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Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)
Segment: Small SUV

Replacing the open-body veteran CJ, the new Wrangler was the most rugged Jeep with enhanced convenience inside.

The Wrangler shared the steering, the brakes, the axles, the manual transmission, the clutch and the transfer case with the Cherokee and the Wagoner.

Also called the YJ, the Wrangler was pretty similar in design with the CJ, however, it featured square headlights and had a lower center of gravity, and featured a heavy roller protection on the side, as well as behind the front seats, offering great stability and less body roll in turns.

Inside, the rudimentary controls and the painted steel dash were dropped, the Wrangler featuring a modern dashboard with 4 gauges as standard. The front seats were comfortable, however, they had short and narrow bottom cushions.

The rear cabin did not offer great legroom for the passengers, mostly because the right front seat was not adjustable. Entering the back seats was easy with the foldable front seats. The back seats also folded if more cargo room was needed.

With a choice of two engines, the Wrangler was available with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder unit or a 4.2-liter inline-6 powerplant, both mated with a standard 5-speed manual transmission.

The model was discontinued in 1996 when the Wrangler YJ was replaced by the Wrangler TJ.

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JEEP Wrangler 1987 - 1996
  5 gasoline engines
  • 2.5L 5MT AWD (119 HP)
  • 4.0L 3AT AWD (184 HP)
  • 4.0L 5MT AWD (184 HP)
  • 4.2L 3AT AWD (114 HP)
  • 4.2L 5MT AWD (114 HP)
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JEEP Wrangler 2.5L 5MT AWD (119 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.5L 5MT AWD (119 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2464 cm3
Power
87.5 KW @ 5300 RPM
119 HP @ 5300 RPM
117 BHP @ 5300 RPM
Torque
135 lb-ft @ 2900 RPM
183 Nm @ 2900 RPM
Fuel System
Throttle body injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
20.1 gallons (76.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
93 mph (150 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
14.8 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
215/75 R15T
DIMENSIONS
Length
152 in (3861 mm)
Width
66 in (1676 mm)
Height
68.7 in (1745 mm)
Front/rear Track
58/58 in (1,473/1,473 mm)
Wheelbase
93.4 in (2372 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.2 in (208 mm)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.65
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2954.19 lbs (1340 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4299.01 lbs (1950 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
14.8 mpg US (15.9 L/100Km)
Highway
22.2 mpg US (10.6 L/100Km)
Combined
17.2 mpg US (13.7 L/100Km)

JEEP Wrangler 4.0L 3AT AWD (184 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  4.0L 3AT AWD (184 HP)
Cylinders
L6
Displacement
3960 cm3
Power
135 KW @ 4750 RPM
184 HP @ 4750 RPM
181 BHP @ 4750 RPM
Torque
214 lb-ft @ 3950 RPM
290 Nm @ 3950 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
20.1 gallons (76.1 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
3-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/75 R15T
DIMENSIONS
Length
153.1 in (3889 mm)
Width
68.7 in (1745 mm)
Height
70.1 in (1781 mm)
Front/rear Track
58/58 in (1,473/1,473 mm)
Wheelbase
93.4 in (2372 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.2 in (208 mm)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.65
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3164 lbs (1435 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4519.47 lbs (2050 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
15 mpg US (15.7 L/100Km)
Highway
17 mpg US (13.8 L/100Km)
Combined
16 mpg US (14.7 L/100Km)

JEEP Wrangler 4.0L 5MT AWD (184 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  4.0L 5MT AWD (184 HP)
Cylinders
L6
Displacement
3960 cm3
Power
135 KW @ 4750 RPM
184 HP @ 4750 RPM
181 BHP @ 4750 RPM
Torque
214 lb-ft @ 3950 RPM
290 Nm @ 3950 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
20.1 gallons (76.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
105.63 mph (170 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
10.9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/75 R15T
DIMENSIONS
Length
153.1 in (3889 mm)
Width
68.7 in (1745 mm)
Height
70.1 in (1781 mm)
Front/rear Track
58/58 in (1,473/1,473 mm)
Wheelbase
93.4 in (2372 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.2 in (208 mm)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.65
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3370.86 lbs (1529 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4519.47 lbs (2050 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
15.68 mpg US (15 L/100Km)

JEEP Wrangler 4.2L 3AT AWD (114 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  4.2L 3AT AWD (114 HP)
Cylinders
L6
Displacement
4235 cm3
Power
83.8 KW @ 3000 RPM
114 HP @ 3000 RPM
112 BHP @ 3000 RPM
Torque
210 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM
285 Nm @ 2000 RPM
Fuel System
Carburetor
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
20.1 gallons (76.1 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
3-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/75 R15T
DIMENSIONS
Length
153.1 in (3889 mm)
Width
68.7 in (1745 mm)
Height
70.1 in (1781 mm)
Front/rear Track
58/58 in (1,473/1,473 mm)
Wheelbase
93.4 in (2372 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.2 in (208 mm)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.65
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3197 lbs (1450 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4519.47 lbs (2050 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
16 mpg US (14.7 L/100Km)
Highway
18 mpg US (13.1 L/100Km)
Combined
17 mpg US (13.8 L/100Km)

JEEP Wrangler 4.2L 5MT AWD (114 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  4.2L 5MT AWD (114 HP)
Cylinders
L6
Displacement
4235 cm3
Power
83.8 KW @ 3000 RPM
114 HP @ 3000 RPM
112 BHP @ 3000 RPM
Torque
210 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM
285 Nm @ 2000 RPM
Fuel System
Carburetor
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
20.1 gallons (76.1 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/75 R15T
DIMENSIONS
Length
153.1 in (3889 mm)
Width
68.7 in (1745 mm)
Height
70.1 in (1781 mm)
Front/rear Track
58/58 in (1,473/1,473 mm)
Wheelbase
93.4 in (2372 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.2 in (208 mm)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.65
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3186 lbs (1445 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4519.47 lbs (2050 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
17 mpg US (13.8 L/100Km)
Highway
21 mpg US (11.2 L/100Km)
Combined
19 mpg US (12.4 L/100Km)
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