2002 Jeep Wrangler Sport VS 2005 Jeep Wrangler Sport - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 08-06-2012, 01:29 PM
Thread Starter
thrill23's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Miami
Posts: 54
thrill23 is on a distinguished road
2002 Jeep Wrangler Sport VS 2005 Jeep Wrangler Sport

What I would like to know is, what's the deference between 2002 Jeep Wrangler Sport and 2005 Jeep Wrangler Sport? Is it the suspension? Is it the size of the Jeeps? Is it the computer or engine? Is the seats or dashboard? What is the deference? I can tell you 2002 Jeep Wrangler is a five speed and 2005 Jeep wrangler is a six speed. What else?
thrill23 is offline   Quote
Old 08-06-2012, 01:36 PM   #2
ninjaturtle0's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 923
ninjaturtle0 is on a distinguished road
This is taken from wikipedia. Lots of changes happened after 2002. Good info.

In 1999, the fuel tank became standard at 19 U.S. gallons (72 L; 16 imp gal) capacity. There were some changes that occurred between the 2002 and 2003 years that made some parts difficult to directly swap back and forth, but also made it easy to identify certain years. From 1997 to 2002, the side door mirrors were black metal framed mirrors; and from 2003 to 2006 they were plastic molded mirrors. The fit of hard and soft tops is slightly different, and the fabric and colors available changed from 2002 to 2003. In 2003, the 3-speed automatic transmission was replaced with a 4-speed automatic with overdrive. It has the standard option of turning off overdrive with a dash switch if desired. The radio bezels went from a rectangle in 2002 to a rounded edged rectangle in 2003, so swapping these also required the console to either be swapped out or modified. The sound bar inside was changed to sound pods. The interior seats also changed design from 2002 to 2003, going from a rounder model to one with a distinct separation between back and headrest areas.**


/l ,[____],
l---L -OlllllllO-
()_) ()_)--o-)_)
ninjaturtle0 is offline   Quote
Old 08-06-2012, 04:42 PM   #3
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Posts: 212
Vinman is on a distinguished road
Pretty much the entire interior changed in the 03 and up models along with the introduction the the 4 spd auto and new exterior mirrors. the hardtop now has no vents (tailgate is vented instead).
I think the 05 was the first year of the 6 speed manual.

Vinman is offline   Quote
Old 08-06-2012, 04:44 PM   #4
terpsmandan's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Penn Yan, NY
Posts: 638
terpsmandan is on a distinguished road
The interior was changed. Steering wheel from a Grand Cherokee, rounded corner radio, nicer seats.
terpsmandan is offline   Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:02 AM.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC
« Back

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner