It is hard to locate a lineup of SUV category vehicle that can challenge the iconic Jeep Wrangler range. Now sold by FCA, 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited carries forward the impressive legacy of original Jeep lineup that became famous during the World War II era. The Jeep Wrangler is much like old wine it only gets better with time say the loyal fans.
For 2019, the Wrangler lineup has got a revamp. The styling changes are not drastic but the in-cabin changes are more impressive. The newest 2019 Wrangler Unlimited version which is the 4 door setup model has also received its share of updates.
2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Exterior Styling is Evolutionary
The new range of Jeep Wrangler Unlimited aka the JL lineup is going to replace the existing JK series soon. At first glance, it is hard to tell the exterior styling differences between the two lineups. However, by looking closely- you may be able to spot the styling changes. The headlamps look a little different in the 2019 models and the angle of the new windshield is different too.
The same is true of the iconic vertical slat grille. The roofs are available in three types. However, taking off the roofs has become simpler than ever before. There are several exterior colors available for the 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. The wheel choices are also pretty enticing.
2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Interior looks modern and new
The stylish and rugged cabin of upcoming 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited looks ready to tackle daily usage and off-roading. The model will be available with trims Sports S, Sahara (4-door only) and Rubicon models. The base sports trim does look a tad Spartan but it is ergonomic and storage options are also quite good. It also offers the all-wheel-drive system as standard.
As for the features, it will get fog lights, push-button ignition, sunroof panel and underbody skid plates. The interior of this one will offer mighty 8-speaker audio system, air conditioning, plenty of USB and AUX inputs and additional rear-seat and luggage space. However, the touch-screen system and Bluetooth connectivity will be only available in higher trims. The Sahara trim is remarkable for its blend of amenities and customization choices. This trim is laden with special Selec-Trac four-wheel-drive setup. The ride quality has improved in the new model. However, cabin noise can be an issue if you choose the soft top models.
FCA has given the safety and amenities of the 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited a boost. New FCA UConnect infotainment setup is splendid to say the least. The display is bright and the response is super fast.
The safety features comprise of Electronic Stability Control, Antilock Brake System, Airbags, Remote Keyless Entry. Some advanced features are optional for 2019.
2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited will keep the same Engine
The 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited has a powerful 3.6-liter V-6 engine and an eight-speed automatic gearbox is paired with it. It is the stable performer but you may also go for the 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 unit. This unit is able to make around 270 HP with 295 lb-ft torque, while the rpm is electronically limited to 5800.
Another 3.6-liter V-6 turbo diesel will be available and that is ideal for taming off roads. This one engine will have little higher output than the first one. It will make 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. However, to get the diesel engine in your Wrangler Unlimited you may have to wait.
Towing Capacity and Fuel Economy
The two-door base Jeep Wrangler model is capable to maximum tow 2000 pounds thanks to the optional two-inch receiver hitch. However, the 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited model thanks to a heavier curb weight and also longer wheelbase can increase the towing capacity to 3500 pounds with the standard 3.6-liter V-6 and the optional 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. There is also a rumor that will upcoming Jeep Scrambler pickup get better and improved towing at 7,000 pounds.
In the fuel economy section, the 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with the 3.6-liter V6 engine will get EPA city/highway fuel economy of 17/25 mpg for the manual transmission, 17/23 mpg for the manual with 4-door) and18/23 mpg for the automatic gearbox. The second one engine 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 unit is not yet rated. However, this model will possess the fuel tank of 21,5 gallons.
2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Price and Availability
The model 2019 Jeep Wrangler sports with two doors is around $28.000., while the model Wrangler Rubicon with 4-door starts at $42.000. However, the 4-door Wrangler Rubicon can easily reach the price of $50.000. It will be released for sale in late 2019. The closest rivals in the off-road segment are pickup models Toyota Tacoma TRD-Pro or Chevrolet Colorado ZR2.
Summing it up
The 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited has enticing styling and rugged build which will please target users and the enhanced safety features are like icing on the cake. It does not come for cheap but you get solid performance and enough customization choices for the price.