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Everyman Driver: All-New 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK

The iconic 2018 Jeep® Wrangler JK – the most capable and recognized vehicle in the world – features a standard eight-speaker audio system and an optional Premium Alpine Audio Package that includes nine Alpine speakers, a subwoofer and a 552-watt amplifier.

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The 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK delivers unmatched off-road capability with legendary four-wheel drive and is produced with more than seven decades of 4×4 engineering experience.

Wrangler JK continues to offer a body-on-frame design, front and rear five-link suspension system, live axles, electronic lockers, and is one of the few mid-size SUVs that offer a six-speed manual transmission, in addition to its five-speed automatic.

New for 2018

  • Wrangler JK models feature new “Wrangler JK” decal on the driver’s side front quarter panel
  • Wrangler JK Golden Eagle, Freedom, and Altitude Editions join the lineup
    • Wrangler JK Golden Eagle features:
      • Premium tan soft top
      • Available tan half doors
      • Golden Eagle center and side hood decals
      • Body-color grille and fender flares with Low Gloss Bronze throats, headlamp rings and Jeep badging
      • Steel front and rear bumpers with bronze tow hooks
      • Heavy duty rock rails with matching black tail lamp guards and fuel fill door
      • 17-inch Low Gloss Bronze wheels wrapped in BF Goodrich KO2 tires
      • Golden Eagle logo on front seats
      • Titanium-painted bezels, vent rings and door handles all with silver bolt heads
      • Light Bronze accent stitching on the McKinley vinyl wrapped front door armrests, console lid, Black leather wrapped steering wheel, and Black cloth seats.
    • Wrangler JK Freedom Edition returns for 2018 with military-themed exterior and interior design cues including:
      • Oscar Mike fender badges and decals on the hood, fenders and rear quarter panel
      • Low Gloss Granite Crystal-painted 17-inch alloy wheels and grille
      • Body-color fender flares
      • Heavy duty rock rails with matching black tail lamp guards and fuel fill door
      • Front and rear steel off-road bumpers
      • Premium black soft top
      • Oscar Mike logo embroidered on the seat backs in silver stitching
      • Silver accent stitching on the leather-wrapped steering wheel, doors, seats and front arm rest
      • Iron Gray Metallic front passenger grab handle, door pulls and dash vent rings.
    • Based on the Sahara model, the Wrangler JK Altitude’s highlights include:
      • Body-color grille with High Gloss Black throats, head lamp rings, front and rear bumper appliques, Jeep badge and 18-inch wheels wrapped in Bridgestone Dueler tires
      • Standard body color hard top
      • Power bulge hood
      • Black tail lamp guards and fuel fill door
      • Standard black leather seats with Diesel Gray accent stitching
      • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with Liquid Titanium-painted spokes and Diesel Gray stitching
      • Liquid Titanium finish vent rings, door and instrument panel grab handles with black bolt heads
  • 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK offers available premium tan soft top on Freedom Edition and Rubicon Recon models
    • Standard on Golden Eagle model
  • Tru-Lok® Locking Rear Differential available on Wrangler JK Willys Wheeler and Freedom Edition

Highlights

  • Jeep Wrangler JK’s 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine delivers 285 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque and is engineered to provide a broad torque band with a focus on low-end torque
  • Jeep Wrangler JK is available with several axle gear ratios, allowing customers to optimize fuel economy and vehicle capability. Wrangler JK is available with 3.21, 3.73 or 4.10 ratios depending on model. Also, Wrangler JK offers towing capability up to 3,500 pounds
  • A best-in-class approach angle of 42.2 degrees, breakover angle of 25.8 degrees and departure angle of 32.3 degrees helps the Jeep Wrangler JK scale the toughest terrain
  • The capable driveline of the Sport and Sahara models include a Dana 30 front axle and Dana 44 rear axle. The Command-Trac NV241 part-time, two-speed transfer case features a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio. In addition, an optional Trac-Lok limited-slip rear differential provides extra torque and grip in low-traction environments such as sand, mud or snow
  • The Wrangler JK Rubicon Recon model features a front axle upgrade, enhanced off-road rock rails, heavy-duty cast differential covers, Dana 44 front and rear axles and the Rock-Trac NV241 two-speed transfer case with a 4.0:1 low-range gear ratio. Rubicon Recon also includes electric front and rear locking differentials, disconnecting front sway bar and 32-inch BF Goodrich KM off-road tires, taking the Wrangler JK to the highest level of capability
  • The Jeep Wrangler JK’s signature features include: classic round headlamps, seven-slot grille, trapezoid wheel flares, removable doors, exposed hinges, a fold-down windshield and innovative removable tops and half doors that allow the Wrangler JK to retain the brand’s iconic appearance and function
  • Standard electronic stability control (ESC), electronic roll mitigation, trailer-sway control, Hill-start Assist and brake traction control are among two dozen available safety and security features

Model Lineup
For 2018, the Wrangler JK lineup consists of four models:

  • Sport
  • Sport S
  • Sahara
  • Rubicon

Exterior Colors

  • Chief
  • Baja Yellow
  • Gobi
  • Xtreme Purple
  • Billet Silver
  • Black
  • Bright White
  • Firecracker Red
  • Granite Crystal
  • Rhino

Interior Colors

  • Black
  • Black/Dark Saddle Brown
  • Black/Dark Olive

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Dave Erickson is a Multimedia Producer, 5x Ironman Triathlon Finisher, Freelance Reporter, Videographer, Podcaster and Host. Before Everyman Driver, Dave spent 15 years working as a TV News Anchor and Reporter with international assignments in Iraq, Haiti, Canada, Mexico and Panama. Dave graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Social Sciences.

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