2019 Jeep Wrangler SUV
- Adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning are now available
- Part of the fourth Wrangler generation introduced for 2018
- Unrelentingly capable off-road
- Rugged Jeep character
- Extensive customization options from the factory and aftermarket
- Steering is slow and feels loose, especially on the Rubicon trim
- Poor ride comfort and handling abilities
- Lots of wind and tire noise at highway speeds
- Less cargo space than some conventional crossovers
2019 Jeep Wrangler SUV pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which Wrangler does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating7.8 / 10
As much as the Jeep Wrangler has historically appealed to drivers who love to wander off the beaten path — or to those who want to look the part — it's also been just as unappealing to drivers wanting refinement and a smooth and quiet ride. But that juxtaposition has softened with the newest-generation Wrangler (the JL) that debuted last year. The redesigned model boasts improved cabin materials, modern tech features and a (relatively) more comfortable ride. Newly available advanced safety features set the bar even higher for the 2019 Jeep Wrangler.
Though Jeep has improved the Wrangler's on-road manners for this generation, the rough-and-tumble truck is still decidedly old-school. The axles remain solid for better off-road performance, and the base Sport model doesn't offer newfangled fripperies such as air conditioning, alloy wheels or power accessories. Every model also features a fold-down windshield, removable doors and a soft top for a truly outdoor feel. There's also the Rubicon with its big knobby tires and specialized traction-enhancing hardware.
If you prefer a Wrangler that isn't a bare-bones truck or a hardcore rock-crawler, the middle trims offer a little more polish. Leather upholstery, a large touchscreen, navigation and an upgraded audio system are all on the options list. You can even specify advanced safety features, including blind-spot monitoring, forward collision warning and rear parking sensors.
As long as you don't prioritize a supremely quiet cabin or cushy ride, the 2019 Jeep Wrangler offers something for everyone. The Wrangler deserves a spot on your shopping list, whether you want a supremely capable off-road bruiser or a rugged-looking boulevard cruiser.
2019 Jeep Wrangler configurations
The 2019 Jeep Wrangler is a truck-based midsize SUV available in a pair of body styles: the two-door and four-door Unlimited. The two-door is available in Sport, Sport S and Rubicon trims, while the four-door is available in Sport, Sport S, Sahara, Moab and Rubicon trims. Both body styles are available with a soft-top convertible or a hardtop. The Sport has a basic set of features, and the midlevel Sport S and Sahara add some convenience features. The Moab combines additional luxury features and some of the Sahara's off-road-friendly options, along with special badging and styling elements. The Rubicon is the most capable off-road thanks to its special features, including shorter axle gearing and an electronically disconnecting roll bar.
A 3.6-liter V6 (285 horsepower, 260 pound-feet of torque) is standard across the board. By default, it's paired to a six-speed manual transmission, though an eight-speed automatic is optional. A turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder (270 hp, 295 lb-ft) with the mild hybrid eTorque system is available on any trim, and it's mated exclusively to an eight-speed automatic. A 3.0-liter diesel engine is expected later in the model year.
The Sport trim level, while somewhat basic, has much more equipment than previous Wranglers. Standard equipment includes 17-inch steel wheels, a full-size spare tire, skid plates and tow hooks. It also has foglights, removable full metal doors with crank windows, a fold-down windshield, manual mirrors and locks, cruise control, air conditioning (optional on the two-door Sport), a height-adjustable driver's seat with two-way lumbar adjustment, a driver information display, cloth upholstery, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, and a one-piece folding rear seat.
Also included on the Sport are a 5-inch Uconnect touchscreen display, Bluetooth, a rearview camera, an eight-speaker sound system with a USB port and an auxiliary audio jack. Besides its two extra doors, the Unlimited version also has a bigger gas tank, air conditioning and a 60/40-split folding rear seat.
On top of the base Sport equipment, the Sport S adds alloy wheels, air conditioning, automatic headlights, remote locking and unlocking, heated power mirrors, power windows and locks, an alarm, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and sun visors with vanity mirrors.
The midlevel Sahara is only available in the four-door configuration and adds to the Sport S with 18-inch alloy wheels, upgraded brakes, painted exterior body panels and trim, automatic headlights, automatic climate control, and a 115-volt outlet. It also comes with a bigger driver information display, an additional USB port, and an upgraded version of Uconnect with a 7-inch touchscreen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, and satellite radio. Also available is full-time four-wheel drive with a lockable center differential.
The Moab builds on top of the Sahara, adding unique black wheels, mud-terrain tires, LED exterior lighting (headlights, foglights and taillights), rock rails, a steel front bumper, black-painted exterior trim, the full-time four-wheel-drive system, a limited-slip differential, a body-colored hardtop, keyless entry, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, premium leather upholstery, blind-spot monitoring, rear parking sensors, an 8.4-inch Uconnect system with navigation, a nine-speaker Alpine audio system, and special badging.
The most off-road capable of the Wranglers is the Rubicon. It gets the basic Sport equipment plus 17-inch alloy wheels, special off-road tires, a steel front bumper, a heavy-duty Dana M210 front axle and a M220 rear axle, shorter 4.10 axle gearing (other trims come with a 3.45 ratio), 4.0-to-1 low-range gearing (other trims come with a 2.72 ratio), electronic front and rear lockable differentials, an electronically disconnecting front roll bar, rock rails, upgraded cloth upholstery, and an additional USB port.
Much of the upper-level equipment is available in groups or as stand-alone options for lower trim levels. Other options include remote start, heated seats, a heated steering wheel, leather upholstery, and a nine-speaker Alpine sound system. All trims are also available with a higher-quality soft top as well as a black or a body-colored hardtop. If you're looking for additional safety features, the new Advanced Safety Group package is available on all but the Sport model. It adds adaptive cruise control and a forward collision warning system.
Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full tests of the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon (3.6L V6 | 8-speed automatic | 4WD) and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara (3.6L V6 | 8-speed automatic | 4WD).
NOTE: Since these tests were conducted in 2018 the current Wrangler has received some revisions, including additional driver aids for 2019. Our findings remain applicable to this year's Wrangler, however.
Noise & vibration6.0
Ease of use9.0
Getting in/getting out6.0
Child safety seat accommodation7.5
Audio & navigation9.0
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Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite Wrangler safety features:
- Rearview Camera
- Displays on the center console what is behind you. Rearview cameras aren't new, but they are a welcome addition in the Wrangler.
- Blind-Spot Monitor w/Cross-Traffic Alert
- Warns the driver of other cars in the blind spot and approaching cars from out of the driver's view while in reverse.
- Rear Parking Sensors
- Gives audio alerts when approaching objects from the rear, helping to minimize low-speed bumps in parking scenarios.
Jeep Wrangler vs. the competition
2019 Jeep Wrangler
2019 Toyota 4Runner
Jeep Wrangler vs. Toyota 4Runner
Although this generation has soldiered on for a full decade now, the Toyota 4Runner is still one of the best Wrangler alternatives. Like the Jeep, the Toyota is a body-on-frame SUV with exceptional off-road performance; this is especially evident on trims equipped with the trick KDSS suspension. If features or interior design are an important consideration, you'll probably want the Wrangler, strange as that seems.
Jeep Wrangler vs. Jeep Cherokee
The Jeep Cherokee is much more comfortable on-road than the Wrangler. It's also decent in the dirt. While most Cherokee trims are geared toward comfort, the Trailhawk adds a more advanced all-wheel-drive system, lockable rear diff, and all-terrain tires for impressive off-road cred. It's not as performance-focused as the Wrangler, but the Cherokee strikes a nice balance between grocery-getter and rock-crawler. To learn more about the Cherokee of this generation, read Edmunds' long-term road test of a 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited.
Jeep Wrangler vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee
Like the Cherokee, the larger Jeep Grand Cherokee doesn't have the Wrangler's off-road chops, though its Trailhawk trim is similarly proficient. The Grand Cherokee is far more luxurious than either the Cherokee or the Wrangler, though the added creature comforts carry a higher cost. To learn more about the Grand Cherokee of this generation, read Edmunds' long-term road test of a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8.
2019 Jeep Wrangler SUV for Sale
Previous iterations of the Jeep Wrangler have required quite a bit of compromise. They've valued off-road capability over comfort and sacrificed quite a bit of city drivability in the process. That's definitely not the case with the recently redesigned 2019 Jeep Wrangler. The Wrangler still comes in two- and four-door configurations, available in a convertible or a hardtop setup. It is still one of the most off-road-capable SUVs for sale today, and it still has a lot of charm. And what's more, it has made massive leaps forward in tech capability, interior quality and overall refinement. More than just a personality with a friendly face, the Jeep Wrangler is now a legitimately user-friendly rig with a style that's all its own.
The Wrangler retains the same 3.6-liter V6 engine that's been available for nearly a decade, but this time it gets the available option of an eight-speed automatic rather than the dated five-speed automatic. If you want to keep it truly old-school, you could stick with the standard six-speed manual. Or, if you desire a modern powertrain, there's a turbocharged four-cylinder with a mild hybrid system for better fuel economy and improved power delivery.
While the Wrangler's looks have changed a bit, you still get a lot of familiar exterior styling cues such as the boxy shape, the seven-slot grille and the beefy tires. Eagle-eyed shoppers and Jeep enthusiasts will quickly notice that the newest Wrangler is larger than before, but that means more space on the inside. The increase in size doesn't mean a decrease in capability either since tire sizes, approach and departure angles, and an increase in ground clearance have been adjusted to compensate. The longer wheelbase also helps with ride comfort and handling, which were previously two outstandingly weak links in the Wrangler's chain.
Both the Wrangler (two-door) and Wrangler Unlimited (four-door) are available in several trim levels. The basic implement is the Sport, which is capable but simple. The Sport S adds necessities such as air conditioning and power windows and locks. The Sahara adds appearance and convenience features, while the new Moab includes additional luxuries and some off-road bits. The Rubicon is slightly less expensive and luxurious than the Moab but adds even more off-road upgrades to give it exceptional performance. Its distinctive styling makes the Wrangler look like an American G-Wagen. Dig into Edmunds' objective evaluations, rich data and unparalleled shopping tools to help you find the perfect 2019 Jeep Wrangler.
2019 Jeep Wrangler SUV Overview
The 2019 Jeep Wrangler SUV is offered in the following styles: Unlimited Rubicon 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M), Sport 2dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M), Sport S 2dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M), Unlimited Sport S 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M), Unlimited Sahara 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M), Rubicon 2dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M), Unlimited Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M), and Unlimited Moab 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A).
What do people think of the 2019 Jeep Wrangler SUV?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 Jeep Wrangler SUV and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2019 Wrangler SUV 5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2019 Wrangler SUV.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2019 Jeep Wrangler SUV and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2019 Wrangler SUV featuring deep dives into trim levels including Unlimited Rubicon, Sport, Sport S, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.Read our full review of the 2019 Jeep Wrangler SUV here.
Our Review Process
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What's a good price for a New 2019 Jeep Wrangler SUV?
2019 Jeep Wrangler SUV Unlimited Rubicon 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M)
The 2019 Jeep Wrangler SUV Unlimited Rubicon 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $43,040. The average price paid for a new 2019 Jeep Wrangler SUV Unlimited Rubicon 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M) is trending $4,990 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
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The average savings for the 2019 Jeep Wrangler SUV Unlimited Rubicon 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M) is11.6% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2019 Jeep Wrangler SUV Unlimited Sahara 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M)
The 2019 Jeep Wrangler SUV Unlimited Sahara 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $43,040. The average price paid for a new 2019 Jeep Wrangler SUV Unlimited Sahara 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M) is trending $6,832 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
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The average savings for the 2019 Jeep Wrangler SUV Unlimited Sahara 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M) is15.9% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2019 Jeep Wrangler SUV Unlimited Sport S 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M)Available Inventory:
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2019 Jeep Wrangler SUV Rubicon 2dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M)
The 2019 Jeep Wrangler SUV Rubicon 2dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $41,625. The average price paid for a new 2019 Jeep Wrangler SUV Rubicon 2dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M) is trending $5,104 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $5,104 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$36,521.
The average savings for the 2019 Jeep Wrangler SUV Rubicon 2dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M) is12.3% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2019 Jeep Wrangler SUV Unlimited Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M)
The 2019 Jeep Wrangler SUV Unlimited Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $36,530. The average price paid for a new 2019 Jeep Wrangler SUV Unlimited Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M) is trending $5,262 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
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The average savings for the 2019 Jeep Wrangler SUV Unlimited Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M) is14.4% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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