Kelley Blue Book Value®
$18,055 - $29,995
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 21 HWY
Horsepower
285
Seats
4
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$18,055 - $29,995
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 21 HWY
Horsepower
285
Seats
4

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.4 Overall Score
Performance 3.2 Comfort 2.8 Styling 3.7 Value 3.2

Editor's Overview

The 2012 Jeep Wrangler and its long-wheelbase 4-door sibling, the Wrangler Unlimited, remain genuine off-roading icons and also boast the best retained-value figures of any Jeep vehicle....

2012 Jeep Wrangler Owner Reviews

4.59

164 Reviews

69% 23% 7% 2% 1 star 0%

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2012 Jeep Wrangler Sahara pros and cons over 100,000 miles

Having owned my 2012 Wrangler (two door) since new, I have encountered very few �problems� it will sometimes leak water during a heavy rain, there have been minor mechanical issues that one would have with any vehicle such as both rear wheel seals leaking (this didn't happen until closer to 7 years old and almost 100k, And I replaced them myself ). For performance the 3.6 liter V6 has done very well for me, with just regular maintenance it has never given me any doubt about completing a road trip or making it to work in any weather conditions. When the sun is out the Three piece freedom top comes of easily allowing you to do what the jeep was made for putting a smile on your face and giving you a break from the monotony of daily commuting. But also know that a Jeep is good at being a Jeep! It is not like the larger SUVS with fold down third row seating, through the back seat does fold up/or removed completely you do not gain a colossal amount of space. So if have children or are planning on using the back seat often, you might want to do a few test runs getting in and out of the back seat before you make the final purchase.

- Kevin M

A few under-performances but a vehicle I will always cherish.

I really enjoy my 2012 arctic edition wrangler unlimited. The style and color scheme is beautiful. I love the way the windshield is closer and more vertical is comparison with other vehicles. Visibility is superb. It�s roomy and the rear fold down seats in addition to the rear end space makes it easy to pack for long trips or load up my large dogs for a ride. It�s easy to clean and the interior is rugged. I do not like the fact that 6th gear gives no pickup and is basically for fast downhill travel. The shocks and steering are beginning to get sloppy and bumpy. The gas mileage has been decreasing over the past couple years from about 21mpg to about 17 now. The 4 wheel drive works great and of course being a Jeep I love taking the top and doors off in warm weather. It is such a freeing feeling thriving under the open sky and hopping in and with ease. The stereo system with the extra built in subwoofer sounds incredible. Oh yeah and I love the whole Jeep community. And how they wave to each other.

- Jeffrey B

The 2012 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4-door: for the adventurer!

The Jeep Wrangler is a great vehicle for "around town". It is a bumpier ride than a sedan or luxury truck, but it is a fun and sporty vehicle. This vehicle has been very reliable and handles above average in the rain and snow. However, I do not like the feel of making turns while in 4 wheel drive. If you have never driven a vehicle that has to be put into 4 wheel drive, you may feel quite uncomfortable making tight turns (such as parking). It "jerks" while turning. I also do not care so much for driving on the highway at higher speeds while hitting bumps or grooves in the pavement. The Jeep does not handle as well in these situations. The 2012 Jeep Wrangler has an average interior, basic features, not too many "bells and whistles". You are driving a Jeep, not a luxury vehicle. If you like to add after market products to your vehicle, the Jeep is definitely for you! There are many different ways to customize your Jeep to fit your needs or personality.

- Patti D

Ranked #8 Midsize SUVs by Owners

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Key Specs

Category Name: Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$18,055 - $22,346
$22,045

Horsepower

Horsepower
285 hp
285 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.6L SMPI 24V VVT V6 engine
3.6L SMPI 24V VVT V6 engine
Interior Features

Category Name: Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows
Optional
Optional

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Optional
Optional

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Optional
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Category Name: Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41 in.
41 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
41.3 in.
41.3 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.6 in.
35.6 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
40.3 in.
40.3 in.

Category Name: Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Heating & Cooling

AC

AC
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Seats

Passengers

Passengers
4
4

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Category Name: Accessories

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
95.4 in.
95.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.9 ft.
34.9 ft.

Length

Length
152.8 in.
152.8 in.

Width

Width
73.7 in.
73.7 in.
Mechanical Specs

Category Name: Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3760 - 3785 .lbs
3760 - 3785 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
285 hp
285 hp

Torque

Torque
260 ft. lbs.
260 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
100 - 200 .lbs
100 - 200 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive

Category Name: Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.6 gal.
18.6 gal.

Combined

Combined
9 - 11 mpg
9 - 11 mpg

City

City
17 mpg
17 mpg

Highway

Highway
21 mpg
21 mpg
Safety Features

Category Name: Features

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Category Name: Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional
Optional

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

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

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety