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The All New 2018 Jeep Wrangler Model is Here – And You're Going to Want It

Posted at Wed, Feb 21, 2018 11:45 AM

We've got good news for Wrangler loyalists – the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler that we all love has a new design in the new JL model, while remaining true to its core identity.

Even better news? The new SUV model has some much-needed upgrades, making it a more livable companion for North Dakota adventure.The already popular and capable Wrangler has been refined and promises a better off-road, more comfortable on-road, and more efficient experience.

Let's take a look.

Form Follows Function

Everything you see on the JL's body is there for a reason. Added lines below the side windows add rigidity to the aluminum body panels while adding definition to body.

A New Soft Top

Tired of all the sweaty, hard work of removing your Wrangler top? Jeep has catered to this user-friendly concern by designing a new top that features quicker raising and lowering. If that's not great enough, the optional power top allows you to manage the roof with the touch of a button. 

2018 Jeep Wrangler at Eide Chrysler

A Smooth Adventure

Jeep has upped their ride game with this one. The Wrangler JL offers smoother ride quality compared to models past. Here are a few highlights.

Ground Clearance

If you're driving a Wrangler, you're likely seeking some off-roading indulgence. 

That means you need a vehicle with exceptional ground clearance, and the Wrangler JL provides exactly that. You won't need to worry about Mother Nature's boulders and tree roots damaging your undercarriage, thanks to the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL's 10.8 inches of ground clearance. 

Approach, Departure, and Breakover Angles

Ever had a bruised car bumper while attempting to climb up a steep angle?

The angle capability of this new Jeep will eliminate that worry for you. The Wrangler JL has an approach angle of up to 44 degrees, a breakover angle of up to 27.8 degrees, and a departure angle of up to 37 degrees.

  • Approach angle – the steepest gradient a vehicle can climb without banging its front angle on the road surface
  • Departure angle – the steepest gradient a vehicle can descend without the rear bumper making contact
  • Breakover angle – the steepest crest a vehicle can drive over without the apex touching the undercarriage

Impressive angles = impressive adventure!


Sometimes off-roading will take you into the unexpected. If you come across a stream, your Wrangler JL will get you safely across.

The new SUV is capable of traveling at low speeds in up to 30 inches of water. This is definitely a plus for our North Dakota thrill-seekers. 

Handle any North Dakota terrain with the Jeep Wrangler JL

A Look Inside

The JL provides a more comfortable and spacious experience relative to its predecessors, thanks to larger windows. The interior has been refreshed and also has water-proof interior, so there's no hesitancy when you're out exploring.

Available tech features include satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, an Alpine 9-speaker stereo, an  8.4 inch Uconnect (splash-proof) touchscreen, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration.

Interior features of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler


This is what's really important, right?! 

Engine Options

No matter what your preference is, you're faced with a solid engine selection in the Wrangler JL. 

3.7L V6 2.0L 4-cylinder  3.0 L Diesel (2019)

285 horsepower. 260 lb.-ft. of torque.

Mileage: up to 18/23 mpg city/highway

270 horsepower. 295 lb. -ft of torque.

Mileage: not available

260 horsepower. 442 lb. -ft of torque.

Mileage: not available


Transmission Choices

Whether you're a fan of manual or automatic, you'll be happy to know that you can go either way here.

The JL base model comes standard with a 6-speed manual transmission designed to enhance crawl performance with short shifter throws.

If you want the convenience of an automatic, choose the 8-speed automatic for  a smoother and powerful delivery.

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