Used 2002 Jeep Wrangler SUV

2002 Jeep Wrangler
List price range
2002 Jeep Wrangler

Pros

  • Cheap, fun to drive, classic styling, go-anywhere capability.

Cons

  • Soft top a handful to manipulate, difficult ingress/egress, slow steering.

Used 2002 Jeep Wrangler SUV for Sale

Jeep Wrangler 2002 X 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)
100,426 miles
Used 2002
Jeep Wrangler
X
(1)
JNM Auto Sales
6.7 mi away
List$8,995
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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Jeep Wrangler 2002 Sport 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)
123,342 miles
Used 2002
Jeep Wrangler
Sport
Auto Max Center LLC
19.6 mi away
List$9,995
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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Jeep Wrangler 2002 Sport 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)
164,316 miles
Used 2002
Jeep Wrangler
Sport
McKee Motors
93.8 mi away
List$6,990
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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Jeep Wrangler 2002 Sahara 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)
183,010 miles
Used 2002
Jeep Wrangler
Sahara
Diehl's Ford Sales
98.3 mi away
List$9,987
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2002 Jeep Wrangler has a stiff ride, offers about the same noise isolation as a motorcycle and has a soft top that's a nail-buster to operate. That said, the Wrangler also offers a visceral motoring experience like no other and the off-road ability of a mountain goat.

vehicle overview

The Wrangler continues to be the quintessential off-road icon. This Jeep began as a vehicle for military use and has retained its no-nonsense utility while slowly evolving into a practical and popular means of transportation. The Wrangler has never lost its drive-me-hard-through-the-slop attitude, despite improvements for enjoyable daily commuting. And it's one of the cheapest convertibles around. Available in SE, Sport, Sahara and new X trim levels, the Wrangler fits into several budgets.

The SE is the lowest-priced Wrangler, but feels it with a distinct lack of power (a 2.5-liter inline four with only 120 horsepower is all she wrote at this level) or ABS. The Sahara is the priciest of the bunch and comes loaded with the 190-horsepower 4.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine, air conditioning, leather-wrapped steering wheel, front and rear tow hooks, fog lamps, AM/FM/CD stereo, Convenience Group (with lockable storage, and dual cupholders) and alloy wheels. Newly standard for the Sahara are meaty 30-inch (outside diameter) tires, full doors with roll-up windows and speed control (though we don't imagine a Wrangler as an ideal long-distance cruiser).

In between the SE and Sahara are the X and Sport models. The X fills the previous (and huge) price gap between the bare-bones SE and the more powerful and well-equipped Sport. Fitted with the muscular inline six and cloth seating, the X gives the essentials to those folks who can afford more than the SE but can't make the more than $4,000 jump to the Sport.

Those who do choose a Sport will enjoy this year's upgrades that include the full doors with real windows, fog lamps and tow hooks front and rear.

Nobody, however, will mistake the Wrangler for a smooth-running family sedan; it's very much a truck, thanks to its high step-in height, slow steering ratio and abundant wind and road noise. On the street, its petite size and tight turning radius make it a blast to maneuver, but it can get a little scary to drive and control at freeway speeds in severely high winds.

Its performance off-road is unparalleled. The Wrangler's Quadra-Coil suspension allows for an incredible amount of wheel articulation as well as steep approach and departure angles. And the abundance of aftermarket parts to modify the Wrangler makes it enormously popular with the rock-crawling crowd.

The Wrangler does have its quirks -- rear visibility can be a challenge and taking off and putting on the soft top requires superhuman levels of patience. Once the top is on, be prepared for obtrusive flapping. Ordering the Sahara with the Dual Top Group option gets you a hardtop with tinted glass and a folding/removable soft top for a multitude of configurations -- though transitioning from one to another can be a daunting task.

Despite the top's packaging flaws and Wrangler's raw-edged nature, this Jeep is fun to drive, cheap to buy and terrific in its element.

2002 Highlights

A new "X" model is introduced, combining the potent 4.0-liter inline six with affordability. Sahara and Sport models receive upgrades, including hard doors with roll-up windows. New optional wheels, increased output from the climate control system and an improved premium sound system round out the changes to the tough and ready 2002 Jeep Wrangler.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2002 Jeep Wrangler.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Just plain fun
robert,12/21/2008
First let me say that I am 58 years old and always wanted a jeep, but life got in the way. I am a pilot and marine captain. I own a beemer 5 series, an F150, and 2 Ford Focus. So if I want to haul, I take the f150, if I am going on road trip, it's the beemer, if I want to conserve fuel, it's one of the focuses. But if I want to have fun, it's the jeep. Bought it used and I had to replace the starter, the battery, and a few bulbs, but it's 6 years old. The ride is not as bad as I thought it would be. But, folks this thing is too much fun, you will find excuses to go somewhere. I can be heard saying, honey we need something from the store? Get one, the fun factor is worth it all.
Fun, thy name is Jeep!
Badpork,03/30/2010
This is my first Jeep and I love it! Got a good deal on a used Wrangler Sport with only 54,000 miles on it and it's everything I expected. Yep, the ride is stiff, gas mileage around 16 mpg and there's a good bit of wind noise but that's what you get with a Jeep! You wouldn't buy a horse and then complain about no air conditioning, would you? Enjoy it for what it is, a fun, go anywhere vehicle that you can modify as much or little as you want. You can get it muddy, run over bumps, drive through ice and water and if you take care of it, it will get you where you want to go. Fill the thing with gas and go find an adventure!
(Jeep TJ, Auto, under 100,000km on engine). Mixed Thoughts
cam_,12/28/2013
I have this Jeep for almost 3 years. Here is what I have to say about these certain topics: Fuel Economy: It has the same fuel economy of a Honda Civic that has several holes in the fuel line. I average around 16 mpg during the winter and 19 mpg in the summer (All Stock Setup, Automatic Transmission). Do not buy this car if your concision about fuel. Do not drive over 110km/h..you wont make it to your destination. Driving: Interior is stone age compared to 2007+ models. Sound system sucks, speakers are made out of paper..literally. Off road is very fun, you wont get stuck. Getting into 4wL is tricky (high chance of grinding your gears) Reliability: Great, gas cap problem is common.
Jeep Country
its.a.jeep.thing,12/19/2007
It's a Jeep things, either you love it or you hate it. Where I'm from, the mountains are everything. My 2002 Wrangler X took me everywhere through the mountains. Going along with 10 - 20 other Jeeps through the mountains & the mud made my weekend full of excitement. The short wheel base making it easier to get over hills & through mud. Although taking it through woods & mud & sand & water has tore some things up on my Wrangler, everything was simpley fixed by me! [& "me" being a girl!] Some people may choose not to use their Wrangler as an everyday vehicle, but it was my "everyday vehicle". Sure, gas mileage wasn't the best, but having my Wrangler was worth every penny.
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Features & Specs

MPG
14 city / 17 hwy
Seats 4
5-speed manual
Gas
190 hp @ 4600 rpm
MPG
14 city / 17 hwy
Seats 4
5-speed manual
Gas
190 hp @ 4600 rpm
MPG
14 city / 17 hwy
Seats 4
5-speed manual
Gas
190 hp @ 4600 rpm
MPG
16 city / 19 hwy
Seats 2
5-speed manual
Gas
120 hp @ 5400 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover3 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Marginal
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Acceptable

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Used 2002 Jeep Wrangler SUV Overview

The Used 2002 Jeep Wrangler SUV is offered in the following styles: Sport 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M), X 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M), Sahara 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M), and SE 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (2.5L 4cyl 5M).

What's a good price on a Used 2002 Jeep Wrangler SUV?

Save up to $247 on one of 4 Used 2002 Jeep Wrangler SUV for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $6,990 as of11/17/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from5 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2002 Jeep Wrangler SUV trim styles:

  • The Used 2002 Jeep Wrangler SUV Sport is priced between $6,990 and$9,995 with odometer readings between 123342 and164316 miles.
  • The Used 2002 Jeep Wrangler SUV Sahara is priced between $9,987 and$9,987 with odometer readings between 183010 and183010 miles.
  • The Used 2002 Jeep Wrangler SUV X is priced between $8,995 and$8,995 with odometer readings between 100426 and100426 miles.

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