Consumer Reviews Summary
36 of 38 (94%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2013 Jeep Wrangler Overview
Jeep has been touted for its rugged, dependable simplicity since the days of World War II. The latest Jeep vehicles have built on that reputation, none more so than the 2013 Jeep Wrangler which is one of the best out-of-the-box off-road vehicles around.
The 2013 Wrangler does look very similar to its great-grandfather, the original Jeep; its high ride, huge wheel-arches, and square stance are all part of the original Jeep lineage. The Wrangler also features Jeep’s classic seven-slot front grill and round headlights. Depending on the trim, different body panels and trim pieces can be added to give your Wrangler an even more macho look, especially the top-range Rubicon and Moab editions. Optional features include larger wheels and tires, tow-winch, and rugged rock bars to protect the undercarriage. A hard-top roof can also be ordered. The two-door Wrangler also comes in a four-door variant called the Wrangler Limited (covered separately).
The inside of the Wrangler is similarly customizable. The basic seats are cloth, but leather is an option for higher-end models. The dash is tall and square, much like the car, but still manages to look classy and rugged in its own rite. The materials used in the Wrangler look more upscale than in previous versions, but it still won’t be confused for a Range Rover. The knobs, wheels, and dials are chunky and easy to operate, a priority in a vehicle designed to crawl over rocks and other terrain. Standard features include air conditioning, 130-watt audio system, and adjustable headrests. Options include satellite navigation, Alpine stereo system, heated seats, and Sirius XM satellite radio.
Any off-roader worth its salt must have the strongest mechanical components available and the Wrangler delivers. The 285-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 makes 260 pounds-feet of torque and provides plenty of punch for climbing inclines. Paired with either a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic, the 2013 Wrangler is capable of 17/21 MPG city/highway. High-range Wrangler models offer a large range of performance options such as several different 4WD systems, off-road suspension, locking differentials, ultra-beefy front and rear Dana 44 axles, and electronically disabled sway bars that add suspension travel. All of these things mean that the 2013 Jeep Wrangler can go where nature otherwise would like you to go the other way.
The Wrangler’s classic body-on frame design is incredibly strong and rigid to deal with rocks and boulders, but operators should be careful; the high center of gravity makes the Wrangler prone to rollovers. Safety features include front airbags, traction control, and ABS disc brakes. Side airbags are optional.