About the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL
Jeep’s new Wrangler walks the delicate balance of being all-new without compromising more than 75 years of tradition. The seven-slot grille, 4×4 drivetrain, body-on-frame design, fold-down windshield, and removable top all remain. The 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL’s legendary off-road capability is enhanced, and Jeep engineers have made improvements to the safety, fuel efficiency, and on-road ride quality.
While it’s unclear where this new Wrangler JL will sit in the Pantheon of off-road vehicles, we can say with confidence that this is the most technologically advanced Jeep Wrangler ever produced.
Resources: The folks at JL Wrangler Forums have made download links to the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Owner’s Manual and User Guide PDF files.
See and download them here.
Here is more recommended reading material for Wrangler JL fans.
- FCA US LLC, Official Jeep Wrangler JL Webpage
- JL Wrangler Forums – 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Hits Dealer System – 1st Official Look @ Engines, Options, Packages, Features!
- OnAllCylinders – New 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Details Emerge: Three Engine Options Available
- OnAllCylinders – Spy Shots: 2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
- OnAllCylinders – 2019 Jeep Scrambler Pickup to Feature Long Frame, Turbodiesel V6 Option & Removable Top
What’s New in the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL?
Give the Jeep folks credit for packing in several advancements and upgrades in a Wrangler body that still maintains that iconic Jeep silhouette.
Here are some of the notable updates:
- Aluminum body tub components
- Angled seven-slot grille with CJ-inspired headlight surrounds
- LED lights throughout, including built-in indicator lights in the front fenders
- Optional power soft top
- Optional turbodiesel engine
2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Engine Options
- 2.0L DOHC Direct-Injection Turbo I4 (with belt-driven starter/generator)
- 3.6L 24V VVT V6 (updated Pentastar engine)
- 3.0L Turbodiesel V6 (VM Motori EcoDiesel)
- Plug-In Electric Drivetrain (to be released in 2020)
2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Models
- Sahara (Unlimited models only)
2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Colors
- Acid Yellow Clear Coat
- Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat
- Black Clear Coat
- Bright White Clear Coat
- Firecracker Red
- Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat
- Nacho Clear Coat (Orange)
Popular Upgrades for the Jeep Wrangler
- Lift Kits
- Step Bars
- Rock Sliders
- Light Bars/Lighting
- Soft Tops
Video: JL Wrangler Forums obtained real-world video of the new Wrangler stretching its legs in New Zealand.
Check it out: