2016 Jeep Wrangler WARNING REVIEWS

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Engine
3.6L V6

Power
285 hp
EPA - est City/Hwy
17/21
Seats
4

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2016 Jeep Wrangler Overview

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The 2016 Jeep Wrangler: No other vehicle on the road has so many major foibles but somehow rises above them to become massively lovable and desirable. If you're looking for an off-road-ready SUV with gobs of character and even a convertible roof, the 2016 Jeep Wrangler is the one-and-only.

The above list of "Cons" reads like words we'd craft after driving something designed 28 years ago behind the Iron Curtain. You can almost envision whatever vehicle we're talking about in grainy, sepia-toned footage with the occasional photo of Lenin and a ballistic missile parade thrown in for good measure. And yet, the vehicle in question is the 2016 Jeep Wrangler, a true American icon akin to no other. What else can evoke images of Ike driving through the liberated towns of Normandy, and fun-loving youth enjoying the never-ending freedoms of nature? Heck, the word "Freedom" is even plastered on a special-edition package and roof designs. Yes, it's this iconic imagery and general character that makes the Wrangler so appealing despite its many drawbacks. Besides its styling, it can go places virtually no other factory-built SUV on the road would dare. Its old-school mechanical underpinnings also make it oddly fun to drive on the road simply because nothing steers or behaves in quite the same way (and hasn't in quite a long time). It's also the only convertible SUV presently on sale (let alone a four-door one) and it's definitely the only thing out there that'll let you take off the doors and lower the windshield for those moments when getting smacked in the face by a moth at 45 mph seems like a great idea. A purple Jeep? Sure, why not. It's available as part of this year's new Backcountry Edition. Jeep also enjoys a lack of competition. The Nissan Xterra and Toyota FJ Cruiser are no longer on sale, so the number of livable, off-road-ready SUV alternatives that aren't extremely expensive has dwindled to the Toyota 4Runner (still far pricier than the Wrangler) and those within the Jeep brand: the Renegade and Cherokee Trailhawks and the Grand Cherokee. The truth is, all of these boast better crash test scores, more secure handling and braking, quieter and more comfortable interiors, more up-to-date technology features and driving experiences light-years beyond a Soviet taxi's. But only the Wrangler is going to evoke Ike.

There are significant and serious reasons to think twice about the 2016 Jeep Wrangler, but there is also plenty to love about this unique, characterful, capable and unabashedly all-American SUV.

The Jeep Wrangler bolsters its already robust collection of special models with the addition of the Black Bear, 75th Anniversary and Backcountry Editions. The Wrangler Sahara trim gains some aesthetic updates and a new Olive Green interior option. There are also some new colors available, which, for the Wrangler, is actually quite noteworthy.



2016 Jeep Wrangler Problems




2016 Jeep Wrangler Reviews From Owners (50 Reviews)

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By Jim Francis

on Sep/03/16 04:00 PM (UTC)

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By Barbara Schmidt

on Jul/24/16 09:24 AM (UTC)

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Jeepy

Cool and fun

By Harry Hurst

on Jul/04/16 05:32 AM (UTC)

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By Dale Starry

on Jun/25/16 04:08 AM (UTC)

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Starry Freedom

My wife and I wanted a four-door Wrangler so our golden retriever (Sawyer) would have a space of his own when we go to the beach with a full load of luggage and supplies. The Wrangler Unlimited fits this bill nicely. We chose the Freedom Edition because our last name is Starry and there are star decals on the vehicle. It's code name Oscar Mike also has significance because my wife's father's middle name was Oscar and her brother's name is Mike. We chose white exterior because it looked the best with the graphics. We selected the black Freedom top for contrast against the body color. So far, I'm the only driver and I enjoy driving it! I also own a 1989 Wrangler and the new Jeep is light years ahead of its grandpa in technology, comfort, quiet, and driving ease. We also prefer the Freedom top to the soft top on the older Jeep. Everything considered, I'm glad I leased the Wrangler Unlimited.

By Jordan Corbitt

on Feb/24/17 03:10 AM (UTC)

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Most Fun I've Had in a Vehicle

In my first year owning a Jeep Wrangler, I have taking it to task. I went to several off-road parks and Jeep gatherings. I took the Wrangler through water, mud, up and down trails with inclines so steep, I could only see the sky while going up. Keep in mind, everything is stock on my Wrangler yet. One occasion I actually went off-roading with the doors and top off. I started crossing a waterway and it was a lot deeper than I had anticipated as water begin filling the cab of my Wrangler, soaking me and my passenger along with the rest of the interior. I kept going though and the Wrangler never hesitated and we made it to the other side. After a few days, the interior finally dried out and all that was left was to clean out the sand that had made its way into my cup holders. The interior did not stink and all the electronics still work like a brand new Wrangler. I have been water forging several times and even took on some very rocky terrain on some occasions. Going down some "rock steps," I didn't have quite the ground clearance needed and hit the trans-axle on the rock and bent my tailpipe a bit. The Wrangler just handled it and keep on going. I am thoroughly impressed with this vehicle and absolutely love it! It truly is "Trail Rated."

By Robert Scavello

on Jan/29/17 10:15 AM (UTC)

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75th Edition

This vehicle, while somewhat pricey, has passed my expectations for comfort and ride.

By MV Parent

on Jan/26/17 11:51 PM (UTC)

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Exactly as we Expected & Wanted

Overall rating is 5 stars as it is exactly what we expected & wanted. The sub category ratings are lower as it is a comparison to all other vehicles.

By Shannon Newton

on Dec/19/16 07:08 AM (UTC)

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Brand new.... and loving it...

Love this vehicle just remeber the more things you add to it the heavier it gets and mpg really drop.... but other than that love it...

By Miranda Unruh

on Sep/09/16 08:45 AM (UTC)

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Loving the Jeep Life

If you want the wind in your hair and great off-road vehicle, the Rubicon is tops. It handles fine on road, but you have to actively drive it, as it likes to "road walk" a bit. Overall I'm extremely happy with my purchase and find it to be a comfortable ride.

By Rodge

on Sep/03/16 09:39 AM (UTC)

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JEEP,JEEP and JEEP!!!

just bought 2016 jeep wrangler unlimited sport and i must say best rig ever had, if u like outdoor driving this one is for you. its like driving a motorcycle only it has 4 tires, you wont understand the pros n cons of this rig because its a JEEP!!

By Ana E.

on Mar/13/17 07:59 AM (UTC)

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The 75th Edition Jeep Sahara is the new Black

If you want a fun, rugged, head turning, kick butt-not an SUV, not a truck, not a car-what IS that vehicle, then the 75th Edition Jeep Sahara hard top is for you. It's gorgeous with it's bronze accents, mean hood and luxury interior (for a Wrangler). Not only is it aesthetically pleasing, but it's fun to drive, comfortable and definitely roomy enough for a family of 3 (as long as you don't need to much storage). The performance is bit sluggish, but that is not what a Jeep is all about. You buy a Wrangler because it's a Wrangler.

By William Staney

on Jul/30/16 01:43 PM (UTC)

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Love 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlim needs Tech Upgrade

Love driving this vehicle. I only with the Tech was upgraded. Needs LED headlighting, Navagation needs higher resolution display and upgraded software to better interact with cell technology.

By Anthony Waclaw

on Jul/10/16 09:47 AM (UTC)

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So far best suv purchased

This is a jeep not your typical suc

By Robert Scheer

on May/11/16 05:26 PM (UTC)

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2016 Black Beast of a jeep

Gotta love a Jeep, freedom to roam, so much to add and make it your own!

By Patricia Weller

on May/02/16 04:29 PM (UTC)

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Best jeep

Love my Jeep, I bought a Willys wrangler 2016, very comfortable, fun to drive every day and the gas mileage is not bad at all.

By Basil Matthews

on Apr/15/16 08:27 AM (UTC)

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Fun

The last Jeep I owned was in 1979. Of course, much improved and it was a blast back then. Not only can easily be converted to a convertible, but with removing the doors, it's almost like a 4W motorcycle. Great engine power and comfortable. A little pricey, but all manufacturers are today.

By Christine Gartland

on Oct/16/16 09:59 AM (UTC)

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Love my jeep

Love the off road capabilities. Already have a leak in the back window but appears to be a common occurrence. Dealer to fix this week. Quadratek has great recommendations for seal maintenance.

By F K

on Aug/10/16 09:22 AM (UTC)

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Just OK. Only fun to drive, but nothing else.

Just OK. Only fun to drive, but nothing else.

By Sunny

on Jun/21/16 04:37 PM (UTC)

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It's A Jeep Thing You wouldnt understand.

As you may know you need to research a vehicle before you buy...I wanted jeep wrangler since 9 and after owning jeep liberty as my first vehicle and 3 hyundais after that...finally finally I was able to get 4dr wrangler auto..I love the way it drives and rides why? Its a jeep..who needs luxry..I love manual door and window.I'm 27 now and Im thankful for Jeep still making wranglers.If you want to save gas go buy a prius and stop giving Jeep a bad reviews...if you want comfort go buy lexus..This isnt your typical vehicle. Its a jeep.

By Polly

on Apr/27/16 08:09 PM (UTC)

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Love my jeep

I just traded my grand Cherokee in for a new 2016 wrangler unlimited.. I love it!! Yes it is a little bouncy and it does not have all the features that my grand Cherokee had but you don't buy a wrangler for luxury! It does however have Bluetooth, power doors and windows, an awesome stereo, touch screen. It is by far the coolest vehicle that I ever owned.. So glad that I finally have one of my own!!

By Christine Hope

on Mar/24/16 10:14 AM (UTC)

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Ready to Rock

This Jeep Rubicon Hard Rock edition is ready to go anywhere the second you drive off the lot. Love the power dome hood.

By Daryl

on Feb/25/16 07:04 AM (UTC)

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Its a Wrangler Thing

It's a Jeep Wrangler thing.
Well I've had the wrangler now for 6 months and still loving it. (when I get to drive it.) My son had use of it during college break so I did not get to drive it for 3 months. He loves it and really does not like my DD (Corolla) says it's too small.
So far the wrangler has been problem free.

Was looking to replace my 97 Cherokee. Looked at a number of SUV's (Ford, Honda, Subaru etc) Walked into the Jeep dealer and saw a wrangler on the showroom floor. Fell in love with the styling. Took one for a test ride and fell more in love. Rides like a truck (Love it) Find the steering is far more tight than my 97 Cherokee. Bought one nicely equipped. Power windows, automatic, 3 piece hardtop, Bluetooth. More room than my 97 Cherokee and more pep. It is averaging approximately 20 miles per gallon. I know why Wrangler drivers wave at each other. Because the Wrangler is so much fun to drive you just can't help smiling and waving to others that are enjoying theirs. I find the controls are nicely placed. No more noisy then other vehicles I have driven. Love the windows all around. Makes seeing what is in the blind spot very easy. Wranglers are not for everyone, but some of us find that they just fit our personality.
The world is a great place there are so many choices for those that want something different. If you love your Rogue or Enclave or what ever that is great. I love my Wrangler. It's a Jeep thing. Happy Trails.

By Blane

on Dec/03/16 04:54 AM (UTC)

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A Fun Irritant

The 2016 Wrangler Unlimited was my second one in four years. I had issues with rain leaking into the cabin on both vehicles around the 14,000 mark. Loved the fun, cool factor, the accessory build freedom, and utility of the vehicle. It is fun to drive, but with regard to the leaks, Jeep says you need to expect these type of things. I had to cut off my frustration. With two vehicles that leaked and gave me ridiculous amounts of frustration, it is was terrific fun to drive. I had the soft top and had it off as often as I could. The ride is loud and rough, but not as much as you may think. When you test drive it, your first thought is it being much more comfortable than you anticipated. Nothing puts you in a good mood faster than driving home from work with with top down and tunes blaring. This was used as my every day vehicle, which is probably not the best use for it. The storage compartment is small and awkward to access with the soft top up. Whether this is getting groceries or anything else. I play golf and coach baseball and my gear does not really fit well. If I lived in western states such as Colorado or Utah, it would make more sense. I am on the east coast and it is a mall crawler. I had to eventually part ways with my Jeep, but still miss the fun factor....but not the frustrations.

By Chris Ben

on Oct/12/16 08:44 AM (UTC)

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By Bob Corder

on Oct/03/16 08:18 PM (UTC)

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I love my Wrangler!

I feel ten years younger driving the Jeep. I have multiple cars and this is by far the most fun to drive. Love it!

By D.S.

on Sep/16/16 08:22 AM (UTC)

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Glad I got it

Had been looking for a new car for a few months. Always like the look of the Jeep Wrangler. Was worried about past reliability and engine problems, especially since I had only driven foreign cars for the last 20 years and had always been pleased with them. We usually maintain vehicles very well, drive them for 10+ years and expect to get 200,000 miles out of them. I did a lot of research and thinking about the Wrangler. After reviewing other Jeep owner's experiences, the upgrades that the Wrangler has had in transmission and engine performance, and deciding to purchase a very comprehensive and fair-priced lifetime warranty from Mopar, I bought a new 2016 Wrangler Unlimited w/ automatic, and hardtop. Have only had it a month, but I am very pleased with the vehicle and overall experience. It is a fun vehicle and everybody notices it, likes it, and comments that they would like to have one.

By Joe Black

on Sep/12/16 10:23 AM (UTC)

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The Greatest Ride Ever

This isn't a suv, this isn't a lexus, This isn't a ride for just anyone. Its a JEEP! Its for the greatest people on earth. I have two Jeeps. a 2015 unllimted and a 2016 unlimted. My wife loves hers and I loved hers so much. I bought me one also. If you want the most custom ride to go anywhere on earth. This is the ride. It has a community in its self. Like no other. It's a great buy for great people. try one. then buy one. When you try one. you have to relize if your a city girl/boy that this is a jeep. not a Mercedes. But with 35inch tires 4 inch I can drive 80 down the road witht he radio on 12 and carry a conversation without yelling. its an awesome ride ya'll. Cheers and enjoy.

By Ron

on Aug/21/16 06:31 PM (UTC)

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It's a Jeep!

This is not a city commuter mobile, nor a BMW (I traded in my 328Xi for this!) It is an outdoors persons dream; fun to drive with the top down, able to go nearly anywhere, it was designed for the outdoors! After watching the video, the soft top is easy to put up or down, taking off the hard top is a breeze. Acceleration is fine, my unlimited keeps up with every other car on the highway entering the entrance ramp. Shifting is easy, arm and leg positions comfortable. It sits up high off the ground, but my mother in law who is 80 lovers the ride and can get in without a problem. Controls are easy to use, and make sense, blue tooth and voice recognition work fine with my iPhone (which doubles as my GPS system). 130N radio with Sirius XM sounds very good, although a little weak in the base. The long baseline of the unlimited helps in inroad ride performance. I'm in love with the vehicle already!

By Scott

on Jun/08/16 11:10 AM (UTC)

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Oscar-Mike only way to go

Had to do research on Oscar Mike significance. Like the idea of part of price supports USO. It has all the right equipment right out of the box. I wasn't searching for Freedom Edition, but wanted a red 2 door and this is what came up. It seems that Unlimited models are what every one wants, probably the way to go, but I'm a traditionalist. I miss my 2005 TJ I just wish I could have them both. That said, I love my firecracker red 2 door JK. My Jeep history goes back to a 46 cj-2, a 74 cj-5, a 79 cj-7, a 05 tj and my 16 JK. Loved them all and wish I could've kept them all. My !is for a 2016 JK Wrangler, not a 2015 model. No biggie, but just want to be correct!

By Bill Dahms

on Apr/26/16 08:04 AM (UTC)

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It's terrible but I love it!

It rides rough and its hard to get in and out of. It handles like a truck. The amenities are still pretty primitive for the top of the line. All that being said, I love it.
It can go anywhere and carry whatever I want.
I have a couple of other SUV's but for around town this is my favorite.
It's easy to work on and for some reason gets more looks than my Porsche Cayenne S.

By Carolyn A

on Mar/11/16 08:30 PM (UTC)

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Jeep, just for fun

As cool and fun as this vehicle is, it is also a gas hog and terribly overpriced. It is a rough ride, hard to close the doors and small. On the flip side, it is a ton of fun to decorate and personalize. Accessories are inexpensive, for the most part. It is not my only vehicle so if I don't feel like wobbling down the road, I drive something else. Other Jeep drivers give the "Jeep wave", which is fun. When my pre-teen daughter is ready to drive, it will be hers because she loves it. It will be perfect for her.

By Matt

on Mar/04/16 08:07 AM (UTC)

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Nothing like it, in all the right ways.

People will tell you they're uncomfortable, unsafe, whatever. It rides quieter and less harsh than my old E46, which I loved, and there is nothing like looking out over that Wrangler hood over the road or spotting rocks and mud.

By Daniel

on Aug/19/16 07:45 PM (UTC)

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First Jeep

This is my first Jeep. I choose the Rubicon so I can play in the dirt again. Enjoy adventures, and experience the great outdoors. I have no regrets in purchasing this vehicle. Lots of accessories available to pimp it out with. I added decals, bumpers, lights, grab handles, and a winch so far. And I've only bought it six weeks ago! Still investigating lift kits and tires. This vehicle makes me young again.

By Rick R.

on May/13/16 11:30 AM (UTC)

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2016 Jeep Wrangler


Build Quality
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Reliability
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Comfort
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Performance
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Interior
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Jeep Wave !

You are purchasing an American Icon! This is not a vehicle for everyone. This is my second Wrangler. I had a 2001 Sport (I loved it, prompted me to buy a new one and make it my DD) and it was primitive compared to the new JK. Jeep has made vast improvements to the legroom and comfort of this vehicle. The options are very good for what you are buying. If you need to be pampered in Luxury then buy a Grand Cherokee. Life is too short to drive a boring car. I have so much fun in the summer with the doors off and the top down. The number of aftermarket products available to "customize" my Jeep are endless. The Vehicle is PERFECT for Northeastern winters in the snowbelt. It is awesome in deep snow. I just wish the seats were a bit more comfortable. The upgrades in materials and fit and finish are far superior to my 01. The Jeep Wave makes you feel as if you are part of a community of drivers out there who appreciate the open air fun of driving a Jeep.

By Greg

on Apr/27/16 12:56 PM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Jeep Wrangler


Build Quality
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Reliability
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Fun-to-Drive
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Comfort
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Exterior Design
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Performance
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Interior
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Value
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Love My Jeep But Really?????

One would think that in a 2016 vehicle with a premier electronics package that cost extra, that the electronic tuner would get all of the Sirius radio channels, but NO..... only up to 220. Absolutely ridiculous. I had to immediately go and purchase an aftermarket system. One would also think that in a vehicle that the top comes off of that the manufacturer would use marine grade leather on the seats.... but NO..... Guess I'll be replacing those too. Come on Jeep where did the quality go?

By Thomas Powers

on Apr/04/16 03:57 PM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Jeep Wrangler


Build Quality
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Reliability
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Fun-to-Drive
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Comfort
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Exterior Design
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Interior
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Value
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Jeep Cruising

Jeep Wrangler is not a vehicle for all. You gotta love the Wrangler experience to really enjoy it. Rides rough, bounces around the road, noisy within, not very luxurious but that is what a jeep is. Awesome vehice for those that love it and and I love it!

By Michael Cassidy

on Feb/07/16 08:52 PM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Jeep Wrangler


Build Quality
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Reliability
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Fun-to-Drive
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Comfort
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Exterior Design
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Performance
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Interior
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Value
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It's a Jeep thing!

This is my 2nd Wrangler. I am passing on my 2002 to my son. That has been the best vehicle I have ever owned! So, I a bought a 2016 Jeep Willys Wheeler Wrangler to replace it. So far (2 months) I absolutely love it! It rides so much smoother and quieter than the 2002. It is more roomy in the front and back. The U-Connect system is awesome and easy to use. The interior is really nice, especially for a Jeep!!
I have been very happy with my dealer Browns in Patchogue and the Jeep organization as a whole!
I highly recommend this vehicle and Jeep in general! But it is not for everybody! You are not going fast and this is no luxury ride. But it puts a smile on my face every time I drive it! I love my Jeep!

By Michael Breiling

on Nov/29/15 02:29 PM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Jeep Wrangler


Build Quality
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Reliability
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Fun-to-Drive
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Comfort
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Exterior Design
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Performance
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Interior
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Value
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First Timer!

I went out and purchased a 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Black Bear edition after driving a 2015 Rubicon for a week. I came from a 2013 Subaru WRX STI which was a great car, but drew all the wrong attention. My Jeep has received more compliments in a week then I ever got from my STI. Firecracker Red is a real looker. To me, the Jeep is just as fun to drive as the Subaru! Its far more comfortable and the technology is much better. Alpine Audio with navigation is a must have and the 6 spd manual is on point. Looking forward to many fun years driving this Jeep. Lift coming soon!

By Me

on Aug/25/16 04:02 PM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Jeep Wrangler


Build Quality
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Reliability
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Fun-to-Drive
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Comfort
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Value
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Mm mm

My third Wrangler. They still impress me. 4" lift 35" pro comp mt2s. These vehicles will go almost anywhere, which is exactly why I buy them. If you want a quiet interior and all sorts of gadgets, buy a beamer and be quite. This is not the vehicle for you. ( By the way, this not an suv. It is a Jeep)

By Larry Jones

on Aug/02/16 01:13 PM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Jeep Wrangler


Build Quality
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Reliability
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Fun-to-Drive
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Comfort
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Exterior Design
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Performance
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Interior
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Value
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First time Jeep buyer

I really enjoy my new Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport S. I have 3.73 rear axle gears, so it helps with get up and go. The Jeep runs great, steers sharp and easy to drive. I love it.

By M. Farmer

on Jul/09/16 08:02 AM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Jeep Wrangler


Build Quality
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Reliability
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Fun-to-Drive
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Comfort
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Exterior Design
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Performance
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Interior
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Value
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Coolest vehicle on the market!

Although Jeep Wrangler isnt the fastest, quietest riding vehicle...its by far the most customizable and coolest vehicle out there! Jeep wrangler is a motivational vehicle..it makes me want to get up & go...somewhere...anywhere! I havent had my Jeep long, but I've also heard they are very reliable and easy & affordable to fix if anything needs repair. Not so good on gas, but with the low cost of insurance on this vehicle, I have a little more cash to spend on fuel!

By Frank Muscente

on Jun/26/16 10:24 AM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Jeep Wrangler


Build Quality
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Reliability
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Fun-to-Drive
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Comfort
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Exterior Design
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Performance
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Interior
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Value
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I'm a Jeepster!

What can I say? My new Jeep 75 th anniversary unlimited is so much fun to drive. I figure since I drive alot for my business I may as well get something I can have fun in. I take the freedom roof off, crank up my stereo and off I go, a total blast. Makes me feel like I'm 21 again. The vehicle is rock solid and gets alot of looks too! The Jeep wave is fun also, kinds of reminds me of the Harley wave haha. All things considered I am extremely happy with mu purchase and would recommend a Wrangler unlimited to anyone who is tired of ho- hum driving.

By P. Huelsebusch

on Feb/28/16 07:13 PM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Jeep Wrangler


Build Quality
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Reliability
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Fun-to-Drive
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Comfort
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Exterior Design
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Performance
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Interior
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Value
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Wife Wanted Purple

If you need a vehicle for the family get a minivan first. If you want to have fun, buy the Jeep next. Wife has wanted a purple vehicle for many years and Jeep came out with the Backcountry Special Edition in just the right color to offend die-hard Jeepsters. My son has a 2014 Rubicon and has had no problems. I don't know about reliability on the 2016 hence the three stars. Time will tell. When you buy a Wrangler you know what you're getting and expectations should be in line with the fact that you are buying a rugged four wheel drive vehicle designed to take you anywhere in any kind of weather. I am very pleased with the comfort, noise level, ride and handling. A long trip can be tedious in the back seat. They are pretty straight, but for short to moderate trips no problem. The more we drive the Jeep, the more I like it.

By Barry

on Feb/10/16 05:26 PM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Jeep Wrangler


Build Quality
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Reliability
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Fun-to-Drive
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Comfort
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Exterior Design
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Performance
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Value
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Its a Jeep, not a Cadillac

I love my first Wrangler Willys JK, It does everything a jeep should do, If you want ease of this or ease of that get a Caddy, If you want a smile on your face when you drive, get a Wrangler

By John

on Feb/10/16 06:09 AM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Jeep Wrangler


Build Quality
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Reliability
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Fun-to-Drive
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Comfort
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Exterior Design
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Performance
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Interior
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Value
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My dream vehicle

My 2016 Jeep Wrangler Sport was ordered with air conditioning and trailer package as only options, keeping the price low! It is a solid, dependable. powerful vehicle that handles the driving challenges in rural northern Minnesota with ease. Gas mileage is around 18-20 mpg because I'm driving the vehicle as it is designed to be used, mostly on back country two lane no shoulder roads, often rough, 60 mph, slow down for surprise curves, animals, drivers, machinery, and small towns. After market add-ons are easy to install, affordable, and allow you to make it your own. It's steering requires a little more attention than the junk that is now called a SUV, the seating is for adults- not soccer intercity mom going to Macy's for Designer Jeans, and the ride is solid not designed for cruising the Hood or playing with your latest scratch and sniff IPod toy. I drove real military jeeps, in early 70's, and in 27 years of service found out that nothing was as good or dependable to replace it including the Hummer which was overpriced, overrated garbage. Safety, it's safe if you drive normally and like having metal protecting you instead of designer techno garbage that provides recalls every other week because it doesn't work and was made in Mexico/China. I have a 2013 RAV4 and traded in a 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport (5000 miles), which was preceded by 2008 GMC 1500 , 2004 Ford Ranger, 1998 Explorer sport, and 1998 Subaru Forester (All Purchased New). Averaging 100,000 to 120,000 per vehicle before trade in/replacement. They have all been very good vehicles, the Outlander was a mistake, highly rated safety, good mileage, and city based thinking resulted car that is useless outside of the city.

By Beth Burnette

on Dec/24/15 10:42 AM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Jeep Wrangler


Build Quality
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Reliability
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Fun-to-Drive
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Exterior Design
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Performance
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Interior
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Love this Hard RocK!

Really love the style and durability of this 2016! Drives great on the road and off. Live on a very steep, snow/iced covered road and have NO PROBLEM buzzing up that hill in the worst of conditions.
It's a little less stable in high winds on the open road...but I can deal with that. Wish I got a bit better gas millage.....but when you drive 75-80mph I guess one can't expect too much.

By Michael Keating

on Dec/15/15 08:40 AM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Jeep Wrangler


Build Quality
star
Fun-to-Drive
star
Comfort
star
Exterior Design
star
Performance
starstar
Interior
star

Horrible in almost every way

I drove this for three days as a rental and it was by far the worst car of any type I have ever driven. Hard to handle. Incredibly poor interior layout. Uncomfortable to the max. Poor mileage. Difficult to get into and out of. Large and clunky size. No backup camera. No USB ports. Odd controls. Literally everything about this screamed "return me early".

By Blakemsu2003@yahoo.com

on Jun/24/16 09:45 AM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Jeep Wrangler


Build Quality
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Reliability
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Fun-to-Drive
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Comfort
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Exterior Design
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Performance
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Interior
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Value
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Jeep Fever Returns!!!

I had a 1995 Wrangler SE with the I6 Engine. It WAS my favorite car i have ever owned. The very next year they went to the quadralink suspension and the "minivan" interior. I had to part with that great ride after a few years and have longed for one since. After rock crawling in a rental this spring, I was hooked again. While my new ride doesn't have a ton of luxury features, I love it. I am so glad i found a MT version - which shifts like the 95 did, long throw lever and pedal, but you have a great intuitive feeling when doing it. I was also skeptical of the new engines, but WOW the new 3.6L V6 is fantastic. Crisp faster power, better mileage, lighter. The other huge benefit to the 4 door is the long wheelbase. It rides better than my Honda CRV. I'll echo the same comments as a lot of others - I think Jeep has somehow kept the magic while improving the most iconic vehicle on the road. Sure the freedom top has those hand screws and levers, but the 95 had a myriad of torx bolts in front (that went into a thin strip of metal on the windshield frame) and in back and you had to take the whole top off. I also don't understand the gripes about the handling. You get a feel for the turns pretty quickly - yes you have to corner slower, but there is no safety issue and it is great to feel so connected to the road. I'm also excited to start customizing it. This is one of the few cars where you can start off with a fairly basic model and get it dialed to your specific look and function. This vehicle is not for a luxury car driver or a gadget hound. If you want a fun, nostalgic ride, grab one before the next major redesign.

By DonaW

on Jun/14/16 09:48 AM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Jeep Wrangler


Build Quality
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Reliability
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Fun-to-Drive
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Comfort
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Exterior Design
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Performance
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Interior
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Value
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Love my machine

I've wanted a Jeep for 20 yrs. I traded in my 2013 fully loaded Durango for a brand new 2015 Unlimited Sahara. I was nervous I would be lost without some of the luxuries and comfort. However.. I am absolutely loving it. I feel like this vehicle was made for ME. I'm a country girl at heart and a little rough/tough around the edges.. exactly like my Jeep. I feel like I'm driving a machine.. not a car. Unfortunately this car is not for everyone. It is not a smooth ride and it drives like a truck. You need to be able to appreciate it for what it really is.

By J. Wood

on May/21/16 09:15 PM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Jeep Wrangler


Build Quality
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Reliability
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Fun-to-Drive
star
Comfort
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Exterior Design
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Performance
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Interior
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Value
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Fun ride with waste of technology

I've only had my Jeep for 2 months but have already logged over 4,000 miles and for the most part I love it. I bought the Jeep after driving a Lexus Rx300 for 15 years so I was a little worried that I would miss all the luxury of the Lexus but I don't. The car handles well and of coarse is super fun. When shopping for the Jeep I had a few communication requirements that my Lexus didn't have and that was a really good blue tooth and a USB port. Now it's 2016 so that should be standard, and with the Jeep it is. That said, the USB is a complete waste as it doesn't do the one thing I need it to and that is charge my phone. The Jeep's bluetooth is through a system called UConnect and UConnect drains your phone's battery in about 15 mins or less. Thought I could solve the problem by plugging phone into USB, they did an awesome job designing the center console between the two front seats. They even put little groves for the USB cord so you can shut the lid but since the USB doesn't charge, its completely worthless and makes UConnect worthless. I think the higher priced Rubicon comes with a USB that actually charges, but since this is a second car that my kids were going to drive I didn't feel the need to splurge on a Rubicon. I still love driving the Jeep but without a USB port that charges, I can use the UConnect and thus all the great functions in UConnect are a total waste.


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Interior Images (14)

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2016 Jeep Wrangler Problems Report:


  • 2016 Jeep Wrangler Top 10 Complaints
  • 2016 Jeep Wrangler Top 10 Issues
  • 2016 Jeep Wrangler Top 10 Problems
  • 2016 Jeep Wrangler Reviews
  • 2016 Jeep Wrangler Defects

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Is the 2016 Jeep Wrangler Reliable?



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Exterior Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions

  • WHEELBASE
    95.4 Inches
  • OVERALL LENGTH
    164.3 Inches
  • OVERALL HEIGHT
    71.9 Inches
  • MIN GROUND CLEARANCE
    10.0 Inches
  • BASE CURB WEIGHT
    3760 pounds


Interior Dimensions

Interior Dimensions

  • Passenger Capacity
    4
  • Front Leg Room
    41.0 Inches
  • Front Shoulder Room
    55.8 Inches
  • Second Leg Room
    35.6 Inches
  • Second Shoulder Room
    44.7 Inches
  • Cargo Volume
    12.8 cubic feet


Transmission

Transmission

  • Transmission Type
    MANUAL
  • Final Drive Ratio
    3.73 Inches
  • Driven Wheels
    four wheel drive


Suspension

Suspension

  • Front Suspension Classification
    Solid Axle
  • Rear Spring Type
    Coil Springs
  • Rear Suspension Classification
    Solid Axle
  • Front Stabilizer Bar
    Yes
  • Front Spring Type
    Coil Springs
  • Rear Stabilizer Bar
    Yes


Wheels

Wheels

  • Tire Type
    All Terrain
  • Rear Tire Width
    255
  • Rear Tire Profile
    75



Safety

Safety

  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System:
    Yes
  • Passenger Airbag Deactivation
    Occupant Sensing Deactivation


Entertainment

Entertainment

  • Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
    Yes
  • Total Number Of Speakers
    8
  • Digital Audio Input
    Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
  • Radio
    AM/FM
  • Watts
    552
  • Subwoofer
    1


Exterior

Exterior Features

  • Exterior Mirror Adjustment
    Manual


Interior

Interior Features



Mechanical

Mechanical

  • Engine
    3.6L V6 24 Valve Gas Regular Unleaded ERB
  • Front Suspension
    solid axle
  • Rear Suspension
    solid axle
  • Fuel Capacity
    18.6 galons
  • Rear Brake Type
    Ventilated Disc
  • Front Brake Type
    Ventilated Disc

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Vehicle Performance

Willys Trail Rated 2-door / 4x4 / 6M

  • 0-60 Mph
    6.6 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    15.3 sec @ 90 mph
  • Source
    Car and Driver

Unlimited Willys Wheeler Edition 4-door / 4x4 / 5A

  • 0-60 Mph
    7.8 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    16.1 sec @ 83.6 mph
  • Source
    Motor Trend

Unlimited Rubicon X 4-door / 4x4 / 5A

  • 0-60 Mph
    8.6 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    16.6 sec @ 82.3 mph
  • Source
    Motor Trend

True Market Value

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edmunds The TMV® shows how much a car could be traded in for at the dealership. The TMV® price shown is always based on the style of the vehicle selected. Options and color adjustments are not taken into consideration. *

  • Trade In Price
    $21,968
  • Private Seller Price
    $23,736
  • Dealer Price
    $25,070
  • Original MSRP
    $28,195


2016 Jeep Wrangler Problems Report:


  • 2016 Jeep Wrangler Top 10 Complaints
  • 2016 Jeep Wrangler Top 10 Issues
  • 2016 Jeep Wrangler Top 10 Problems
  • 2016 Jeep Wrangler Reviews
  • 2016 Jeep Wrangler Defects

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2016 Jeep Wrangler JD Power

  • Among the best

  • Better than most

  • About average

  • The rest

INITIAL QUALITY STUDY

The Initial Quality Study (IQS) examines issues experienced within the first 90 days of new-vehicle ownership. This study measures car quality by analyzing problems reported in the mechanical quality and design of areas such as powertrain, body and interior, and features and accessories.


  • OVERALL QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • POWERTRAIN QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • BODY & INTERIOR QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • FEATURES & ACCESSORIES QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • OVERALL QUALITY - DESIGN
  • POWERTRAIN QUALITY - DESIGN
  • BODY & INTERIOR QUALITY - DESIGN
  • FEATURES & ACCESSORIES QUALITY - DESIGN

2016 Jeep Wrangler Problems





2016 Jeep Wrangler Features


Fuel Efficiency

  • CITY
    17 mpg
  • HIGHWAY
    21 mpg
  • EMISSIONS STANDARD
    Federal Tier 2 Bin 4
  • GREEN HOUSE GAS SCORE
    6
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2016 Jeep Wrangler Key Factors: Current Warranty

Warranty Terms Are Listed In Years/miles. Listed Details Represent Standard Offers. Programs May Vary By Model.


TYPE OF COVERAGE
REMAINING
  • BASIC
    3 years / 36,000 miles
    2 years
  • POWERTRAIN
    5 years / 100,000 miles
    4 years
  • CORROSION
    5 years / 100,000 miles
    4 years
  • ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
    3 years / 36,000 miles
    2 years

2016 Jeep Wrangler Key Factors

Data provided by Edmunds

Pros

  • Numerous variations
  • Extensive factory and aftermarket parts support
  • Fun to drive in its own special way.
  • All but unstoppable on the trail
  • Unmistakable styling

Cons

  • Noisy interior
  • Cumbersome convertible operation.
  • Sloppy on-road handling
  • Long braking distances
  • Mediocre crash test scores
  • Missing many of the latest safety and technology features
  • Busy ride
  • Questionable security with soft top


2016 Jeep Wrangler True Cost Of Ownership

Data provided by Edmunds

The TCO® is the total five-year costs of owing a vehicle. Seven cost categories make up the TCO® (depreciation, insurance, financing, taxes & fees, fuel, maintenance and repairs), also take into account any applicable federal tax credit.

ITEMS YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3 YEAR 4 YEAR 5 5 YEAR TOTAL
Insurance$1,361$1,409 $1,458$1,509 $1,562$7,299
Maintenance$181$797 $469$1,925 $397$3,769
Repairs$0$0 $211$503 $736$1,450
Taxes & Fees$2,857$207 $194$183 $173$3,614
Financing$982$779 $568$350 $125$2,804
Depreciation$5,096$1,955 $1,721$1,524 $1,368$11,664
Fuel$2,507$2,583 $2,660$2,740 $2,822$13,312
True Cost To Own ®$12,984$7,730 $7,281$8,734 $7,183$43,912

*Warranty’s Cover 75% Of Anticipated Maintenance And Repairs.

**Prices provided by Edmunds True Cost to Own® (TCO®)



2016 Jeep Wrangler NHTSA Service Bulletins

Data provided by Edmunds

Date Complaint Filed: 10/19/2016

Component(s): STRUCTURE:BODY

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

The freedom top leaks when it rains which causes water to leak into the radio, dashboard and on to the floor. i've had it serviced once and it continues to happen.


Date Complaint Filed: 03/16/2016

Component(s): ENGINE | FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM | POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

I have a 2016 jeep wrangler unlimited with 20,000 miles., today i was going up a hill stopped at a mailbox then started to take off and the motor stalled while in drive. it cased me to roll back about 3' befor i could hit the brake almost caused a accident. i then restarted the jeep placed it back in drive and it wouldn't move! it acted like it was in neutral. i also tried reverse still wouldn't do nothing. so i rolled to a flat spot in the road check the trans fluid, it was good then turned it of checked the oil, it was good to. then started it back up and put it in drive and it was working fine again!


Date Complaint Filed: 03/16/2016

Component(s): ENGINE | POWER TRAIN | UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

I have a 2016 jeep wrangler unlimited with 20,000 miles., today i was going up a hill stopped at a mailbox then started to take off and the motor stalled while in drive. it cased me to roll back about 3' befor i could hit the brake almost caused a accident. i then restarted the jeep placed it back in drive and it wouldn't move! it acted like it was in neutral. i also tried reverse still wouldn't do nothing. so i rolled to a flat spot in the road check the trans fluid, it was good then turned it of checked the oil, it was good to. then started it back up and put it in drive and it was working fine again!


Date Complaint Filed: 03/16/2016

Component(s): UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Roof leaks every time it rains real hard my floor board feels up with water from the hard top letting water leak in.


Date Complaint Filed: 04/02/2016

Component(s): UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Roof leaks and soaks carpet on passenger side floor everytime it is parked in the rain or snow and causes windows to fog up because of moisture in the cockpit and creates a safety problem not being able to see in our cold wisconsin climate , vehicle has been at dealer twice now for that problem and it has less than 2000 miles on it.


Date Complaint Filed: 05/01/2016

Component(s): POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tl* the contact owns a 2016 jeep wrangler. the contact stated that while attempting to accelerate at 15 mph, the vehicle became stuck in low gear without warning. the vehicle was taken to a dealer however, the failure was undetermined. the vehicle was not repaired. the contact mentioned that the failure recurred three times. the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the failure mileage was 725.


Date Complaint Filed: 05/05/2016

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE

Crash: NoFire: YesNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

My son came home from school to get his wallet to go fill up his jeep when he came out back outside the front of his jeep was smoking, when he opened the hood he found the radiator fan on fire. he quickly ran and got the hose and put out the fire but it continued to smoke for about 5 mins. the jeep was running parked in the driveway the jeep only has about 4000 miles on it the air-conditioning was on. he only drove it from school about 1 mile away. we have not taken it to the dealer yet. the fans currently are not working the rest of the vehicle seems to be fine. i have picture and a video i can try to up load.


Date Complaint Filed: 05/16/2016

Component(s): ENGINE | POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

2016 jeep wrangler. consumer writes in regards to engine warning light on dashboard, engine noises and no acceleration when gas pedal is depressed issues. *smd the consumer stated when her husband drove the vehicle, the engine light did not illuminate. however he did have to push the accelerator pedal more than usual. two weeks later, while driving at a speed of 40-45 mph, the consumer heard a loud noise and noticed the rpm was at 5,000 and going to 6,000. the vehicle was shaking and the engine was making loud grinding noises. the consumer took the vehicle to the dealer. they stated there was nothing wrong with the vehicle. two weeks later, as before, the engine became loud, the rpm went to 5,000 and for the second time, the number 1 surrounded by a square lit up on the dash board after the letter d. the vehicle only reached a speed of 10-15 mph. *jb


Date Complaint Filed: 06/07/2016

Component(s): UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 2Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Horn does not honk when depressed or there may be a delay til the horn actually sounds. at times it does not even honk at all. major safety issue. please address. this occurs whether the vehicle is stationary or moving. happens every single time. i have checked on forums and everyone has the same issue.


Date Complaint Filed: 06/20/2016

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE | POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

2016 jeep wrangler unlimited rhd. the check engine light and traction light came on while driving. restarted the vehicle and traction went off. check engine went off later that day, but came back on. traction was intermittent, but would turn off when restarted. next day, check engine light and traction came on and twice while moving the engine died. i lost total control of vehicle, but was going slow at the time. once on a curve and the other time while turning. second time was toward a deep ditch, but stopped short. this is very dangerous. quality motors tried to fix once. will take back tomorrow when they could fit it in.


Date Complaint Filed: 06/27/2016

Component(s): FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

I rented a jeep wrangler unlimited through alamo in puerto rico for 2 weeks. on 5 occasions while my foot depressed the brake with force, the car surged forward. my foot was only on the brake. in each instance, i was forced to throw the car into park to prevent the vehicle from surging forward. this created a dangerous condition in 3 instances, 2 where i might have hit larger vehicles (one a forestry truck, another a large box truck) on narrow mountain roads, 1 where i was at the edge of parking pad that would have resulted in the jeep going down a steep mountain ravine.


Date Complaint Filed: 07/04/2016

Component(s): POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

The connection of the gear shifter to the manual transmission breaks, leaving you stuck in whatever gear it was last in, and basically stranded. i personally was in a parking garage when it occured, others have been on and off all kinds of roads. see this link for the collection of others having this problem: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f202/16-jku-manual-6-speed-broken-shifter-1625138.html


Date Complaint Filed: 07/10/2016

Component(s): POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tl* the contact owns a 2016 jeep wrangler. the contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the vehicle failed to shift to fourth, fifth or sixth gear. in addition, the contact stated that vehicle also failed to shift the reverse. the contact mentioned that the failure recurred without warning. the vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the shifter assembly was fractured and needed to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired. the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. the failure mileage was 8,000.


Date Complaint Filed: 07/16/2016

Component(s): POWER TRAIN | UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Manual gear lever spins making the vehicle impossible to shift. happened overnight.


Date Complaint Filed: 07/21/2016

Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES | WHEELS

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

My jeep was bought brand new less than a month ago and when i take my foot off the brake or press the brakes there's a noise. its not the same noise that the car would make if the brakes where bad. i brought my car back to the dealer that i got it from and they said all jeeps do that which doesn't make any sense.


Date Complaint Filed: 07/22/2016

Component(s): ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Driving down the road in my 2016 jeep wrangler unlimited going down a straight stretch of road at 45mph on a sunny day. the traction control suddenly kicked on and applied the brakes only on one side of the vehicle and tried to pull me into the car in the next lane to my right. dealer could find nothing wrong.


Date Complaint Filed: 07/21/2016

Component(s): POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

While driving on city streets the manual transmission's shift lever became loose making it difficult to shift into any gear. the lever would rotate 360 degrees around its center and eventually come completely off of its mount. when rotated, the offset in the shift lever being at a new angle would lead to shifting being obstructed by the driver or passenger's legs and seats. after coming off of its mount while stationary gear selection became impossible without repair. dealer would eventually complete a repair under warranty. items noted on the service order: lever: 52060064ag, screw: 6506668aa, pcm update flashed


Date Complaint Filed: 08/01/2016

Component(s): POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

2016 jeep wrangler unlimited black bear edition 6 speed manual. shift lever is making clicking sound when shifting. shifter can rotate 360 degrees. feels loose when shifting and interferes with put jeep into gear. unable to drive vehicle until it gets fixed. is covered under power train warrenty. only had the jeep for 6 months.


Date Complaint Filed: 08/02/2016

Component(s): POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

My 2016 manual jeep rubicon unlimited (approx 14k miles) drove/shifted fine on my way to work (about 3 miles, very light traffic) last night, but when i got back in the jeep to head home, the stick-shift was all caddy wompus and i struggled to get it into gear to back out of my parking space. it felt like it had twisted sideways and fallen down. to get it into 1st gear, i had to shove it far to the left toward the steering wheel, and for 2nd gear, i had to practically jam the shifter into my leg. finding neutral and reverse was tricky--the whole shifter mechanism felt like broken bones and mush. i was able to get it home (thankfully a short drive on back roads where i could go slow and there was no traffic) but was baffled by how it was fine earlier, then suddenly junk. thankfully i was not on the highway or on a trip somewhere with my daughter in the jeep. a tow truck picked it up this morning at our home because driving it 16 miles to the dealer in the city in heavy traffic (not knowing if shifting would be an option) seemed very dangerous. the rep at the jeep dealer said he had never seen this before, however i discovered many people on wranglerforum.com have reported the exact same issue. without hearing back from the dealer yet to verify, it appears to be the 52060064ag lever gearshift / bushing that has malfunctioned/broken. i am very disappointed that my first ever american made vehicle feels like cheap junk. in addition to this potentially very serious issue, there have been other minor irritating issues such as the driver side mirror simply falling off while driving, and the fender over the rear wheel falling off. things like this should not happen with a new "tough" (and relatively expensive) vehicle. i am disappointed and, frankly, pissed. does quality even exist anymore?


Date Complaint Filed: 07/31/2016

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

I have an automatic jeep rubicon 2016 unlimited. it died during motion after shifting to reverse from drive. i was doing a sharp turn where i needed to go back immediately and just when i shift reverse (during pressing the brakes like normally everybody does) it shut down. then, i put in park and started it again and it didn't recognize the reverse (idling but not moving). i had to put it off (after shifting to park) and start it again. at the second time it recognized reverse and worked fine for now. no codes during the incident. my case is similar to the complaint: nhtsa id number: 10850113.






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The 2016 Jeep Wrangler: No other vehicle on the road has so many major foibles but somehow rises above them to become massively lovable and desirable. If you're looking for an off-road-ready SUV with gobs of character and even a convertible roof, the 2016 Jeep Wrangler is the one-and-only.

The above list of "Cons" reads like words we'd craft after driving something designed 28 years ago behind the Iron Curtain. You can almost envision whatever vehicle we're talking about in grainy, sepia-toned footage with the occasional photo of Lenin and a ballistic missile parade thrown in for good measure. And yet, the vehicle in question is the 2016 Jeep Wrangler, a true American icon akin to no other. What else can evoke images of Ike driving through the liberated towns of Normandy, and fun-loving youth enjoying the never-ending freedoms of nature? Heck, the word "Freedom" is even plastered on a special-edition package and roof designs.

Yes, it's this iconic imagery and general character that makes the Wrangler so appealing despite its many drawbacks. Besides its styling, it can go places virtually no other factory-built SUV on the road would dare. Its old-school mechanical underpinnings also make it oddly fun to drive on the road simply because nothing steers or behaves in quite the same way (and hasn't in quite a long time). It's also the only convertible SUV presently on sale (let alone a four-door one) and it's definitely the only thing out there that'll let you take off the doors and lower the windshield for those moments when getting smacked in the face by a moth at 45 mph seems like a great idea.

A purple Jeep? Sure, why not. It's available as part of this year's new Backcountry Edition.

Jeep also enjoys a lack of competition. The Nissan Xterra and Toyota FJ Cruiser are no longer on sale, so the number of livable, off-road-ready SUV alternatives that aren't extremely expensive has dwindled to the Toyota 4Runner (still far pricier than the Wrangler) and those within the Jeep brand: the Renegade and Cherokee Trailhawks and the Grand Cherokee. The truth is, all of these boast better crash test scores, more secure handling and braking, quieter and more comfortable interiors, more up-to-date technology features and driving experiences light-years beyond a Soviet taxi's. But only the Wrangler is going to evoke Ike.

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