The beginning of the car search can be a daunting time for a lot of people newly entering the automotive market.
Luckily, as Wrangler owners, we are more likely than not to choose the Wrangler again. But even then, there’s so many different trims, years, and other options to consider when deciding on the perfect Jeep for you.
As an adventurer, the amount of Jeep Wrangler storage space available to you is probably one of the top criteria on your list. In addition to Jeep Wrangler storage, you’re probably looking at gas mileage, horsepower, interior amenities, and a bunch of other characteristics that make Jeeps so fun to take on long journeys.
Like with all things Jeep Wrangler, there are a multitude of sources out there. However not all of them are reliable and should be used when making purchasing decisions.
One thing is for sure: you can always count on XG Cargo to provide with the most accurate information pertaining to Jeep Wranglers.
Well, what are we waiting for? Let’s get straight into it!
Here is our in-depth comparison of all the trims made available by Jeep for the Wrangler in 2018, from least to most expensive.
Jeep Wrangler Sport & Sport S
Most popular car models come with a Sport edition and the Jeep Wrangler is no different.
With a starting MSRP of $23,995 for the 2-door model ($27,895 for the 4-door), the Sport edition is the most basic trim available in the Jeep Wrangler line of products. Main features include manual windows, locks, and 16-inch wheels.
The exterior design of the Sport trim includes solid black fenders and a Sunrider Soft Top protecting you from the hot sun.
The Sport S model contains slightly upgraded features from the Sport, such as 17-inch aluminum wheels and air conditioning, with the option to add other features such as deep tint windows, power locks and windows, among other conveniences for only about $3,000 more. Included in both the Sport and Sport S 4-door model is about 31.7 ft3 of cargo space for all your adventure tools,with the 2-door allotting 12.8 cubic feet of space.
The Sport and Sport S trims are perfect for those looking to add extensive Jeep Wrangler modifications to their vehicle. Getting the barebones model will save you some extra cash for when you inevitably decide to start investing in Jeep Wrangler upgrades down the line!
Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler & Willys Wheeler W
If you’re not familiar with the original Willys CJ Wrangler, it’s about time you familiarize yourself!
This limited-edition Jeep Wrangler model is inspired by the aesthetic featured in the original Wrangler, with the same, modern components of the Sport model and a few extras.
Listen to your favorite music via SiriusXM Satellite Radio in both the Willys Wheeler and Willys Wheeler W. Using the brand new UConnect Voice Command with Bluetooth, place and receive calls hands-free at any time.
The Willys Wheeler W offers a bunch of option groups, allowing to you to make the most of your Jeep Wrangler interior experience, such as the Jeep’s state of the art Power Convenience Group.
On the body, the new Willys Wheeler includes a sleek new emblem on the hood of the Jeep that adds a fresh touch to the historically designed Wrangler. The vehicle also includes off-road rock rails, 17-inch glossy black Rubicon wheels with BFGoodrich mud terrain tires, making it a force to be reckoned with on even the most difficult of off-road trails. The new Dana 30 front axle and Dana 44 heavy-duty rear axle also featured in the Sport and Sport S will also give you an increased advantage when crawling. The 3.73 gears featured in the Willys Wheeler will also give you better performance on the highway as well.
With the same large springs and performance designed suspension featured on the high end Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, the Wheeler contains a one inch lift fresh out of production. With glossy black wheels, a glossy black grille, and a glossy black finish on both the front and rear bumpers, this Jeep Wrangler has a very dark and mysterious look that makes any little color accessory added to it pop!
Both the Willys Wheeler and the Willys Wheeler W contain an optional Tru Lok Rear Locker to keep your valuables safe at the back of your Jeep Wrangler integrated storage.
The classic Willys Wheeler trim being introduced in this year’s line of Jeep Wranglers can be closely associated to the Sport, while the Willys Wheeler W is the Sport S equivalent. Air conditioning and the introduction of the Power Convenience Group, containing power door locks, heated and auto-dimming mirrors, power windows, security alarms, and keyless entry, is also standard for the four-door edition of the Willys Wheeler W.
Jeep made sure you had the essential additions for your first off road adventure. Included in both the Willys Wheeler and the Willys Wheeler W is a Trail Rated kit that contains heavy duty gloves, a D-ring, and a tow strap, all perfect emergency items for any sticky situations that arise. The 2-door and 4-door Willys Wheeler models also contain the similar storage capacity to the Jeep Wrangler Sport and Sport S for a $5,000 increase in MSRP, putting its price at $28,295 and $32,195 respectably. If you’re looking for an all-around classic design with a few extra convenience features and Rubicon style features that aren’t as expensive as the Rubicon itself, the Willys Wheeler and the Willys Wheeler W are both two fantastic options for your off road needs.
Jeep Wrangler Freedom Edition
The Jeep Wrangler is often synonymous with patriotism – and for great reason. It’s not uncommon to see Jeepers going out flying large American flags on the rear of their Jeep Wrangler storage.
Especially during national holidays like the 4th of July, Jeep Wrangler owners are never afraid to show off their immense pride for their country.
The Freedom Edition contains a bunch of subtle design inclusions and badges that pay respect and homage to our nation’s armed forces. Additionally, a percentage of each sale of the Freedom Edition is donated to the United Service Organizations, a nonprofit organization providing live entertainment to members of the United States Armed Forces and their families.
Like the Willy Wheeler, the Freedom Edition Wrangler is equivalent to the Jeep Wrangler in its features, with a bunch of extras such as leather trimmed seats, a 115V power outlet, a premium black soft top, premium off road rock rails, and body color fender flares. The Power Convenience Group, as well as heavy duty suspension and gas shocks are also standard on the Freedom Edition with similar Jeep Wrangler integrated storage capabilities. At $28,295 MSRP for the 2-door and $31,595 MSRP for the 4-door, the additions to the detailing and design is where the Freedom Edition really shines.
Jeep Wrangler Sahara
Like the Willys Wheeler, the Jeep Wrangler Sahara is also a historic gem that enthusiasts should be made aware of as soon as possible.
Introduced into the first generation YJ Wrangler lineup, the Sahara model is iconic to the Jeep Brand. With forest green and tan interiors and limited-edition decals, the present-day Sahara still contains many of the same features as the old school model. To add to the modern feel of the vehicle, the Sahara will also feature a five-speed automatic transmission with a 3.73 gear ratio for improved performance off road.
Included in this model is 31.5 cubic feet of storage space in the rear, with tons of luxurious features such as LED fog lights and reflector headlamps. For about $30,445 base MSRP, the add conveniences would be perfect for those looking at Jeep for a dedicated daily driver.
Jeep Wrangler Altitude
Containing all the elements of the Sahara, the Altitude has a few differences, most notably a power hood that makes it quite easy to spot versus other Jeep Wrangler models. Appreciate standard air conditioning in the Sahara, or opt for air conditioning with automatic temperature control and air filtering for a more pleasurable ride. Leather-trimmed bucket seats are available in this model if you prefer to sink back into soft, supple seats starting at $33,445 MSRP.
Jeep Wrangler Rubicon & Rubicon Recon
The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is absolutely the most capable Jeep Wrangler any off road enthusiast will find straight from the factory. Named after one of the most treacherous courses in the world, this beast comes equipped with the Rock-Trac 4x4 system, 4.1 gears, a performance suspension system that allow you to take your crawling to the next level.
Lastly and most notably, the Rubicon Recon has all the same components as the Rubicon but includes additional features such as 17-inch wheels, heated leather-trimmed seats, BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain tires, and an upgraded Dana 44 front axle.
With about the same storage capabilities as all other Jeep Wranglers included in this list, the Rubicon and Rubicon Recon starting price will set you back $33,645 and $39,145 respectably for the 2-door and $37,445 and $44,345 for the 4-door.
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