There is nothing like a Jeep. Period. Since 1941, this light-military 4x4 (and technically the first SUV) has been a fan favourite, even achieving cult-like status around the world. Now better known as a civilian vehicle, it still retains its iconic tough axles, open top and reputation for toughness both on and off the road.
Enter the 2018 Jeep Wrangler, one of the brand's most popular models. No longer as spartan as previous models, the 2018 manages to be both tough and comfortable at the same time, while of course remaining, above all else, capable. In fact, it is the most capable Wrangler ever.
Jeep has been clever enough to keep traditional features and optimize them for modern-day drivers. The removable windshield - a feature originally intended to simplify shipping the Jeep overseas during wartime - remains. The roof and doors are still removable, and the body still bolts to the frame. These nostalgic influences are obvious and keep fans coming back for more.
Based on criteria such as departure angle, approach angle, breakover angle, ground clearance and water fording, the 2018 Wrangler is Canada's most capable off-road SUV. On top of its capabilities, it also offers the most horsepower in its class, an impressive 285. A 4:1 low-gear ratio delivers extreme rock-crawling abilities. Towing capacity is a strong 3,500 pounds. Two engines are available for 2018: the award-winning 3.6L Pentastar V6 and a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbo that is paired with an 8-speed transmission.
The modern Jeep is chock-full of modern safety features to ensure safer driving and parking. A backup camera, Traction Control, Electronic Roll Mitigation, Trailer Sway Damping, Hill Start Assist and Electronic Stability Control all come standard, while Blind-Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross-Path Detection and Rear-Park Assist features are also available.
INSIDE & OUT
The 2018 Wrangler isn't all brawn - it has a softer centre. High-quality materials and precision craftsmanship can be found throughout the cabin. Whether you select leather or cloth accented seating, or the heated seats and steering wheel, all levels of creature comforts are available.
Its folding windshield has been redesigned for improved aerodynamics and easier use. Controls and knobs are housed in weather-proof casings, carpets are easily removed for cleaning, and of course there is still a drain plug in the floor for extra-wet adventures.
Driving data is easy to read on a 7-inch display screen located in the instrument panel. A second (5-, 7- or 8.4-inch) screen located in the stack handles music, climate control and supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Convenience items include Keyless Enter 'n Go and a Smart Remote Start System that works from 290 feet away and can engage the heated seats and steering wheel.
With six models to choose from, it might be tough to choose! Drop by Willowbrook Chrysler conveniently located in Langley to experience the 2018 Jeep Wrangler for yourself.