Used 2012 Jeep Wrangler


$17,999 - $28,900
2012 Jeep Wrangler

2012 Highlights

After soldiering on with an antiquated engine for years, the Jeep Wrangler finally gets more modern power in the form of a 285-horsepower V6. A five-speed automatic is also now available, and every Wrangler is now four-wheel drive.


Pros

  • Superior off-road capability
  • strong engine
  • surprisingly fun to drive around town
  • two- and four-door variations
  • rough-and-tumble image
  • it's a convertible.

Cons

  • Soft top is difficult to use and creates security issues
  • noisy cabin
  • choppy ride
  • long braking distances
  • poor side crash ratings.

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Used 2012 Jeep Wrangler for Sale

Jeep Wrangler 2012 Unlimited Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M) Black Clearcoat Black cloth74,425 miles
Used 2012Jeep WranglerUnlimited Sport
List:$23,995
Est.Loan: $437/mo
Jeep Wrangler 2012 Sahara 2dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M) Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearlcoat Black cloth37,064 miles
Used 2012Jeep WranglerSahara
List:$23,975
Est.Loan: $437/mo
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SAHARA W/NAVIGATION AND HARD TOP PACKAGE - MANUAL - 4 BY 4 - NAVIGATION/HEATED SEATS/LEATHER/UPGRADED SOUND SYSTEM WITH SUBWOOFER/HARDTOP AND SOFT-TOP/BLUETOOTH/USB AND AUX JACK/POWER (LOCKS, WINDOWS, MIRRORS)/CRUISE CONTROL/AND ALOT MORE - 3 MONTH / 3,000 MILE WARRANTY - NO HIDDEN RECON FEES - ONE OWNER - CLEAN CARFAX - **At Chantilly Mazda we promise you'll have a great experience. All you add is your state's tax, tags, and processing fee. No other fees and we mean it!! (no reconditioning fees, no dealer prep, no CPO fees, no testing fees). For more information or to schedule a test drive, call (855)423-9049. Buy Happy!**

Jeep Wrangler 2012 Unlimited Rubicon 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M) Black Forest Green Pearlcoat Black cloth59,510 miles
Used 2012Jeep WranglerUnlimited Rubicon
List:$26,550
Est.Loan: $483/mo
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Bright Silver Metallic Clearcoat Black cloth61,522 miles
Used 2012Jeep WranglerRubicon
List:$22,498
Est.Loan: $410/mo
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Bright White Clearcoat Black cloth113,705 miles
Used 2012Jeep WranglerUnlimited Rubicon
List:$19,383
Est.Loan: $353/mo
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Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearlcoat Black/Dark Saddle leather124,867 miles
Used 2012Jeep WranglerUnlimited Rubicon
List:$21,000
Est.Loan: $383/mo
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Black Clearcoat Black cloth53,897 miles
Used 2012Jeep WranglerSport
List:$20,995
Est.Loan: $382/mo
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Lifted, 2012 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4x4, Black On Black Cloth, ABS Brakes, AM/FM Stereo, Auxiliary Audio Input, CD Audio, Cloth Seats, Cruise Control, 6 Speed Manual Transmission, No A/C, Traction Control, Soft Top,

Dozer Clearcoat Black cloth90,000 miles
Used 2012Jeep WranglerUnlimited Sport
List:$19,995
Est.Loan: $364/mo
Carplex
18.9 mi away
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Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearlcoat Black cloth45,854 miles
Used 2012Jeep WranglerSport
List:$18,977
Est.Loan: $346/mo
Shannon Auto Sales
19.2 mi away
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Bright White Clearcoat Black cloth78,902 miles
Used 2012Jeep WranglerUnlimited Sport
List:$21,900
Est.Loan: $399/mo
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Black Clearcoat Black cloth43,174 miles
Used 2012Jeep WranglerSport
List:$18,433
Est.Loan: $336/mo
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Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearlcoat Black cloth48,550 miles
Used 2012Jeep WranglerSport
List:$19,482
Est.Loan: $355/mo
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Flame Red Clearcoat Black cloth52,701 miles
Used 2012Jeep WranglerSahara
List:$23,998
Est.Loan: $437/mo
CarMax
25.1 mi away
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.

Black Clearcoat Black cloth
Used 2012Jeep WranglerSport
List:$22,750
Est.Loan: $414/mo
Gecko Pearlcoat Black cloth87,160 miles
Used 2012Jeep WranglerUnlimited Sport
List:$22,222
Est.Loan: $405/mo
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Black Clearcoat Black cloth36,892 miles
Used 2012Jeep WranglerSport
List:$22,722
Est.Loan: $414/mo
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"Take a look at this very nice and low mileage 2012 Jeep Wrangler Sport! Great color combination with Black Clearcoat Paint and Black Interior. This vehicle has a Clean Auto History Report. Well equipped with many popular features including the 3.6L V6 and 6-Speed Manual Transmission

Black Clearcoat Black cloth35,979 miles
Used 2012Jeep WranglerUnlimited Sahara
List:$28,995
Est.Loan: $528/mo
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Features & Specs

Sport 2dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M)Unlimited Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M)Unlimited Sahara 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M)Unlimited Rubicon 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M)Sahara 2dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M)Rubicon 2dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M)Unlimited Sport RHD 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 5A)
MPG18181818181818
Seating4555445
Transmission6-speed manual6-speed manual6-speed manual6-speed manual6-speed manual6-speed manual5-speed automatic
Fuelgasgasgasgasgasgasgas
Horsepower285 hp @ 6400 rpm285 hp @ 6400 rpm285 hp @ 6400 rpm285 hp @ 6400 rpm285 hp @ 6400 rpm285 hp @ 6400 rpm285 hp @ 6400 rpm

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • 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 Rollover25.6%

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    P
    Poor
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    M
    Marginal
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good

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Finally back in a Jeep Wrangler!
I custom ordered a 2012 Black Jeep Wrangler Sahara (6-Speed), and finally took delivery 2 weeks ago. This thing is awesome! I've owned a 1998 Jeep Wrangler Sahara, and this one is substantially better in every way. Build quality feels strong and as if it will last a very long time. A few things... 1) Don't buy a Jeep Wrangler without test driving and loving everything about it. If you have a big smile on your face each time, you are good to go. 2) There is at least $4,000 or so in markup, so do your shopping research and negotiate. Mine stickered at $32,500, got it for $27,800. 3) So far in city driving I'm getting about 320 miles per tank. 4) Custom ordering took 7 weeks.
My first 1100 miles
Living in S. Texas, I took delivery of my 2012 Jeep Sahara Unlimited out of a dealership in Roswell, just North of Atlanta, GA during the Labor Day weekend. I was planning on a leisurely trip back through New Orleans but Tropical Storm Lee changed all that. I skirted the storm as close as Baton Rouge and encountered very heavy rain and high winds but my new Jeep took it like a trooper. Between Baton Rough and Lafayette, I even encountered some minor flooding that backed up traffic for over a mile but my trusty new Jeep forded the rising water like a champ. Once leaving Lake Charles, the rains receded and it was off to Houston. Never did I notice even a drop of water penetrate the interior
Is this really legal?
I just bought a 2012 Unlimited Rubicon. So far, I love it. Don't get hung up on the reviews. It's a Jeep. It should be no surprise that it doesn't ride or perform like a luxury sedan. One thing buyers should be cautioned about though is that Jeeps do not come with an owner's manual. Is it just me, or is it absolutely absurd that a $40,000 vehicle, or any vehicle for that matter would not come with an owner's manual. If you want one you have to buy one from the Jeep website for $50.00! How can that possibly be legal? At a minimum it is pathetically cheap. Jeep is cheap!
More About This Model

If you think the eggheads in Stuttgart labor over every change to the Porsche 911, imagine what the Jeep guys go through when it comes time to take the scalpel to the Wrangler.

Traditionalists, being traditional, loathe change, and the 2012 Jeep Wrangler entails the plucking of the Wrangler's very beating heart for a new and improved unit. You can almost hear the traditionalists gasping for air.

One run through the gears of the 2012 Jeep Wrangler is all that's needed to prove that the traditionalists can relax. There's nothing to worry about. In fact, there's plenty to be excited about.

New Engine, Transmission
To soften the blow of too many changes all at once, the caretakers of America's most cherished trucklike thing spread them out over two model years. OK, that's kind of a lie. In reality, the Wrangler's 2011 cabin tweaks were originally thought to be accompanied by a powertrain upgrade, but the vagaries of manufacturing postponed the heart transplant by a year. So the 2012 Wrangler essentially completes phase two of the model refresh that started with last year's model.

Headlining the changes for 2012 is the adoption of Chrysler's DOHC 3.6-liter Pentastar V6. It kicks out 260 pound-feet of torque at 4,800 rpm and 285 horsepower at 6,400 rpm, some 23 lb-ft and fully 83 hp more than the old-school pushrod 3.8-liter V6 it replaces. For some perspective, the Pentastar generates more torque at 1,900 rpm than the outgoing engine produced at its peak, and continues making meaningful grunt all the way to 6,400 rpm.

Sheer output isn't everything, and to ensure Jeep-worthiness, the Pentastar received some tweaks. Wranglers need to be able to ford water that's 30 inches deep, so the alternator was relocated to the top of the accessory drive. A deep-sump oil pan and pickup was fitted to ensure reliable lubrication while crawling up ridiculous grades, and a rejiggered intake tract improves torque output.

All told, the new engine is 3.7 inches shorter in length and 90 pounds lighter than the old 3.8-liter mill, though the weight savings is largely offset by the new, beefier automatic gearbox. Yes, for 2012 the Wrangler's four-speed automatic has been consigned to the dustbin of history. In its place is the A580 five-speed autobox that backs Chrysler's Hemi products including the Jeep Grand Cherokee. The six-speed manual gearbox is carried over and remains standard equipment, along with a low-range transfer case.

With the new gearbox ratios and a taller standard axle ratio of 3.06, the automatic-equipped 2012 Jeep Wrangler's overall gearing is now a touch shorter in 1st and a smidge taller in top gear.

Save for a few bits and baubs, the rest of the Wrangler's hardware carries over essentially as is.

Nobody Will Miss the Old Engine
Turned loose on the billiard table-smooth blacktop outside of Portland, Oregon, the reinvigorated Wrangler is more enthusiastic, and the autobox is more likely to have the right gear for the occasion. This is still a near-4,000-pound truck with the aerodynamic profile of the Parthenon, so those hoping the Wrangler has been transformed into a tire-fryer might be disappointed.

The numbers are encouraging, though. Zero-to-60 drops to 7.7 seconds for the two-door Wrangler (8.4 for the four-door), compared to 10.4 for the 2011 model. In practice the engine's flat torque curve masks the rate at which speed rises, making its urgency feel appropriate, rather than the old engine's asthmatic.

The net effect of more grunt and another gear is less hunting between gears on freeway grades, too. It's an incremental improvement, as the gearing is still rather tall. The move to five gears might be a big deal to Jeep guys, but this is one application where a six-speed autobox wouldn't be a bad idea.

Jeep officials were proud of the new engine's improved NVH characteristics. When cruising, you'll be hard-pressed to hear a difference, as wind noise still dominates everything else that makes noise, including the engine. But when you give it the spurs, the new engine makes better sounds than the old lump.

The steering remains recirculating-ball type, and it remains hilariously ropey on pavement. It's nonlinear, lacks feel and exhibits significant yaw delay. With live axles front and rear, the ride bucks and shudders over pavement imperfections. Refined and honed as it has become over the years, driving a Wrangler is still kind of like driving a forklift. Call it part of the charm of the thing, along with being able to fold the windshield down and remove the doors, which is too cool for words.

Still a Wrangler
Wait, this is a Jeep, right? All this talk of pavement and NVH and efficiency and steering feel might have you wondering where their priorities are. Not to fear. The Jeep staff insists that all the changes that improve the Wrangler's day-to-day livability will never compromise its off-road capability.

As if to prove it, part of our drive of the 2012 Jeep Wrangler included stints in the off-road-focused Rubicon model up a trail that was crafted to show off the depth of the truck's talents. To the uninitiated, the path would appear impossible, yet the Wrangler crept up and down the steep, rocky, log-strewn, rutted pass littered with sinkholes the size of Kias without even breathing hard.

Though the electronic throttle calibration doesn't always provide instant response, there's ample torque down low in the new engine. It runs cool, too, thanks in part to a new variable-speed 600-watt cooling fan and a larger A/C condenser and transmission cooler. Hell, the A/C didn't even flinch in the hot weather no matter how slow we crawled. The Wrangler remains a staggeringly capable off-road steed.

No Compromise
Imagine, all that added capability and the 2012 Jeep Wrangler even burns less fuel. Yes, its EPA fuel-efficiency numbers are now 17 city/21 highway mpg for two-door models, a 2-mpg bump up last year's numbers.

All that, and Jeep held the line for pricing of base models, while the MSRPs of high-zoot Sahara and Rubicon models swell by just $300.

It's like having your cake, eating it, and then finding out it lowers your cholesterol, too. Even traditionalists will have a hard time arguing with that.

Edmunds attended a manufacturer-sponsored press event to facilitate this report.

Used 2012 Jeep Wrangler Overview

The Used 2012 Jeep Wrangler is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include Sport 2dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M), Unlimited Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M), Unlimited Sahara 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M), Unlimited Rubicon 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M), Sahara 2dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M), Rubicon 2dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M), and Unlimited Sport RHD 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 5A).

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Price comparisons for Used 2012 Jeep Wrangler trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara is priced between $21,500 and $31,218 with odometer readings between 0 and 117112 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Jeep Wrangler Sport is priced between $14,750 and $22,750 with odometer readings between 0 and 130684 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport is priced between $17,999 and $25,995 with odometer readings between 55921 and 118948 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Jeep Wrangler Sahara is priced between $19,995 and $28,900 with odometer readings between 0 and 81308 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon is priced between $19,383 and $31,991 with odometer readings between 45963 and 124867 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is priced between $22,498 and $23,995 with odometer readings between 55776 and 73675 miles.

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