There is an abundance of SUV models in the market but those from the stable of FCA bear a unique lineage. The Jeep models exude an aura of macho vehicles offering unlimited versatility and ruggedness. If you are looking for a stylish looking SUV, that can be used extensively for off-road adventure and city driving the 2018 Jeep Wrangler fits the bill very well.
For 2018, it gets several updates-including enhanced styling and powertrain.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Trims, Colors and Design
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler is sold in 4 trims- Sport, Sport S, Rubicon and Sahara. In next few months, a few special editions are likely to follow. The sheer amount of customizations offered by FCA blow the competition away. All trims will be available with two or 4 door setups. The small tweaks made to its exterior styling makes the vehicle more aerodynamic in nature.
The vehicle looks tough and stylish. The Wrangler Rubicon gets special BFGoodrich All-Terrain tire. You can order the vehicle in either soft or hardtop setups. Several exterior colors like Ocean Blue Metallic, Firecracker Red Clear Coat, Sting-Gray Clear-Coat, Billet Silver Metallic and also a Bright White Clear Coat are available.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Interior Look
One look at the cabin of 2018 Jeep Wrangler and you understand the focus is on durability and utility than opulence. The cabin may look a tad Spartan compared to other siblings in FCA Jeep lineup but it is built ruggedly. However, one can choose a model with 2 doors and with 4 doors. With the model that possesses 4-door one will get an extra rear-seat room. This model will add around two inches more to the wheelbase.
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler lags behind most segment rivals in safety front. You get only 4 airbags and a rearview camera. Optional features include rear parking sensors and blind-spot monitors. There is neither adaptive cruise control nor active lane control.
Amenity wise, the base trim is quite Spartan but you get optional features at an extra cost. The Sahara trim is aimed at luxury seekers and adds automatic headlights, more USB outlets, 115-volt power outlet, automatic climate control etc. The Rubicon is adventure lover’s best friend. The trims feature enhanced FCA UConnect infotainment which is delightful.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Engine Specifications
The base trim of 2018 Jeep Wrangler gets a 3.6-liter V-6 engine which can be clubbed with a 6-speed manual gearbox or 8-speed automatic unit. It makes 285 horsepower output. The 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine is optional and it generates 270 HP. It does come with a mild hybrid system. All models are sold in 4WD setup and optional is a Selec-Trac system. With this setup, this SUV will have maximum speed run of 113 mph.
Later the company will offer more powertrains as per the updates. The engines both come with a new stop/start system to improve fuel economy. The Rubicon is your ideal off-roading vehicle. You do not expect the Wrangler to shine on noise insulation front but hardtop models can be laden with extra insulation.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Fuel Economy
At this moment for the 2.0 lite turbo-4 engine, we dont have information about fuel economy. However, we have information about the 3,6-liter V6 engine. This one will give in city/highway fuel economy score of 17/25 mpg for the manual gearbox, 17/23 mpg for the manual with 4-door and the last one is with automatic transmission 18/23 mpg.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Price and Availability
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler pricing begins at approx $27.000 for the model with 2 doors. This price will also include $1,200 destination charge. However, the Rubicon trim price may reach $42.000. Furthermore, if you add more equipment in this trim it will easily reach the price of $55,000. It will debut soon. The closest competitions are Toyota Tacoma TRD-Pro and Chevrolet Colorado ZR2.
Summing it up
For adventure loving SUV buyers, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler is an irresistible choice. Its rugged styling, powerful engines and great ride eventually beat the competition hollow.