For many people here and around the world, the Wrangler is Jeep. Of course, Jeep produces a full spectrum of SUVs these days, but the Jeep Wrangler is still the iconic model the brand is best known for. A new generation of the legendary SUV was introduced just last year, so let's take a look at the 2019 Jeep Wrangler to see why it remains one of the world's most iconic vehicle.
If there's one thing the Wrangler is renowned for as much as its off-road prowess, it has to be its unique exterior styling. It's come a long way from the original Willy Jeep it was original inspired by, but not too far, in terms of style at least. The main retro elements are all there, such as the boxy shape, that seven-slat grille, the perfectly round set of headlights and the flared fenders, but they're all improved from Wranglers of the past. And perhaps the best part about the Wrangler is the vehicle that leaves the factory can be a blank canvas to be dressed up with no-end of available accessories to make your Wrangler as unique as you are.
Jeep set out with this latest generation of the Wrangler to make it even more capable off-road than it was already, but to also make it more refined on-road. Most models leaving the factory will be equipped with the familiar 3.6-liter V-6 and an eight-speed automatic transmission. This unit develops 285 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque, which is going to be enough for the vast majority of buyers. However, if some pretty hardcore off-roading is on the menu, the extra torque of the optional engine might be worth serious consideration. That optional powerplant is a 2.0-liter turbo-four with a 48-volt mild-hybrid, and although it has a little less horsepower than the V-6 at 270, it's the 295 lb.-ft. of torque it has up its sleeve that makes all the difference.
The interior can be as functional or as upscale as you like. The standard upholstery is tough and durable, but buyers can also have an upgraded cloth or even some very nice leathers. The front seats are more comfortable and supportive than ever, and there's even standard lumbar support to get the seat just how you want it. There's around three inches of extra legroom in four-door versions of the Wrangler compared to two-door variants. The four-door Wrangler is a good idea if the back seats are going to be used a lot as they're easier to access than they are in the shorter wheelbase version.
Trims and features
There are now five trim levels in the 2019 Jeep Wrangler lineup. The entry model is the Wrangler Sport, and from there the lineup goes to the Sport S, Sahara, Rubicon and finally the Moab. The Wrangler Sport comes with 17-inch black steel wheels, Uconnect 3 infotainment with a five-inch display and Bluetooth with integrated voice command function. At the other end of the spectrum the Moab comes standard with features including the 4:1 Rock-Trac HD Part Time 4WD System, performance suspension, automatic temperature control air conditioning, and Uconnect 4 with a 7-inch display and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.
For more information about the 2019 Jeep Wrangler and to arrange a test drive to experience the legend for yourself, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here at Essig Motors today.