2009 Jeep Wrangler Review

2009 Jeep Wrangler Sport Unlimited 2.8 CRD turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Model year2009
Year of manufacture2009
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.8 CRD turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired7000 miles
Most recent distance14000 miles
Previous carMitsubishi Carisma


Just fantastic - the car I always wanted!


Nothing has gone wrong with my Wrangler.

General Comments:

This is my third Wrangler, I've had a YJ, a TJ and now an JK. This one is by far the best and the cheapest to run and feed.

Mine is silver metallic; it's a bright, airy 4x4 that never ceases to amaze me with its eagerness - it will crawl along off road, or do over 100mph on the motorway.

I can't think of anything bad to say about this car, although it isn't fast, it's a proper 4x4, it has go-anywhere ability, and removing the roof and doors in the summer will get you some jealous looks when you drive along the seafront.

Well, it isn't the most frugal car on the road, nor can it corner like a Ferrari, but it performs well, the 2.8CRD engine giving it acceptable economy and I'm pleased I bought it.

In short; who needs a Land Rover Defender or Discovery when they can have a Wrangler. (And who needs air conditioning when you can remove the roof in less than 4 minutes...)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th November, 2010

9th Mar 2012, 08:19

Wish the diesel was available in the US.

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 1 review