Kelley Blue Book Value®
$11,148 - $20,693
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
14 City / 18 HWY
Horsepower
147-190
Seats
2-4
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$11,148 - $20,693
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
14 City / 18 HWY
Horsepower
147-190
Seats
2-4

2006 Jeep Wrangler Owner Reviews

4.68

53 Reviews

75% 19% 4% 2% 1 star 0%

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Driving a 6-speed Jeep Wrangler is sporty and a fun way to feel young again.

The 2006 Jeep Wrangler is a long bed vehicle with a soft and hard top. Changing to either top is a big problem and will need two to three people and several different types of tools to complete the process. This will take 2 to 3 hours to complete. The fenders tend to fade over time, going from black to grey and should be routinely cleaned with something like "back to black". Have had problems in the past with the emergency brake not holding but was an easy fix at the Jeep dealership. After 12 years of ownership the protective top coating of the body paint is starting to peel. Other than that, the paint job is still shining. Because of the flat windshield, tends to get numerous cracks from road debris. All Jeeps tend to ride rough, this is not a smooth riding vehicle. Because of the square shape to the Jeep, tends to sway in high winds. Dropping anything down the driver or passenger side seats will be hard to retrieve without getting out of the vehicle and pulling the seats forward. Outside mirrors have to be manually adjusted. Fog lights tend to crack easily and need to replaced at least once. The good points are numerous. The bucket seats for both driver and passenger are comfortable and easy to clean. Steering is easy. The sporty feel of a 6 speed makes it fun to drive even in heavy traffic. After pulling up the back seats there is ample room for a lot of items in the back. The back lift-up window with a side open back door makes it convenient to load items. After 12 years of ownership have not had any major motor or mechanical problems. With proper and routine maintenance this Jeep Wrangler, with 120, 000 miles, still looks new and drives exceptionally well.

- Minna W

Once you drive a wrangler, everything else is boring.

Best car I have ever owned! I also have the 97 wrangler and I really like that the seats are a little lower. As a daily driver, it feels a lot like driving a mix of a powerful go kart or mini monster truck! If your mechanically inclined it is a dream car. If you are not, i'd learn a thing or two. The car is extremely reliable and will allow you to drive it into the ground. But if you know what to do, you can keep it running 300k miles.

- Alex D

Jeep Wrangler: build it your way, just save some money for gas.

I love that it is off-road and a convertible; however, it uses a lot of gas. I am discouraged from driving a lot because it cost too much money to fill it up every week. My income does not support the amount of money I spend in gas. I do enjoy that I can upgrade it in so many different ways. With Jeeps, the ability to customize is almost endless, so I can build it up however I wish.

- Mira S

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2006 Jeep Wrangler Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
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Key Specs

Category Name: Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$11,148 - $14,369
$11,499 - $15,152

Horsepower

Horsepower
147 - 190 hp
190 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L SMPI DOHC 16V 4
4.0L SMPI I6 "POWER TECH" ENGINE
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4.0L SMPI I6 "Power Tech" engine
25D SPORT CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
24D SPORT CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
Interior Features

Category Name: Convenience & Comfort

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Optional

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System

Power Steering

Power Steering

Category Name: Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.9 in.
40.9 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
42.5 in.
41.3 - 42.5 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.3 in.
35.3 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.7 in.
39.5 - 39.7 in.

Category Name: Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional

Category Name: Heating & Cooling

AC

AC
Optional

Category Name: Seats

Passengers

Passengers
2
4

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Category Name: Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional

Category Name: Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
30

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
93.4 in.
93.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.7 ft.
36.7 ft.

Length

Length
154.9 in.
154.9 in.

Width

Width
68.3 in.
68.3 in.
Mechanical Specs

Category Name: Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3200 - 3337 .lbs
3438 - 3539 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
147 - 190 hp
190 hp

Torque

Torque
165 - 235 ft. lbs.
235 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
100 .lbs
200 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Optional

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
Straight 6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive

Category Name: Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
19 gal.
19 gal.

Combined

Combined
7 - 9 mpg
15 - 19 mpg

City

City
14 mpg
14 - 15 mpg

Highway

Highway
18 mpg
18 - 19 mpg
Safety Features

Category Name: Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Optional

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Optional

Category Name: Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety