Official pricing for the all-new, 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL with 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 has been revealed, and as expected, the base MSRP has grown relative to the outgoing JK. At the absolute bottom of the model range, a two-door Jeep Wrangler JL Sport with zero options will be priced at $28,190 with destination, representing a $3,100 increase. Spring for the four-door, which no longer carries the name “Unlimited”, and you’ll be looking at a $2,700 increase for a barebones Sport model, for a grand total of $31,690.
Above the base Sport trim is the Sport S, and at the top of the ladder, the iconic Rubicon. The four-door model gets an additional trim level between the Sport S and Rubicon, not offered on the two-door: Sahara. The Sahara is the only model available with a Selec-Trac full-time transfer case, which conveniently handles all the four-wheel-drive stuff automatically.
Pricing for the Jeep Wrangler JL Sport S will start at $31,390 for a two-door Pentastar model, or $34,890 if you want two extra doors. That Wrangler has the same Dana 30 front/Dana 35 rear axles as the base Sport, but adds in power windows, power locks, keyless entry, air-conditioning, heated mirrors, and 17-inch alloy wheels. The four-door Sahara, which piles on with 18-inch alloys, automatic headlamps, a suite of cosmetic upgrades, and more, will start at $38,540 with the 3.6L Pentastar.
And finally, the range-topping Rubicon, with its Dana 44 axles, uprated transfer case, electronic front sway bar disconnects, rock rails, and BFGoodrich KO2 all-terrain tires, will start at $38,190 – or $41,690 for the four-door.
In addition to Fiat Chrysler’s trusty Pentastar gas V6, the all-new Jeep Wrangler JL will also be available with a turbocharged, 2.0-liter I4 or a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6. We’ll have to wait and see what pricing will look like for those models, especially as both engines are brand-new to Jeep’s iconic off-roader.