Every 2018 Jeep® Wrangler proudly sports the Trail Rated® badge. To earn the badge, a vehicle must conquer a series of grueling tests over the toughest terrain. These tests prove a vehicle’s ability to withstand harsh conditions and deliver incredible off-road capability.
WIN THE BATTLE
True to its heritage, the 2018 Jeep® Wrangler has the traction to handle some of the harshest, most unpredictable driving conditions. Transferring power to the ground efficiently is the key. The Wrangler is available with three different 4x4 systems, each designed to satisfy different applications.
Good suspension and axle articulation enhances your off-road performance by maximizing flexibility. Keeping your wheels on the ground longer for maximum traction while going over obstacles is the key.
CLEAR THE PATH
The All-New 2018 Jeep® Wrangler is built and tested for driving over obstacles such as logs, rocks, or whatever else happens to be on the trail. From ground clearance to approach, breakover and departure angles, this legendary vehicle just keeps on going.
LIKE A GLOVE
Navigate tight spots and dodge unexpected hurdles thanks to precision steering and optimized wheelbases. The All-New Jeep® Wrangler has been engineered with a tight turning radius to manage challenging situations.
TAKE A DIP
Small creeks, streams and deep rainstorm puddles can be crossed without a worry. The 2018 Jeep® Wrangler is designed with its air intake positioned high in the engine compartment, electrical connections are sealed against moisture and body openings close tightly, keeping the water out until you’re back on dry land.
Over 75 years of 4x4 mastery are all rolled into the 2018 Jeep® Wrangler. Ready for any adventure you’ll throw its way, the Command-Trac® and Rock-Trac® 4x4 Systems provide ground pounding grip while the new Selec-Trac® Full-Time 4x4 System gives you more flexibility and efficiency.
GET IN AND GO
The Selec-Trac® 4x4 System features a full-time mode that will automatically switch from 2WD to 4WD when conditions dictate. Relying on internal wheel speed and traction control sensors, Selec-Trac makes driving in uneven terrains and inclement weather safer and smoother while delivering superior efficiency when four-wheel drive isn’t needed.
When four-wheel power is required, the Command-Trac® 4x4 System with an NV241 GII transfer case shifts into action to help you get through with ease. Command-Trac is a proven shift-on-the-fly system with a 2.72:1 low range for rock crawling and neutral for available flat towing—purposefully built for fun and the freedom to go wherever the adventure leads.
OUR STRONGEST GRIP
Any off-road enthusiast knows the legendary Rock-Trac® 4x4 System. Standard on the Rubicon, it gives you more control and more torque, offering superior off-road performance. Want even more jaw-dropping capability? The tough-as-nails NV241-Off-Road transfer case with a 4:1 low gear ratio, Tru-Lok® electronic locking front and rear differentials and an electronic front sway bar disconnect are always ready to be tested.
TAKE THE EASY WAY DOWN
With available Hill Descent Control engaged, your Wrangler will control your speed as you go downhill over rough terrain. You can concentrate on steering without the need to ride the brakes.
The Rubicon is the vehicle all others are measured against for off-road capability. The previous generation Rubicon was named “4x4 of the Decade” by Four Wheeler magazine and the 2018 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon is set to continue the dynasty.
BIGGER AND BETTER
The new 33-inch BFGoodrich all-terrain tires offer improved performance for crawling or wheeling on more advanced trails. You get more ground clearance and use less power thanks to a larger surface area and improved traction.
STRENGTHEN YOUR GRIP ON NATURE
With a 4:1 low-gear ratio, the Rock-Trac®-equipped Rubicon can supply an 84:1 crawl ratio when equipped with the manual transmission. The heavy-duty transfer case delivers more torque and more control for superior off-road performance.
KEEP TIRES ON THE GROUND
This system, which is standard on the Rubicon, allows you to disconnect your sway bar, allowing your front wheels to drop and compress, resulting in improved suspension articulation on tough off-road environments.
Keeping you strong in the face of obstacles around and ahead, the rock rails on Rubicon help you slide over rocks and other hurdles. An available winch-capable steel front bumper features removable endcaps for improved off-road capability.
DON’T LOSE TRACTION
When rock crawling over different surfaces and angles, power can easily be misapplied and wheels can start spinning. Rubicon is equipped with front and rear Tru-Lok® electronic locking differentials. They lock power and distribute it evenly between the wheels for ultimate traction.
Already one of the most adaptable vehicles on the planet, the 2018 Jeep® Wrangler will come with a number of engine options, so you can optimize it to your needs and passions.
3.6L Pentastar® V6 Engine
285 Horsepower/260 lb-ft of Torque
3.6L Pentastar® V6 Engine
Jeep® Brand engineers have enhanced the performance of the legendary 3.6L Pentastar® engine. It still delivers 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque but now has improved mileage—delivering 17 city/23 highway mpg—making it the most fuel-efficient Wrangler ever.
WINCH-CAPABLE STEEL BUMPERS
The available steel front bumper is winch-capable, featuring removable endcaps so you can push the limits with more radical off-road adventures. A rear steel bumper is also available.
HEAVY-DUTY ELECTRICAL GROUP
This available option group adds an upgraded battery and alternator along with programmable auxiliary control switches to control aftermarket products, including many available from Jeep® Performance Parts.
READY FOR BATTLE
The 2018 Jeep® Wrangler is engineered to hit the trails, with steel front and rear tow hooks for rescuing less capable vehicles and with heavy-gauge steel skid plates to protect critical components for safer and more secure off-roading.
Standing tall above the rest, the Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon is equipped with front and rear Dana® 44 axles. The axles are beefed up with thicker tubes and forgings for superior strength, rigidity and durability.
Mounted in the front and the rear of your Jeep® Wrangler, tow hooks provide a solid foundation for any pulling or rescuing that might be necessary.