The 2019 Jeep Wrangler is a compact SUV that has no direct competition because of its off-road capabilities. It competes indirectly with the Toyota 4Runner and midsize pickup trucks like the Chevrolet Colorado.
As Jeep’s longest running model, the Wrangler has been on the market without a direct competitor for several years. That will change with the upcoming Ford Bronco, but the Wrangler will remain alone for at least the 2019 model year. After a complete overhaul to a new JL model last year, Jeep has updated safety packages and paint colors for 2019.
Here is a summary of the 2019 Wrangler’s specifications:
- The 2019 Jeep Wrangler has a starting price of $29,450 including a $1,495 destination charge.
- The Wrangler Rubicon has a starting price of $39,450 including the $1,495 destination fee.
- The 2018 Wrangler is still available and has a starting price of $29,440 including a $1,495 destination fee.
- The 2019 Wrangler is available in three trims: Sport, Sport S and Rubicon.
- Special editions that upgrade or change trim and appearance pieces are available, such as the Rubicon Recon.
- The Jeep Wrangler has a wheelbase of 96.8 inches, an overall length of 166.8 inches and a width of 73.8 inches.
- The 2019 Wrangler comes standard with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine that has 285 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque.
- A 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that has 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque is optional.
- Models equipped with the 3.6-liter V6 come standard with a six-speed manual transmission.
- An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard for Wranglers with the four-cylinder engine and optional for V6-equipped Wranglers.
- The 2019 Wrangler is able to tow up to 2,000 pounds when equipped with the V6 engine.
- When equipped with the V6 engine and manual transmission, the Wrangler’s EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings are 17 mpg in city driving, 25 mpg on the highway and 20 mpg combined. With automatic transmission, the Wrangler’s fuel economy ratings are 18 mpg city, 23 mpg highway and 20 mpg combined.
- When equipped with the four-cylinder engine, the Wrangler’s EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings are 23 mpg in the city, 25 mpg on the highway and 24 mpg combined.
- The 2019 Wrangler comes standard with a backup camera, electronic roll mitigation, electronic stability control and hill-start assist.
- An Active Safety Package is available that includes blind-spot monitors, rear-parking assist and LED tail lamps.
- The Wrangler comes standard with a 5-inch display screen, USB audio input, eight speakers, an auxiliary port and 12-volt power outlets.
- A 7-inch display is optional for Sport S models and standard for Rubicon models. It includes SiriusXM Radio and two USB ports.
- An 8.4-inch screen that includes navigation is available for Rubicon models.
Comfort & Convenience
- The 2019 Wrangler comes standard with a folding soft top that includes a sunroof feature.
- Other top options include a modular folding hardtop, Premium Sunrider soft top and a body-color three-piece hardtop.
- Air conditioning is optional for Wrangler Sport models.
- Several options and packages that can be added include cold-weather performance features, leather seating, heated seats and steering wheel, a towing package, an off-road performance package, a cargo-management package and LED lighting.
Editor’s note: All photos courtesy of Jeep