A descendant of the famous Jeeps used during World War II, the Wrangler is one of the most iconic and recognizable vehicles in U.S. history. The compact and mid-sized four-wheel drive cars were launched by Jeep in 1986 and have been going strong ever since, mainly thanks to their reliability, quality, and performance, both off-road and on-tarmac.
The most important choice when picking among trims options is whether to go for a two-door model or a four-door one. The two-door models you can choose are the Wrangler Sport, Sport S, and Rubicon, while the available four-door trims are the same three, plus the Jeep Wrangler Sahara.
The new Wrangler comes with three engines to choose from. The 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine can also be found on the Alfa Romeo Giulia, and it produces a decent 270 horsepower. A diesel engine will be available from 2019, a 262 horsepower 3.0-liter V-6.
The top choice is a 3.6-liter Pentastar engine capable of 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.
The new Wranglers come with stop/start technology, cutting engine power whenever the car is stationary, and saving 12 percent of fuel in the process. Also, Jeep hasn’t forgotten that this car needs to perform in off-road environments, so the Wrangler is equipped with a host of features to make sure you’ll keep moving forward, no matter the terrain.
The gearbox, suspension, and transmission all contain modern features to make sure the car performs well on rough terrain, maximizing the car’s torque and horsepower while distributing power to the wheels that have the best grip at any given time.
While the Jeep Wrangler hasn’t changed much on the outside over the years, the same cannot be said regarding the car’s interior. Classic and modern elements combine to give the driver and passengers the feeling of a mix between timeless and trendy.
It’s 2018, and most new cars come with technologically rich interiors. The Wrangler is no exception, with its wildly popular 7-inch Uconnect infotainment screen, with an 8.4-inch screen available as an extra option. An Alpine sound system and many USB ports throughout the car are additional features that make this vehicle a good fit for the modern traveler.
The new Jeep Wrangler is, as one would expect, packed with active and passive safety features, to keep its inhabitants protected and fully aware of their surroundings.
Front and side airbags, along with steel beams, make sure that you’ll be safe on impact from any side. On the active side, it features more than 75 safety features, such as monitoring blind spots, a backup camera with gridlines, full electronic stability control, and many others.
Continuing a tradition that goes back decades, the new Jeep Wrangler is still an excellent choice when it comes to a strong, comfortable off-roader. Jeep has managed to keep all the classic elements that made this brand so iconic, while smartly adding key technological features to improve the comfort and safety of the driver and passengers.
Now that you’ve gotten acquainted with the 2018 Jeep Wrangler, take the next step and schedule a test drive