2018 Jeep Wrangler JL vs 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL and JK models are all-new for the 2018 model year. Both vehicles have classic Jeep features, but each version of the Wrangler has its own set of features and capabilities. Let's take a closer look at some of the key differences between these two Jeeps! 

2018 Jeep Wrangler vs 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK

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If you're looking for a rugged off-road SUV, then look no further than the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK or JL. If you're wondering what the differences and similarities are between these models, then you've come to the right place. The 2018 Wrangler JK is available in Rubicon, Sahara, Sport, Freedom Edition, Rubicon Recon, Golden Eagle, Willys Wheeler, and Altitude models. The JL is available in two-and four-door models and in Sport, Sport S, Rubicon, and Sahara models. Visit Preferred Chrysler Dodge Jeep serving Spring Lake, Jenison, West Olive and Holland area to compare models yourself. Our friendly and professional sales staff with help you compare trim levels and provide you with a large list of optional features so you can customize your wrangler to suit your individual needs.


Some of the highlights include:

  • Wrangler JK has one engine option, while Wrangler JL has three engine options. Both have a standard 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, but the JL also has an available turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder and a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine.
  • The Wrangler JL is 200 pounds lighter than the JK.
  • Wrangler JK models offer a 5-speed automatic or a 6-speed manual transmission.
  • Wrangler JL models offer a 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic transmission.
  • The front end of the Wrangler JL has been redesigned with a more raked grille to increase aerodynamics, new front fender flares with a running light and turn signal built in, and a larger, sportier bumper.
  • The Wrangler JL has a larger rubber bump stop on the hood to protect the windshield when you fold it down.
  • The Wrangler JL offers a new convertible option, known as the all-new premium Sunrider.
  • Wrangler JL models have more off-road capabilities than most JK trims. JL models feature a ground clearance of 10.9 inches, water-treading up to 30 inches deep, and a standard crawl ratio of 2.72:1.
Drivers looking for more information about the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL and 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK can contact a member of the Preferred Chrysler Dodge Jeep sales team today!


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