2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited Review

Jeep is known for crafting off-road-ready vehicles. However, they’ve outdone themselves with the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited. This model combines powerful performance, impressive adventur-ability, and top-notch interior features.

2018 Jeep Wrangler JKIn this review, put together by our team at Rockwall CDJR, shoppers in Rockwall, Terrell, Rowlett, and Wylie can get a closer look at this multi-faceted SUV. Let’s get started by taking a look at what makes the Wrangler JK Unlimited move!

Performance Specifications

Leading the way in the Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited is a 3.6-L Pentastar® V6 engine. This engine can be paired with either a standard 6-speed manual transmission or an available 5-speed automatic transmission. Additionally, these two pieces of equipment work together with a standard front-wheel drivetrain.

Whichever transmission you go with, the Wrangler JK Unlimited’s Pentastar® engine manufactures an impressive 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. With this kind of power and other optional equipment, you’ll be able to tow up to 3,500 pounds of trailer weight in this model.

You’ll also get fairly good fuel economy. This standard equipment puts out an incredible amount of power while still achieving a respectable EPA-estimated 21 highway MPG1.

Adventure-Ready Capabilities

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited is built for adventure. On top of its powerful engine, this model boasts some impressive off-roading specifications:

Crawl Ratio

73.1 : 1

Water Fording Depth

Up to 30 inches

2-Door / 4-Door Ramp Travel Index

822 / 644

Approach Angle

42.2 degrees

2-Door / 4-Door Breakover Angle

25.8 / 21.2 degrees

2-Door / 4-Door Departure Angle

32.3 / 32.5 degrees

The pieces of equipment that make these off-roading specifications possible include Tru-Lok® electronic remote locking differentials and a handful of capable 4×4 drive systems. Opt for the Command-Trac® 4×4 system or the Rock-Trac® 4×4 system for enhanced capability and handling in snow, sand, mud, and all sizes of rocks.

Handy Interior Features

The inside of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited offers a wide array of handy features you won’t want to miss out on. Depending on whether you go with a 2-door or a 4-door body style, you’ll have either four or five seats that can be upholstered with available leather. You can also opt for heated front seats and an automatic temperature control system.

You can also opt for a handful of different infotainment systems including a 6.5-inch touchscreen Uconnect® system. With this system, you’ll get wireless Bluetooth® connectability, turn-by-turn direction from the built-in Garmin® navigation system, and a battery of SiriusXM® features.

2018 Jeep Wrangler JKSiriusXM® offers the Satellite Radio that’s known and loved in this model. However, you’ll also be able to count on SiriusXM Travel Link® in this model, which provides real-time weather updates along your route. You can also stay up-to-date on your favorite sports team and gas prices in your area.

Explore the Wrangler JK Unlimited!

Now that you’ve had a taste of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited, it’s time to get behind the wheel and get the full experience for yourself. Shoppers in Rockwall, Terrell, Rowlett, and Wylie should give us a call at Rockwall CDJR today to schedule a test drive!


1 EPA estimated mpg with 3.6L engine and six speed manual transmission. Actual mileage may vary.

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