When people think about Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, they envision the Wrangler. The Wrangler’s iconic appearance is one that people relate to the rugged outdoors - terrain that this vehicle was designed to dominate. Bold, sturdy, and ready for adventure, this is the vehicle that we here at Eide Chrysler recommend to any Bismarck drivers looking to do some off-road exploration.
There is no part of the 2018 Wrangler that was not created to be able to withstand harsh terrain. The Sway Bar Disconnect system gives you the ability to disconnect the front sway bar when you are driving in (4LO mode) at speeds lower than 18 miles per hour (mph). This lets the front wheels drop up to an additional 29 percent. The Dana 44 Heavy-Duty Axle helps to make your ride both quieter and smoother, and also gives you some extra ground clearance. If you go with the Rubicon model, you will get Tru-Lok Locking Differentials (to improve traction), Mud Terrain T/A tires, and electronic sway bar disconnect. All Wrangler models are built to give you a substantial amount of ground clearance at 10 inches, as well as an approach angle of 42.2 degrees, a breakover angle of 25.8 degrees, and a departure angle of 32.3 degrees.
Under the hood, the 2018 Wrangler has all it needs to make it the ruler of off-road. The standard engine is a 3.6 liter (L) Pentastar V6 capable of spitting out 285 horsepower (hp) and 260 pound-feet (lb-ft) of torque, paired with either a five-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission. There are two different 4x4 systems offered on the newest Wrangler: The Command-Trac and the Rock-Trac. Command-Trac ensures that equal amounts of power arrive at all four corners of the vehicle, while the Rock-Trac gives you a 4:1 low-gear ratio, improving your ability to crawl over rocks at a lower speed with more torque in the wheels. Should you plan on towing with your Wrangler, you will be happy to know that it has the ability to tow up to 3,500 pounds (lbs).
Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has made sure to augment the Wrangler’s exceptional 4x4 capabilities with safety measures to ensure that no matter where you are roaming, you will be protected. The B-pillar is bolstered by high-strength steel in order to improve the vehicle’s stiffness and reduce the force of side-impact. The mid-mounted fuel tank is protected by wide-spaced frame rails between the wheels. In the event of any understeering or oversteering, Electronic Stability Control, in tandem with Electronic Roll Mitigation, works to correct that and also minimize the chances of a rollover. If you are planning on using your Wrangler to do any towing, the Trailer Sway Control feature will help to keep your trailer on the correct course while you are driving.
With a vehicle this determined to dominate any Bismarck ND terrain, it needs an exterior that looks both tough and powerful. To that end, you can customize the Wrangler’s appearance so that it suits you best. You have a choice of three tops - soft, hard, or topless. The hardtop can either be the same color as the body, or you can choose to go with a contrasting black hardtop. You also get your pick of door configurations - you can have no doors, half doors, or full doors, based on your preference.
Created to go where no other vehicle can go, the Wrangler is the perfect 4x4 for anyone who is an explorer at heart. It is outfitted with all you will need to blaze a trail away from the highway, giving you the perfect excuse to escape the city on the weekends. The 2018 Wrangler is truly in a class of its own, and that is why we at Eide Chrysler are so eager to show it off.