1989 Jeep Wrangler Specs

by Nicholas Pell

The 1989 Jeep Wrangler continued the tradition established a year earlier of having two engine options. In addition to this, the car came in no less than five variations, not including the option for a hard top or a soft top. For those with an interest in older Jeep Wranglers, it is worth knowing the specs of the different models to make sure you make the right purchasing decision.

Engine

The 1989 Jeep Wrangler came with one of two engines. Almost all models came with a 4.0-liter, straight six-cylinder engine. This engine provided 177 horsepower and 224 foot-pounds of torque. The Laredo hard top featured a 4.2-liter straight six-cylinder engine producing 112 horsepower and 210 foot-pounds of torque. The S-type Wrangler had a 2.5-liter, straight four-cylinder engine with 117 horsepower and 138 foot-pounds of torque.

Transmission

All 1989 Jeep Wranglers came with a three-speed automatic engine, with the exception of the S-type. This variation on the Jeep came with a five-speed manual overdrive transmission.

Fuel Efficiency

The 1989 Jeep Wrangler gets 15 miles per gallon in the city and 16 miles per gallon on the highway in most models. The exception to this is the S-type that gets 18 miles per gallon and 20 miles per gallon on the highway.

Amenities

The 1989 Jeep Wrangler featured air conditioning and a tape deck as options. The vehicle has two doors and seats up to four people. There are no Jeep Wranglers with amenities such as power locks, seats or windows. While none of the versions came with a sunroof, many had a removable soft top that allowed the driver to enjoy the sun in his vehicle with little effort.

Safety Features

The 1989 Jeep Wrangler does not offer much in the way of safety features. The vehicle does not come with features such as airbags, antilock breaks or traction and stability control.

About the Author

Nicholas Pell began writing professionally in 1995. His features on arts, culture, personal finance and technology have appeared in publications such as "LA Weekly," Salon and Business Insider. Pell holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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