Wrangler is the most popular Jeep in America. The 2018 Jeep Wrangler entered in showrooms in January 2018. This new edition marks its fourth generation since market debut in the 1980s. Technology has improved the Wrangler’s capabilities and performance, but the tradition remained intact.
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is a full redesign for this vehicle. While the exterior styling remains mostly the same, almost every other aspect of the car, from the powertrain to the infotainment, has been updated to bring the Wrangler into the modern automotive era.
Highlights to the new-gen Jeep include a better turning radius, stronger crawl ratio, a new turbocharged four-cylinder engine option, interior upgrades, some technology for infotainment and safety.
The 2018 new Jeep Wrangler costs about $3,000 more than the outgoing JK and is a bit larger if we look at dimensions
Price and Trim levels
- 2018 WRANGLER JK RUBICON RECON – $39,145
- 2018 WRANGLER JK RUBICON – $33,645
- 2018 WRANGLER JK ALTITUDE – $33,445
- 2018 WRANGLER JK SAHARA – $30,445
- 2018 WRANGLER JK FREEDOM EDITION – $29,695
- 2018 WRANGLER JK GOLDEN EAGLE – $29,195
- 2018 WRANGLER JK WILLYS WHEELER – $28,295
- 2018 WRANGLER JK SPORT S – $26,995
- 2018 WRANGLER JK SPORT – $23,995
- Transmission – 6-speed manual, 8-speed automatic
- Cylinders – V6 Engine
- Displacement – 3.6L Pentastar V6 Engine
- Max Power – 285hp @ 6,400RPM
- Max Torque – 260 lb-ft @ 4800 rpm
- Max Engine Speed – 115 mph / 185 km/h
- 0 – 100 km/h (0-62mph): 6.5-8.0 sec
- Braking: 100 – 0 (62-0mph):128 ft / 39 m
- Payload: 399kg (880lbs)
- EPA Consumption MPG 19-22/17-20/23-25 comb/city/hwy
- CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year : 9.8
- Weight: 1,846kg (4,069lbs)
- Length: 4,2-4,8 m (166.8-188.4 in)
- Width 1.88 m (73.8 in)
- Height: 1,87 m (73.6 in)
- Ground clearance 24cm (9.7″)
- Cargo volume: 13-32 cu ft (368-906L)
- Wheelbase: 2,46-3 m (96.9-118.4 in)
- Fuel tank: 70 l (18.6 Gal)
- Tire size LT255 / 75R17C BSW Off-Road
- Wheels standard 16-Inch x 7-Inch Styled Steel Wheels
- Wheels optional 17″-20″
- Compression Ratio: 10.20: 1
- Bore and Stroke 96.0mm x 83.0mm (3.78″ x 3.27″)
- nine-speaker Alpine All-Weather Premium Sound System includes four 6.5-inch speakers, four tweeters and a subwoofer for deep bass beats.
- 6.5″ Touchscreen Display
- 3.73 Axle Ratio
- Warranty: 3-year/36,000-miles
Color options – 10 available
- Billet Silver Metallic
- Firecracker Red
- Xtreme Purple
- Bright White
- Granite Crystal Metallic
- Chief (Light Blue)
- Gobi (Brown)
Pros – Cool Fact
Improved steering. Standard All-wheel Drive. Unique look. Strong V-6. Solid Options List.
Diesel engine not yet available. Pretty expensive, Poor Mileage
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The Jeep Wrangler is a series of compact and mid-size (Wrangler Unlimited and Wrangler 4-door JL) four-wheel drive off-road vehicle models, manufactured by Jeep since 1986, and currently migrating from its third into its fourth generation. The Wrangler JL was unveiled in late 2017 and will be produced at Jeep’s Toledo Complex.
The Wrangler is arguably an indirect progression from the World War II Jeep, through the CJ (Civilian Jeeps) produced by Willys, Kaiser-Jeep and American Motors Corporation (AMC) from the mid-1940s through 1980s. Neither AMC nor Chrysler (after it purchased AMC in 1987) have claimed that the Wrangler was a direct descendant of the original military model.
Nevertheless, just like the Willys MB and the CJ Jeeps before it, all Wrangler models continue to use a separate body and frame, rigid live axles both front and rear, a tapering nose design with flared fenders, a fold-flat windshield, and can be driven without doors.
Also, with few exceptions, they have part-time four-wheel drive systems, with the choice of high and low gearing, and standard are open bodies with removable hard- or soft-tops. However, the Wrangler series was designed to be more comfortable on-road in an attempt to attract more daily drivers, by upgrading its suspension, drivetrain, and interior, compared to the CJ line.
Specifically, the suspension on all Wranglers benefits from the addition of trackbars and anti-roll bars, and from the 1996 TJ onwards also from coil-springs instead of leaf-springs. Since 2004 long-wheelbase versions have been available under the name Wrangler Unlimited. Initially the Unlimited was a two door model, but since 2006 it has been offered as a four-door model.
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