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Jeep Wrangler

(2018 - present)

Expert Rating

New car score:

45
%
E

Used car score:

51
%
E

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

59
%
D

Safety Rating:

28
%
E

Eco Rating:

36
%
D

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

44
%
D

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

New car score:

45
%
E

Used car score:

51
%
E

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

59
%
D

Safety Rating:

28
%
E

Eco Rating:

36
%
D

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

44
%
D

Summary


The Jeep Wrangler is a medium-sized SUV, available in either two-door or four-door format. The latest generation was launched in late 2018 and traces its heritage all the way back to the original Willys Jeeps of the Second World War.

The new Jeep Wrangler has received mixed reviews from the UK media. It has been highly praised for its off-road ability and for keeping true to its heritage, while it has also been criticised for its poor on-road driving dynamics and extremely poor one-star safety score from Euro NCAP.

The Wrangler was originally offered with a choice of petrol or diesel power, but the diesel engine was dropped after a while so now there’s only one petrol engine available across the whole range.

As of January 2024, the Jeep Wrangler has a poor New Car Expert Rating of E with a score of 45%.

Key specifications


Body style: Two- and four-door SUV
Engines: petrol (and previously diesel)
Price: From £60,285 on-road

Launched: Autumn 2018
Last updated: N/A
Replacement due: TBA


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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall score: 1 stars
Date tested: December 2018
Read the full Euro NCAP review

Adult protection: 50%
Child protection: 69%
Vulnerable road users: 49%
Safety assist: 32%

Notes on safety rating

The Jeep Wrangler scored a woeful one-star safety rating from Euro NCAP when it was launched in 2018, receiving scathing criticism from Thatcham Research, the UK’s Euro NCAP representative: “The Jeep Wrangler is an entirely new vehicle and doesn’t come cheap. Buyers outlaying over £50,000 on a car should expect more than a one-star safety rating.

“No AEB (autonomous emergency braking) system is fitted, which is unheard of in this price bracket. There were a number of issues with the Wrangler in impact testing too, in terms of deformation of the footwell and damage to connecting structures, while the make-up of the dashboard was seen to present a risk to occupants.”

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

As of January 2024, the Jeep Wrangler has not been lab tested by Green NCAP.

Reliability rating

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No reliability rating

As of January 2024, we don’t have enough reliability data on the Jeep Wrangler to generate a reliability rating.

The Car Expert’s reliability information is provided exclusively to us using extended warranty data from our partner, MotorEasy. As soon as MotorEasy has sufficient data on the Wrangler, we’ll publish the score here.

Running cost rating

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Monthly cost of ownership data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by Clear Vehicle Data

Fuel consumptionAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models25 mpgE25 – 27 mpgE – E
Diesel models30 mpgE29 – 31 mpgE – E
CO₂ outputAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models258 g/kmD243 – 269 g/kmD – D
Diesel models246 g/kmD240 – 252 g/kmD – D
Insurance groupAverageScoreVariationScore
All models23B22 – 25A – B
Service and maintenanceCostScore
Year 1£358C
Year 2£907C
Year 3£1,431C
Year 4£1,675C
Year 5£2,189C
Overall£6,560C

The Jeep Wrangler is a very expensive car to own and run, according to whole-life cost numbers provided exclusively to The Car Expert by our data partner, Clear Vehicle Data.

The biggest cost is always fuel, and the Wrangler performs very poorly here. Fuel economy scores an E (which is the worst score possible for this category and means it sits in the bottom 20% of all cars in our database), so you probably need to lower your expectations from whatever they may have been. CO2 emissions are not much better.

Servicing and maintenance costs are average over the first five years, while insurance costs should actually be better than average.

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Jeep Wrangler has received

2021

  • 4×4 Magazine Awards– Off-Road Award

2019

  • 4×4 Magazine Awards– Off-Road Award

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The new Jeep Wrangler has received mixed reviews from the UK media. It has been highly praised for its off-road ability and for keeping true to its heritage, while it has also been criticised for its poor on-road driving dynamics and extremely poor one-star safety score from Euro NCAP.Jeep Wrangler