Comparing the All-New Jeep Wrangler and the Wrangler JK

 

If you've been thinking about getting a Jeep Wrangler and decided this is the year to do it, you'll notice you have some options when it comes to picking out the right model for you. The 2018 Jeep Wrangler offers an all-new design for this model year, and the Wrangler JK provides some classic good looks. Learn more about the similarities and differences between the Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler JK so you can pick out the perfect model.

Exterior

Take a look at the outside of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler JK and you'll immediately notice several differences. While the Wrangler stays true to its heritage with a seven-slot grille, round headlamps, flat fender flares, removable top and doors, and a fold-down windshield, it also offers some modern updates with new air extractors behind the fender flares and available LED headlights and fog lights. The Wrangler JK also offers plenty of design options, including hardtop, soft top, no top, no doors, half doors, and full-size doors.

Power and Performance

Along with different exterior styles, you'll also find different engine options when you compare the 2018 Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler JK. The Wrangler has two engine choices. The standard engine is a 3.6-liter V-6 Pentastar that delivers 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. You can also go for the optional 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that offers 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. The Wrangler JK only has one engine, and it's the 3.6-liter V-6 Pentastar.

Interior

While you'll notice some design differences when you climb inside the Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler JK, you'll also find plenty of similarities. For example, each vehicle will let you take on the outside elements in comfort with available heated front seats and dual-zone climate control. Both vehicles also have plenty of secure spots for storage. The Wrangler has a rear storage area that features a removable cargo floor to help keep your belongings hidden from view. The Wrangler JK has a lockable center console that will keep your valuables safe and secure.

Technology

While you know the all-new Wrangler will have plenty of technology features, the Wrangler JK also offers some excellent advancements. The Wrangler comes standard with a 5-inch touch-screen display that features Uconnect 3, Siri, Bluetooth connectivity for streaming audio, and more. You can also upgrade to the available 8.4-inch touch-screen display that comes with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, turn-by-turn directions, and more. While the Wrangler JK doesn't come standard with a touch-screen display, you can opt for the available 6.5-inch display with navigation.

Safety

Safety is important no matter which Jeep you choose. That's why both the Wrangler and Wrangler JK come with trailer sway control, anti-lock brakes, and electronic stability control. Additionally, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler adds some extra safety features, including a standard rearview camera and tire pressure monitor display and available blind spot monitor, rear cross path detection, and rear park assist system.

With this breakdown of the similarities and differences between the 2018 Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler JK, you now know which model is the ideal option for you. Stop by Crosstown Chrysler Jeep Dodge to find your next Wrangler or Wranger JK today!

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