2009 Jeep Wrangler Specs

2009 Jeep Wrangler Specifications

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2009 Jeep Wrangler Powertrain

Engine 3.8L SMPI V6
Displacement (cu in) 230.5
Horsepower (lb-ft @ rpm) 202@5,000
Torque (SAE net @ rpm) 237@4,000
Axle Ratio (:1)
    6-speed manual 
    4-speed automatic     
3.21 Std., 3.73 Opt., 4.10 Std. - Rubicon
3.73 Std., 4.10 Std, - Rubicon
Fuel System Sequential multiport, electron fuel injection
Fuel Recommendation Unleaded regular, 87 octane (R+M)/2
    6-speed manual with overdrive, synchronized in all gears, multirail shift,
     system with top-mounted shift lever
    4-speed automatic with overdrive clutch hydraulic actuation, dual-mass flywheel
     system, electronically controlled converter clutch

Opt. (Std. on 2WD Unlimited models)
Overall Top Gear (:1) 2.69 Std., 3.44 Std. - Rubicon
Engine Construction Cast-iron block, aluminum alloy heads
Electronic Throttle Control Std.
Valve System OHV, 12 valves, roller camshaft followers, hydraulic lifters
Mounts Cast-iron mounting brackets with tuned 3-point dual
preloaded elastomeric bushings
Exhaust System Long-life, stainless steel

2009 Jeep Wrangler Electrical System

Battery 600 CCA, maintenance free
Fan On demand 2-speed electric with thermally activated circuit breaker

2009 Jeep Wrangler Four-Wheel-Drive-System (transfer case)

NV241 Gll Command-Trac® (includes off-road skid plates), part-time, 2-speed, shift-on-fly, 2.72:1 low gear ratio Std. - All 4x4 models, except Rubicon
NV241 or Rock-Trac® (includes off-road skid plates), part-time, 2-speed, shift-on-fly, 4:0:1 low gear ratio Std. - Rubicon

2009 Jeep Wrangler Gear Ratio/Craw Ratio (manual transmission, standard axle ratio)

Model First Gear Ratio Transfer Case (4LO) Axle Ratio Crawl Ratio
Rubicon 4.46 4.00 4.10 73:1
Unlimited Rubicon 4.46 4.00 4.10 73:1
Sahara 4.46 2.72 3.21 38.9
Unlimited Sahara 4.46 2.72 3.21 38.9
X 4.46 2.72 3.21 38.9
Unlimited X 4.46 2.72 3.21 38.9

2009 Jeep Wrangler Capacities/Weights/Towing (4WD) (pounds unless otherwise specified)

Mid-Mounted Fuel Tank (gal) 2-door/4-door 18.6/22.5
Base Curb Weight 2-door 3,849
2WD/4WD 4-door 4,032/4,231
Payload Capacity (includes occupants and cargo) 1,000
Maximum Gross Combined Weight Rating 2-door/4-door, Class II towing 7,500/9,200
Maximum Loaded Trailer Weight,2-door/4-door
  2-door  with Trailer Tow Group/4-door with Trailer Tow Group
Std. - 1,000
Tongue Load Limit 350

2009 Jeep Wrangler Ramp Travel Index (RTI) (20-degree ramp)

Rubicon (sway bar connected/disconnected) 638/822
Unlimited Rubicon (sway bar connected/disconnected) 484/644

2009 Jeep Wrangler Body/Suspension/Chassis

Body Design - Boxed steel frame with crushable, hydroformed front rail tips .
Suspension - Live solid axles, 5-link front/real coil springs, leading arms,
track/stabilizer bars and front steering damper
Shock Absorbers (gas-charged) High-pressure monotube with Low-Speed
Tunable valve technology
Std. - Rubicon/Sahara
Front Sway Bar Disconnect System Opt. - X, Std. - Rubicon
Steering Type Power, recirculating ball with damper
Overall Ratio 2-door/4-door 16:7:1/14.7:1
Turning Diameter (curb-to-curb, with P225/75R16 tires)(ft) 2-door/4-door 34.9/41.2
Steering Turns (lock-to-lock) 2-door/4-door 3.5/3.1

2009 Jeep Wrangler Brake System

Four-Wheel Disc - Hydraulic, power-assisted, 11..9" vented/12.4" solid rear
Electronic Stability Program Four-wheel disc antilock, with on- and off-road calibrations, 4-channel, active
wheel-speed, vehicle-speed, steering-wheel-angle, yaw-rate and lateral-acceleration sensors, vehicle stability
management with 3-stage activation switch, all-speed traction control, Brake Assist, Electronic Roll Mitigation
and Electronic Brake Distribution
Parking Break Type Drum-in-hat, off-road rated

2009 Jeep Wrangler Interior Dimensions

Seating Capacity 2-door front/rear, 4-door front/rear 2/2, 2/3
Head Room front
Leg Room front
   rear, 2-door/4-door
Shoulder Room front
   rear, 2-door/4-door
Hip Room front
   rear, 2-door/4-door
Front-Seat Travel 9.4"
Front-Seat Volume Index (cubic feet) 54.8"
Rear-Seat Volume Index (cubic feet), 2-door/4-door 48.3"/48.4"
Cargo Volume (cubic feet) rear seat folded and tumbled, 2-door
   rear seat folded, 2-door/4-door
   behind rear seat 2-door/4-door
Cargo Liftover Height 2-door/4-door 27.8"/31.4"

2009 Jeep Wrangler Exterior Dimensions

Wheelbase 2-door/4-door 95.4"/116.0"
Overall Length 2-door/4-door 163.8"/184.4"
Overall Width 2-door/4-door 73.7"/73.9"
Track front/rear 61.9"/61.9"
Height 2-door/4-door 72.3"/72.3"
Ground Clearance (at curb weight) (Rubicon) 10.5"
Approach Angle 2-door/4-door 44.3"/44.4"
Departure Angle 2-door/4-door 40.4"/40.5"
Breakover Angle 2-door/4-door 25.3"/20.8"


The preceding specifications were taken from the official 2009 Jeep Wrangler Catalog, available at your local Jeep Dealer.