2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Review
The Jeep Wrangler JK is an SUV that’s able to cruise along the city streets, as well as travel on the rockiest of terrain. However, is it right for you and your drives around Mansfield, Attleboro, and Norton?
To help answer that question, our team at Station Chrysler Jeep wrote this 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK review. We’ll go over the performance, exterior, and interior specifications, so you can determine if this vehicle is right for you. Also, don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
Jeep Wrangler JK Performance
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK comes with a 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine that produces 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.
When you want to go off the beaten path, the Wrangler JK features the traction and capability you need to take on even the toughest terrain. There are two 4×4 systems available for all kinds of driving conditions: Command-Trac® and Rock-Trac®.
The Command-Trac® 4×4 System is used when 4-wheel power is required for slippery terrain. This shift-on-the-fly system has a 2.72:1 low range for rock crawling and a neutral range for flat towing. The Rock-Trac® 4×4 System has a 4:1 low gear ratio, Tru-Lok® electronic locking differential, and an electronic sway bar disconnect to allow for major off-road capability.
Additionally, the fuel tank and transfer case have stamped steel skid plates to add an extra layer of protection to the underside of the vehicle for safer and more secure off-roading.
Also, if you’re planning a weekend trip and want to bring along an ATV or other fun toy, the Wrangler JK has the ability to tow up to 3,500 pounds, when properly equipped. Trailer Sway Control comes standard and engages the brakes to help prevent your trailer from swaying.
The Wrangler JK’s Rugged Good Looks
No matter where you’re traveling, the Wrangler JK has many customizable designs to enjoy the fun and freedom that’ll come with your adventures.
Start at the very top of the vehicle by either getting a hard top, a soft top, or going topless. With the available modular Freedom Top® hardtop, you’ll be able to mix colors or match the vehicle with a body-color hardtop. You could also go with the Sunrider® soft top, which is easy to open and easy to store. Or, you could drive around with no top and feel the wind in your hair as you’re driving around.
For further customization, you can drive around town with no doors on the vehicle. You can also opt for removable steel half doors with manual locks for some open-air freedom. If the weather is bad, choose the removable full-framed steel doors that have:
- Roll-up windows
- Available power windows and door locks
- Map pockets with mesh nets
- Aluminum forged hinges
To give the JK its distinctive look, there’s the iconic 7-slot grille with round headlamps on either end. The lights have available bright white LED technology, too, to help you see better at night.
Jeep Wrangler JK Interior
When going on a fun road trip, it’s important to be as comfortable as possible. The seats in the 2018 Wrangler JK are upholstered in premium cloth or available leather trim in several color options, including Sedoso/Rivet cloth in Black with Light Slate Gray accent, and McKinley leather trim in Dark Saddle with Black accent stitching. There are also available heated front seats to stay nice and cozy on chilly nights.
To stay entertained and connected, there’s the available Radio 430 NAV Uconnect® infotainment system. This system has a 6.5-inch touchscreen, Garmin® Navigation that provides turn-by-turn directions, a 1-year trial subscription to SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, and more.
Plus, you can listen to your music in crystal-clear sound with the standard 8-speaker sound system or the available Alpine® Premium 9-speaker audio system with an all-weather subwoofer.
Test Drive the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Today
For a compact SUV with rugged capability and impressive features, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK may be the vehicle for you to go on off-road adventures around Mansfield, Attleboro, and Norton. However, to know for sure, you’ll need to get behind the wheel.
Schedule a test drive at Station Chrysler Jeep today, and you’ll be on your next adventure in no time.