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The Jeep Wrangler is one of the most iconic vehicles on the road and is instantly recognizable amongst car enthusiasts and everyday drivers. With a heritage dating back to WWII, and proven off-road capability, the Jeep Wrangler remains one of the most popular vehicles in its class. Here at AutoNation USA, we are excited to offer one of the largest inventories of used Jeep Wrangler for sale. Click below to shop our current inventory of used Jeep Wrangler for sale, then shop by year, trim level, color, and much more!



Jeep Wrangler Generations

The original "Jeep" as it came to be known, was the Willys MB, a military reconnaissance vehicle that saw widespread use throughout the Second World War. Additional Jeep models followed, but the Wrangler model would not come until 1986. Since then, the Jeep Wrangler has become one of the most popular off-road capable vehicles on the market. Below we highlight the differences between all of the Jeep Wrangler generations, which you can shop for today at AutoNation USA!

Wrangler YJ (1986-1996)

1986 saw the introduction of the first Jeep Wrangler, also known as the YJ. Although similar to the Jeep CJ, the Wrangler was an all-new design, featuring more comfort features to make it better suited for on-road driving while maintaining its off-road capabilities. All YJ Wranglers came with two doors and a soft-top as standard equipment.



Wrangler TJ (1997-2006)

Moving forward to 1997, Jeep decided to return to rounded headlights, a throwback to the classic Jeep models. This update was so popular that the round headlights continue to this day! The TJ chassis also brought an all-new suspension, a significant improvement of the aging leaf-spring style found on the YJ. Like the previous generation, this new Wrangler TJ was exclusively offered with two doors.


Wrangler JK (2007-2017)

The Wrangler JK was one of the most drastic updates to the Jeep Wrangler platform, introducing an all-new four-door model, a first for the Jeep. These were called "Unlimited" and quickly became the most popular version of the Wrangler. The JK brought new power windows and locks, available navigation systems, and interior improvements.


Wrangler JL (2018-Present)

One of the most recent updates to the Jeep Wrangler platform came with the 2018 model year with the Wrangler JL. Updates included new powertrain options, a more efficient transmission, backup cameras as standard, and a much-improved interior, bringing it more in line with modern SUVs. This would also be the first Wrangler to be offered with an electric drivetrain, known as the Jeep Wrangler 4xe.


Jeep Wrangler Trim Levels

In addition to four generations of Jeep and two unique body styles, the Jeep Wrangler has seen a wide variety of available trim levels over the years. From entry level options like the Wrangler Sport to the top-of-the-line Wrangler High Altitude, we've listed out some of our favorites. Learn more below then shop by trim level for your perfect used Jeep Wrangler.

Jeep Wrangler Sport

The Wrangler Sport is the entry-level trim, available in 2-door and 4-door variants. These are often equipped with smaller engines, but V6 options are also available. Expect to find soft tops as standard, a basic 4x4 drivetrain, and on 2018 and newer model years, you find features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard.



Jeep Wrangler Willys

The Wrangler Wills is a step up from the base Sport trim and is a callback to the original Willys Jeep from the 1940s. In addition to standard Sport features, the Willys features off-road tires, water-resistant floor mats, improved shocks and brakes, rock rails, and exclusive Willys decals and badges to denote this special trim level.



Jeep Wrangler Sahara

The Jeep Wrangler Sahara is one of the most popular trim levels, offering enhanced features and options, all at an affordable price point. In addition to standard Sport features, expect to find enhanced 4x4 systems, skid plates front and rear, larger wheels and tires, side steps, and body-colored exterior accents.



Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is one of the best options for off-road enthusiasts, named for the infamous Rubicon trail. Expect to find locking differentials, large off-road tires, improved 4x4 systems, more powerful engine options, heavy-duty axles, skid plates throughout the underside, and exclusive badging.



Jeep Wrangler High Altitude

For those looking for a top-of-the-line experience, look no further than the Jeep Wrangler High Altitude. This new trim level features all of the great features of the Sahara, along with larger wheels, leather-trimmed seats, premium audio systems, and enhanced safety features as standard.



Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Although the Unlimited term is not necessarily a trim level, it is nonetheless a popular version of the Jeep Wrangler, starting with the JK and JL generations. Simply put, the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is the four-door version and has quickly become the most popular variant on the market.



Used Jeep Wrangler for Sale at AutoNation USA

The Jeep Wrangler remains one of the most popular off-road SUVs ever made and is now available for sale at AutoNation USA. From go-anywhere Wrangler Rubicon models to the entry-level Sport trim and everything in-between, we are sure to have a used Jeep Wrangler here for you. Click the button below to find your closest AutoNation USA and experience a used Jeep Wrangler today!




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CO - Taxes, registration fees, and government fees are not included in price. Dealer delivery and handling fee of $699 included in price.

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