Jeep Wrangler (2007–2018)

Model History

May 2007

New Jeep Wrangler launched

Comes with diesel engine plus new petrol engine that offers more power and more torque. Improved aerodynamics, reduced noise levels and much improved, more spacious interior. ESP and side airbags also come as standard together with four-wheel disc ABS brakes. Wider track and longer wheelbase, new steering and 100 per cent stiffer frame. Improvements have not reduced off-road ability. Wrangler still features live front and rear axles, extra ground clearance and an electronic disconnecting front sway bar.

Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited both retain removable full-framed doors and fold-down windscreen together with a removable hard top that provides more options for open-air driving. The Freedom Top is a three-piece modular hardtop and features separate left- and right-front passenger roof panels that can be removed and stored in the vehicle, together with a rear section that can also be removed.

Most Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited sold in the UK in 2007 have new 2.8-litre diesel engine, offering 174 bhp and 302 lb ft of torque. Handful of Jeep Wrangler ‘Rubicon’ models will sold with new 3.8-litre petrol engine and additional off-road features making it the best off-road Wrangler ever.

Jeep Wrangler 2.8 CRD Sport Manual £17,995

Jeep Wrangler 2.8 CRD Sahara Auto £21,075

Jeep Wrangler 3.8 Rubicon £22,580

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited LWB 2.8 CRD Sport Manual £19,995

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited LWB 2.8 CRD Sahara Manual £22,075

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited LWB 2.8 CRD Sahara Auto £23,075

July 2016

Wranger 75th Anniversary launched

The limited edition Jeep Wrangler 75th Anniversary is based on the Overland model, but with several key differences, including unique exterior styling and part-leather interiors.

The exterior features a bronze-finished front grille and 18-inch alloy wheels, body-coloured dual top, Mopar slush mats, unique bronze and orange Jeep badging, and a dedicated 75 Anniversary badge. The car comes in Bright White, Solid Black or Sarge Green colours.

The Jeep Wrangler 75th Anniversary costs starts at £34,765 OTR for the 2-door 2.8 CRD auto rising to £36,435 OTR for the 4dr 3.6 V6 auto.

May 2017

Wrangler Night Eagle introduced

Just 66 examples of this special new arrival are bound for the UK – all fitted with Jeep’s 2.8-litre CRD 200PS diesel engine paired to a five speed automatic gearbox. The engine gives the car a 0-62mph time of 10.7 seconds and a top speed of 107mph. The Euro 6 unit can return a combined 31.4mpg and has a 235g/km CO2 figure.

Legendary Wrangler capability is achieved through the standard Command-Trac part-time, two-speed transfer case with a low-range gear ratio.

Finished in unique Xtreme Purple, Alpine White or Solid Black paint the Night Eagle receives distinctive decals on the bonnet and rear quarter panels, 18-inch mid-gloss black wheels, body-colour grille, mid-gloss black colour accents, headlamp rings and Jeep badge, body colour dual top, black fuel filler door, deep tint sunscreen glass and hard spare tyre cover.

The new Jeep Wrangler Night Eagle will cost £39,810 OTR when it goes on sale in the UK this week.

July 2017

Wrangler Rubicon Recon launched

Based on the existing Wrangler Rubicon model, the new Recon adds 18-inch Low Gloss Granite Crystal painted aluminium wheels, a black dual top (including both soft and hardtop options), and a dual-vented Power Dome hood with a black-silhouette "Rubicon" decal featuring red accent lettering on both sides. A Trail Rated logo with red accents, a black fuel filler door, and a black hard spare tyre cover complete the package.

A black-and-red theme characterises the inside of the new Wrangler Rubicon Recon. Red accent stitching adorns the standard black leather heated seats with a "Rubicon" embroidered logo. Black vinyl-wrapped front door armrest and console lid with black stitching, red accent netting on front door pockets and the centre console, unique leather-wrapped steering wheel and red accent coloured seatbelts help to distinguish the Recon from the rest of the Wrangler line-up.

The new Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon special-edition model comes in two- and four-door specification and is powered by Jeep’s 3.6-litre V6 petrol engine delivering 284PS, matched to the automatic five-speed gearbox. It comes in three exterior colours: Gobi, Bright White, and Granite Crystal. It costs £40,505 OTR (two-door) and £42,175 (four-door).

What does a Jeep Wrangler (2007 – 2018) cost?

List Price from £40,490
Buy new from £34,802
Contract hire from £519.86 per month