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Jeep Wrangler 2003 2-door SUV
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 flaw 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. The 2003 model finally brings a four-speed automatic to replace the old three-speed box.

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. Its strengths are solely off-road; it may be hard to live with every day. Its thirsty engine performs just adequately, handling is clumsy, and the ride is sloppy.


2 front, 2 rear
Drive Wheels

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Body Styles
2-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Manual
  • 4-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 2.4-liter 4 (150 hp)
  • 4-liter 6 (190 hp)