2017 Jeep Wrangler
The 2017 Jeep Wrangler is largely the same iconic Wrangler that Jeepers and off-road enthusiasts have loved for years. It has the same rugged exterior look and all Wrangler models come standard with a 4×4 drivetrain. Edmunds has already rated the 2017 Jeep Wrangler with five out of five stars and other reviews have high regard for the 2017 Wrangler.
There are a few new changes to the 2017 Wrangler lineup including LED fog lights and head lamps and a new Cold Weather Group package. Additionally, the new Wrangler lineup has been condensed from 11 trims to eight trims for the 2017 model year.
To give buyers options when shopping, the 2017 Wrangler lineup includes four standard trims and four special-edition trims. The standard trims from base trim to the upper level trim are the Wrangler Sport, Wrangler Sport S, Wrangler Sahara and Wrangler Rubicon. The four special-edition trims are the Rubicon Hard Rock, Wrangler 75th Anniversary Edition, Wrangler Willys Wheeler and the Wrangler Willys Wheeler W.
All Wranglers are equipped with the same 3.6-liter V6 24-Valve VVT engine. The engine comes standard with a 6-speed manual transmission, but buyers have the option of a 5-speed automatic transmission if they prefer not to drive stick. The 3.6L engine has the ability to produce up to 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque and it has a maximum towing capacity of 2,000 pounds. The 2017 Jeep Wrangler has an average fuel economy of 17 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway.
Interior + Exterior Style
The 2017 Jeep Wrangler’s exterior is nearly identical to 2016 models. The Wrangler’s doors are all metal and they detach when drivers want to open the vehicle up. The Jeep Wrangler has a boxy and rugged appearance and the front end has the same round headlights and the iconic seven-slot grille.
Standard features on the Wrangler Sport (base trim) include 16-inch steel wheels, Goodyear tires, a soft top roof, fog lamps, halogen headlights, and a black fuel filler bezel. The Wrangler Sahara and Rubicon trims include now standard daytime running lights and of course all Wranglers come standard with a full-size spare wheel that is attached to the truck’s back door. Available exterior options include a hard top roof, all-season tires, larger wheels, chrome tail lamp guards, and a chrome fuel filler door.
Stepping into the interior of the vehicle, little has changed. Standard interior features like cloth seats, low bucket seats, reclining front seats, cargo tie down loops, manual doors and window locks, a storage tray remain the same. Optional interior features like leather seating, a chrome and leather wrapped shift knob, all-weather mopar floor mats, and heated seats are available as well.
Technology, Safety + Warranty
When it comes to technology, generally two types of vehicle technology come to mind. Those vehicle technologies include entertainment technology and safety technology. The 2017 Jeep Wrangler has plenty of both.
The 2017 Jeep Wrangler comes with all of the basic entertainment features and then some. The Wrangler Sport comes standard with an eight-speaker system, an audio jack, AM/FM radio and steering wheel mounted controls. Optional features (some of which that come standard on upper level trims) include a 9-speaker premium Alpine system with a subwoofer, a remote USB port, SiriusXM, and a UConnect system with Bluetooth connection.
Jeep takes safety very seriously and the Jeep Wrangler comes loaded with safety technology. The Wrangler has standard safety features like advanced multistage airbags, electronic roll mitigation, electronic stability control. Additionally, hill start assist, speed control, a Sentry Key anti-theft system, speed control, and traction control are also standard. Extra options include front-seat mounted side airbags, a security alarm, remote start and remote entry technology.
Price + Warranty
The starting MSRP for the 2017 Jeep Wrangler is $23,995. Prices vary between the other eight trims depending on options, styling and transmission.
When it comes to the warranties, nothing has changed. The warranties for the 2017 Jeep Wrangler include a three-year or 36,000 mile basic warranty and a five-year or 60,000 mile powertrain warranty.