New Off-Road Features on Next-Gen Wrangler JL

December 22nd, 2017 by

The Jeep Wrangler has always been known to be an off-roading king, so it’s no surprise that Jeep focused on improving the Wrangler’s off-roading capabilities when designing the next-gen Wrangler JL. Here’s a closer look at the new Jeep Wrangler JL’s off-roading enhancements and features.

The biggest change to the Wrangler’s off-roading capabilities is the new two-speed transfer case with full-time four-wheel drive available on the Wrangler Sahara. The changes to the transfer case and drivetrain mean a driver doesn’t need to remember to engage four-wheel drive and power is constantly delivered to the front and rear wheels.

Another big change was the addition of an electronic sway-bar disconnect on Wrangler JL Rubicon models. Due to the new feature, Jeep improved the crawl ratio of the Wrangler Rubicon with automatic transmissions from 59:1 to 77:1 and from 73:1 to 84:1 for Rubicon models equipped with a manual transmission.

Though the Wrangler Sahara and Rubicon models have some off-roading features that the Wrangler Sport or Sport S don’t have, all Wrangler models have a Trail Rated badge, which means they have been tested and equipped for off-road adventures. All Wrangler models have 30 inches of water fording, skid plates, front and rear tow hooks and a standard ground clearance of 10.9 inches.

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