This version of the Wrangler was introduced in 1997 and it became 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 engine performs just adequately, handling is clumsy, and the ride is sloppy.
There are 3 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"The front suspension has only 3/4 length shock absorbers that allows the wheels to ride on springs alone on roads. At about 55 miles an hour and on a highway that is roughened with mini rills, the front wheels will vibrate rough requiring slowing down or speeding up. On good roads, the car rides smooth."

Anonymous, UT (2006 Jeep Wrangler)

"Jeep Wrangler is a purpose built vehicle. It's not very comfortable, it's noisy, doesn't handle very well, but we purchased it for a tow car for our motor coach, and to use at destinations. It has performed perfectly for that use."

Anonymous, AZ (2006 Jeep Wrangler)

"Great offroad veicle"

Bruce H., CA (2006 Jeep Wrangler)

"Good acceleration and handling"

Thomas N., CA (2006 Jeep Wrangler)

"It's a traditional Jeep, so handles just as I'd expect. I have made modifications (lift kit, bigger wheels and tires), so handling is not same as when new from factory. Great acceleration from engine this size."

John S., NC (2006 Jeep Wrangler)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"Paid a reasonable price and it just holds value unlike any other vehicle can still get what I paid for it Ina trade or a sale"

MCCONNAUGHY K., NE (2006 Jeep Wrangler)

"Right hand drive I use for mail jeep"

Anonymous, WA (2006 Jeep Wrangler)

"It was 3 years old when I bought it. According to NADA, average trade-in is 80% of what I paid for it 7 years ago."

RICHARD M., CO (2006 Jeep Wrangler)

"Where I live the Jeep goes down in value very little."

PETER F., NC (2006 Jeep Wrangler)

"I bought the Jeep new in 2005 and I have always enjoyed driving it. The 4wd is incredible, it will go anywhere! Its an Unlimited so I have legroom in the drivers seat."

Steve K., MO (2006 Jeep Wrangler)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"This is the last year of a real wrangler and I'm fortunate to have purchased it new before they ruined jeeps"

ERIK A., KY (2006 Jeep Wrangler)

"It's the classic Jeep. Instantly recognizable. Well suited for purpose. What else can you say."

ROB R., AR (2006 Jeep Wrangler)
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