This review has comprehensive news about 2018 Jeep Wrangler, prepared through weeks of in-depth analysis of credited reports pertaining the new vehicle. Moving on, for its legions of fans spread across the globe, the Wrangler comes as an honest, back-to-basics off-roader. Obviously, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler will look pretty cool as always and will also have the inborn capability of head longing into places where only a few vehicles dare tread. Moreover, the car will only you to rip off the roof, doors and windshield any time you deem fit.
True competitors to the 2018 Jeep Wrangler are rather few. Marching as the only significant alternative is the Nissan Xterra. The Xterra provides a more civilized driving experience in exchange for the less optimum trail-busting capability. The same serves true for the Toyota FJ Cruiser, unfortunately, it was discontinued last year.
Perhaps serving as the consolation, Toyota is offering another alternative known as the Toyota 4Runner and Tacoma trucks. In spite of the alternatives given above, the vehicles cannot compare to the Jeep Wrangler especially considering its off-road ability and iconic style all at a reasonable price.
Exterior Changes & Interior Changes – 2018 Jeep Wrangler
The new 2018 Jeep Wrangler comes as a convertible SUV offered as either a 2-door Wrangler and or a 4-door Wrangler Unlimited versions. Each of the version will provided in Sport, Sahara or Rubicon trims. Some of the most notable trims will include Altitude, X, Freedom Edition, Willys Wheeler and the top-of-the-line Rubicon Hard Rock.
The Sport model, according to our assumptions, will feature front and rear tow hooks, 16-inch steel wheels, foglamps, manual accessories (windows, locks and mirrors), a removable black soft top, cruise control, a height-adjustable driver seat, a tilt-only steering wheel, and an 8-speaker sound system with a CD player, auxiliary audio jack, and steering wheel controls.
The Unlimited Sport gets a bigger gas tank, four doors, a 60/40-split-folding rear seat, air-conditioning (optional on Wrangler Sport). The Power Convenience Group adds keyless entry, heated power mirrors, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and windows and power locks. Also optional are satellite radio, 17-inch alloy wheels, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.
The Sahara starts with the above items and adds a heavy-duty suspension with gas shocks, 18-inch alloy wheels, under-hood insulation, automatic headlamps, side steps, tinted windows, body-colored fender flares, a 115-volt power outlet, coat hooks and bright interior accents. The top-of-the-line Rubicon originates its prestige from its robust off-road qualifications.
Starting with the Sport’s standard equipment, the Rubicon adds 32-inch tires, special 17-inch wheels, a heavy-duty Dana 44 front axle (matching the standard-spec Dana 44 rear axle), optional with the automatic), a shorter 4.10 rear-axle ratio (standard with the manual transmission, an upgraded transfer case with a lower crawl ratio, an electronically disconnecting front sway bar, electronic front and rear locking differentials, rock rails, under-hood insulation, automatic headlamps. Inside, you get standard air-conditioning, leather-wrapped steering wheel and coat hooks, shift knob, a 115-volt outlet, satellite radio and bright interior accents.
Also optional on both the Sahara and Sport is a limited-slip rear differential, while the Sport and Rubicon can be equipped with half doors that include manual locks and plastic side windows. Both the Rubicon and Sahara are also eligible for leather upholstery, automatic climate control, heated front seats, and a navigation system that includes a 6.5” touchscreen.
A 9-speaker Alpine audio system is also provided across the entire lineup, as is the Connectivity Group, which adds a USB port, Bluetooth, voice controls, a tire pressure monitoring display and an upgraded trip computer, as well as the shift knob and leather-wrapped wheel on both the Sport and Sport Unlimited versions.
As for the special-edition Wranglers like the Altitude which comes with same standard equipment as the Sahara but with unique a color-matched hardtop, 18-inch wheels, high-gloss black exterior accents, heated front seats, black headlight surrounds, black interior accents and the Connectivity group.
The X is essentially a Sahara loaded up with a limited-slip rear differential, 17-inch alloy wheels with beefier off-road-oriented tires, rock rails, a “power dome” hood, black exterior trim (wheels, bumpers), a color-matched hardtop, leather/mesh upholstery, automatic climate control, heated front seats, the Alpine audio system and the Connectivity group.
The Freedom Edition features gray alloy wheels (17-inch), body color fender flares, unique graphics, gray grille and bumper accents, leather/tech fabric upholstery, upgraded interior trim and the Alpine audio system.
Engine Specs – 2018 Jeep Wrangler
The upcoming new Jeep Wrangler, just like the model it is replacing, will be motivated by a 3.6L V6 capable of generating around 285 hp and 260 pounds of torque. AWD system cones standard and also includes the high-and-low-range gearing. The Rubicon model features exquisite short gearing and a refreshed transfer case with an extra-low crawl ratio.
Coming standard will be the 6-speed manual transmission system with hill assist, while a 5-speed auto with both hill descent control and hill start assist are provided optionally. The only downside to this otherwise marvelously created icon is the disappointing towing capacity capped to a maximum of 3,500 lbs. for the Unlimited model and 2,000 lbs. for the 2-door Wrangler.
In our own performance testing, the 2-ddor Wrangler zipped from 0-60 mph in 6.9 seconds, while the heavier Wrangler Unlimited did the same for 8.8 seconds. EPA estimates the fuel economy of this vehicle to be 17/21/18 mpg in the city/highway/combined for the 2-door Wrangler irrespective of the transmission system and 16/20/18 mpg for the automatic.
Price & Date of Release – Jeep Wrangler For 2018
The vehicle should be expected to hit showrooms by March next year according to credible sources. The new 2018 Jeep Wrangler should be expected to feature a price tag of around 30,200-33,400 USD.