Jeep is one of the most recognized brand names on the planet-a global brand that sells in over 150 countries-and the Wrangler is the leading embodiment of that brand name. As sales have grown to over 1.4 million annually, the excitement for the newest Wrangler model has reached a fever pitch. Jeep just revealed the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler at the Los Angeles Auto Show, and we can assure you that the new Jeep Wrangler does not disappoint.

Whether you visit your own private off-road spots outside of Kansas City and Independence or love taking your Jeep to the Kansas Rocks Recreation Park, the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL is the vehicle for you. With incredible axles, a flip-down windshield, removable doors, and a folding roof, the new Wrangler has everything you love and includes a host of impressive new features that sets it head and shoulders above any previous Jeep Wrangler. Come check out the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL for sale in Kansas City. The new models roll out to Jeep dealerships in January.

Trim Levels

While the exact number of trim options for the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL series has yet to be released, we do know there will be three basic models. Performance is still the name of the Wrangler game, with both a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a diesel option in the offering. Everything that could be enhanced has been enhanced, from the hybrid-electric powertrain upgrade to the improved crawl ratio and turn radius. The safety and infotainment features are stronger than ever before, and the interior has been updated to create the most modern Jeep Wrangler ever.

Jeep Wrangler Sport

The Sport will be the base model for the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL. Its 285-horsepower 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine is ferocious enough to take you off-road anywhere you want to go. The 6-speed manual transmission is standard, but the Sport is also available with an 8-speed automatic transmission to improve gas mileage and reduce noise. The 2.72 crawl ratio is more than a match for most situations. Weighing in at just a hair over 3,950 pounds, the Sport is every bit as serious a contender as its predecessors, but it makes strategic use of aluminum in its windshield frames, fender flares, doors, and hinges to make sure it's only as heavy as it needs to be to get the job done.

Jeep Wrangler Sahara

The Sahara will be the mid-range model for the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL. The feature that is attracting the most attention from both industry insiders and Jeep enthusiasts is the Selec-Trac transfer case upgrade. This will allow for four-wheel drive mode to be implemented full-time. No Wrangler has ever offered this option before, and drivers are justifiably excited about it. As for the exterior, the Sahara stands out from the Sport with fender flares that match the body color, while their undersides are matte black to showcase the impressive wheel well. Tough 33-inch tires take you anywhere you need to go.

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

The Rubicon is the top-of-the-line model, with both two-door and four-door options. Despite being the biggest 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL, this year's Rubicon is actually a couple of hundred pounds lighter than the 2017 model. It doesn't sacrifice strength to get there, though, with steel bumpers on both the front and back. The Rubicon comes Warn-winch ready, and the front features removable end-caps to help with approach angles. In terms of clearance, no Jeep has ever had factory-fitted tires as big as these 33-inch BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A KO tires. Adding on a Mopar suspension lift kit will let you beef that up to 35-inch tires. The Rock-trac transfer case boasts 4:1 low-range gearing and the ever-popular Tru-Lok system. With a pair of full-time 4X4 torque management systems and a beastly 4.1 crawl ratio, the Rubicon will take you places no other vehicle can.


In North America, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL will offer a number of advanced fuel-efficient engines, but not all are immediately available. The proven and true 285-horsepower 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine remains standard, with either a six-speed manual transmission or an upgrade to an eight-speed automatic. The big upgrade available is a 2L turbocharged inline four-cylinder gas engine, which clears 270 horsepower and nearly 300 pounds of torque while boasting better fuel economy than the V6. Looking to the future, there are plans in the works to offer a 3L turbocharged EcoDiesel six-cylinder engine in 2019 and a full plug-in electric Jeep Wrangler by 2020.

The Command-Trac NV241 drive transfer case is standard for both the Sport and the Sahara and features a low range of 2.72:1. In terms of axles, the rear will be Dana 35, the front will be Dana 30, and there's the option for Trac-Lok limited-slip rear differential. Jeep's stop-start system will come standard with all drivetrains. The towing capacity for the gasoline engines maxes out at a serious 3,500 pounds.


Wrangler is recognized worldwide for an iconic design. The 2018 Jeep Wrangler is a fresh take but holds true to its unmistakably unique style. Everything is better and bigger, with two-door models lengthening by 2.8 inches and the four-door growing by 3.8 inches. The wheelbases and track widths also expand accordingly, but the use of aluminum in the body and the new, high-strength steel frame help keep the weight down. The doors are also aluminum, and a convenient new lift point built into the armrest makes them easier to remove than ever before. You also have the option for half-doors, which combine a chopped aesthetic with a functional porthole to provide great views of wherever you're off-roading.

While the 2018 Jeep Wrangler has grown from previous years, the smart design of the exterior ensures it doesn't look bulky. The sculpted hood and freshly designed trapezoidal grille recall the classic CJ-5, and larger headlights add to the effect. The fender flares are smaller to keep everything in proportion; the Rubicon's front fender flares are two inches higher up on the body than those on the Sport or the Sahara.


The interior of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL manages to be both roomy and cutting-edge. The shallow dash features a push-button starter and a newly designed, intuitive instrument panel. A 7-inch color LED touch screen is standard, and there is the option for an 8.4-inch upgrade. Four built-in auxiliary switches make customizing your Jeep with winches, lights, and other add-ons a breeze. The rack-and-pinion steering with electro-hydraulic assist is a great new feature, and both the Sahara and the Rubicon will offer a heated tilt/telescope steering wheel.

Safety Features

The new 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL offers more than 75 available active and passive safety features. According to the Owner's Manual, the new Jeep still features an Anti-Lock Brake System, Hill Start Assist, an electronic brake control system, a traction control system, and electronic stability control, among many other standard safety features Jeep owners know and trust. The new 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL also features never-before-seen innovations like a rearview camera aimed through the hub hole in the spare tire. Available upgrades include rear cross path detection, blind spot monitoring, and other high-tech safety measures. Jeep drivers have unique needs, and to that end the dashboard features a special Off-Road function that displays yaw angles, steering angles, and everything else you could possibly require.

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Sport, Sahara, and Rubicon must be seen in person, and your Kansas City Jeep dealer will have them all as they come in stock. So stay tuned for updates, and contact Landmark Jeep sales in Independence, MO to add your name to the waiting list!


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