2019 Jeep Wrangler Buying Guide

May 30th, 2019 by

As iconic as ever, the 2019 Jeep Wrangler stands alone as a one-of-a-kind vehicle. The familiar shape and reliable off-road capability has not wavered through years of updates and redesigns. Although the modernized JL-generation Wrangler was introduced for the 2018 model year, the 2019 model stays true to the Wrangler ethos.

Jeep refuses to cut corners when it comes to the Wrangler’s capabilities – you won’t find the brand compromising as the Wrangler remains a top choice for off-road enthusiasts near and far. Even though Jeep continues to manufacture the Rubicon trim for buyers looking for the best performance possible, the brand has adapted the body-on-frame vehicle to make it more accessible for daily drivers looking to make it their commuter car. More refined and easy to live with than ever before, the 2019 Jeep Wrangler is the crown jewel of the brand’s lineup.

What’s new for 2019?

Changes for the 2019 model year are next to minimal considering the Jeep Wrangler was completely redesigned back in 2018. The “Advanced Safety Group” package now includes forward collision warning and adaptive cruise control. Jeep also introduced a new paint color for the model year called “Bikini,” a dreamy pastel-toned teal color.

Performance

The 2019 Wrangler is available with two different powertrain choices – a base 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 and an optional 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. A 3.0-liter diesel engine is slated to debut sometime during the last quarter of 2019, but Jeep has not provided any official details. Powertrains can be mated to either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Interior Cabin & Technology

There’s no confusing the rugged interior of the Wrangler for the interior of any vehicle once you’re inside. A tall, upright seating position affords the driver plenty of visibility over the Wrangler’s short hood. All controls are within reach and prospective buyers have somewhat of a choice when it comes to the levels of tech within the cabin. The base Wrangler Sport comes with a basic 5-inch touchscreen display, but there are two other sized touchscreens buyers can opt for: a 7-inch or 8.4-inch display. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ (FCA) friendly Uconnect infotainment system comes standard, although buyers can opt to upgrade for the latest software instead of the standard one.

The interior materials run the gamut from basic cloth upholstery on the Sport trim to the supple leather available on the Sahara – the highest-tier trim. Plastic and rubber make up the rest of the materials on the interior regardless of the trim, but these are all factors that contribute to the unique interior of the Wrangler. The latest Wrangler is widely considered a great improvement over its predecessors.

Exterior

Roof options on the redesigned Wrangler differ more than ever before. Gone are the days of zipping up windows on the soft top. Nowadays, Jeep offers the soft top with a channel mechanism that’s sure to be considered a massive improvement over soft tops of the past. The “Freedom Top” remains the roof of choice for the hardtop Wrangler with its removable panels above the driver and front passenger, making highway cruising a surprisingly quiet affair.

The biggest surprise when it comes to the roof of the Wrangler is the all-new Sky One-Touch roof – looks like a hard top with the exception of the flat portion directly above the passengers that folds much like a convertible top at the touch of a button – even while the Wrangler is in motion. The Sky One-Touch roof is an optional upgrade with a price of $3,995.

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