2015 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler

The Legendary Off-Roader is Back. A Classic Off-Road SUV.

The 2015 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler is one of GAYOT's Top 10 Value Cars

Bold, stripped down and rugged, the Willys Wheeler gets back to what makes a Wrangler a Wrangler, and makes a nice departure from the crossover and cute-ute trend. Despite its difficult-to-say name, the Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler is an easy-to-enjoy proposition. 

It’s distinct from other Wrangler models in that it packs the important performance bits from the up-level Rubicon trim without adding on the Rubicon’s rather lengthy roster of luxury features or price. With a 285-horsepower V6, locking differentials and a satellite radio, the Wheeler comes in at just under $29,000 plus destination. Not bad for something you can drive straight from the showroom to Vasquez rocks.

This version of the Jeep Wrangler should appeal to purists, off-road enthusiasts who like the idea of a warranty and new-car smell but still want to be able to take the road less traveled, even if it should also prove to be the road less paved.

The style-conscious Jeep buyer will likely appreciate the Wrangler Willys for its toned-down retro look as well. This is probably one of the most authentically styled new vehicles you can buy. Indeed, it can actually be hard to tell the Willys Wheeler apart from any classic Wrangler that Jeep built in the 80s or 90s.

Warranty/Service: 5/year or 100,000 mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, 3/year or 36,000 mile Basic Limited Warranty, 5/year or 100,000 mile Roadside Assistance; restrictions apply

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Specs

Base Price: $22,995

As Tested: $22,995

  • 17 / 21 mpg
  • EPA
  • 6.8 sec
  • 0-60
  • 285 hp
  • Horsepower
  • 114 mph
  • Top Speed
  • Engine: 3.6-liter V6 24-valve VVT Engine
  • Horsepower: 285 hp
  • Torque: 260 lb-ft
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Manual Transmission
  • Curb Weight: 4,315 lbs
  • Wheelbase: 116 in
  • Width: 73.7 in
  • Height: 70.9 in
  • Turning circle: 41.2 ft
  • Brakes: Front and rear ventilated disc brakes
  • Suspension: Front and rear stabilizer bar
  • Traction: Traction control
  • 0-60 mph: 6.8 sec
  • Top Speed: 114 mph
  • EPA City: 17 mpg
  • EPA Highway: 21 mpg
  • Combined MPG: 18 mpg
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Safety: Remote anti-theft alarm system, 4-wheel ABS

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