Used 2005 Jeep Wrangler


$8,472 - $12,990
2005 Jeep Wrangler

2005 Highlights

A Rubicon version of the Unlimited joins the lineup. All 2005 Jeep Wranglers get a new six-speed manual transmission to replace the old five-speed unit. The Sahara version of the Wrangler is dropped for 2005.


Pros

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

Cons

  • Soft top a handful to manipulate, poor ergonomics, difficult ingress-egress, slow steering, bouncy suspension on the street, can't get ABS on the Unlimited.

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Used 2005 Jeep Wrangler for Sale

Jeep Wrangler 2005 X 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (4.0L 6cyl 6M) Flame Red Clearcoat Dark Slate Gray128,764 miles
Used 2005Jeep WranglerX
List:$8,472
Est.Loan: $173/mo
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It is a Fixer-Upper: a low-cost car option for those with the ability to perform mechanical repairs themselves

Jeep Wrangler 2005 X 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (4.0L 6cyl 6M) Black Clearcoat Dark Slate Gray184,208 miles
Used 2005Jeep WranglerX
List:$9,970
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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ONE OWNER! RARE TO FIND ROCKY MOUNTAIN EDITION! SUPER CLEAN INSIDE, AND OUTSIDE! BEST EVER POWERTRAIN COMBO: INLINE 4.0L 6 CYL ENGINE WITH MANUAL 6-SPEED STICK-SHIFT TRANSMISSION, AND COMMAND-TRAC PART-TIME 4WD TRANSFER CASE! WELL MAINTAINED, JUST FULLY SERVICED WITH NEW BALL JOINTS, TIE RODS, DRAG LINK, SHOCK ABSORBERS, NEW MOTOR OIL, AND ALL FILTERS! EQUIPPED WITH AIR CONDITIONING, CRUISE CONTROL, FULL-METAL DOORS WITH ROLL-UP WINDOWS, LEATHER WRAPPED STEERING WHEEL, FOLDING-REMOVABLE SOFT TOP WITH PLASTIC TINTED WINDOWS, SPORT BAR WITH FULL PADDING, CENTER CONSOLE STORAGE BOX, AM/FM RADIO WITH CD PLAYER, CARPETED INTERIOR, PAINTED TO MATCH FENDER FLARES, "RAVINE" ALUMINUM-ALLOY WHEELS, TILT STEERING WHEEL, RECLINING FRONT BUCKET SEATS WITH TIP-SLIDE SEATS FEATURE, FOLDING REAR BENCH SEAT, CARGO AREA HARD COVER, LED FOG LIGHTS, FULL SIZE MATCHING SPARE TIRE/WHEEL,VARIABLE INTERMITTENT WINDSHIELD WIPERS, FRONT AND REAR TOW HOOKS, AND AUX 12-VOLT POWER OUTLET! MD INSPECTED - SOLD AS-IS DUE TO THE MILEAGE! Vehicle qualifies for up to 2 years of extended nationwide warranty coverage, ask for details! Nationwide warranty plans starts as low as $450 for 3 Months or 3,000 Miles Powertrain Plus by ASC! *Restrictions Apply.

Jeep Wrangler 2005 Sport 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (4.0L 6cyl 6M) Black Clearcoat Dark Slate Gray90,501 miles
Used 2005Jeep WranglerSport
List:$11,999
Est.Loan: $245/mo
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Moss Green Pearlcoat Dark Slate Gray148,646 miles
Used 2005Jeep WranglerX
List:$11,995
Est.Loan: $245/mo
Buchanan Auto Park
48.8 mi away
Patriot Blue Pearlcoat Khaki114,189 miles
Used 2005Jeep WranglerRubicon
List:$12,990
Est.Loan: $265/mo
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After business hours please contact Tamim at (540) 287-5112Brand new on our lot we have a BEAUTIFUL, 2005 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon! This Wrangler is blue, sitting on black aftermarket steel wheels with like NEW tread on the tires, and is matched inside with a CLEAN gray cloth interior! Powered by a 4.0L motor, paired with a SMOOTH 6 speed manual transmission, and is equipped with a excellent 4X4 system! LOADED with tons of great features, like the removable windows, removable doors, removable top, cruise control, locking rear differential, lifted suspension, and that's just barely getting started! Premium surround sound speaker system, complete with aftermarket Kenwood headunit, with AM/FM radio, CD player, and even has a built in auxiliary cord hook up! With so many spectacular features, and so many more to see, this IS NOT a deal your going to want to miss out on! So hurry and call, or stop by TODAY to schedule your test drive before you miss your chance to own this GORGEOUS, 2006 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon!

Bright Silver Metallic Clearcoat Dark Slate Gray174,000 miles
Used 2005Jeep WranglerSE
List:$3,550
Est.Loan: $73/mo
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Stone White Clearcoat Dark Slate Gray74,000 miles
Used 2005Jeep WranglerX
List:$14,991
Est.Loan: $306/mo
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Light Khaki Metallic Clearcoat Khaki184,912 miles
Used 2005Jeep WranglerX
List:$9,888
Est.Loan: $202/mo

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Features & Specs

Sport 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (4.0L 6cyl 6M)X 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (4.0L 6cyl 6M)SE 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6M)Rubicon 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (4.0L 6cyl 6M)Unlimited Rubicon 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (4.0L 6cyl 6M)Unlimited 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (4.0L 6cyl 6M)
MPG151517151515
Seating444444
Transmission6-speed manual6-speed manual6-speed manual6-speed manual6-speed manual6-speed manual
Fuelgasgasgasgasgasgas
Horsepower190 hp @ 4600 rpm190 hp @ 4600 rpm147 hp @ 5200 rpm190 hp @ 4600 rpm190 hp @ 4600 rpm190 hp @ 4600 rpm

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

    Rollover4/5
    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
    M
    Marginal
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    P
    Poor
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    A
    Acceptable

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Fun to drive
This is my first jeep, so I didn't know what to expect. Every chance I get the rag top and doors come off. The mileage is what was listed on the factory window sticker. I get 15 to 19 mpg with my jeep, and I do not baby it. With the 6 cyl engine it has all the power I need. I tow a small boat and also an 8 ft trailer on occasion. I tow it behind my motor home which is very convenient. I recently towed it to Big Bend where I spend 4 days of off roading. Performance was exactly what I expected. I would certainly buy another.
Great Used Jeep
Bought it used and I am loving everything about it. The only thing that I have had a problem with is the zipper with the back window coming off.
The Mud
I absolutely LOVE my Jeep! This is the 4th I've owned. The 1st was an 85 CJ. There is nothing like a Jeep. Period. They're absolutely a BLAST to drive, they look amazing, get attention everywhere, and the 4.0 6 cyl is unstoppable. If you're concerned about gas mileage, a Wrangler isn't for you. The fun factor and satisfaction of the Jeep is a worthwhile payoff in my book. I average 13 mpg, but I don't care because I LOVE my Jeep. I can haul my Harley in the trailer on the highway. Not fast, but I can do it! Road noise, loud top, stiff ride. So what! It's a Jeep, what do you expect? It's all part of the experience. Unlimited possibilities to customize it and make it YOUR Jeep.
More About This Model

For the preview of the Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon to the automotive press, Jeep chose the La Salle Mountains, which lie directly outside of Moab, Utah. For those unfamiliar with this particular terrain, imagine the mountains of Mars, only more desolate, craggy and isolated. In the context of this imposing landscape, Jeep's latest product completely defied all of my preconceived notions of what a commercially sold vehicle is capable of. This praise is considerable coming from someone who has never previously appreciated the commercial application of Jeeps.

To put things in perspective, we tested the Unlimited Rubicon on a trail named "Hell's Revenge," which is operated by the Utah Bureau of Land Management. Surrounded on all sides by towering, petrified sand dunes, and pitted with jagged, "desert-varnished" canyons, the course that Jeep had set up for us more than lived up to its name. The company brought paramedics along for the ride, and it is a testament to the impeccable off-road capabilities of the Unlimited Rubicon that we didn't need them.

The preproduction vehicles that Jeep provided allowed us to crawl over mounds so steep that at times, I could only see the sky above me while driving. The engineers made much of the fact that the Unlimited Rubicon can negotiate 15 inches of water at 5 miles per hour. Indeed, we painlessly crossed innumerable gulches that John Wayne would have thought twice about traversing on horseback.

At one point, the engineers decided to show off the Unlimited Rubicon's full potential by straddling up two twin precipices which were elevated at about a 45-degree angle. This particular bit of the course was appropriately designated as "The Gates of Hell," and Jeep could not have paid me enough money to even sit in the backseat of the vehicle during this exercise.

Sure enough, the vehicle began to lose its footing about three-quarters of the way up, and many of us present were flabbergasted when the Unlimited Rubicon finally reached the party of gawking journalists at the top. Even though I later learned that this bit of tension was staged for dramatic effect, it did little to dispel the impression of true-blue ruggedness that the car made on me.

Pointing out the fact that the Unlimited Rubicon is difficult to get into and not at all comfortable to ride in seems beside the point. This car occupies a unique niche in the market and therefore has to be judged on its own terms.

The Unlimited Rubicon actually combines two separate Wrangler models — you guessed it — the Rubicon and the Unlimited, or as the people at Jeep were telling us, "chocolate and peanut butter." The standard Rubicon, introduced in 2003, was the most formidably equipped Jeep to date, with all sorts of features that provided a greatly enhanced off-road experience. The long-wheelbase Unlimited, introduced in 2004, added 15 inches to the standard Wrangler's overall length, resulting in greatly improved interior space.

With sales of the Rubicon up 30 percent last year, Jeep has apparently yielded to the most sordid fantasies of both its engineers and customers. In addition to the space increase of the Unlimited, the Rubicon hardware includes incredibly sturdy Goodyear Wrangler 31-inch tires, along with Dana 44 front and rear axles, a Rock-Trac transfer case and Tru-Lok locking front and rear differentials. In addition, the 4.0-liter Power Tech inline six, rated for 190 horsepower and 235 pound-feet of torque, is standard equipment.

Engineering Supervisor Jim Repp, who has a Jeep tattooed on his right bicep, describes the Rubicon Unlimited as his company's "image vehicle." Careful research revealed to the Jeep production team that serious off-roaders were adding up to $9,000 worth of aftermarket parts to enhance the performance of their Wranglers. The company decided to offer many of the most popular additions in a package that is much more consistently assembled than any custom job and is mass-produced to lower the overall cost.

With an MSRP of $28,825, the Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon comes in about $4,000 more than the base Unlimited and about $800 more than the standard Rubicon. In Jeep's mind, going for a factory-built Rubicon would save the average buyer several thousand dollars compared to outfitting a Jeep through the aftermarket, not to mention the time and energy involved in getting it all done. Needless to say, this vehicle could set a lot of mountain men's hearts ablaze when it appears in showrooms this December.

As you would expect, mileage isn't the Rubicon's strong point. The Unlimited Rubicon has an EPA highway rating of 18 miles per gallon and a 14 mpg city figure. Obviously, this is not the sort of vehicle that most sensible people would choose as their primary vehicle. But then again, I could only imagine a Utah park ranger or perhaps the "Crocodile Hunter" driving one of these on a daily basis.

Also, while you're wasting plenty of money on precious fuel when picking up the dry cleaning, you're guaranteed a choppy ride. In order for a car to perform as well as it does in death-defying situations, though, a lot of basic amenities have to be sacrificed. I, for one, would rather entrust my life to the Unlimited Rubicon in a treacherous situation, over any Bentley or Maybach. While bumpiness characterizes this particular sort of beast, the Unlimited Rubicon is certainly not a car intended for the faint of heart or sensitive of stomach.

When it comes to a Jeep's strengths, which are both plentiful and entirely singular, nothing can touch the Unlimited Rubicon. It more than defied my expectations in terms of its off-road capabilities and the ability to bring me from the "Gates of Hell" back to the hotel in one piece.

Used 2005 Jeep Wrangler Overview

The Used 2005 Jeep Wrangler is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include Sport 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (4.0L 6cyl 6M), X 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (4.0L 6cyl 6M), SE 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6M), Rubicon 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (4.0L 6cyl 6M), Unlimited Rubicon 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (4.0L 6cyl 6M), and Unlimited 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (4.0L 6cyl 6M).

What's a good price on a Used 2005 Jeep Wrangler?

Save up to $300 on one of 9 Used 2005 Jeep Wrangler for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $3,550 as of 07/22/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 3.7 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2005 Jeep Wrangler trim styles:

  • The Used 2005 Jeep Wrangler X is priced between $8,472 and $14,991 with odometer readings between 74000 and 184912 miles.
  • The Used 2005 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is priced between $12,990 and $12,990 with odometer readings between 114189 and 114189 miles.
  • The Used 2005 Jeep Wrangler SE is priced between $3,550 and $3,550 with odometer readings between 174000 and 174000 miles.
  • The Used 2005 Jeep Wrangler Sport is priced between $11,999 and $11,999 with odometer readings between 90501 and 90501 miles.

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