2018 Jeep Wrangler JL vs Wrangler JK

images of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler and 2017 Jeep Wrangler

For drivers looking for an iconic vehicle that offers open-air freedom and a go-anywhere attitude, the Jeep Wrangler is the quintessential SUV. The seven-slate grille and premium 4x4 drive of the Jeep Wrangler in two- and four-door body styles has been delighting drivers for ages. The outgoing Wrangler JK model is capable, attractive, and aggressive. However, the recently introduced all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL has managed to hold onto classic Jeep style, while bringing attractive enhancements to many areas. In this 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL vs Wrangler JK comparison, we are going to see how these two generations compare.

You can view our new and pre-owned Jeep Wrangler inventory below, or request more information on the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler on the bottom of this page. 

2018 Jeep Wrangler JL


2017 Jeep Wrangle JK

2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder,3.5-liter V-6 Engine Options 3.5-liter V-6
8-speed automatic, 6-speed manual Transmission Options 5-speed automatic, 6-speed manual
Hardtop, Soft Top, Sky One-Touch (2018 Availability) Removable Tops Hard Top, Soft Top
8.4-inch Uconnect Top Infotainment 6.5-inch Radio 430N

Engine Options on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler

Many of the enhancements coming on the new generation vehicle in this 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL vs Wrangler JK comparison will revolve around powertrain. While a manual transmission will still be available for Jeep performance purists, the five-speed automatic transmission previously available will be replaced with a nine-speed automatic transmission.

The all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler will also be available with more engine options. Both the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL and the previous-generation Wrangler JK will be available with a 3.5-liter V-6 rated for 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, but the all-new model will also offer a fuel-sipping 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder rated for 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. A diesel engine option should also be available sometime in 2019.

Both of these vehicles will offer removable roof options (though the new Wrangler will also have an available electrically retractable roof sometime in 2018), elite infotainment systems (like the fourth-generation 8.4-inch Uconnect system on the 2018 Wrangler JL), and Trail Rated certification.

To learn more about your options when it comes to a Jeep Wrangler in the Twin Cities area, contact a member of the Fury Motors South St. Paul sales team today or get more information below.

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