If you need a sporty Jeep that tackles asphalt just as well as it handles tricky terrains, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler is a rugged vehicle up for the challenge. Its signature boxy frame gives off a dominating stance, while an impressive powertrain provides thrill-seekers with plenty of off-road adventure. Here's what you need to know about the 2018 Jeep Wrangler.
Trim levels (Exterior)
You'll find four trims in this year's Wrangler lineup, including the Sport, Sport S, Sahara, and Rubicon. The Sport, Sport S, and Rubicon are available with two or four doors and 17-inch wheels, while the Sahara is an exclusive four-door model and gets the only set of 18-inch wheels available. What stays the same across the board are black door handles and mirrors, fog lights, and incandescent taillamps.
Churning out 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, a 3.6-liter 24-valve Pentastar V-6 engine is standard for all Wranglers. This unit utilizes engine stop-start technology to preserve fuel when sitting idle. It also pairs up nicely with a six-speed manual or optional eight-speed automatic transmission.
The Sport and Sport S feature heavy-duty four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes that keep you in control should you unexpectedly brake or drive over a wet surface. The Sahara and Rubicon upgrade to HD disc brakes with larger brake pads for even better stopping power. These two trims also employ better suspension systems than the Sport and Sport S. The Sahara gets a heavy-duty suspension with gas shock absorbers, and the top Rubicon gets a performance suspension, plus off-road tires for added capabilities.
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler doesn't only impress on the road, it also keeps your mind well at ease for passenger protection. This is thanks to standard specs such as advanced multistage and seat-mounted front air bags, a Sentry Key theft-deterrent system, and a rear backup camera ideal for reducing blind spots. Other driver-assist features you'll surely appreciate behind the wheel include electronic stability control, hill start assist, and traction control.
Whether you choose a two-door or four-door model, both configurations offer up to 103.7 cubic feet of passenger volume and 72.4 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded. However, rear passengers will find a bit more hip and legroom in the four-door model, but slightly more shoulder room in the two-door Wrangler. Other comfort specs include a height-adjustable driver's seat with lumbar support, low-back bucket seats, and rear-seat head restraints. The Sahara can be fitted with leather-accented seats and trim-exclusive badging as well, plus a leather-wrapped brake handle and shift knob for the front.
The two-door models seat up to four, but you can always upgrade to the five-seat, four-door Wrangler if you need more space. In terms of multimedia features, this Jeep is packed with user-friendly amenities such as a touch-screen monitor, Uconnect infotainment hub, and Bluetooth connectivity. The Sahara and Rubicon add on Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for convenient smartphone integration and a one-year subscription to SiriusXM satellite radio for all the best music channels.