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 competitive.
Alerts
There are 8 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

"Could use a little more power on acceleration, handles very well and makes tight turns easily."

Karen B., CA (2009 Jeep Wrangler)

"Most of the miles on my Jeep are off road, and it excels off road. I can unlock the front sway bar, and lock up the rear, front, or both differentials as required. It also has a very short turning radius. Highway, not so great, but it's adequate. Off road, it's exceptional, and a far improvement over my previous Jeep."

WILLIAM A., NV (2009 Jeep Wrangler)

"handling goes along with the death wobble. In Colorado, one frequently drives down long, steep mountain passes. The way the Jeep shakes with "DW", especially in curves, is a safety disaster waiting to happen. Chrysler is irresponsible!"

Anonymous, CO (2009 Jeep Wrangler)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Nothing good about this jeep. You can't even drive on a hard road in winter while in 4wheel drive without damaging the front drive train. Who ever heard of a Jeep Wrangler you can't drive in 4 wheel drive without damaging the front axel??? After having to repair front axel twice jeep garage explained this jeep cannot be driven on highway in 4wheel drive without damaging to front drive train"

Anonymous, PA (2009 Jeep Wrangler)

"It's a Jeep, a little noisy, rougher riding, but with very comfortable seats."

Karen B., CA (2009 Jeep Wrangler)

"I love the jeep for short trips and cruising in the summer as well as off road. It has no a/c so it can get pretty hot in the summer. Recently took the on a 4 day 2200km road trip, not impressed with seat comfort of the seats or the acceleration when passing on two lane roads."

THOMAS C., BC (2009 Jeep Wrangler)

"I graded the comfort and ride keeping mind that is an off road vehicle that must also go on road. But I must say is one of the quietest vehicle I ridden in, road noise is just not there."

MICHAEL M., WA (2009 Jeep Wrangler)

"Driver discomfort on longer trips because my right knee presses against the center console edge."

JOSEPH G., CO (2009 Jeep Wrangler)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"The worst vehicle I've ever owned. And I've had some real stinkers Was in repaire shop almost as much as it wasn't"

Anonymous, PA (2009 Jeep Wrangler)

"This car hasn't depreciated very much in 8 years. We have spent money on repairs, but the after market demand for this vehicle keeps the resale price quite high."

Anonymous, CA (2009 Jeep Wrangler)

"This car is still worth today what we paid for it new in 2009: $20,000."

Anonymous, CA (2009 Jeep Wrangler)

"I have people all the time ask me about my jeep; if i like the ride is the soft top quiet how is four wheeling would i like to sell it. One of the guy's at work makes me an offer once or twice a month on it. when he hits 20K it's his. I will buy a new jeep wrangler unlimited Rubicon when I retire in about 6 months."

Anonymous, CO (2009 Jeep Wrangler)

"The fact that Chrysler won't recall Jeeps for what's known as "death wobble" is a complete fraud. I will never buy another Jeep Wrangler because I'm now going to pay out of pocket to fix this same unsafe condition again for the 2nd time."

Anonymous, CO (2009 Jeep Wrangler)

"Get the Four door if you can"

STEVEN A., LA (2009 Jeep Wrangler)

"it worth more then what was paid for it"

Anonymous, KY (2009 Jeep Wrangler)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"I have made lots of changes custom soft top, bumpers, cold air intake, new exhaust, lift kit, tires and wheels"

Anonymous, CO (2009 Jeep Wrangler)

"It is a one of a kind auto, you can never mistake a Jeep Wrangler for any other auto. I also use it off road and it's the most capable auto in it's class."

DANIEL D., NC (2009 Jeep Wrangler)
No Data Available
Change Vehicle