Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 0-60 times

Out of all performance specs, nothing but Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 0-60 times can better speak about the vehicle's temper. While horsepower and torque blow smoke in the eyes, Wrangler Unlimited zero to sixty specs and average time to run a quarter mile are pretty straightforward metrics allowing to compare against its competitors.

Very often there is no chance of doing Wrangler Unlimited 0-to-60 test personally and making conclusions from the experience of the other drivers is the last thing you want.

Conducting a trustworthy test drive requires following a strict methodology that is intended to eliminate the inconsistent circumstances like weather, tires, surface, engine temperature. It is always better to leave it for professionals.


Increase Horsepower

The cold air part is also important in making more power. Cold air is denser and contains more oxygen molecules than warm air does. So if you can get cooler air into your Jeep Wrangler Unlimited engine, your car will be able to mix more fuel with that air, making more power. Combine that with the more air through the larger and less restrictive filter and intake tube and you can see up to a 15-20 horsepower increase. K&N has even reported an estimated increase of 56.96 horsepower out of the 57-2571 intake for 2007-2009 Shelby GT500!


2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Sport 4dr 4x4
285 Hp, 260 Lb-Ft., 4167 Weight, 17 City / 23 Hwy mpg
6.7 sec, 15.2 @ 0
Sport RHD 4dr 4x4
270 Hp, 295 Lb-Ft., 4196 Weight, 21 City / 24 Hwy mpg
6.7 sec, 15.2 @ 0
Sahara 4dr 4x4
285 Hp, 260 Lb-Ft., 4263 Weight, 17 City / 23 Hwy mpg
6.7 sec, 15.2 @ 0
Rubicon 4dr 4x4
285 Hp, 260 Lb-Ft., 4449 Weight, 17 City / 23 Hwy mpg
6.7 sec, 15.2 @ 0

2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Sport 4dr 4x4
285 Hp, 260 Lb-Ft., 4201 Weight, 17 City / 23 Hwy mpg
6.7 sec, 15.2 @ 0
Sahara 4dr 4x4
285 Hp, 260 Lb-Ft., 4331 Weight, 17 City / 23 Hwy mpg
6.7 sec, 15.2 @ 0
Rubicon 4dr 4x4
285 Hp, 260 Lb-Ft., 4439 Weight, 17 City / 23 Hwy mpg
6.7 sec, 15.2 @ 0

2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Sport 4dr 4x4
285 Hp, 260 Lb-Ft., 4201 Weight, 17 City / 23 Hwy mpg
6.7 sec, 15.2 @ 0
Sahara 4dr 4x4
285 Hp, 260 Lb-Ft., 4331 Weight, 17 City / 23 Hwy mpg
6.7 sec, 15.2 @ 0
Rubicon 4dr 4x4
285 Hp, 260 Lb-Ft., 4439 Weight, 17 City / 23 Hwy mpg
6.7 sec, 15.2 @ 0

2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Sport 4dr 4x4
7.3 sec, 15.6 @ 95
Rubicon 4dr 4x4
7.6 sec, 16.1 @ 85
Sahara 4dr 4x4
8.5 sec, 16.8 @ 94

Car And Driver Results

Zero to 60 mph 6.5 sec
Zero to 100 mph 20.1 sec
Rolling start, 5-60 mph 7.6 sec
Top gear, 30-50 mph 3.8 sec
Top gear, 50-70 mph 5.2 sec
Standing ¼-mile 15.2 sec @ 90 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph 194 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad 0.74 g
Source: С&D

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Sport 4dr 4x4
285 Hp, 260 Lb-Ft., 4277 Weight, 16 City / 21 Hwy mpg
7.3 sec, 15.6 @ 95
Sport RHD 4dr 4x4
285 Hp, 260 Lb-Ft., 4921 Weight, 16 City / 20 Hwy mpg
7.5 sec, 15.8 @ 94
Rubicon 4dr 4x4
285 Hp, 260 Lb-Ft., 4521 Weight, 16 City / 21 Hwy mpg
7.6 sec, 16.1 @ 85
Sahara 4dr 4x4
285 Hp, 260 Lb-Ft., 4397 Weight, 16 City / 21 Hwy mpg
8.5 sec, 16.8 @ 94


Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 0-60 mph acceleration across years

Year of a Model0-60 times1/4 mile times
2021

6.7 sec

15.2 @ 0 mph
2020

6.7 sec

15.2 @ 0 mph
2019

6.7 sec

15.2 @ 0 mph
2018

7.3 - 8.5 sec

15.6 @ 95 - 16.8 @ 85 mph
2017

7.3 - 8.5 sec

15.6 @ 95 - 16.8 @ 85 mph
2016

7.3 - 8.5 sec

15.7 @ 94 - 16.8 @ 89 mph
2015

7.3 - 8.5 sec

15.7 @ 94 - 16.8 @ 89 mph
2014

7.3 - 8.5 sec

15.7 @ 94 - 16.85 @ 89 mph
2013

7.3 - 8.5 sec

15.7 @ 94 - 16.8 @ 89 mph
2012

7.3 - 8.5 sec

15.7 @ 94 - 16.8 @ 89 mph
2011

7.7 - 8.6 sec

15.5 @ 87 - 16.7 @ 86 mph
2010

7.7 - 9.2 sec

15.5 @ 88 - 17.1 @ 84 mph
2009

7.9 - 8.6 sec

15.7 @ 88 - 16.7 @ 85 mph

Say you want the iconic looks and unbeatable off-road capability of the Wrangler, but still want it to be spacious and practical? Then, the Wrangler Unlimited is the right model for you. It’s still as capable as the shorter version off-road, but it’s much more practical and spacious inside.

First and foremost, it comes with additional doors that help in ingress and egress for rear passengers. Then, it’s 20.6 inches longer and has a much bigger cargo area – 31.5 cubic feet with the rear seats up and 70.6 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down. That said, it misses one very important thing – the mild-hybrid 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that’s both more responsive than the V6 and more fuel efficient as well.

 

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Performance

The Wrangler Unlimited is equipped with the well-known 3.6-liter V6 engine with 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, that feels strong enough for the type of vehicle the Wrangler Unlimited is. The V6 can be equipped with a six-speed manual transmission or an eight-speed auto.

We think that the automatic transmission is a better choice, as it keeps the engine where the torque is stronger. With the manual, you’ll catch yourself in lower revs more often. The automatic transmission is also more fuel efficient – the Wrangler Unlimited has a 20 mpg combined rating with this transmission, which is a better result than what the 4Runner achieves (18 mpg).

The V6 engine is at its best when driving off-road, as it has enough power to tackle even the hardest terrain. Here it’s accompanied by a two-speed transfer case to the rear or all wheels (4.1 gear ratio), and in the Rubicon model, it has a front and rear differential lock, and it can even disconnect its wheels from the sway bars for mind-blowing articulation.

 

Exterior & Interior

The Wrangler Unlimited has grown bt 3.8 inches in length compared to its predecessor, which brings more space inside, especially for rear passengers. That said, don’t expect to carry five passengers in great comfort – while the Wrangler Unlimited is better for the passenger in the middle than its predecessor, it’s still really comfortable for up to four passengers.

Big improvements were made on the quality front as well – gone are the cheap plastic and boring color choices. In their place are much higher-quality materials and even some coloring, that matches the same color as the exterior. Neat. The mix of retro design and high-tech features (7.0-inch display is standard, 8.4-inch available) give freshness and playfulness to the cabin, and the materials feel like they can last a lifetime. For a vehicle like the Wrangler Unlimited, we think that’s very important.

On the outside, the Wrangler Unlimited carries almost the same design theme as the previous generation, or any generation before it. Sure, it has a bigger grill, larger high-tech headlights, and several other improvements, but it’s still very recognizable as a Wrangler, even from a mile away.

 

Conclusion

The four-door Wrangler Unlimited loses a bit of the off-road ability of the two-door model, but it’s still the best off-roader in its class, even when you include the Toyota 4Runner here. Add to that a high-quality cabin, spacious interior, and ample cargo area, and you have a real winner.

Ivo Gievski



Jeep Wrangler Unlimited specs