Review: The All-New 2018 Jeep Wrangler

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In 2018 the Jeep Wrangler was redesigned entirely for the first time in over a decade, delivering a new look for the iconic vehicle. The love of the Wrangler comes from its foundation, being able to bring drivers the go anywhere attitude. 
 
Performance
The 2018 Wrangler standard engine is a 3.6-liter V-6 available with either an 8-speed automatic transmission or a 6-speed manual. The second option is a 2.0-liter turbo-4 with a 48-volt mild-hybrid powertrain paired to the 8-speed automatic transmission.
 
The standard V6 engine produces 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. The Turbo 4 engine option will produce 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque, making this the better choice if you plan to go off-road, performing better on steep terrain. Regardless of the engine you choose for your Wrangler, it will be equipped to tow up to 2,000 pounds. 
 
With the standard V6 powertrain, your EPA estimated fuel efficiency would be 18/23 MPG city/highway 20 combined. This efficiency is when your V6 is matched with the 8-speed automatic transmission. The turbo 4 engine is rated 23/25 MPG city/highway and 24 combined, giving drivers a few more miles.
 
Features and Technology 
The Wrangler offers a two-door or family-friendly four-door model. All models now come standard with adjustable lumbar support and the dashboard has been lowered. The lower dash helps drivers with visibility which is helpful whether you are off-roading or running errands around town. The lower dashboard also helps the cabin of the wrangler feel roomier and adds options for an infotainment screen ranging from 5.0 to 8.4 inches. 
 
On the newly designed four-door model of the 2018 Wrangler, a longer wheelbase has been added which gives the driver's seat an extra inch of legroom. The rear seat riders will have their own climate control vents, adding comfort to the backseat. If you decide on a higher trim, the back seat also gets a USB port. Regardless of the trim, the back seat on the four-door model will be equipped with three rear seat belts,  and the two-door has two rear seatbelts.
 
The 2018 Wrangler has four trim level that includes the Sport, Sport S, Sahara, and the Rubicon. These trims range in what they include and help drivers better tailor the vehicle to fit their needs. On the interior, the Sport trim level features hard plastic surfaces making it easy to clean after a muddy off-road excursion. If you're a driver looking for a more luxurious ride, the Sahara or Rubicon trim would be the option for you. These trims feature soft-touch surfaces, making your Wrangler comfortable yet rugged. 
 
Safety
Going off road can get a little hazardous at times, but Jeep has you covered when it comes to staying safe. The 2018 Wrangler comes standard on all trims with four airbags and a rearview camera. If you go with an advanced safety package, your Wrangler can have blind-spot monitors and rear parking sensors.
 
If you're in the Great Boston area, come to visit us at McGovern Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram to test drive the All-New Jeep Wrangler and experience the redesign first hand.
 
Pricing
Starts at $27,495 MSRP
 
Categories: New Inventory, Review
Tags: 2018, Jeep, Wrangler
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