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2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Overview

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The Jeep Wrangler is known for its off-roading ability and its strong, iconic frame. The 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK is bringing all of your favorite features of the Wrangler back to the lineup, while adding a few new trim levels. But while the Jeep Wrangler JK is a new vehicle, there is another 2018 Jeep Wrangler, the JL, which is expected to be released at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show this month.

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK is available in nine trim levels: Sport, Sport S, Willys Wheeler, Freedom Edition, Willys Wheeler W, Sahara, Altitude, Rubicon, and Rubicon Recon.


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2018 Jeep Wrangler JK

What’s New for the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK?

The newest Jeep Wrangler, the JK model, is somewhat of a placeholder for the upcoming release of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. However, that doesn’t mean the JK model didn’t receive upgrades of its own. The 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK comes with new editions: Freedom and Altitude. The Freedom edition is more of a military-style vehicle, with black and gray stitching and designs alongside its heavy-duty rock rails. The Altitude edition is based on the Sahara model and includes a body-color hard top.

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2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Exterior

This year’s Jeep Wrangler has a seven-slot grille, fender flares, and its famous removable doors and top for a feeling of pure freedom. You can choose two- or four-door configurations for your Wrangler depending on your lifestyle and preferences. The base trim of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK is available in seven exterior colors: Gobi, Firecracker Red, Billet Silver Metallic, Rhino, Granite Crystal Metallic, Black, and Bright White. Upper trim levels add two color options: Xtreme Purple and Chief.

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Exterior features available on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Sport

  • Black Sunrider Soft Top, Fog lamps, Full metal doors with roll-up windows, Variable intermittent windshield wipers, Manual fold-away mirrors

Exterior features available on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Sport S
-Adds to or replaces features on Sport-

  • 17-inch x 7.5-inch aluminum wheels

Exterior features available on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler
-Adds to or replaces features on Sport S-

  • Deep tint sunscreen windows, 17-inch x 7.5-inch high gloss black wheels, Rock rails, BF Goodrich brand tires

Exterior features available on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Freedom Edition
-Adds to or replaces features on Willys Wheeler-

  • Goodyear Brand Tires, Power-heated mirrors, Winch-capable heavy-duty front bumper, Full-size spare tire

Exterior features available on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler W
-Adds to or replaces features on Freedom Edition-

  • Same as previous model

Exterior features available on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Sahara
-Adds to or replaces features on Willys Wheeler W-

  • Tubular side steps, 18-inch x 7.5-inch polished wheels with Granite Crystal pockets, LED reflector headlamps, LED fog lamps

Exterior features available on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Altitude
-Adds to or replaces features on Sahara-

  • Rear window defroster, Rear window wiper/washer, Freedom Top body-color three-piece hard top, Power bulge hood

Exterior features available on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
-Adds to or replaces features on Altitude-

  • Same as previous model

Exterior features available on the 2018 Jeep Rubicon Recon
-Adds to or replaces features on Rubicon-

  • Same as previous model

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2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Performance

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK is equipped with a 3.6-liter V6 engine that is paired to a six-speed manual transmission. This standard powertrain produces 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.

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2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Efficiency

The performance-focused Wrangler JK isn’t the best in terms of fuel efficiency, but it holds a respectable rating for an off-roading vehicle. The 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK earns an estimated 17 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway, across all trim levels.

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2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Interior

If you’re taking your Wrangler out for a cross-country, off-road expedition, the eight-speaker audio system, steering wheel-mounted controls, and available all-weather slush mats will be there every step of the way. To keep you comfortable on your commute to work, the 2018 Wrangler JK offers available leather seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a Uconnect voice command system with Bluetooth capabilities. With a wide range of configurations, the Wrangler fits nearly every lifestyle.

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Interior features available on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Sport

  • Interior: 110-mph primary speedometer, Cloth seats with adjustable head restraints, Sliding sun visors with mirrors, Vinyl shift knob, Glove box
  • Radio and Technology: Audio jack input for mobile devices, Steering wheel-mounted audio controls, Eight speakers, Radio 130

Interior features available on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Sport S
-Adds to or replaces features on Sport-

  • Interior: Chrome- and leather-wrapped shift knob, Leather-wrapped steering wheel, Air conditioning

Interior features available on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler
-Adds to or replaces features on Sport S-

  • Interior: All-weather slush mats
  • Radio and Technology: One-year SiriusXM Radio Service, Remote USB port, UConnect Voice Command with Bluetooth

Interior features available on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Freedom Edition
-Adds to or replaces features on Willys Wheeler-

  • Interior: Power windows with front one-touch-down feature, Iron Gray interior accents, Leather seat with cloth Sedoso fabric
  • Radio and Technology: 115-volt auxiliary power outlet

Interior features available on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler W
-Adds to or replaces features on Freedom Edition-

  • Same as previous model

Interior features available on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Sahara
-Adds to or replaces features on Sahara-

  • Interior: Power door locks, Hood insultation

Interior features available on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Altitude
-Adds to or replaces features on Sahara-

  • Interior: Liquid Titanium accents, Leather-trimmed seats

Interior features available on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
-Adds to or replaces features on Altitude-

  • Same as previous model

Interior features available on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon
-Adds to or replaces features on Rubicon-

  • Interior: Black leather seats with red accent stitching, Midnight Star interior accents, Air filtering, Heated front seats, Humidity sensor

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2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Safety

When you’re taking a vehicle like the Jeep Wrangler off the beaten path, safety is of the utmost importance. That’s why the 2018 Wrangler JK comes with electronic roll mitigation. If the Jeep senses it’s at risk of flipping, it will reduce the engine’s power and begin to apply the brakes in an effort to prevent a mishap. This sensor is in the wheels—when pressure on the wheels begins to decrease, the system kicks in. Other preventative safety features include traction control and electronic stability control.

Standard Safety Features on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK

  • Sentry Key theft deterrent system
  • Advanced multistage front airbags
  • Electronic roll mitigation
  • Front passenger seat belt alert
  • Trailer sway dampening
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Hill Start Assist

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