2018 Jeep Wrangler

MSRP $27,495 - $40,995

Ranked #18 in Suv

6.4

Overall Rating

2018 Jeep Wrangler Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 21, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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Code-named JL, the new Wrangler replaces the decade-old but beloved JK-series Wrangler. The 2018 Wrangler features an updated exterior design and improved features inside the cabin. The Soft-top and hard-top removable roofs have also been improved for easy installation. The newly added Sahara trim offers an exclusive Selec-Trac full-time four-wheel-drive system, which is suitable for individuals who only use their Jeep's four-wheel-drive system in bad weather.

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler has a starting price of $26,995 for the standard two-door sport model and a top price of $40,495 for the four-door Rubicon variant. A 3.6-liter V6 engine with 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque powers all trims. The engine is connected to a 6-speed manual transmission or an 8-speed automatic transmission.

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Pros

Lots of Cargo space

Abundant tech features

Amazing off-road ability

Cons

Below average fuel economy

Costlier than close competitors

Less refined on-road handling

What's New?

TBD


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$27495

bodystyle

2dr SUV

passenger capacity

4

top speed

115 mph

drivetrain

four wheel drive

engine type

displacement

220 cu.in.

horsepower

285 hp @ 6400 rpm

torque

260 lb.-ft. @ 4800 rpm

transmission

6 speed Manual

dimensions

wheelbase

96.8 in.

length

166.8 in.

width

73.8 in.

height

73.6 in.

curb weight

3970 lbs.

ground clearance

9.7 in.

capacity

passenger volume

103.7 cu ft.

cargo volume

31.7 cu ft.

towing capacity

2000 lbs.

payload capacity

892 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.1 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

14.9 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

17/20/25 mpg

highway range

494.0 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

Sport$27,495 onwards

Sport S$30,695 onwards

Unlimited Sport$30,995 onwards

Unlimited Sport S$34,195 onwards

Rubicon$37,495 onwards

Unlimited Sahara$37,845 onwards

Unlimited Rubicon$40,995 onwards

Colors and Styles

2018 Jeep Wrangler in Billet Silver Metallic Clearcoat color
Billet Silver Metallic Clearcoat

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

8.0

Engine and Performance

6.3

Fuel Economy

5.0

Interior

6.0

Exterior

7.0

Safety

6.0

6.4

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

6.4

Overall Rating


"Redesigned for 2018, the Jeep Wrangler is more than just a dominating force off-road." - Edmunds

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler has grown in length, width, and height. Under the hood, it sports a slightly tweaked version of the old 3.6-liter V6, but it can now be paired to an optional eight-speed automatic transmission, which dramatically enhances the Wrangler's drivability. This year, a new turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine makes its debut.

The Wrangler is offered in three trim levels, namely, the Sport, Sport S, Sahara, and the Rubicon. All trims are offered in either classic two-door, short-wheelbase, or Wrangler Unlimited four-door configurations. Pricing for the 2018 Wrangler starts from $26,995 for the base two-door sport model and goes all the way up to $40,495 for the 4-door Rubicon trim. The Wrangler’s five-year costs for gas, insurance, repairs, and maintenance are estimated to be about $25,200.


8.0/10
Features

6.3/10
Engine and Performance

5.0/10
Fuel Economy

6.0/10
Interior

7.0/10
Exterior

6.0/10
Safety


2018 Jeep Wrangler Features

8.0/10

The two-door and four-door Unlimited body variants are available for the 2018 Jeep Wrangler. Sport, Sport S, Sahara, and Rubicon trims are available for the two-door, while Sport, Sport S, Sahara, and Rubicon trims are available for the four-door. Pricing for the 2018 Wrangler starts from $26,995 for the base two-door sport model. 

2018 Jeep Wrangler is offered in 4 trims

Only the four-door version of the mid-level Sahara is available. Because of its unique characteristics, such as reduced axle gearing and an automatically detaching roll bar, the Rubicon is the most capable off-road model of the 2018 Wrangler. A higher-quality soft top, as well as a black or body-colored hardtop, are available for all models.

Trims Sport Sport S Sahara Rubicon
MSRP (2Door) $26,995 $30,195 - $36,995
MSRP (4Door) $30,495 $33,695 $37,345 $40,495
Features Single Top Package. Adds or Upgrades to Sport Adds or Upgrades to Sport S Adds or Upgrades to Sport S
  Cloth Seats with Adjustable Head Restraints. Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel. Leather-Trimmed Seats With Sahara LOGO. Leather-Trimmed Bucket seats.
  Driver Height Adjuster Seat. Speed Sensitive Power Locks. Leather-Wrapped Park Brake Handle. Premium Cloth Low-Back Bucket Seats.
  Low Back Bucket Seats.   Apple Car Play. Air Conditioning w / Auto Temp Control.
  Manual 6-Way Driver Seat.   Cluster 7.0-Inch TFT Color Display. Cluster 7.0-Inch TFT Color Display.
  5.0-Inch Touchscreen Display.   Android Auto.  
  Cluster 3.5-Inch TFT B&W Display.   Integrated Center Stack Radio.  
  Integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth.   Sirius SAT Radio w/1 year Radio subscription.  
  Uconnect 3 with 5-Inch Display      

The same Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 engine powers all models, providing 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. In 2019, a diesel option for four-door Wranglers is expected.

We Recommend

Off-roading capabilities are exceptional in the Sahara and Rubicon grades. If hitting the trails is on your weekend agenda, Rubicon trim of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler would be the right choice for you. On the other hand, the Wrangler Sport S is an ideal option. This trim has a lot of technical upgrades and features plenty of standard features. It's also less expensive than the top trims and appears to be well-made.

2018 Jeep Wrangler Engine and Performance

6.3/10

"There's no doubt the Wrangler is a five-star machine when it comes to off-road prowess. But everyday steering and handling suffer because of the ladder frame."-Edmunds

2018 Jeep Wrangler Engine & Transmission

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler is powered by a 3.6-liter V-6 engine with stop-start capabilities to help improve fuel economy. The engine produces 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque at its maximum. The new 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine should produce 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque.

2018 Jeep Wrangler Engine Bay

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler is available with a six-speed manual transmission or an eight-speed automatic transmission. A new turbocharged 2.0-liter with eTorque assist is also offered. This inline-four hybrid generates 268 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque.

Models 2018 Jeep Wrangler  2018 Toyota 4Runner  2018 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
MSRP $30,495 $36,285 $41,800
Engine 3.6L V6 24V VVT Engine w/ ESS 4.0-Liter V6 DOHC 2.0-Liter 4-cylinder
Transmission 6-speed maunal 5-speed automatic 9-speed automatic
Power 285 hp @ 6400 rpm 270 hp @ 5600 rpm 237 hp @ 5500 rpm
Torque 260 lb-ft. @ 4800 rpm 278 lb.-ft. @ 4400 rpm 251 lb.-ft. @ 1250 rpm

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler offers the most power when compared to its close rivals. The 2018 Toyota 4Runner is the second best with a total power output of 270 hp followed by the Range Rover Evoque with 237 hp. 

2018 Jeep Wrangler Acceleration

With the help of the 3.6-liter V6, the Jeep Wrangler accelerates 0-60 mph in 6.7 seconds. The Wrangler finishes the quarter-mile in 15.2 seconds. The Wrangler offers enough acceleration to get ahead in traffic and have a bit of off-roading fun. 

Models 2018 Jeep Wrangler 2018 Toyota 4Runner  2018 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

 

0-60 mph 6.7 sec 7.9 sec 7.4 sec
Quarter mile 15.2 sec @ 90.2 mph 15.7 sec @ 87.5 mph 16.8 sec @ 82.5 mph
Engine 3.6L V6 24V VVT Engine w/ ESS 4.0-Liter V6 DOHC 2.0-Liter 4-cylinder
Emission Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.8 9.8 7.3

The Toyota 4Runner takes 7.9  seconds to get from 0-60 mph which is 1.2 seconds slower than the Wrangler. The Range Rover is faster to accelerate to 60 mph when compared to the 4Runner with a time of 7.4 seconds. 

2018 Jeep Wrangler Ride and Handling

Although the engine is capable, the eight-speed automatic transmission makes it superior. It changes effortlessly and always seems to find the best gear for the situation. When you wish to downshift it yourself, its lever-action manual mode is effective and simple to use. The 2018 Jeep Wrangler retains its five-link coil suspension, which improves off-road capability and handling. While going across uneven terrain, the four skid plates protect the gasoline tank, automatic gearbox pan, and transfer case from damage.

In the name of off-road toughness, sacrifices were made. It has an admirably tight turning radius and responds nicely in turns. When driving straight, though, the Wrangler, particularly the Rubicon with its large tyres, seems loose and aimless. Crosswinds are also unpleasant.

2018 Jeep Wrangler Braking

Underfoot, the brake pedal seems constant and reliable, but the action is a little slow. While it isn't ideal on the road, it allows for precise control during off-road manoeuvres. TLocking differentials and sturdier suspensions have been fitted to the top trims to make the Wrangler more capable when off-roading.

Model 2018 Jeep Wrangler Sport 2018 Toyota 4Runner  2018 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
Brake pads-front(in) 11.9 13.3 11.8
Brake pads Rear(in) 11.9 12.3 11.9
Curb weight(lbs) 4277 4675 3865
60-0 MPH (ft.) 128 121 125
Max. Tow capacity (lbs) 3500 lbs 5000 lbs 3968 lbs

The 2018 Wrangler comes to a stop from 60 mph in 128 feet. When compared to the competition, the Wrangler falls behind in stopping distance with the 5000 lbs 4Runner coming to a stop at 121 feet followed by the Range Rover Evoque at 125 feet. 

2018 Jeep Wrangler Fuel Economy

5.0/10

EPA-estimated fuel economy with the V6 engine and the 8-speed automatic transmission for the 2018 Wrangler is 18 mpg city, 23 mpg highway, and 20 mpg combined. The 6-speed manual, on the other hand, gets 17 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway, for a combined 20 mpg.

Model 2018 Jeep Wrangler 2018 Toyota 4Runner  2018 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
mpg (city) 17 17 21
mpg (highway) 23 20 29
mpg (combined) 19 18 24

In this class, the Range Rover Evoque has extremely remarkable fuel economy ratings. The Evoque gets 21 mpg in the city, 29 mpg on the highway, and 24 mpg overall. The Toyota 4Runner is the least fuel-efficient vehicle in the lineup.

2018 Jeep Wrangler Interior

6.0/10

"Jeep Wranglers have long been focused primarily on capability instead of comfort, but the redesigned 2018 model retains the former while making strides toward the latter." -Edmunds

The materials inside the cabin have been refined for 2018. There is a touch of sophistication with soft-touch material covering the dashboard, upper front door panels, door armrests, and center console in higher trims. The front seats are well-shaped and remain pleasant and supportive for the duration of the journey.

2018 Jeep Wrangler Seats

The rear seat of the Wrangler Unlimited can accommodate three people, making it a true 5-passenger SUV. Getting in and out of a Jeep Wrangler is easy or challenging depending on your height and whether you have side rails fitted.

Model 2018 Jeep Wrangler  2018 Toyota 4Runner  2018 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
Passenger capacity 5 7 5
Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg)(In.) 41.3/55.8/41 39.3/57.8/41.7 40.3/56.5/43.1
Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg)(In.) 40.4/56.8/37.2 38.6/57.8/32.9 39.7/55.8/35.6
Third (Head/Shoulder/Leg)(In.) N/A 34.3/57.7/29.3 N/A

The Jeep isn't a quiet SUV, which is evident from its appearance. Tire noise can be heard along with the disturbance when the wind blows over its boxy body. However, the new Wrangler is quieter than previous models, and the hood flutter is no longer an issue. The much improved soft top is also far less noisy and flappy than the previous model.

2018 Jeep Wrangler Infotainment

Three different sized touchscreen infotainment systems are available for the 2018 Jeep Wrangler grades. The entry-level devices come with a 5-inch touchscreen and classic button controls. The knobs are bigger and have a tactical feel to them. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both supported by the system.

2018 Jeep Wrangler Infotainment system

The 7.0-inch touchscreen in the intermediate Wrangler variants has no tactile buttons or knobs. You can communicate with the system using speech recognition. The top-tier system features an 8.4-inch touchscreen which improves visibility and offers a friendly user interface. It is also free of knobs and buttons. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integrations are also included.

2018 Jeep Wrangler Cargo Space

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler has approximately 32 cubic feet of cargo capacity with the rear seats up, which is big enough. When you fold the back seats down, you'll have more than 72 cubic feet of cargo space, which is plenty for hauling large items and ideal for luggage during a weekend holiday.

Model 2018 Jeep Wrangler  2018 Toyota 4Runner  2018 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
Behind 3nd Row(ft. cube) NA 9.0 19.4
With 3nd row folded (ft. cube) 31.5 47.2 47.6
With All Seats folded (ft. cube) 70.6 89.7 51.0

Meanwhile, the two-door Wrangler fails to offer as much cargo as the Unlimited. It manages to offer 13 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats and 47 cubic feet with folded rear seats.

2018 Jeep Wrangler Exterior

7.0/10

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler has a totally new and updated body. The front fascia features a huge front grille with a bold and erect appearance, as well as large headlamps cut into the distinctive seven-slot layout. You can still fold forward the windscreen for low-speed off-roading and increase ventilation after these numerous tweaks.

2018 Jeep Wrangler 

A trio of new top designs is one of the most noteworthy changes for 2018. The zipperless soft top, available in standard or premium fabric, is considerably easier to take off and put back on. It can also be set up bimini-style to provide shade while maintaining an open-air aspect.

2018 Jeep Wrangler Dimensions

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler weighs a hefty 4277 lbs which is followed by the 4Runner at 4675 pounds. The Range Rover Evoque is the lightest at 3865 lbs. The Wrangler offers only 8.7 inches of ground clearance compared to the 9.6 inches offered by the Toyota 4Runner. 

Model 2018 Jeep Wrangler  2018 Toyota 4Runner  2018 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
curb weight(lbs) 4277 4675 3865
Length(in) 184.9 190.2 172.0
Width(in) 73.7 75.8 78.1
Height(in) 72.6 71.5 64.4
Ground clearance(in) 8.7 9.6 8.3
Wheelbase(in) 116 109.8 104.7
Track width(in) F/R 61.9/61.9 63.2/63.2 64.0/64.0

The Toyota 4Runner has the longest length while the Evoque has the biggest width. The Wrangler also has the longest wheelbase, with a length of 116 inches.

2018 Jeep Wrangler Safety

6.0/10

The NHTSA has awarded the off-roader a three out of five stars in rollover and frontal crash tests. While the Wrangler has performed poorly in the frontal crash prevention test there are new optional safety features that can be opted for with the 2018 Wrangler. Some key safety features offered with the 2018 Jeep Wrangler include:

  • StabiliTrak electronic stability control system.
  • Airbag system.
  • Helps maintain traction when accelerating on slippery road conditions
  • Rear Vision Camera.
  • Child security rear door locks.
  • Passenger Sensing System.
  • Rear seat reminder.
  • LATCH System.
  • Teen Driver.
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System.
  • Horn, dual-note.

2018 Jeep Wrangler Competition

2018 Jeep Wrangler Vs 2018 Toyota 4Runner

The 2018 Toyota 4Runner and Jeep Wrangler are old-school SUVs. Off-road, these body-on-frame vehicles are extremely capable, and their sturdy suspensions and four-wheel drivetrains can withstand harsh circumstances. However, neither is a comfortable on-road cruiser. The 4Runner, on the other hand, is a superior choice for the majority of shoppers. When the available third-row seat is used, it can seat up to seven passengers. The 4Runner also offers a roomier cargo area and a greater towing capacity.

2018 Toyota 4Runner

2018 Jeep Wrangler Vs 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

The Range Rover Evoque is a cost-effective SUV in the Range Rover lineup. When it comes to power, the Range Rover Evoque does fall behind the Wrangler But, the Evoque offers better fuel economy. The Evoque has off-road capabilities but falls behind the features offered by the Wrangler. When it comes to build quality and standard features, the Range Rover Evoque has the upper hand over the 2018 Wrangler.

2018 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

2018 Jeep Wrangler Final Verdict

Wrangler's prices have always been reasonable. Nothing appears to be able to equal their attractiveness and performance in the market, thus they don't need to be cheap. The revamped 2018 Jeep Wrangler is thought to be a good successor because it incorporates current technology and improved efficiency. The Sahara trim, which has been updated, is priced to compete with more traditional full-size crossovers. This year, Jeep sensibly targeted a wider range of SUV shoppers with the new Wrangler.


2018 Jeep Wrangler FAQs

How much does the 2018 Jeep Wrangler cost?

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler base model Sport starts at a price of around $26,995 for the two-door version and $30,495 for the four-door variant. 

What are the main powertrain options available for the 2018 Jeep Wrangler?

 The 2018 Jeep Wrangler comes with a 3.6-liter V6 that delivers 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. There is also a  2.0-liter four-cylinder engine which will debut later.

 

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