The newest model 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is now available and it has got several updates to retain the loyal buyers and woo new ones. A few limited edition models are also there. The legacy of Jeep lineup of vehicles, now sold by FCA is impressive, to say the least. The roots of the Jeep vehicles can be traced back to the time of World War II and beyond.
Over the years, many variants and lineups within the Jeep range have emerged and some of them sell like hot cakes in various markets. The Jeep Wrangler lineup is one such example. The new model comes in many iterations and the 4 door unlimited versions are incredibly popular.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited First Look and Colors
The new lineup of Jeep Wrangler Unlimited codenamed JL will replace the JK series. At first look, you may not understand the differences but on close inspection- moderate design changes become clearer.
The new Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is designed to cater to varying user needs. You will find models ideal for urban roads and occasional long drives and there are models aimed at taming rocky terrains. However, based on trim chosen you get exciting colors and there are multiple top options. The trims also include models Rubicon, Sport, Sahara and limited editions like Altitude and Freedom edition are there. The colors that are available with this model are Baja Yellow Clearcoat, Billet Silver Metallic Clearcoat, Black Clearcoat, Bright White Clearcoat, Chief Clearcoat, Firecracker Red Clearcoat, Rhino Clearcoat and Xtreme Purple Pearlcoat.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Interior and Safety Tech
The cabin of 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited ranges from utilitarian to lavish- based on which trim you buy. However, the Sport trim gets a decent cabin and material quality is pretty good. The Sahara trim offers a blend of Spartan and lavish. The customization options are also noteworthy.
You will like the enhanced safety features and amenities in the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited lineup. The FCA UConnect infotainment works like charm and the crisp touch display is a joy to use. It supports Bluetooth, GPS, and Smartphone OS. The Electronic Stability Control, Remote Keyless Entry, Antilock Brake System- all work as expected. Some advanced safety features are available as optional ones.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Powertrain Options
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited has a 3.6-liter V-6 engine. It comes with an 8-speed automatic or a new 6-speed manual transmission. Also, this engine is able to deliver 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. The other one engine is 2.0-liter turbocharged that makes 268 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. The Sahara trim gets a Selec-Trac four-wheel-drive system which can be handy in driving in rough weather conditions.
All engines offer good acceleration. However, the ride quality has improved by leaps and bounds. Compared to previous versions, the new models have a quieter cabin.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Fuel Economy
Unfortunately, we dont have official numbers of the turbocharged inline-4 engine. The next one 3.6-liter V-6 has the great fuel economy. It scores in city/highway 17/25 mpg for the manual gearbox, 17/23 mpg for the manual 4-door and for the automatic transmission around 18/23 mpg.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Price and Availability
The base price of 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited begins at approx $28.000. Furthermore, the model 2018 Wrangler Rubicon 4-door starts at about $42,000. However, with all goodies in it, this model will pass the $55,000 mark. The model is now available.
Summing it up
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited offers pretty much everything you expect in an SUV of this class. From Spartan urban vehicles to lavish SUVs with off-roading prowess you get it all. The pricing may seem a bit too steep for some buyers but the enhanced powertrain and amenities more than make up for it. The closest competitors are models Toyota Tacoma TRD-Pro or Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 both models have a price of $40,000.