If some days are better than others, a day off-roading in a Jeep Wrangler is great. Add some insane terrain, the season’s first sunshine, the muddy muck following a Midwestern winter that wouldn’t quit and the only thing clearer than this overdue sunny day was why the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is one of the most capable off-road vehicles in the world.Redesigned for the first time in a decade, the 2018 Wrangler JL builds on 77 years of history to make the American icon more accessible to a global audience who want on-road convenience as much as off-road capability. It’s working; the brand had a record March, led by a record number of Wranglers sold.Exterior changes are subtle but significant, including a more raked seven-slotted grille and rounded angles on the roof and hood for improved aerodynamics. The four-door is nearly 4 inches longer and 2.4 inches wider, though the use of lightweight aluminum sheds 200 pounds. Its front doors went on a diet, dropping 17 pounds … [Read more...] about King of the hill: 2018 Jeep Wrangler rules the off-road world
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2018 Jeep Wrangler; Cars.com photos by Christian Lantry Jeep redesigned its iconic SUV for 2018 and, although the Wrangler can go just about anywhere, caregivers should use extra caution when taking kids in car seats off the beaten path. The Wrangler's accessible Latch anchors made installing car seats easy, but room issues were a problem for our rear-facing car seats, while seat belt and head restraint issues had us struggling to get our booster safely installed. For this Car Seat Check, we tested a four-door Wrangler. How many car seats fit in the second row? Two Related: More Car Seat Checks Solid Latch, grade A: The two sets of anchors are exposed and larger than usual, so connection is easy. Three tether anchors sit on the seatbacks; they're clearly marked and easy to access. So-So Infant seat, Grade C: Connection was easy, but the 5-foot-6-inch front passenger was uncomfortable. Her knees were bumping up against the dash. Rear-facing convertible, Grade … [Read more...] about How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2018 Jeep Wrangler?
Unless it’s a high-performance model, like a hot hatch or a supercar, or something luxurious, POV drives aren’t that interesting, right? Well, for the most part, yes, but iconic models such as the new Jeep Wrangler is not your run-of-the-mill vehicle. So, besides checking out the usual reviews, a POV video might help answer some of our questions. In this case, the all-new Jeep Wrangler was taken out at night for a quick spin on the highway and around town. It also stopped for gas, but you’d have to excuse bystanders for not noticing it as the FCA-owned brand chose not to mess with the instantly recognizable design, so you’ll have to look close to spot any exterior changes. Also Read: This Is Europe’s All-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler Things are completely different under the skin and in the cabin, too, where the 2018 Wrangler is much improved compared to its predecessor. It’s still not a quiet and comfortable cruiser, but it is better than ever and will … [Read more...] about Let’s Go For A Night Drive With The 2018 Jeep Wrangler
Legendary 4X4 Tradition Continues in New Skins Jeep invited the media to the Santa Monica Mountains in early March to drive the all-new 2018 Wrangler and the new 2019 Cherokee. Our off-road driving reinforced the long tradition of Jeep being sure-footed off the pavement—and impressively so. But stay on the roadways, and the driving attributes, especially of the Cherokee, continue to impress. Clean Fleet Report takes a look at our brief time in both vehicles and will follow-up in the coming months with in-depth Road Test reviews. 2018 Jeep Wranglers are all-new, but keep the Jeep look The All-new 2018 Wrangler The last time the Wrangler was redesigned was in 2006, which is more than a few lifetimes for a design re-do. Wrangler fans are loyal and were excited that the all-new 2018 Wrangler retained much of the same look, but with refined features that only enhance the off- and on-road driving capability. The 2018 Wrangler comes in two- and four-door models in up to four trim levels … [Read more...] about Flash Drive/Event: 2018 Jeep Wrangler and 2019 Jeep Cherokee
TRONA, California — When senior editor Kirill Ougarov handed me the key to a vibrant red 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara (instructing me to have fun), not in my wildest ideas did I envision the place I would venture to. With two days to get acquainted, the clock began ticking. This Jeep Wrangler yearned for a desert environment yearned to get its tires dirty in. Avoiding obvious choices, I ruled out in-demand California desert destinations like Joshua Tree, deciding on a place I had never heard of before: the Trona Pinnacles, a U.S. National Natural Landmark since 1967.The Trona Pinnacles are a natural geological formation comprised of more than 500 spires composed of a porous calcium carbonate rock called tufa. Located about 170 miles northeast of Los Angeles in the Mojave Desert, they are relics of the now-dry Searles Lake and are part of the California Desert Conservation Area.Accessible via State Route 178 by way of State Route 14 or US Highway 395, the Bureau of Land … [Read more...] about Exploring the Trona Pinnacles in a 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara