1997 Jeep Wrangler User Reviews

1997 Jeep Wrangler Review Ratings

  • Rank your car

Average Ratings from 54 reviews

  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

Review Highlights Click to filter reviews below

PROS
"ride" 32 reviews
"power" 16 reviews
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
"door" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 17 reviews
"power" 14 reviews
"speed" 4 reviews
"interior" 3 reviews
"expressway" 2 reviews

User Reviews

Displaying 21 - 30 of 55 1997 Jeep Wrangler reviews.

Lizz writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler SE Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

Very fun!

Cons

Nothing

35

Its A Jeep Thing, You Wouldnt Understand! — She makes me feel free and she can go just about anywhere! :) and its okay if i dont feel like giving her a bath cuz she doesnt mind bein dirty!!..vroom vroom..Always riding topless!! I love my jeep! yay!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Wrangler
Looking for a Used Wrangler in your area?
CarGurus has 52,435 nationwide Wrangler listings starting at $3,900.
ZIP:
Ryan writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler SE Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

Its Just fun

Cons

Kinda tight inside

35

Really Fun — Performane is Awesome its quick off the line, Its built really good nice and strong, The apperance with my lil monster is awesome i love my jeep, my Jeep is a blast to drive, I dont call it my lil monster for a reason.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Xylina writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler SE Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

4 wheel drive and can climb about ne thing.

Cons

highway sucks

35

All Around Fun — i love jeeps, this one gotten me everywhere. they are a play thing just an oversized fourwheeler lol. and the cost of owning one is cheep, mine does awesome on gas.this car is so much fun im convered it in mud many times.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Budi writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler SE Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

Powerful engine, solidly build and all terrain vehicle.

Cons

Low mileage of gasoline (indeed it's 4.0L high output), and it is a lil bit difficult for beginners driver.

85

Do Anything, Go Everywhere! — "There's Only One Jeep", this slogan really describes this car, This Jeep Wrangler has an enormous power, with 190HP on wheels, an also a high torsion as well. This car is fun to drive, but a lil bit difficult for those who are beginners to Jeep.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Acadia_26447 writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler SE Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

Built like a friggin car should be. 4WD is awesome.

Cons

The soft tops and lack of acceleration kills the joy

135

Wait For Winter — Let me put it to you this way: Although the acceleration was horrifying, this Jeep was built for something serious. Dirt, snow, lakes, whatever you want to put it though, it can handle. Not bad looking at all. Soft tops are kind of annoying because they rip, but who needs a top? GREAT to drive - especially in the snow. But if you drive a small car, this is something you have to get used to....

Primary Use: Family transportation

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Andrew writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

great off road

Cons

slow

25

Graet Jeep — uhm shes a 97 wrangler tj wit the 4.0 in it connected to a 5spd set up for wheeling lift tires etc and some elctronics kc lights 10'kicker sub and satilite radio its over all a lil beast in the woods and fshes fun to drive

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Kylen writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler SE Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
3

Pros

Summer Vehicle

Cons

Gas mileage

25

It's Fuin To Have, But I Wouldnt Suggest As A Daily Driver. — There aren't many options, but perfect for climbing and being a summer toy. I would also get the 6 cyl., the 4 cyl is the slowest thing I have ever driven. Huge torque and climbing power though.Wouldn't suggest a daily driver.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
77_thunderbird writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

Fun to drive, Great off road, easy to park

Cons

Gas milage is not impressive, handling over 60 is moderate at best

77_thunderbird
75

I Love It, My Daily Driver And My Off-road Rig; It Does It All — Really fun rig. Very high quality for a newer vehical, not too much plastic. The in-line 6 4.0L has a lot of get up and go and does great off road. Really fun to drive; does have some tracking issues over 60.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Nathan writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport Review
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Overall:
4

Pros

Offroad and summer topless fun!

Cons

The check engine can get annoying popping on and off but thats probably because of the 148,000 miles!

25

Great Start For An Offroader, Noisy On The Highways But Its A Jeep. Deal With It. — This Jeep is a very fun car to drive. I love the 5 speed manual tranny and it shifts well for a Jeep. Its engine is very reliable and Ive heard its one of the longest lasting engines( Its the last model of engine produced by AMC) It does great on the street for a Jeep, well offroad too. Its limited slip diff. in the front axle helps alot even though its not truly locked. Its gas mileage is not great...I blame the rack for part of that. Overall I love it!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Zach writes:
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

the looks I get when im driving it  the power the off road caabilities and the convertible top.

Cons

the maintanace is all the time, it sux

35

Review Of My Jeep Wrangler 5 Speed With A 6 In Lift And In Line 6 With A Few Extras. — I love my jeep it has amazing offroad abilities it had 6 in of lift and just kicks ass with what i have under the hood it is a stock 4.0 l with a lil more add ons to make it go fast.

Is this review helpful? Yes | No

Displaying 21 - 30 of 55 1997 Jeep Wrangler reviews.

Rank your car

Reviews From Other Years

1987 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

Its Awesome By DanDiCienzo

I have had the car for a while now. It is old, and I have never taken the time to get it completely fixed. But it drives and its a jeep and it is super fun. The engine leaks oil, but the 4.2L In-line ... Read More

Good Solid Second Vehicle And Now Dedicated Off-road Vehicle. By bbailey056

1987 Wrangler, NP231, Peugeot 5spd, 258ci, originally had Carter 2bbl. Over 200K miles. Installed Mopar Performance Fuel Injection late 90's. Best money I have spent so far. Increased mileage,drivabil... Read More

Read all 15 1987 Jeep Wrangler reviews

1988 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

Great By harolds931

Loved it from the start especially when we pull it with our motor home no need for dolys not hard to pull since it is light weight , and sporty when we travel or explore off road, grear for older peo... Read More

A Good First Convertable Car By blanzo22

This Jeep is a nice ride however it needs alot of work. the inside is in pretty good shape and the outside condition is about average. needs a new fuel system and the 4wd doesnt work. other than that ... Read More

Read all 12 1988 Jeep Wrangler reviews

1989 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

Awesome By Miles

This is the funnest vehicle to own in my opinion. A must have for the outdoorsy type! I love taking the Jeep camping, off roading, or even just for a joy ride. I enjoy working on mechanical work nearl... Read More

Fun Toy By oldguy2

I bought it as a fixer upper toy and have enjoyed every minute of it. I love the way it looks now and the feeling of freedom driving it with the top down/off. I wish it had a litle more power and got ... Read More

Read all 15 1989 Jeep Wrangler reviews

1990 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

Jeep Lover By Dillon

amazing car!!! i would recomend this car to anyone, there is nothing u cant love about a jeep. it cvan go anywhere and do anything and it looks amazing. cheap for the amount of fun u will have in th... Read More

One Of My Favorite Convertibles By Christopher

love my jeep, great off road, not too bad on road. blast to drive in the summer and somtimes winter, if there ia snow. has a 4.5 inch lft 35" tires. never had a problem off road. it is very thisty. Read More

Read all 11 1990 Jeep Wrangler reviews

1991 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

It's A Jeep Thing By soupy6914

i love her wouldn't trade her for anything handels mud snow hills take the top off and cruse in the summer nothing better she gets about 15mpg but almost never gets stuck without it being my fault h... Read More

Best Vehicle In The World For Recreational Use Not So Much For Driving Every Day. By Brent

Well what to say about it, the goods plenty of power out of the six cylinder even turning 33 inch tires, handles good and turns on a dime, built like a tank i don't baby it at all and it just begs for... Read More

Read all 12 1991 Jeep Wrangler reviews

People researching a 1997 Jeep Wrangler contacted a dealer about

Picture of 1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport, exterior
Jeep Wrangler
60% of the time
Jeep Cherokee
5% of the time
Jeep Grand Cherokee
2% of the time
BMW 3 Series
2% of the time
Wrangler
Looking for a Used Wrangler in your area?
CarGurus has 52,435 nationwide Wrangler listings starting at $3,900.
ZIP: