Those looking for classic style SUVs with the rugged build quality and awesome off loading capability look no more than 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. The FCA produces a wide range of SUVs under the iconic Jeep brand, but the Wrangler Unlimited is the sole model with a 2 door setup.
For 2018, the SUV is getting a moderate revamp. The FCA has updated the model to counter the threat from upcoming Ford Ranger and Bronco.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited – Design and Appearance
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is going to be sold in a lot of trims. While regular trims like Sahara, Sport and Rubicon are going to be there, the FCA will also offer some limited edition trims- much like it did with the 2017 model. Exterior design may look the same but on second look, you will be able to spot subtle differences.
The iconic 7 slats vertical grille is there but headlamps get LED treatment in 2018 model. However, the SUV still has the solid frame with a removable roof. Overall, the exterior design is more aerodynamic.
The exterior color choices include Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, Firecracker Red Clear Coat, Hypergreen Clear-Coat etc. Not all colors are available across all trims. Wheel sizes vary from 16-18 inches.
The cabin of 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is practically designed but on certain trims, you get touches of luxury and modern amenities too. Sport trim gets cloth seating while Rubicon and Sahara trim buyers can pick from the wider range of leather and leatherette upholstery. There are not too many small item storage cubicles in the cabin but you do get a large center console. There is a 15-volt power outlet as well. The cabin is washable and it is a big plus for those adventure seeking buyers.
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited has decent safety features but cannot really compete with some of the category rivals that offer advanced collision avoidance technologies. It gets multiple airbags, Antilock Brake System, Electronic Stability Control and trailer sway control. Remote Keyless Entry is available on some trims as is Sentry Key Theft Deterrent System.
The FCA’s newest version of Connect infotainment setup is present in the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited but all features are not available across the lineup. The system is a joy to use and supports Bluetooth, HD radio and satellite radio. Navigation is standard and optional, as per trims. Audiophiles can go for an optional Alpine All-Weather Premium Sound System.
If you want to drive in wintry days amidst snowfall, it would be prudent to opt for the Cold weather group. This adds Heated Front Seats, All-Weather Slush Mats, Engine Block Heater, Remote Start, Power Convenience Group. The Connectivity group is optional which adds UConnect Voice Command, Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel, Remote USB Port, and Electronic Vehicle Information Center.
Engine and Transmission
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is equipped with a 3.6-liter V-6 engine which gets clubbed with a six-speed manual transmission gearbox. The output is 285 HP. Amidst all trims, the Rubicon offers exceptionally assuring off-road prowess. Its Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control let the SUV ride tackle steep roads with ease. The towing capacity is 3500 pounds.
Expected Price and Rumors Date
The FCA is yet to declare official pricing for 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. However, the base trim pricing should start at $28,000. It would be released in late 2017, as per reports.
Summing it up
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is a stylish and rugged SUV that has enough power and features to tackle rough terrains. It gets minor styling updates but FCA deserves applauds for revamping the infotainment setup. The buyers also get plenty of customization choices and with right pricing it can retain the supremacy in this segment.