Remodeling an icon is not easy, especially if the history of the icon is the same as the history of the Jeep Wrangler. I will try my best to detail what you (probably) already know, but the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler unlimited Sahara, the glory of all heated leather seats and Apple CarPlay, is the modern offspring of World War II jeeps and helped totalitarianism in Asia Europe .
Basically, the new 2018 Wrangler has some pretty big shoes to fill. There are many boxes to check
The new Wrangler, code-named JL, replaced the JK Series Wrangler 10 years ago. Assistant editor Scott Evans did a great job in his “first glance” and “first lane” and learned all about the 2018 Wrangler, so I’ll be short To introduce. Basically, the Wrangler is new from its axle and frame to three new (removable) roof options. Jeep’s goal with the new 2018 Wrangler is to balance the duel requirements of those who buy Wranglers with off-road adventurers and those who buy them in the city because they look cool. None of the three versions of the new Wrangler (Sport, Sahara, and Rubicon) make that duality a better place than the luxuries and the streets of the Sahara.
Wrangler Rubicon is expected to seize the Hardcore SUV and Wrangler movement, becoming the line-up of all walks of life, Wrangler Sahara most of the target is like street buyers. This is reflected in its list of standard features and options. The standard is four doors (each other Wrangler variant also has two doors), street-oriented tires, chrome accents, and fender flares of body color that will be off-road stripe. The Wrangler Sahara’s long list of choices, but it is worth mentioning that the Sahara-exclusive Selec-Trac full-time four-wheel drive system, ideal for people who use Jeep’s four-wheel drive system in bad weather.
In addition to the optional Selec-Trac Transfer Case, the 2018 Wrangler Sahara shares its powertrain with its Sport and Rubicon stable models. Under the hood is a modified version of the JK Wrangler 3.6-liter V-6, with horsepower 285 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque in the Sahara desert. A six-speed manual is standard, but our tester is equipped with an optional eight-speed automatic. The new 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 offers 268 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque, and the 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 engine is expected next year.
On the track, it’s easy to separate the new Wrangler from the old JK for 10 years (about 200 pounds). Embark on the accelerator, the 2018 Wrangler Sahara accelerates from 0 to 60 miles an hour at 6.9 seconds and passes a quarter-mile at 89.9 miles per hour in 15.3 seconds. This is a huge improvement on the last JK Jeep we tested, and the 2016 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon comes with a soft top and five-speed automatic. It takes 8.2 seconds to reach 60 miles per hour and 16.3 seconds at 82.5 miles per hour. The new Jeep also stopped, better than the old. The best 60-mile-per-hour performance was 128 feet, which repeated our 8th ball in 28.8 seconds, averaging 0.58 grams. 2018 Wrangler also beat old on the pump; its EPA rating at 18/23/20 mpg city / highway / general with 16/20/18 mpg. In our mixed tests, we averaged 19.7 miles.