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Jeep Wrangler 2009 4-door SUV
Trim Shown: Sport Utility
The Wrangler has been made more civilized but still makes compromises for its off-road capability. The ride, handling, and powertrain are all improved, but the Wrangler falls short when driven on-road. Handling is compromised by vague steering and low cornering limits. The ride is steady but stiff. The 3.8-liter V6 lacks punch and delivers dismal fuel economy, just 15 mpg overall. Improvements include up-to-date safety features such as electronic stability control and more creature comforts. Off-road capability remains extremely impressive. IIHS side-crash-test results without the optional side air bags are unimpressive.

See Reliability page for the latest 2009 Jeep Wrangler recalls.

Safety Equipment

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

Road Test

The Wrangler has entered the modern era, with more creature comforts, updated safety gear, and an available four-door model. Its off-road performance is very impressive. While on-road ride, handling, and refinement are improved, they are still not co...


2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
4WD , Rear

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Body Styles
2-door SUV
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 4-speed Automatic
  • 6-speed Manual
Engines Available
  • 3.8-liter V6 (205 hp)
  • 3.8-liter V6 (202 hp)