How Much Does a Jeep Wrangler Weigh? (With Comparison Chart)
The Jeep Wrangler is one of the most iconic vehicles on the road today. They have a storied history from World War II to Jurassic Park. They look fearsome and solid. But how much do Jeep Wranglers weigh? Are they as heavy as they look? Jeep Wranglers weigh between 3,900 lbs. and 4,450 lbs.
After an extensive review, it turns out that Wranglers are surprisingly average when it comes to their final weight. Each model of Wrangler also weighs in differently. In this quick look, we will divulge the weight of each individual Wrangler model and break down how they stack up against other cars on the road.
Jeep Wrangler’s Weight
The discrepancies in the weight are determined by which model Wrangler you are looking at. Each model weighs a different amount because the options for each vehicle are different. Here is the weight of each new Jeep Wrangler by model type.
|Wrangler Sport||3,970 lbs.|
|Wrangler Unlimited Sport||4,200 lbs.|
|Wrangler Unlimited Sport S||4,200 lbs.|
|Wrangler Unlimited Moab Edition||4,345 lbs.|
|Wrangler Unlimited Sahara Edition||4,431 lbs.|
|Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Edition||4,439 lbs.|
Each of these weights represents a new car’s curb weight. Curb weight means the weight of the vehicle when it is empty and unloaded. That means no passengers, no driver, and no luggage or equipment. A fully-loaded vehicle can weigh as much as 2,000 lbs. more than the curb weight, so that is important to keep in mind.
Curb weight also represents an unmodified vehicle. A lot of Jeep owners like to customize their Jeeps with after-market parts and upgrades. Those changes can also change the weight of the vehicle. For example, a winch might add a couple of hundred pounds, while taking the doors off for a more open configuration can shed a couple hundred pounds or more.
Weight Compared To Other Jeeps
All Jeeps weigh about the same amount. The Jeep Wrangler is not the lightest Jeep on the market, nor is it the heaviest Jeep available. The Wrangler fits right in the middle of the road when it comes to the weight of multiple Jeep models.
For example, the Jeep Cherokee starts at 3,500 lbs., which is 400 lbs. less than a Wrangler. However, the Grand Cherokee starts at around 4,200 lbs. which makes it 300 lbs. heavier than the Wrangler. The results put the Wrangler right in the middle of the most popular Jeep models.
Those results make sense. A car’s weight is largely derived from the chassis, the body, and the engine. Jeeps have a lot of similarities and overlaps when it comes to those three factors, so it is no surprise that they all weigh about the same amount.
Weight Compared To A Typical Sedan
An average midsize car weighs about 3,300 lbs. That puts Jeep Wranglers between 700 and 1,200 lbs. heavier than the typical car. That can be a good and bad thing. Heavier cars typically suffer less damage than lighter cars in the event of a minor accident, but they also use more gas and put more wear on their engines.
A compact car weighs just 2,000 lbs. on average. Jeep Wranglers weigh about the same as large cars (4,400 lbs.) and midsize SUVs (4,500 lbs.) rather than smaller sedans.
As cars have gotten larger and SUVs have become more popular, the average weight of a typical car in the United States has grown steadily. A study conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) measured the average weight of a car on the road in the United States. The results in 2020 came back with an average weight of 4,156 lbs. That means that a Jeep Wrangler weighs as much as the typical car on the road in the United States as of 2020.
Jeep Wranglers typically weigh around 4,000 lbs. That number represents the curb weight of a new Wrangler, and that number can change based on a variety of factors. When it comes to other Jeeps Wrangler is completely average. Wranglers are also average when it comes to the overall weight of a typical American vehicle. Wranglers are not heavy, nor are they light. When it comes to weight, they are surprisingly middle-of-the-road.
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