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Jeep Wrangler 2012 4-door SUV
Trim Shown: Unlimited
Although the Wrangler is better than it has ever been, it's seriously outdated. Power comes from Chrysler's new 3.6-liter V6, and when mated to the five-speed automatic it returned 17 mpg overall in our tests. The ride rocks and jiggles constantly, and handling is very clumsy. Wind noise becomes very loud at highway speeds. Getting in and out is an awkward act. The interior is uncomfortable. Off-road performance is still good but not terrific in our tested Unlimited Sahara; the Rubicon is better off-road. IIHS side-crash results without the optional side air bags are unimpressive. If you are looking for an on-road SUV, there are better choices.

See Reliability page for the latest 2012 Jeep Wrangler recalls.

Safety Equipment

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

Road Test

The iconic Jeep Wrangler has a loyal following, thanks to its classic design, rugged image and legendary history. With an updated powertrain, this may be the best version yet, but the Wrangler is seriously outdated in the modern world. While designed...


  • Off-road capability, improved drivetrain.


  • Ride, handling, braking, wind noise, access, driving position, seat comfort, fit and finish, visibility, fuel economy.


2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels

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Body Styles
2-door SUV
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Automatic
  • 6-speed Manual
Engines Available
  • 3.6-liter V6 (285 hp)