The all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler is the Wrangler for the 21st Century. The Jeep engineers and designers who were tasked with creating this evolution of the most iconic Jeep had a tough job. They needed to extensively update the Jeep Wrangler, even though its huge fan base loved this amazing SUV just the way it was.
But it was absolutely necessary. Stricter safety and fuel economy standards meant that the Jeep Wrangler had to move forward. And now the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler is here at Essig Motors, your Jeep dealer in Aledo.
Just so you know, the previous generation Jeep Wrangler (known as the JK) will continue in production through April of 2018. The new Jeep Wrangler is the JL. So there will be two different generations of Jeep Wrangler SUV available for a while. Both of these will be 2018 models.
It Looks Like The Same Wrangler, But Many Changes Have Been Made
The Jeep designers have made some subtle but important aerodynamic tweaks to the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL’s body. While aerodynamics was never one of the Jeep Wrangler’s strengths, major improvements were made. Look closely at the small bend in the front grille, placed about two-thirds of the way up from the bottom. This bend improved the Wrangler’s aerodynamics by about nine percent! Other improvements can be seen in the more raked-back windshield, the lip spoiler at the rear of the roof, and the slight tapering of the roof at the rear. All of these small improvements add up to increased fuel economy for 2018 Jeep Wrangler drivers.
For all you Wrangler fans, the windshield still folds down. There is a new header bar that remains in place, which creates a full roll cage-type structure around the cab. The Wrangler’s doors are still removable, giving you that traditional open-air Wrangler driving experience. Both two-door Wrangler and four-door Wrangler Unlimited versions of the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler SUV will be available.
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler Has State Of The Art Technology Inside
It is the 21st Century, Jeep Wrangler style! The all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler is the first Wrangler to offer you the new, fourth-generation Uconnect systems. There are enhanced processing power, faster startup times, easy-to-use features, and high-resolution touchscreens. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration are also included. A full-color LED instrument cluster is also available.
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler comes with a full list of standard safety equipment consisting of ParkView rear backup camera with dynamic grid lines, four air bags, and electronic stability control with electronic roll mitigation. Available driver assistance features include rear cross path detection and blind-spot monitoring.
With Three Different Wrangler Engines, You Have Choices
The previous Jeep Wrangler JK’s 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine with 285 horsepower stays in the Wrangler engine lineup. For the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler, there are two additional new engine options. There’s an all-new 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 270 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque. This gutsy 2.0L four has 35 lb.-ft. more torque than the Pentastar, while only giving up 15 horsepower. A 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine with stop-start will be available in the 2019 Wrangler. It is rated at 260 horsepower and a whopping 442 lb.-ft. of torque, which will make it a great choice for either off-roading or pulling a trailer.
Your 2018 Jeep Wrangler transmission choices include a new six-speed manual transmission, or an eight-speed automatic. The 3.0L EcoDiesel comes only with the automatic.
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler Can Take You Anywhere, Including The Future
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL from Essig Motors, your Jeep dealer in Aledo, is a capable yet fun SUV that you can enjoy both off and on the road. Contact us for a test drive today and see how far you can go in the Jeep Wrangler!