2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited | CarGurus Test Drive Review

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The Jeep Wrangler has a long history of topless, door-less, and even windshield-less driving. In 2018, a new generation of Wrangler—the JL—arrives, toting improved removal systems for the roof, doors, and windshield, plus some improved tech, and a new engine.

Gone are the frustrating zippers of the previous-generation Wrangler’s removable soft top. Now, a system of rubber rails make attaching and detaching the roof and rear quarter panels a less-stressful affair. The Freedom hardtop returns as well, and a new, powered retractable soft top will soon be available. And of course, you can still remove the doors and fold down the windshield for a true open-air driving experience.

Under the hood, you can still have the standard V6 engine, good for 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, and available with either a standard 6-speed manual transmission or an 8-speed automatic. Or you can opt for a new turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, paired with Jeep’s eTorque hybrid system. And inside the cabin, you’ll get either a 5-, 7-, or 8.4-inch touchscreen—the latter two can operate Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

Naturally, the Wrangler is still a champion off-road; it just wouldn’t be a Wrangler if it wasn’t. For more information on the rock-crawler’s capabilities, read Cliff’s full review on CarGurus.com: https://cargur.us/pcCmT

Presenter: Cliff Atiyeh
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Comments

aaron timmons says:

You need to do better research on this jeep. Many things wrong

I So Peter says:

Jeep just keeps getting better!

Ed Wu says:

Would be much better @ $40k

Jon D says:

The engine being made in Mexico is a HUGE negative in my opinion.

Stephen says:

I can drive my jeep with one finger. No fighting to stay in a lane. Oh, mine is lifted and fully loaded for camping and overlanding.

novalawhp says:

That price IS a little ridiculous…….I’ve owned a 98 Wrangler and can definitely say they’re a blast to drive………but at almost 50 grand makes it kinda hard to think about buying when it wouldn’t be my daily driver

Kevin CinnamonToast says:

77 years of Wranglers? Not so much.

James Wisrik says:

A cult that loves drinking the james jones lemonade! capable, but not reliable. I would buy one, but sell it before warranty is over.

Ian Alexander says:

Looks good

HellKitty 101 says:

I’ve driven the new Wrangler with the 2.0T and hard-top. While they do get pricey, so does anything these days(we have $70k half-ton pick up trucks for instance). Factoring in the creature comforts, so many factory customization options, and the fact that this is the most civilized Wrangler ever sold, on top of literally being in a class alone(the G550 starts at 4 times the price of a base Wrangler, and nearly 3 times the price of a fully maxed out version), it seems appropriate.

mfmf100 says:

My guess is a diesel rubicon manual will be the one for off road fanatics.

Mark Darnell says:

These comments on the steering is completely false, I had a 06 Rubicon and now a 2018 Rubicon JL, I have lifted. It with 37” tires. The steering is electric and perfect, cruise down any roadway and tracks straight. The is nothing wrong with the new JL, maybe people expect a Mercedes when it comes to driving one. Thousands upon Thousands sold but yet steering feel must be bad compared to other Jeeps, I know for a fact that’s not correct, I have owned 2 and driven many over the years

John Grytbakk says:

Sure looks good.

Administrator says:

I really love the Wrangler’s styling and infotainment system, but the steering is the worst I’ve ever encountered. Go do an extended test drive, and you’ll see just how imprecise the steering is. Very disappointed.

Malcolm Scott says:

Great review as usual CA

The Driver says:

I like Wrangler but it got ridiculously expensive over the years. This one is 47k without power hard top. For that kind of money, you can get V8 Grand Cherokee which would be better vehicle in 99% situations. Even when going with something more cheaper, you are looking at least 35-37k for pretty much basic 4 door Wrangler. They are excellent off road, but I am not sure how many owners are ready to actually use their 50k Wrangler in extreme conditions.

Michael Grinshtat says:

This a horrible! You need more research before doing videos like this :/

David Zavala says:

Sahara is just wayyy too feminine, bling bling Kardashian type. Also most white collar Americans want that BMW feel so they load up a wrangler which takes the iconic away. I’m all over a two door rubicon, manual trans and soft top which sits below 40k. Every time I see a sahara i see either a female or a man with a Gucci suit that I just want to throw some mud and tell him “welcome to the club”.

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