Many reviewers truly appreciate the 2009 Jeep Wrangler Review iconic image, and they also love its off-road performance. But it really doesn’t compare when it comes to safety and reliability ratings. Plus, its rough performance on the road means that there are that are better compact SUVs to use for everyday driving.
We’ve ranked the 2009 Jeep Wrangler as follows:
#7 in Used Compact SUVs $15 K to $22 K
#25 in 2009 Affordable Compact SUVs
2009 Jeep Wrangler Review
The Jeep Wrangler, 2009 edition, has quite the faithful following because of its fantastic off-road capabilities. But the fact is that when it comes to driving as part of your daily commute, reviewer said that it does not measure up to the majority of other compact SUVs in its class.
Many critics believe that the Wrangler drives choppy when riding on the highway and that the steering is too light. Plus, the vehicle is lacking in passing power and getting speed off of the line. Even the additional 3.8 L V-6 engine does not help.
Not only does it suffer from terrible safety and reliability scores, but the 2009 Wrangler also has the worst fuel economy in its class. But when it comes to off-road SUVs, there’s none better on the market.
2009 Jeep Wrangler Interior
In the interior, reviewers felt that the Wrangler has lackluster material, and they also say that it’s quite uncomfortable. When it comes to space and comfort as far as seating goes, the Wrangler trails the competition handily.
Due to folding down rear seats, the Wrangler does offer good cargo space. Many test drivers also complained about the lack of legroom in the backseat, and felt that it was very uncomfortable when driving off the road.
Finally, it’s important to consider ratings. Reliability and safety ratings were very low with this vehicle, so that’s another thing to consider when making your overall choice.
Other Compact SUVs for Your Consideration
2009 Toyota FJ Cruiser: If you’re interested in the 2009 Jeep Wrangler, you may want to consider looking at the 2009 Toyota FJ Cruiser. This vehicle has fantastic off-road ability as well as a wonderful retro style. Not only that, it even gets better fuel economy than the 2009 Wrangler.
2009 Nissan Xterra: The 2009 XTerra has a fantastic interior, great daily drivability and quality off-road performance. It beats the Wrangler in performance and safety ratings, and has a more powerful engine and better on road performance.