The 2018 Jeep Wrangler ranks near the back of the compact SUV class. The Wrangler has exceptional off-road ability

but its stiff ride quality, high projected ownership costs, and subpar predicted reliability rating leave a lot to be desired.

Currently the Jeep Wrangler has a score of 7.5 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 15 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

It boasts a highly flexible suspension, sturdy axles, and big tires – allowing it to traverse extremely rough terrain. For everyday commuting, however, you'll want to look elsewhere.

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We’ve analyzed 15 Jeep Wrangler reviews, as well as hard data points like reliability ratings and cost of ownership estimates, to help you make the best car-buying decision possible.

Based on listings for the 2018 Jeep Wrangler on our site, the average price is $33,600, which is well above average for the class.

The Wrangler’s five-year costs for gas, insurance, repairs, and maintenance are projected to be about $25,200, or $5,040 per year.

The cost of insuring a Jeep Wrangler will depend on a variety of factors, including your deductible, the level of coverage that you want, and the type of insurance that you choose.

The 2018 model year marked the beginning of an all-new generation for the Jeep Wrangler (dubbed the Wrangler JL).

Unless you really want those active safety features, stick with a used 2018 JL model, which will likely cost less.Jeep Wrangler

You can save even more money by shopping for a previous-generation Wrangler, which ran from 2007 through 2018.Jeep Wrangler

The older Wrangler's styling is similar to the JL, and it offers comparable off-road performance. However, the JK isn’t as refined.Jeep Wrangler

The 2018 Wrangler has a below-average predicted reliability rating of 2.5 out of five from J.D. Power.