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Jeep Wrangler 2002 convertible
Trim Shown: Sport Utility
Consider the Wrangler a vehicle for off-road use rather than highway travel. While its off-pavement credentials are impeccable, this smallest and crudest Jeep is perhaps a bit too true to its roots. The ride is noisy and uncomfortable, with nearly every pavement irregularity eliciting snappy, rubbery kicks. The steering is vague and imprecise. The driving position is unpleasant, and outward visibility is poor, particularly for shorter drivers. The cramped rear seat is better suited to carrying cargo than passengers. While the optional 4.0-liter, 190-hp inline six-cylinder engine is responsive when paired with the five-speed manual transmission, the optional three-speed automatic blunts its performance. The new-for-2002 Wrangler X gets a standard Six and an assortment of appearance spiffs.

See Reliability page for the latest 2002 Jeep Wrangler recalls.

Safety Equipment

ABS available, standard from 2007. Side air bags available from 2007. ESC standard from 2007.

Road Test

The Wrangler was last updated in 1997 and it's quite dated. Our Unlimited has a 10-inch wheelbase stretch over the standard model, resulting in more rear-seat room. Its strengths are solely off-road; it may be hard to live with every day. Its thirsty...


2 front, 2 rear
Drive Wheels

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Body Styles
Transmissions Available
  • 3-speed Automatic
  • 5-speed Manual
Engines Available
  • 2.5-liter 4 (120 hp)
  • 4-liter 6 (190 hp)