There are several SUV models available and the buyers have an abundance of options to pick from. However, not all of those stylish and sleek looking vehicles can tame rocky terrains or snowy roads with aplomb. Those tasks are left for a niche type of SUVs- those aimed at taming off –roads. Even in that segment, a few contenders stand tall and one of them is the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon.
FCA’s Jeep lineup is extremely popular and the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon mostly lives up to its reputation. It is not your average SUV to take out for shopping and commuting. It shines when you hit the rocky terrains and encounter a muddy path when backpacking with friends!
2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Macho Styling
The exterior styling of 2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is decidedly macho and FCA has upped the style quotient too. It is sold in several exciting colors as well. These include Bright White Clear Coat, Ocean Blue Metallic Clear-Coat, Billet Silver Metallic, Black Clear Coat, Punk’s Metallic Clear-Coat, Firecracker Red Clear Coat etc.
The optional steel bumper, large 17-inch alloys, and typical vertical 7 slat grille make it look rugged. The windshield can be folded down. The usage of aluminum in the body has increased to ensure the new vehicle is lightweight. Overall, the design is now more aerodynamic.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Interior, Safety Section and Amenities
The cabin of Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is minimalistic but you cannot call it Spartan. The focus is surely more on versatility and utility than opulence. However, the ergonomics have improved a lot.
The touches of modernity have seeped in the new Jeep Wrangler Rubicon- both in safety section and amenities. The New Connect infotainment system is sleek and fast. It supports Bluetooth and Smartphone integration. A 7-inch touch screen is there to control it. You can opt for a premium Alpine audio setup.
Safety wise, the Rubicon ticks most of the boxes. It gets safety features like Electronic Roll Mitigation, Electronic Stability Control, Keyless Enter ‘n Go, Remote Keyless Entry, Sentry Key Theft Deterrent System, Tire Pressure Monitoring etc.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Engine Specs
There are a few engine options for the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and they are all quite dependable. The first one is a 2.0-liter turbocharged unit that most people will want. Then there is the 3.6-liter V6 that makes 285 HP. An 8-speed automatic transmission gearbox is there.
Ride quality on urban roads is not that great but you just take it on rough roads and the experience changes drastically. The cabin is not many silent thanks to the roar produced by the BF Goodrich 33-inch All-Terrain tires. You can ride rocks minus worry as it has four skid plates and solid rock rails.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Price and Availability
The base price of the newest Jeep Wrangler Rubicon starts at approx $41.000. However, with customizations, it can easily touch $50.000. It is now available in showrooms.
Summing it up
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is a nice SUV with serious off-roading prowess. Its extensive customization choices ensure you overlook the steep pricing.