An off-roading hero. An icon for the Twin Ports. These are the words that describe the Jeep Wrangler.
The Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited are designed to push the boundaries of what is possible in America’s most iconic off-road vehicle. A vehicle with a historic past has forged its way into the present and future with a new lightweight design, greater capability, better efficiency and a livable cabin made for today’s enthusiasts.
Capability – Just Like a Jeep
The new Wrangler has unmatched capability with Command-Trac and Rock-Trac 4×4 systems, next-generation Dana axles, new Selec-Trac full-time two-speed transfer case, Tru-Lock electric front- and rear-axle lockers, Trac-Lok limited-slip differential, and 33-inch off-road tires. It starts underneath with its industry-leading ground clearance (10.9 inches) and approach (44 degrees), breakover (27.8 degrees) and departure angles (37 degrees). The Wrangler also offers unmatched crawl ratios with a 2.72:1 crawl ratio standard on Sport and Sahara models, and a “4LO” ratio of 4:1 with Tru-Lok locking differentials standard on Rubicon models. Plus, the Wrangler can ford up to 30 inches of water. The Wrangler’s suspension is now tuned to optimize on-road handling and ride comfort without sacrificing off-road capability.
Designed For Purpose
What will surprise even the most hardened Jeep enthusiasts is how modern the design is, while staying true to the original CJ/Wrangler DNA. Upfront, there is the instantly recognizable keystone-shaped grille that pays homage to Jeep’s original CJ models, flanked by round headlamps and square taillamps providing that distinctive Wrangler character. While it is rugged, the Wrangler offers an overall design that boasts improved aerodynamics, even with a convenient fold-down windshield made for off-road purists. The new Wrangler is also the only true open-air 4×4 SUV with new easy-to-use Sky One-Touch power top, two hardtops, and premium soft top, along with dozens of different door, top, and windshield combinations.
The big news is how it is constructed. The Wrangler is now made with lightweight, high-strength aluminum doors, hinges, hood, fenders, windshield frame, and a magnesium swing gate which all help reduce weight and boost fuel economy.
The Power To Get Through Anything
The all-new Jeep Wrangler will not feature just one engine underneath its aluminum hood — within a year’s time, there will be three ways to power the all-new lightweight and highly-capable icon among SUVs. Two of these engines are all-new for the Wrangler, while the third is a tried, tested and true powerplant reconstituted for today’s needs.
Here is a rundown of these three engines powering the all-new Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited:
2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 engine
The all-new 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine with eTorque technology is rated a best-in-class 270 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque, and mated to a new eight-speed automatic transmission. The 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder (I-4) engine’s torque output surpasses that of the V-6 engine offered in Wrangler. The all-new eTorque system improves fuel economy, launch performance, and driver comfort during start/stop operations.
The eTorque system’s hybrid functions include auto stop/start, electric power assist, extended fuel shut-off, transmission shift management, intelligent battery charging, and regenerative braking. Both the engine and fuel flow may be turned off during stops, coasting, or when the engine is decelerating.
The all-new 2.0-liter I-4 engine features a twin-scroll, low-inertia turbocharger with an electronically actuated wastegate for exceptional responsiveness and performance, even while traversing over difficult terrain. The turbo is mounted directly to the cylinder head to improve durability. A dedicated cooling circuit lowers the temperature of the intake air, throttle body, and turbocharger.
Direct injection, dual overhead camshafts with 16 valves, and turbocharging make for a more efficient powertrain that is designed to deliver better economy, efficient operation and power where it needs it. This marks the return of the four-cylinder Wrangler, but with a purpose to make the road ahead – or the lack thereof – a better place.
3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine
The tried, tested, and true 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine delivers the same 285 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque as before. However, this engine now features Engine Stop-Start (ESS) as standard equipment. It is engineered to provide a broad torque band with a focus on low-end torque – an essential trait needed for extreme off-roading.
An all-new, six-speed manual transmission is standard on all Wrangler models equipped with the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6, and a new-to-Wrangler eight-speed automatic transmission is optional.
Compared to the previous Wrangler, expect a smoother transmission and vastly improved fuel economy. This engine has seen its share of conditions and terrain in its time. It’s time for new adventures, now with ESS and the new eight-speed automatic. Not to mention, the venerable six-speed manual transmission.
3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine
Unlike the diesel engine seen on a couple of Jeep and Ram vehicles, this 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine is designed to bring serious low-end torque where it is needed. Wrangler 4-door models will offer the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine, rated at 260 horsepower and 442 lb.-ft. of torque, with Engine Stop-Start (ESS) standard. A new eight-speed automatic transmission is standard and is designed to handle the increased torque output.
Starting in 2019, the EcoDiesel V-6 engine implements new turbocharger technology with a low-friction bearing designed for low-end and transient performance. The upgraded EcoDiesel V-6 engine now also features low-friction pistons to improve fuel economy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and provide an enhanced combustion system – new injector nozzle, piston bowl, and glow plug with an integrated combustion pressure sensor to optimize combustion.
This diesel engine is ready to tackle anything in its wake.
A Wrangler For Your Lifestyle
The Wrangler’s interior offers more clear information from its new screen in-between the dials in front of the driver. It also offers plenty of controls within fingertip reach, all the way to the console. New to the Wrangler is the fourth-generation Uconnect system, now with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Depending on model, there are new touchscreens in 5.0-, 7.0- or 8.4-inch sizes with pinch-and-zoom capability. Now, there are more than 75 available advanced safety and security features in the new Wrangler.
Which One Will It Be: Wrangler or Wrangler Unlimited?
The great versatility of the original two-door Wrangler, augmented by the space and capacity of the four-door Wrangler Unlimited – the best choice among any vehicle in its class! Each body style also offers the choice of Sport, Sport S, Sahara and Rubicon trim, along with future limited editions.
You can get all of this in the most iconic vehicle at Superior Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram – your Twin Ports home for MOPAR!
SPORT: 2-Door – $28,045, 4-Door – $31,545
17-Inch Black Styled Steel Wheels
Command-Trac® Two-Speed Part-Time Transfer Case
Uconnect® 3 with 5-Inch Touchscreen and Bluetooth® Streaming Audio
Easy-to-Use Zipperless Sunrider® Soft Top
ParkView® Rear Back Up Camera
SPORT S: 2-Door – $31,245, 4-Door – $34,745
17-Inch Tech Silver Aluminum Wheels
Heated Power Exterior Mirrors
Power Locks and Power Windows with Front One-Touch Down
Available Uconnect® 4 with 7-Inch Touchscreen, Bluetooth® Streaming Audio, Apple CarPlay® Support, Android Auto Integration and SiriusXM
SAHARA: 4-Door – $38,395
18-Inch Polished Aluminum Wheels with Tech Gray Spokes
Tubular Side Steps
Body-Color Fender Flares
Available Sky One-Touch™ Power Top
Uconnect® 4 with 7-Inch Touchscreen, Bluetooth® Streaming Audio, Apple CarPlay®
RUBICON: 2-Door – $38,045, 4-Door – $41,545
33-Inch Off-Road All-Terrain Tires and High Clearance Fender Flares
Dana® 44 Wide Track Heavy-Duty Axles
Tru-Lok® Front and Rear Locking Differentials
Rock-Trac® Two-Speed Part-Time 4×4 System
Electronic Front Sway Bar Disconnect