New Jeep Wrangler Review
The next generation Jeep Wrangler is here with new engines, new exterior and interior features and new technology.
The new Jeep Wrangler is a 4x4 SUV for serious off-road driving. Whether it be driving up rocky mountains, crossing streams or rivers, or wintry/snowy conditions, it’s fully equipped to tackle any terrain! We’ll get into the off-road features in a minute, but first let’s begin with some of the exterior features …
New exterior, new interior & new tech features of the Jeep Wrangler
Upfront, the new generation features a very long bumper, which is very unique to any other SUV you see available in the market today. Then there is the iconic round headlamps and a typical, vertical seven-slot grille at the front that has always been there since the very first-generation model - the Jeep YJ (1986-1995). Premium LED headlamps are standard on the new Wrangler, including LED fog lamps, rear lamps and daytime running lamps on the fender. The length is at 4.88 metres (16ft) for the four-door version, and 4.33 metres (14.2ft) for the two-door version. Ultimately, they are two different lengths, the four-door version is better equipped to fit more passengers, whereas the two-door version is better for off-road driving.
Overland and Sahara both come with 18-inch wheels and tyres as standard, while 17-inch polished wheels with black pockets are standard on Rubicon models. Get this- you can also remove the doors and the roof so that you experience driving “all open” as if you were driving in a Safari. You can also fold down the windshield to truly experience open-air freedom.
Just to give you a bit of insight about the overall ground clearance, specifically on the Rubicon model, it boasts a 44-degree approach angle (up11), 27.8-degree breakover (up 5.8) [for the door door] and 37-degree departure angle (up 9), with 277 mm of ground clearance and 200mm of articulation.
The all new Jeep Wrangler is available in 10 different paint options; Black, Granite Crystal Metallic, Bright White, Billet Silver Metallic, Firecracker Red, Hellayella, Ocean Blu, Punk’n Metallic, Mojito Green, String gray (see below).
Ocean Blue Metallic Clear
Punk'n Metallic Clear
Granite Crystal Metallic
Billet Silver Metallic
Moving on into the interior, the whole interior has been modernised and looks more cleaner than any of the other previous models. The steering wheel can be manually adjusted according to what best suits the driver with a smooth process, and the large windshield offers drivers such a unique view at the front. The dashboard feels cleaner, more vertical/upright, more rugged and uncluttered than before.
The Wrangler incorporates a new cabin, an 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system that includes Apple Car Play and Android Auto, followed by a 3.5-inch digital instrument cluster in front of the steering wheel. These interior features show that Jeep are not only trying to appeal to a broader audience, not just people who want to some serious off-roading, but also people who are in the market for an everyday automobile. The new wrangler offers 31.7 feet of cargo behind the rear seats and 72.4 with the rear seats folded down.
The Jeep Wrangler comes available in three trim levels: The Overland, the Sahara and the Rubicon. Examples of features can be found at each trim level in the table below;
|Sahara||Overload (In addition to / in replacement of Sahara)||Rubicon (In addition to/in replace of Sahara)|
|Tyre Pressure Monitoring Warning Lamp||Leather Upholstery with Jeep Logo||Leather Upholstery with Rubicon Logo Mechanical & Electrical|
|Keyless Entry (Remote Fob)||Hardtop Headliner||Front Sway Bar- Electronically Disconnectable|
|Daytime Running Lamp System||Heated Front Seats Safety & Security||Tru-Lok® Differentials|
|Headlamps - Premium LED||Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path Detection||Heavy Duty Alternator (240 amp)|
|Instrument Cluster With 7” Colour TFT Display||Passive Entry Exterior & Styling||700 amp Maintenance Free Battery|
|Apple CarPlay™ & Android Auto™||Body Colour Grille with Silver Accent Throats and Headlamp Bezels||Auxiliary Switch Bank Comfort & Functionality|
|Climate Control||Silver Accent Colour Door Mirrors||Heated Front Seats Exterior & Styling|
|Uconnect Live - Europe||Overland Badge||Body Colour Front Grille With Accent Colour Grille & Headlamp Throats|
|Uconnect 8.4” With Navigation Wheels||Hard Spare Wheel Cover Wheels||Fender Flares - Black|
|18” Polished Wheels With Grey Spokes||18” Polished Aluminium Wheels With Black Centre||Rubicon Hood Decal|
|Premium Audio (Alpine) System With Subwoofer||Rock Rails Roof|
|Ambient LED Interior||Black Freedom Top 3-Piece Modular Hard Top Wheels|
|ParkView® Rear Back-up Camera||17” Polished Aluminium Wheels With Black Pockets|
|Active Speed Limiting Device|
|Keyless Go With ‘Push To Start’ Button|
|Auto-dimming Rear View Mirror|
|60/40 Split Folding Rear Seat (4 Door Only|
|Door Mirrors: Power Adjustable & Heated|
Jeep Wrangler Packages
In addition to the above features, Jeep offer several packs to choose from including;
Smoker’s Pack – available on all versions.
Rubicon Launch Pack – This pack includes a Hardtop headliner and Technology Pack. Available only on the Rubicon model.
Sahara Launch Pack – You will gain Heated Front Seats, Hardtop Headliner, Technology Pack and Leather Seats. Available only on the Sahara and Overland models.
Towing Predisposition Pack – Adds a 240 Amp Alternator, 700 Amp Alternator, 700 Amp Free Maintenance Battery and Auxiliary Switch Bank. Available only on the Sahara and Overland models.
Technology Pack - Includes a Blind Spot Monitoring With Rear Cross Path Detection, along with Passive Entry. Available only on the Rubicon model.
The new advanced Safety Group boasts a range of advanced safety and security features to help make passengers feel more comfortable, safe and secure on their journey. It includes Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control with an automatic transmission and Enhanced Adaptive Cruise Control with a six-speed manual transmission. A rear-view camera is standard.
There are two new engines available at launch: a 2.0-litre inline four-cylinder engine producing 272 hp and 400 NM of torque, coupled with a new eight-speed automatic transmission, the other is a 2.2-litre turbocharged inline four-cylinder aluminium engine delivering 200 hp and 450NM. Fuel consumption promises 36.7mpg/202g/km. It should be noted that the Jeep Wrangler can travel in water 30-inches deep and tow up to 1,588kg. Jeep may add a plug-in hybrid version by 2020.
Prices for the all-new Jeep Wrangler will begin at £44,865.
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