The 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL is the first update to this iconic vehicle in nearly a decade. The wait seems to be worth it, as the new Wrangler boasts many of the safety and performance features that it's more citified siblings have, all without sacrificing off-road performance and fun.
The Jeep Wrangler JL is offered in 3 different models, and each model can be customized to an owners liking. The Rubicon remains for the hardcore off-road enthusiast, and the Sahara is still the premium trim model for those who want it loaded. You can also still order a bare-bones Sport model and only add the features you want.
Jeep shaved 200 pounds from the previous generation by incorporating aluminum throughout the body, but at the same time they also increased the wheelbase slightly. This means the new Jeep will be slightly more comfortable, and also do better at the gas pump.
Highlights of the Wrangler JL include these features that are now standard or available from the factory.
- LED headlights
- Rear backup camera
- Blind spot sensors & park assist
- Heated seats and steering wheel
- 7 USB ports
- 33-inch tires standard - can fit 35-inch (Rubicon model)
- 3 new and improved tops including the power top auto-slider
Despite all the new tech built into the JL, the Jeep is still made to be fun, which means the doors can be removed, the windshield folds down, and if you get dirty the interior floor still has drain plugs to clean it out.
Jeep remains true to it's off-road heritage and has made steel bumpers available on the Rubicon, as well as a more heavy duty armor/skid plate package. Add electronic controlled front and rear locking differentials, and the Jeep Wrangler JL remains one of the most capable off-road vehicles straight from the factory.
Still no word on the rumored of this beast (it's probably coming in 2019).