A Deeper Look at the 2018 Jeep Wrangler

December 18th, 2017 by

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler is the most capable SUV ever, and it’s got a contemporary design that draws on it’s heritage. Now we’re giving you a more in-depth look at the 2018 Wrangler!

4×4 Capability that’s Legendary

There are two advanced 4×4 systems on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler, Command-Trac and Rock-Trac. Both deliver the best there is in off-road capability. Command-Trac features a two-speed transfer case with a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio and next-generation solid Dana front and rear axels with a 3.45 rear axle ratio.

The Rock-Track system on Rubicon models has heavy duty next-generation Dana 44 front and rear axles with a “4LO” ratio of 4:1. A 4.10 front and rear axle ratio and Tru-Lok locking differentials are standard.

In addition to Command-Trac and Rock-Trac, Sahara models also have a two-speed transfer case with full-time four-wheel drive and a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio for the first time in Wrangler’s history.

The 2018 Wrangler’s 4×4 capabilities also feature up to 30 inches of water fording and industry-leading ground clearance and approach, breakover and departure angles.

Powertrains that are Advanced and Fuel-efficient

As in prior years, the 2018 Wrangler is powered by the award-winning 3.6L Pentastar V6, but it got an upgrade this year. The engine now features Engine Stop-Start, which provides a broad torque band while focusing on low-end torque, which is essential for extreme off-roading.

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler also has a 2.0L turbocharged I-4 engine as an option, and beginning in 2019, the 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 will be available thanks to high consumer demand.

Heritage-Inspired, yet Modern Design

The all-new 2018 Wrangler’s design is inspired by Jeep CJ models with its keystone-shaped grille. Its iconic round headlamps and square tail lamps give that unmistakable Wrangler look, while the rugged design allows for better aerodynamics.

Additionally, the 2018 Wrangler has larger window for better visibility, a wide stance and lower beltline.

More Open-Air Options

With the Wrangler’s brand new Sky One-Touch power top, the 2018 Wrangler is the only true open-air 4×4 SUV on the market. This feature allows for the full-length open canvas roof to be retracted with just the push of a button. This feature will be available in the second quarter of 2018.

The all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler will offer dozens of door, top and windshield combinations to allow for many configurations. Two hard tops and one soft top are available for the 2018 Wrangler, and in 2019, a there will be a new half-door design.

Advanced Technology

There are three new Uconnect systems on the new 2018 Wrangler: Uconnect 5-, 7- and 8.4NAV. All include a full-color LED touchscreen and instrument cluster. Uconnect 7.0 and 8.4NAV systems are equipped with new Apple CarPlay and Android Auto features to provide easier access for phone calls, music, text messaging, navigation, voice control, popular apps and more, all while staying focused on the road.

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