Jeep Wrangler SUV (2007-2018) - Reliability & safety

Being a simple car means there’s little to go wrong

Carbuyer Rating

2.2 out of 5

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Reliability & safety Rating

3.0 out of 5

The Jeep Wrangler has a reputation for toughness and durability, and is solid enough to withstand as much punishment as the average family is likely to dole out. However, as with all cars these days, the technology is far more complicated than it used to be, and it tends to be this which causes reliability problems.

Jeep Wrangler reliability

The Wrangler sells in relatively low numbers to and hasn’t yet featured in our annual Driver Power owner satisfaction survey. However, in 2016 Jeep as a brand made a considerable improvement on its earlier results and earned itself a respectable 11th place finish out of 32 manufactures. Among its specific results was a 31st place ranking for reliability – an aggregate score which was taken from owners of every Jeep model. Jeep owners also praised their cars’ practicality, ease of driving and comfort.


Safety is harder to gauge: the Wrangler hasn’t been put through Euro NCAP’s crash testing programme, so making an assessment in this area is difficult. All cars obviously come with mandatory safety equipment like electronic stability control and anti-lock brakes, and you also get airbags and a rollover protection system, in addition to a padded metal rollover bar for added protection when the roof is off.

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