Despite the variety of crossovers and SUVs seen on roads, every time you see a Jeep SUV you cannot help notice it. Such is the lineage and popularity of the Jeep Brand. Now sold by car giant FCA, Jeep vehicles continue to sell in record numbers in the US and other countries. The Jeep Wrangler is among popular and versatile vehicles sold by FCA. The model 2018 Jeep Wrangler Sahara gets several upgrades including enhanced styling and a few new powertrain choices.
This midsized SUV comes in various iterations and the Sahara trim offers a nice mix of features and off-road performance. It caters to a vast range of buyers as it is.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Sahara is a Retro-Styled SUV
The exterior styling of new 2018 Jeep Wrangler Sahara is enticing and rugged. The well-known Jeep styling is retained but on closer look, you will spot the refinements in design. The round headlamps, seven-slat grille design, alloy wheels and body-color fender flares exude modernity while the basic shape is retro style.
Other trims can be bought as 2 doors or 4 doors unlimited version but the four-door Wrangler Unlimited is the only setup for Sahara trim. You can opt for the hard or soft top too. Overall, the design is really aerodynamic. Exterior color choices are Granite Crystal Metallic, Xtreme Purple Pearl-Coat, Billet Silver Metallic, Firecracker Red Clear Coat and Bright White.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Interior and Safety Options
The cabin has also received its share of refinements. If you want more space in the rear row- opt for the Sahara Unlimited. You get Stitched soft-touch surfaces in the cabin with Sahara logo on it.
Furthermore, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Sahara is laden with a lot of amenities and safety technologies are top notch too. It gets a 115-volt outlet, automatic headlights, LED ambient lighting in cabin, dual-zone climate control, UConnect infotainment system and more USB ports. There are plenty of options including body-color hardtop and leather upholstery.
Safety features include Electronic Roll Mitigation, Electronic Stability Control, Hill Start Assist, ABS Traction Control, Side Impact Beams, Driver and Passenger Front Airbags, Airbag Occupancy Sensor and Height Adjusters and also a Pretensioners. Optional is Remote Start System.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Powertrain Statistic and Output
The model 2018 Jeep Wrangler Sahara is built on ladder frame chassis. The 4wd setup is standard on all trims. Ride quality is great owing to revised suspension and 18-Inch Aluminum Wheels. The 3.6-liter V-6 Pentastar engine comes as standard and it has an output of 285 HP. This model has scored in the city highways 17/25 mpg for the manual gearbox, 17/23 mpg manual 4-door and for the automatic transmission 18/23 mpg.
However, the 2.0 L turbo-four engine is there with the output of 270 HP. The turbo diesel V-6 3.0-liter engine will come later in 2018 as per the updates. However, with the strongest 3,6-liter engine this SUV has a top speed of 116 mph. As for the acceleration, it`s capable to run from 0 to 60 mph in 6.8 sec. Its fuel tank capacity is 18.6 gallons.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Towing Capacity and Transmission
The maximum tow rating of the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler Sahara is 2000 pounds for the two-door-doors model and 3500 for the four-doors. All engines come with a 6-speed manual transmission or optional 8-speed automatic gearbox. The Sahara trim gets Skid plates thus it is suited for occasional off-road trips. The Selec-Trac transfer case ensures you can tackle snowy and rocky roads with ease.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Price and Availability
The pricing of 2018 Jeep Wrangler Sahara begins at $34.000 approx. This model will be available at end of the next month.
Summing it up
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler Sahara is ideal for different types of SUV buyers. It also comes with powerful engine and superb suspension. The pricing is a bit high but you get enough features and excellent overall performance.