Jeep Wrangler "JL"

The 2-door Wrangler and 4-door Wrangler Unlimited feature an exterior design that is reminiscent of the 1997–2006 Wranglerm(TJ), with a "raked" front grille with seven vertical slots and round headlamps that integrate into the front grille. The designers have moved the traditional Jeep logo off the grille. The Wrangler has retained a body-on-frame construction and solid axles. The vehicle is offered with three different four-wheel drive systems: Command-Trac, Selec-Trac and Rock-Trac. Options available on all JL models (except Rubicon) include an anti-spin rear differential. The JL is designed to be more comfortable on-road and has recirculating ball steering with electric power assistance.The Wrangler is 2.5 inches longer overall than before, while the Wrangler Unlimited has grown by 3.5 inches. The new Wrangler is roughly 200 pounds lighter than the Wrangler JK. Overhangs increase significantly with the new model having 29.2 and 40.8 inches front and rear.

The JL is available in Sport, Sport S, Sport Altitude, Sahara, Sahara Altitude, Rubicon, and Moab trim levels. The Sport Altitude, Sahara, Sahara Altitude, and Moab trims only come in four-door configurations.

The Sport is the entry level trim with push-button start, manual windows, cloth seats and seventeen-inch steel wheels. Single-zone manual air conditioning remains optional on two-door models and is standard on four-door models. The JL has a 41.4-degree approach angle on its base model.

The Sport S adds more features to the Sport, such as power door locks, power windows, keyless entry, air conditioning and seventeen-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. The optional Cold Weather Group is a package that includes heated front seats, steering wheel and remote engine start.

The Sport and Sport S come with all new Dana axles AdvenTEK m186 in front and AdvenTEK m200 axles in the rear. With the anti-spin rear differential, it comes with a Dana 44 M220 instead of the Dana m200

The Sahara trim version is the luxury level as it offers upgraded interior configurations. The four-door-only Sahara adds more luxury features to the JL, such as eighteen-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with gray-painted accents, color-keyed fender flares, optional LED front headlamps with daytime running lamps (DRL's), and premium cloth seating surfaces. Touch sensors located on all door handles for Sahara equipped with Remote Proximity Keyless Entry option. Additional options include leather-trimmed seating surfaces, a stitched vinyl dashboard, and Keyless Enter-'n'-Go. The Sahara, when equipped with leather-trimmed seats, features a stitched vinyl dashboard panel reminiscent to that of the Jeep Grand Cherokee (WK2). The Sahara comes equipped with the same axles as the Sport/S. The Sahara has an optional Selec-Trac two-speed transfer case with full-time four-wheel-drive available. When ordered with selec-trac the M186 has cv joints instead of U-Joints.

The Rubicon is the top trim level, featuring the most capable off-road equipment. The JL has a 44-degree approach angle on its two-door Rubicon edition. Ground clearance measures 10.8 inches for the Rubicon. Water fording depth measures 30 inches. Rubicon models get the Rock-Trac system with an enhanced NV241 OR transfer case as standard, as well as a front sway-bar disconnect system and hydraulic rebound stop. The Rubicon will also feature an electronic locking differential, which allows the driver to lock either the rear differential only or both the front and rear differentials via a toggle switch located in the center of the instrument panel. It has a Dana 44 M210 axle in the front, and for the rear there is a Dana 44 M220 axle (4.10 axle ratio). The Tru-Lok electric lockers can be engaged on the fly at up to 30 mph in 4WD low-range.The Rubicon adds off-road features to the Sport S, such as 33-inch BF Goodrich KO2 off-road tires, seventeen-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with gray-painted accents, electronic-locking front and rear axles, Rock rails, high clearance fenders and premium cloth seating surfaces. Touch sensors located on all door handles for Rubicon equipped with Remote Proximity Keyless Entry option. Additional options include LED front headlamps with daytime running lamps (DRL's), polished aluminum-alloy wheels with black-painted pockets, Keyless Enter-'n'-Go, a steel bumper group, leather-trimmed seating surfaces, and color-keyed fender flares. The Rubicon offers a color-keyed dashboard panel.

The Moab is based on the luxurious Unlimited Sahara, and bridges the gap between the Unlimited Sahara and Unlimited Rubicon trim levels. Named for the off-road trails of Moab, Utah, the Moab adds Rubicon-inspired styling cues and luxury amenities to the Unlimited Sahara. These features include black-finished aluminum-alloy wheels, 'MOAB' front fender decals, gloss black 'Jeep' and 'WRANGLER' emblems, LED front head and fog lamps, luxury leather-trimmed seating surfaces with heated front seats, the U Connect 4C 8.4 infotainment system with Garmin-based GPS navigation, a nine-speaker Alpine premium amplified audio system with rear-mounted subwoofer, a keyless access system, and a three-piece removable hardtop roof. The Moab is only available with the base 3.6L Pentastar VVT V6 gasoline engine with Electronic Stop Start (ESS) and the 8-speed automatic transmission.

The Sport Altitude and Sahara Altitude are only available as four-door Wrangler Unlimited models. Joining the Altitude lineup that is available on all other Jeep models, the Altitude models add the following features to their respective Sport S and Sahara trim levels, Gloss Black Grille Throats, Gloss Black Headlamp Inserts, Low-Gloss Black Fender Badges, "Wizard Black" Instrument Panel and Dashboard Trim, Eighteen-Inch Gloss Black Aluminum-Alloy Wheels, Black Cloth Seating Surface (Sport Altitude Only), Black Leather-Trimmed Seating Surfaces (Sahara Altitude Only), Black or Body-Colored 3-Piece Freedom Top Hard Top Roof, Jeep Performance Parts Interior Hard Top Headliner.

    The 3.6L Pentastar VVT V6 gasoline engine still remains available from the existing Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited, and is standard on all models, though has been redesigned for improved fuel economy. The engine features an Aisin AL6 six-speed manual transmission as standard equipment, with an 850RE Torqueflite eight-speed automatic transmission being optional. The eight-speed automatic unit will feature a traditional shifter. The engine performance is 285 hp and 260 lb⋅ft .

    A 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder (Inline-4) Chrysler Hurricane engine is available on all models. Paired exclusively with the 850RE Torqueflite eight-speed automatic transmission, the new engine features a mild hybrid system branded as eTorque for improved fuel economy and off-road performance, and produces 270 hp and 295 lb⋅ft combined.

    The JL has three roof options called Freedom Top hardtop, Sunrider soft top, and Sky One-Touch Power Top. The Freedom Top hardtop is a color-keyed, hard fiberglass roof. It has a three-piece system, with two removable roof panels in the front of the vehicle (known as the freedom panels), allowing the driver to remove the panels without having to remove the entire roof. The roof is easy to lift and remove as it is now made of lighter designed fiberglass. The hardtop option remains available in black or body color. The Sunrider soft top is a soft canvas roof. The rear and side windows easily lift out. Once the rear and side windows have been removed (they can be stowed inside of the vehicle behind the rear seats), the driver is able to unlatch the roof latches, and drop the roof back, where it will stow behind the rear seats. There is a lever that allows the driver to lock the roof in place in the "down" position so the roof will not flap when the vehicle is in motion. It is available in black or tan. The Sky One-Touch Power Top is a soft canvas panel that is power-retractable, and is the first of its kind on any Wrangler. The driver simply presses a switch located inside of the vehicle, and the roof folds back. The roof can be operated at up to 60 MPH.

    The front windshield can now easily be folded down, or completely removed, and is made of aluminum, as are some of the body panels (some body panels are still made of steel), as well as the hard roof, to make it easier to remove. The doors are also made of aluminum, making them easier to take off.

    A labeled and fitted storage area for roof, doors, and windshield screws is located in the rear cargo area, and a tool kit that stores in a fitted area in the upper portion of the center console, is provided with a manual that depicts how to remove each exterior component from the vehicle, as well as the specific tool from the kit that is required to do so.

    There are three updated infotainment systems (Uconnect 3 5.0BT, Uconnect 4 7.0, and Uconnect 4C 8.4N). The different Uconnect infotainment systems supply 5-inch, 7-inch, or 8.4-inch pinch-to-zoom displays. The base Sport and upgraded Sport S both feature the standard Uconnect 3 5.0BT system, while the uplevel Sahara and Rubicon both feature the Uconnect 4 7.0 system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which is also optional on the upgraded Sport S, when equipped with the Electronic Infotainment Group. The Uconnect 4C 8.4N system is only available on the uplevel Sahara and Rubicon models, when equipped with the Electronic Infotainment II Group. SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on all models aside from the base Sport, where it is available as a standalone option. An eight-speaker audio system, with dashboard and rear "sound bar" mounted speakers is standard on all models, whereas an optional nine-speaker Alpine premium amplified audio system that adds an all-weather subwoofer, is a standalone option on all models, also included with the Electronic Infotainment Group and Infotainment II Group on Sport S, Sahara, and Rubicon models. All three infotainment systems include a fully integrated and federally mandated rear-view backup camera as standard equipment. The camera is mounted to the spare tire, and can be removed if the tire is removed. A blind spot monitor is built directly into the taillight housing. Rear passengers now get a 115 V AC household-style power outlet, as well as rear USB charging ports on Wrangler Unlimited models.

    Standard cloth seating surfaces are standard on Sport and Sport "S", while upgraded Premium Cloth seating surfaces are standard on Sahara and Rubicon models (the upgraded seats include either 'SAHARA' or 'RUBICON' embroidery on the front seat backrests, depending on model). Luxury leather-trimmed seating surfaces are standard on the MOAB trim level, and optional only on Sahara and Rubicon models (the front seat backrests are also embroidered with either the 'SAHARA' or 'RUBICON' logos, depending on model). Interior colors are either Black or Heritage Tan for cloth-equipped models, or Black or Saddle on leather-equipped models. All models can be equipped with heated front seats and a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel. Rubicon models equipped with the Black interior include exclusive red stitching on the seats and steering wheel. Black Katzkin leather-trimmed seating surfaces are available as a Mopar dealer-installed accessory option for all trim levels, in either standard or perforated trim.Cloth-equipped models include a real metal dashboard surface (Silver-painted on Sport, Sport "S", and Sahara models, and Red-painted on Rubicon models). Leather-equipped Sahara and Rubicon include an interior color-keyed stitched vinyl dashboard.