Knowing the weight of your Jeep Wrangler before buying or going into an adventure is absolutely necessary. You may get stuck in a muddy mess & need a quick tow from a stranger, not knowing your vehicle’s weight at that point can create all sorts of unforeseen trouble.
A Jeep Wrangler’s weight means the weight of the vehicle’s curb. Curb refers to the total entity consisting of all the installed equipment such as the engine, seats, wheels and so on. Weighing only the frame might give you a misleading notion, thus the weight is measured with the curb.
Going through our article will provide you with a comprehensive idea on: how much does a Jeep Wrangler weigh? It’ll focus on the Wrangler JK & JL because the older generations have highly diverse weight measurements and the production isn’t as frequent as the newer generation Wranglers.
How Much Does A 2 Door Jeep Wrangler Weigh?
All the 2 door variants of Jeep Wranglers JL weigh much the same due to their design, build quality & materials that are used. Since Wranglers are made to go off the road, the weight is kept around an optimum mark, thus such similarity in weight level despite being productions of different models.
Apart from the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4×4 which weighs 4,222 pounds (1915 Kg), Sahara 4×4 weighing between 4,178 – 4,406 pounds (1,895 – 1,999 Kg) and Sport RHD weighing 4,196 pounds (1,903 Kg), the rest of the variants of Wrangler JL weigh 3,948 pounds (1791 Kg). These variants include: Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport 4×4, Willys Sport 4×4, Sport S 4×4, Islander 4×4, Willys 4×4, Sahara 4×4, Freedom 4×4, 80th Anniversary Edition 4×4 & Rubicon 4×4.
On the other hand, the JK Wranglers are more diverse in weight due to their dynamic line of production. The JK 2 door Jeep Wrangler weights are classified into two categories for a better understanding: the ones that weigh over 4,000 pounds and the ones that weigh below it.
- Below 4,000 pounds: The following JK Wrangler models weigh between 3,759 pounds to 3,951 pounds (1,705 Kg to 1,792 Kg) – Wrangler Base or SE, Sport or X / X-S or Sport S, Rocky Mountain Edition (2009), Islander Edition (2010), Mountain Edition (2010), Black Bear / Black Edition (2016), Rubicon (includes Unlimited trim), Sahara (includes Unlimited trim), 75th Anniversary Edition (2016) and Backcountry Edition (2016).
- Over 4,000 pounds: The following JK Wrangler models weigh between 4,005 pounds to 4,262 pounds (1,817 Kg to 1,933 Kg) – 70th Anniversary Edition (2011), Freedom Edition (2012), Willys Wheeler (2015), Golden Eagle (2017), Rubicon Hard Rock (2015), Overland Edition (2013), Arctic (2012), Moab Edition (2013), Polar Edition (2014), Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition and Rubicon X Edition (2014).
How Much Does A 4 Door Jeep Wrangler Weigh?
The 4 door variants of JK & JL Wranglers weigh significantly more than the 2 door versions because of the size & shape of the vehicles. Also, the doors themselves contain a significant weight and the 4 door versions often come with some added packages that the 2 door models lack.
In case of the Wrangler JL 4 door models, High Altitude 4×4, Sport RHD & Rubicon 392 weigh significantly higher than the rest, between 4,921 pounds (2,232 Kg) to 5,103 pounds (2,315 Kg). These 5 Wrangler variants of Sahara Altitude, Moab Edition, Rubicon 4×4, Sahara 4×4 and 80th Anniversary Edition (2021) weigh between 4,263 pounds (1,934 Kg) to 4,505 pounds (2,043 Kg).
The rest of the JL variants weigh the same, which is 4,167 pounds (1,890 Kg) and the models are: Wrangler Sport, Sport S, Willys, Willys Sport, Islander Edition, Freedom Edition and Sport Altitude.
And when it comes to the Wrangler JK 4 door models & their weight, only the Unlimited Brute (2012) has been able to cross the 5k mark, weighing a throbbing 5,200 pounds (2,359 Kg). The rest of models in this class can be divided into three categories for a better understanding:
- Slightly over 4,000 pounds: The following JL Wrangler models weigh between 4,054 pounds to 4,079 pounds (1,839 Kg to 1,850 Kg) – Sahara (includes Unlimited trim), Unlimited Altitude Edition (2012), Dragon Edition (2014), Sport or X / X-S or Sport S, Rocky Mountain Edition (2009), Islander Edition (2010), Mountain Edition (2010), Black Bear / Black Edition (2016) and Base or SE.
- Over 4,500 pounds: Only 6 JL Wrangler models weigh between 4,570 pounds to 4,691 pounds (2,073 Kg to 2,128 Kg) – Arctic (2012), Moab Edition (2013), Polar Edition (2014), Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition, Rubicon X Edition (2014) and Overland Edition (2013).
- In-between: 9 JL Wrangler models weigh between the two previous categories, weighing in the middle of 4,269 pounds (1,936 Kg) and 4,315 pounds (1,957 Kg) – 75th Anniversary Edition (2016), Backcountry Edition (2016), 70th Anniversary Edition (2011), Freedom Edition (2012), Willys Wheeler (2015), Golden Eagle (2017), Rubicon (includes Unlimited trim), Rubicon Hard Rock (2015) and Call of Duty: MW3 Special Edition.
How Much Does A Jeep Wrangler Hard Top Weigh?
Jeep Wrangler is one of the most modular and customizable vehicles that you can ever use. Such flexibility allows the user to experiment with different styles to find out if it caters to their taste.
Having a hard top over your Wrangler can be of the same use. It can appeal to your aesthetic sense, and at the same time it can offer you additional protection & storage capability on the roof.
Whichever it may be, it is important to know how much it weighs because it will contribute to the overall weight of your car and excessive load can slow you down in certain places.
Since there’s a difference in size between 2 door & 4 door Wranglers, effectively their hard tops are made to adjust those sizes as well. The hard tops are generally made of 3 pieces that go over the heads of passengers & the driver.
In total, the 2 door hardtop weighs around 100 pounds while the 4 door hardtop weighs around 150 pounds. It can slightly fluctuate based on the material & style you’re opting for.
The JK & JL Jeep Wrangler models that we’ve covered in this article and categorized the weights based on their curbs show only the base weight that you’ll get right after the purchase.
Remember that these models have slight variations too that sometimes cause little fluctuation in their weight level, which is nothing extreme.
If you want to build your Wrangler with your hands from scratch, our weight listings will help you out immensely, as you’ll get to choose how much additional weight you want to put on afterwards.
So we hope this guide helps you overall in your off-road journeys with your Jeep Wrangler and get you rolling with the accurately desired weight-load of your choice!