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Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)
Segment: Small SUV
Production years: 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996

JEEP Wrangler 1987-1996 27 Photos
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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.

JEEP Wrangler 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 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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