto, push button start auto headlights, full-sized spare wheel, Dana front and rear axle, and the Selec Trac full-time 4x4 system.

Coming standard on the Overland are all of the Sport S's features plus: leather seats, heated font seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, removable hard top, body coloured fender flares, LED headlights, hard spare tyre cover, proximity key, front parking sensors, 8.4-inch media display, sat nav, 18-inch alloy wheels, tinted glass, remote start, and 230V power outlet.

The Rubicon has all of the Overland's features but also adds: a Rock-Trac 4x4 system, front stabiliser bar disconnect, heavy duty front and rear axles, heavy duty rock slider with Step Assist, removable black hard top, Rubicon decals, 32-inch BF Goodrich off-road tyres, and a nine-speaker Alpine stereo.

Jeep Wrangler Interior

It’s a snug practical space interior, that is comfortable and durable. Everything that should feel solid does (like grab handles), and all operational mechanisms (dials, knobs and switches) are easy to quickly locate with your eyes and, more importantly, swiftly operate while traversing all types of terrain.

Clever ideas, such as tensioned net pockets on the doors and in the seat-backs, and deep small-storage spaces with textured, grippy bases, abound.

Upfront there are USB ports, a 230V power outlet, directional air vents, and cup holders in the centre console.

With all seats in use, rear cargo space is rather shallow and really limited to only copping a few bags.

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
2022 SUV 1497kg 1497kg
2021 SUV 1497kg 1497kg
2020 SUV 1497kg 1497kg
2019 SUV 1497kg 1600kg
2018 SUV 1600kg 1600kg
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Jeep Wrangler Seats

The two-door short-wheelbase Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon has four seats, with leather seat trim, red stitching and red seat belts. The front seats are heated.

Jeep Wrangler Seats

Jeep Wrangler Fuel Consumption

The Jeep Wrangler is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 9.6L/100km for SUV /ULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2022 SUV 9.6L/100km 3.6L ULP 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
2019 SUV 11.2L/100km 3.6L ULP 6 SP MAN
2018 SUV 11.2L/100km 3.6L ULP 6 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All Jeep Wrangler Pricing and Specs for 2022

Jeep Wrangler Wheel Size

The Jeep Wrangler has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 245x75 R17 for SUV in 2022.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2022 SUV 245x75 R17 245x75 R17
2021 SUV 245x75 R17 245x75 R17
2020 SUV 245x75 R17 245x75 R17
2019 SUV 255x70 R18 18x7.5 inches 255x70 R18 18x7.5 inches
2018 SUV 255x70 R18 18x7.5 inches 255x70 R18 18x7.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Jeep Wrangler Wheel Sizes

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
2022 SUV 1821x1894x4334 mm 235 mm
2021 SUV 1821x1894x4334 mm 235 mm
2020 SUV 1821x1894x4334 mm 235 mm
2019 SUV 1865x1873x4223 mm 223 mm
2018 SUV 1865x1873x4223 mm 223 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Jeep Wrangler Dimensions

Jeep Wrangler Boot Space

The Jeep Wrangler SUV has a boot space size of 898 Litres.
Jeep Wrangler Boot space Jeep Wrangler Boot space

Jeep Wrangler Speed

Jeep reckons its two-door SWB Wrangler Rubicon Recon will do the 0-100km/h sprint in 7.5 seconds.