2017 Jeep Wrangler

Buyer's Guide

Perhaps the most iconic SUV of all time, the Jeep Wrangler is a modern-day legend in its own right. Right off the dealer's lot, you won't find a more capable vehicle off the beaten path. Canadians have also come to love the Wrangler for its sense of adventure and fun - the new Evoque Convertible aside, you won't find another open-air SUV on the market.

Now in the final year of the current generation, the 2017 Wrangler is now available with a LED Lighting Group package that adds auto on-off LED headlamps and LED fog lamps. There's also a new Cold Weather Group which is available on Sport S and Rubicon trims, which adds all-terrain tires, an engine block heater, all-weather floor mats, heated seats, remote engine starter, and the Convenience Group.

The Wrangler is also available in several new colours, including Acid Yellow, Gobi (sand beige), Chief (bright blue), and Xtreme Purple.

All Wranglers come standard with a 3.6-litre V6 engine that develops 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, which is quite a bit of power for a vehicle with dimensions as small as this. A six-speed manual transmission is standard; a five-speed automatic is optional.

With solid axles front and rear, and styling that we doubt has ever seen the inside of a wind tunnel, the Wrangler is hardly the most practical or refined vehicle on the market. The cabin is narrow and cramped, and in two-door form, it has precious little cargo space. A high ride height and upright glass do make for good visibility. Buyers can upgrade the Wrangler's cabin to include leather upholstery, all manner of power accessories, and a weather-proof Alpine stereo system. Due to the Wrangler's age, certain modern amenities such as a reverse camera, or modern active safety features like radar cruise control, collision warning, or emergency autonomous braking aren't available.

The Wrangler is available in a number of trims ranging from the basic Sport and Sport S, to the off-road oriented Willys Wheeler, to the luxury Sahara and the ultimate Rubicon.

The Sport is about as basic as modern vehicles come - no power locks, no power windows, no air conditioning - but it does get a cloth roof that can be fully retracted and doors that can be removed. 16-inch steel wheels come standard, but can be upgraded to 17-inch alloys.

The Sport S adds 17-inch silver alloy wheels, air conditioning, leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, leather-wrapped shift knob, satellite radio, and solar tinted glass.

The Willys Wheeler adds gloss black finish wheels, 3.73-inch rear axle, anti-spin rear differential, trip computer, Bluetooth, off-road tires, performance suspension, underbody protection, tire pressure monitor display, and black exterior decals.

The Sahara adds a 115-volt power outlet, 18-inch alloy wheels, auto-dimming rear-view mirrors, automatic headlights, power exterior mirrors, body-colour fender flares, bright interior trim, bright grille and headlamp accents, heavy-duty suspension, standard hardtop, power windows, alarm, tubular side steps, 6.5-inch touchscreen display with navigation, and remote keyless entry. If equipped with the optional automatic, remote engine start is also included.

The Rubicon features 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped in off-road tires, black bumpers and fender flares, Dana 44 heavy-duty front axle, electronic front sway bar disconnect, performance suspension, upgraded front and rear axles, part-time 4x4 system, rock rails, and the Sunrider soft top system which can be folded back like a sunroof or fully lowered.

Pricing for the Wrangler starts at $28,445 and tops out at $40,845 for the Rubicon.

2017 Jeep Wrangler Specifications

There are 11 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $28,695 MSRP
12.6
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
285 hp @6400 rpm
Number of seats 4
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
Body style SUV
Trim MSRP Number of seats Body style
Trim Horse Power Torque Transmission Drivetrain
Trim Length Body Width Body Height Wheelbase
Trim AUX Input Satellite Radio MP3 Play Bluetooth Connect
Trim Standard Seat Trim Heated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Power Driver Seats
Trim Traction Stability Brake Assist ABS Blind Spot Sensor
Trim Back Up Camera Parking Distance Sensors AC Power Windows Navigation
4WD 2dr Big Bear *Ltd Avail* $28,695 4 SUV
4WD 2dr Big Bear *Ltd Avail* 285 hp @6400 rpm 260 ft-lb @4800 rpm 6-Speed M/T Four Wheel Drive
4WD 2dr Big Bear *Ltd Avail* 164.3" 73.7" 72.5" 95.4"
4WD 2dr Big Bear *Ltd Avail*
4WD 2dr Big Bear *Ltd Avail* Cloth Seats
4WD 2dr Big Bear *Ltd Avail*
4WD 2dr Big Bear *Ltd Avail*
4WD 2dr Willys Wheeler $28,695 4 SUV
4WD 2dr Willys Wheeler 285 hp @6400 rpm 260 ft-lb @4800 rpm 6-Speed M/T Four Wheel Drive
4WD 2dr Willys Wheeler 164.3" 73.7" 72.5" 95.4"
4WD 2dr Willys Wheeler
4WD 2dr Willys Wheeler Cloth Seats
4WD 2dr Willys Wheeler
4WD 2dr Willys Wheeler
4WD 2dr Sport $28,695 4 SUV
4WD 2dr Sport 285 hp @6400 rpm 260 ft-lb @4800 rpm 6-Speed M/T Four Wheel Drive
4WD 2dr Sport 164.3" 73.7" 72.5" 95.4"
4WD 2dr Sport
4WD 2dr Sport N/A
4WD 2dr Sport
4WD 2dr Sport
4WD 2dr Winter *Ltd Avail* $38,095 4 SUV
4WD 2dr Winter *Ltd Avail* 285 hp @6400 rpm 260 ft-lb @4800 rpm 6-Speed M/T Four Wheel Drive
4WD 2dr Winter *Ltd Avail* 164.3" 73.7" 72.5" 95.4"
4WD 2dr Winter *Ltd Avail*
4WD 2dr Winter *Ltd Avail* N/A
4WD 2dr Winter *Ltd Avail*
4WD 2dr Winter *Ltd Avail*
4WD 2dr Smoky Mountain *Ltd Avail* $38,095 4 SUV
4WD 2dr Smoky Mountain *Ltd Avail* 285 hp @6400 rpm 260 ft-lb @4800 rpm 6-Speed M/T Four Wheel Drive
4WD 2dr Smoky Mountain *Ltd Avail* 164.3" 73.7" 72.5" 95.4"
4WD 2dr Smoky Mountain *Ltd Avail*
4WD 2dr Smoky Mountain *Ltd Avail* N/A
4WD 2dr Smoky Mountain *Ltd Avail*
4WD 2dr Smoky Mountain *Ltd Avail*
4WD 2dr Chief *Ltd Avail* $38,095 4 SUV
4WD 2dr Chief *Ltd Avail* 285 hp @6400 rpm 260 ft-lb @4800 rpm 6-Speed M/T Four Wheel Drive
4WD 2dr Chief *Ltd Avail* 164.3" 73.7" 72.5" 95.4"
4WD 2dr Chief *Ltd Avail*
4WD 2dr Chief *Ltd Avail* N/A
4WD 2dr Chief *Ltd Avail*
4WD 2dr Chief *Ltd Avail*
4WD 2dr 75th Anniversary *Ltd Avail* $38,095 4 SUV
4WD 2dr 75th Anniversary *Ltd Avail* 285 hp @6400 rpm 260 ft-lb @4800 rpm 6-Speed M/T Four Wheel Drive
4WD 2dr 75th Anniversary *Ltd Avail* 164.3" 73.7" 72.5" 95.4"
4WD 2dr 75th Anniversary *Ltd Avail*
4WD 2dr 75th Anniversary *Ltd Avail* N/A
4WD 2dr 75th Anniversary *Ltd Avail*
4WD 2dr 75th Anniversary *Ltd Avail*
4WD 2dr Sahara $38,095 4 SUV
4WD 2dr Sahara 285 hp @6400 rpm 260 ft-lb @4800 rpm 6-Speed M/T Four Wheel Drive
4WD 2dr Sahara 164.3" 73.7" 72.5" 95.4"
4WD 2dr Sahara
4WD 2dr Sahara N/A
4WD 2dr Sahara
4WD 2dr Sahara
4WD 2dr Rubicon Recon *Ltd Avail* $41,095 4 SUV
4WD 2dr Rubicon Recon *Ltd Avail* 285 hp @6400 rpm 260 ft-lb @4800 rpm 6-Speed M/T Four Wheel Drive
4WD 2dr Rubicon Recon *Ltd Avail* 164.3" 73.7" 72.5" 95.4"
4WD 2dr Rubicon Recon *Ltd Avail*
4WD 2dr Rubicon Recon *Ltd Avail* N/A
4WD 2dr Rubicon Recon *Ltd Avail*
4WD 2dr Rubicon Recon *Ltd Avail*
4WD 2dr Rubicon Hard Rock *Ltd Avail* $41,095 4 SUV
4WD 2dr Rubicon Hard Rock *Ltd Avail* 285 hp @6400 rpm 260 ft-lb @4800 rpm 6-Speed M/T Four Wheel Drive
4WD 2dr Rubicon Hard Rock *Ltd Avail* 164.3" 73.7" 72.5" 95.4"
4WD 2dr Rubicon Hard Rock *Ltd Avail*
4WD 2dr Rubicon Hard Rock *Ltd Avail* N/A
4WD 2dr Rubicon Hard Rock *Ltd Avail*
4WD 2dr Rubicon Hard Rock *Ltd Avail*
4WD 2dr Rubicon $41,095 4 SUV
4WD 2dr Rubicon 285 hp @6400 rpm 260 ft-lb @4800 rpm 6-Speed M/T Four Wheel Drive
4WD 2dr Rubicon 164.3" 73.7" 72.5" 95.4"
4WD 2dr Rubicon
4WD 2dr Rubicon N/A
4WD 2dr Rubicon
4WD 2dr Rubicon

Expert Review Articles

by Justin Pritchard
February 14, 2017
A wheely good value

Owner Reviews: 2017 Jeep / Wrangler

Average Rating

2006 Jeep Wrangler

Trim: TJ Rubicon
by BanffGeek on 10-14-2012
Awesome without the luxury
I upgraded my Patriot for this beast. The first noticeable difference was the drive. This Jeep was not designed for luxury and you can feel it as soon as you pull on to the road.

I traded in the air conditioning from the Patriot for the top-down on the Rubicon, which made me a little nervous. I can honestly say that I didn't miss it one bit.

Fuel mileage is terrible but I didn't buy this vehicle to save money - I bought it for fun and fun I had. I brought this Jeep off-roading in some pretty serious mud. I found myself up to the doors in a bog but the locking differentials had me out in a matter of minutes with standard tires.

I'll never leave the Wrangler family again...
Overall
4.0
Comfort
3/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
2/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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2010 Jeep Wrangler

Trim: Unlimited 4 door
by JEEPGUY on 10-13-2012
Wrangler
It's a Jeep. If your looking for comfort you're going to want to pick a less capable and considerably less fun vehicle. It's hard to beat a vehicle where you can take the top and doors off in the summer and drive through any snow bank in the winter.
Overall
4.0
Comfort
3/5
Performance
3/5
Fuel Economy
2/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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1997 Jeep Wrangler

Trim: WRANGLER UNLIMITED Sahara Edition
by Rollin_On_Dubs on 10-11-2012
A fun ride with great reliability and style!
Absolutely loved this car! Not the best in the winter but for a summer road trip its hard to beat the top off and no doors. A bit windy on the open road but it is a Jeep after all.

Fuel economy wasn't the greatest but the overall power and ruggedness of this vehicle make it worth while.

I wouldn't recommend a Jeep as your primary vehicle but if you have some cash to spare the Jeep Wrangler makes a great recreational vehicle.
Overall
4.0
Comfort
3/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
2/5
Interior Design
3/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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