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Used Jeep Wrangler for Sale

From 1986 to the present day Used Jeep Wrangler two door and four door models have ruled the offroading and SUV roost across the globe. These tough as nails Sports Utility Vehicles are as iconic as they are versatile, and now thanks to Group 1 Cars you too can own a part of automotive history.

Arguably the world’s first recreation vehicle, it is said that the Used Jeep Wrangler for Sale today is the direct descendant of the World War II Jeep that helped the Allies win the war. It certainly has the look of that history-making vehicle, but today’s Second Hand Jeep Wrangler is so much more than its predecessor’s thanks to safety and offroading features that are some of the best in the world.

Currently in its 4th generation, the modern Jeep Wrangler has built on its heritage to create a brand that is as iconic as the Willys MB and the CJ Jeeps that came before it. Trim levels of the Used Wrangler on our showroom floors include:

  • The Jeep Wrangler Sport: This is the base model Wrangler and is easily customised
  • The Jeep Wrangler Sahara: This is the luxury version of the Wrangler that comes standard with many additional convenience and safety features
  • The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon: This is the Off-road ready model that comes standard with additional off-road features such as improved tyres and a 4-wheel drive system as standard. We’ll delve more into this fantastic vehicle further down the page!

4 Generations of Used Jeep Wranglers For Sale

Fourth Generation Jeep Wrangler (JL)
2018–present

The 4th generation Jeep Wrangler is codenamed the JL and now includes standard side-impact airbags on all trim levels and strengthened B-pillars. Additionally, LED headlamps are standard and include Daytime Running Lights. There is also a blind spot monitor built into the taillight housing. To improve overall rear visibility the rear spare tire has been moved downwards. Its design stylings are based on the 1997-2006 Wrangler (TJ).

First unveiled during the Los Angeles Auto Show in 2017, the JL Wrangler was made available to purchase in all global Jeep markets in January 2018.

Did You Know? In less than a year after it was launched the Wrangler JL was awarded Autotrader’s Must Test Drive Award and the Northwest Automotive Press Association’s Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year in the United States.

Fourth Generation Jeep Wrangler at a Glance

Power Train

Engine

  • 2.0L turbo petrol
  • 2.2L diesel
  • 3.6L Pentastar V6 petrol

Transmission

  • 6-speed manual
  • 8-speed automatic

Assembled In

  • Toledo, Ohio in the United States

Body Style

  • 2-door convertible SUV
  • 4-door convertible SUV

Wheelbase

  • 2.46 m (2-door)
  • 3.01 m (4-door)

Manufactured By

  • Jeep (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US)

Third Generation Jeep Wrangler (JK)
2006–2018

The Wrangler JK has proven to be a very popular new and used version of the Jeep from the moment it launched in 2007. This 3rd generation of Jeep Wrangler was a complete redesign of the previous generation vehicle and from launch was offered in two models with three trim levels made available in all markets. These were the short-wheelbase 2-door Wrangler, which was sold in X, Sahara and Rubicon trim levels, and the long-wheelbase Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4-door, which was also made available in X, Sahara and Rubicon trim levels.

Did You Know? The JK Jeep Generation saw the introduction of the first factory standard four-door Jeep model that was sold alongside the two-door Jeep variant. This Wrangler Unlimited sported a chassis which was stretched by 50 centimeters and provided a lot more interior passenger and luggage space when compared to all previous models. The Wrangler Unlimited was a big sales success for Jeep and by mid 2017 it has been estimated that as many as three quarters of all new Wranglers sold were four-door models.

Third Generation Jeep Wrangler at a Glance

Power Train

Engine

  • 2.8L Diesel
  • 3.6L V6 Petrol
  • 3.8L V6 Petrol

Transmission

  • 4-speed automatic
  • 5-speed automatic
  • 6-speed manual

Assembled In

  • Toledo, Ohio in the United States
  • Cairo in Egypt

Body Style

  • 2-door convertible
  • 2-door SUV
  • 4-door convertible
  • 4-door SUV

Wheelbase

  • 2-door: 2,420 mm
  • 4-door: 2,950 mm

Manufactured By

  • DaimlerChrysler: 2006-2007
  • Chrysler: 2007-2014
  • FCA US: 2014-2018

Second Generation Jeep Wrangler (TJ)
1996–2006

The Jeep Wrangler TJ was the second generation of the Jeep Wrangler off-road SUV and was introduced in 1996 to be sold as a 1997 model. This most noticeable design change was the reintroduction of the circular headlights the classic Jeep models of yesteryear. Performance-wise the Wrangler TJ now included three engine options, one of which was the now legendary 4.0 L PowerTech I6 engine. This generation of Wrangler was available in numerous special edition model variants, one of which was the Willys Edition which was sold between 2004 and 2005.

Did You Know? From 2006 onwards the Israeli Security Forces used the M-242 Storm Mark II, which was a design based on the Jeep Wrangler TJ model. It included additional rear passenger doors, which made it the first five-door Jeep Wrangler derivative ever built. It was this design that inspired the next Jeep JK generations Wrangler Unlimited 5-door model.

Second Generation Jeep Wrangler at a Glance

Power Train

Engine

  • 2.4 L Diesel
  • 2.5 L Diesel
  • 4.0 L Petrol

Transmission

  • 3-speed automatic
  • 4-speed automatic
  • 5-speed manual
  • 6-speed manual

Assembled In

  • Toledo, Ohio in the United States
  • Cairo in Egypt
  • Beijing in China

Body Style

  • 2-door convertible
  • 2-door SUV

Wheelbase

  • 2,370 mm in the standard version
  • 2,630 mm in the Long Wheel Base

Manufactured By

  • Chrysler

First Generation Jeep Wrangler (YJ)
1986–1995

Designed as a replacement for the CJ-7, and influenced by both Renault and Chrysler due to company ownership changes during its inception stages, the Wrangler YJ was the last Jeep to be developed by the American Motors Corporation. It was introduced in 1986 and sold from 1987 until 1985, with only minor upgrades during this time. When compared to its CJ predecessors this new modern Jeep Wrangler now included improved comfort and safety features as well as a wider track. Trim levels included the Base Model, the Laredo, the Islander, the Sport, the Sahara, the Renegade and the Rio Grande.

Did You Know? The Jeep Wrangler YJ is the only model to feature rectangular headlamps. All previous CJ models and all subsequent Wrangler generations have sported the more recognised and iconic round front light stylings.

First Generation Jeep Wrangler at a Glance

Power Train

Engine

  • 2.5 L Petrol
  • 4.0 L Petrol
  • 4.2 L Petrol

Transmission

  • 3-speed automatic
  • 5-speed manual

Assembled In

  • Toledo, Ohio in the United States
  • Brampton, Ontario in Canada
  • Beijing in China
  • Tehran in Iran

Body Style

  • 2-door convertible
  • 2-door SUV

Wheelbase

  • 2,370 mm

Manufactured By

  • American Motors (1986–1987)
  • Chrysler Corporation (1987-1995)

An Important Note! Although not all Jeep Wrangler Generations were sold in South Africa there was still a thriving pre-owned Wrangler market before the Jeep brand became officially available in South Africa. Most first or second-generation models would have been imported and in some cases are even still available in a right-hand drive format.

Jeep Wrangler FAQ’s

Q: Which Wrangler is the most popular?
A: The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 5-door version has proven to be the top selling and most popular version of the Wrangler both here in South Africa and in other global markets

Q: What is the top of the Jeep Wrangler?
A: Currently this would be the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, which sports impressive off road capabilities and comfort and safety features.

Q: Is there a Wrangler Diesel Model?
A: Yes, many of the Used Wrangler Models that we offer come with a diesel engine.

Q: What is the top-selling Wrangler Year Model?
A: Some of the top-selling year models include the 2017 Wrangler Rubicon, the 2016 Wrangler Sahara and the 2015 Wrangler Unlimited. Older versions which are still very much in demand include the 2009 Wrangler Unlimited and the 2010 Wrangler Sahara.

Q: Which is better, the 4-door or 2-door Jeep Wrangler for Sale at Group 1?
A: That entirely depends on what type of vehicle you’re looking for! The 4-door makes a good family vehicle with its extended body, but the 2-door is more agile and can be seen as more practical in urban environments. Both are excellent offroad vehicles, so personal preference should guide your choice!

Purchasing a Used Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

If you’re looking for a roll-off of the floor ready to rock (climb) 4×4 then a Used Jeep Wrangler Rubicon for Sale is the offroad vehicle you should be considering! It comes standard with a host of features which make it ready to take on anything the moment you get behind the wheel. Of course, when you purchase a Used Jeep Rubicon Wrangler there is a good chance that the previous owner has already upgraded this 4×4 wonder even further than its impressive original, but if not you are going to have a few standard features which will blow you away regardless. These standard Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Features include:

Jeep Wrangler JK Rubicon:

  • Front and rear Dana 44 axles with electric lockers
  • Rock-Trac four-wheel drive with 4:1 transfer case
  • Rock Rails (slide rails)
  • 2-spline rear axle with an 8.8-inch ring gear
  • 4.10 axle gearing, electric releasing sway bar
  • 7-speaker infinity sound system
  • ‘RUBICON’ decals on both sides of the front hood

Jeep Wrangler JL Rubicon:

  • Rock-Trac system with an enhanced NV241 OR transfer case
  • Front sway-bar disconnect system and hydraulic rebound stop
  • Electronic locking differential
  • Dana 44 M210 front axle
  • Dana 44 M220 rear axle with 4.10 axle ratio

There are of course many additional features which can be added to a Used Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, so please chat to one of our helpful Group 1 Sales Team members to find out more about any additional Jeep features which might have been added to the vehicle you are interested in. Older YJ and TJ models, although not originally sold in South Africa, also have Wrangler Rubicon model variants. These older models would have been imported, so please chat to us about any additional features that might be available on them.

Used Jeep Wrangler Prices

Because the Jeep Wrangler is an offroad ready vehicle we pay close attention to all of the vehicles we purchase for resale. The quality of the Wrangler we sell shows in their Jeep Wrangler Prices, all of which are based on:

  • The Year Model and Trim Level of the Jeep Wrangler being sold
  • The Mechanical Condition of the vehicle on offer
  • Additional Jeep Accessories added to the vehicle
  • The Mileage of the Wrangler
  • The type of Wrangler being sold (Rubicon, Sahara or Base model)

In the case of newer models there might be a portion of the Warranty or Service Plan available this will also influence the Jeep Wrangler Price. To find out more about Wrangler Prices please contact us at any one of the following Group 1 Pre-owned Showrooms:

Used Jeep Wrangler in Cape Town

We sell quality Used Jeep Wranglers in Cape Town and Knysna at any one of our three Western Cape-based showrooms:

Group 1 Pre-owned in Kuils River
Tel:
021 900 5200

Group 1 Pre-owned in Stellenbosch
Tel:
021 887 6900

Group 1 Pre-owned in Knysna
Tel:
044 302 2600

Used Jeep Wrangler in Johannesburg

Strategically situated in Johannesburg, we offer some of the Best Wrangler Prices in Gauteng at:

Group 1 at The Glen
Tel:
010 593 4393

Group 1 in Midrand
Tel:
011 312 2678

Used Jeep Wrangler in Port Elizabeth and Uitenhage

Visit us at our Port Elizabeth or Uitenhage Pre-owned Showrooms when looking for quality Used Jeep Wranglers for Sale:

Group 1 in Port Elizabeth
Tel:
041 994 1800

Group 1 in Uitenhage
Tel:
041 994 1800

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