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What new features did designers and engineers bring to the newest Jeep Wrangler generation?

The Jeep brand is known for building capable SUVS of all shapes and sizes, but the leader for off-roading is, and has always been, the Jeep Wrangler. This 4x4 monster can take on some of the most challenging trails and it's also quite comfortable driving along the paved city streets of Charlotte. If you're looking for a model that can do double duty, stop into Gastonia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram to check out our selection of Jeep Wrangler SUVS!

What's New?

A lot!  After a decade of the JK generation, designers unveiled the all-new Jeep Wrangler JL generation. Since the Wrangler is so iconic and iconic models rarely go through massive overhauls, there is a good chance you won't immediately notice the exterior differences. But there have been exterior and under-the-hood changes to keep the model desirable for all types of shoppers. Whether you plan on mostly commuting around Lincolnton in your Wrangler, or you want to hit the trails, you'll appreciate the updates.

Power & Capability

There used to be only one engine: a 3.6L V6. It's still available and has 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft torque, but there are more options now! There's the 2.0L turbo "Hurricane" engine with 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft torque and in 2019 a 3.0L EcoDiesel will be available.

Get a 4-door Wrangler and you can tow up to 3,500 pounds and the 2-door models can tow up to 2,000 pounds. Designers also looked at past concerns of overheating engines and added vents above the front fenders. Bonus: they also help reduce road noise!

Rumor has it that 2020 will bring an electric engine to the lineup, which would be an intriguing option for drivers who want to save on fuel but still want to be behind the wheel of an imposing model. We love that the Wrangler is innovating, and we hope this rumor comes true.

Exterior Updates

As we mentioned earlier, the exterior updates on the Wrangler aren't super obvious, but if you've seen one parked around Rock Hill then you might have caught onto a few updates if you were bold enough to give one a walk around.

  • The 7-slot grille now has a slight curve
  • There's the addition of the previously mentioned vents
  • Removable panels on the roof
  • Easier methods for removing the side panels and windshield (tip: if you have a larger budget, we suggest going with the power top!)
  • Interior Updates

    While the exterior changes might be more incognito, the interior is noticeably different! Designer's big push was making the cabin comfier and the amenities friendlier for commuters, which, to be fair, make up a big portion of Wrangler buyers. There's more technology, like the updated Uconnect infotainment system, and buttons to engage with as you drive around Fort Mill.

    Now, if you are on the "rugged" end of the Wrangler-owner spectrum you don't need to be concerned that the model has gone soft. It still enjoys getting muddy and the new one-way valve makes hosing down the inside a breeze. And it's still impossible to confuse the Wrangler's interior for, say, the Jeep Grand Cherokee's cabin. The Wrangler has maintained its utilitarian feel and doesn't step on the Grand Cherokee's luxurious toes.

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