What's The Difference Between The 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK and The 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL?

The 2018 model year marked the production of two Jeep Wrangler model iterations: the Jeep Wrangler JK, and the all-new Jeep Wrangler JL. For drivers seeking the latest in Jeep mechanical engineering and innovation, deciding between two 2018 Jeep Wrangler models may prove confusing. However, the two models feature distinct differences in construction and design, offering drivers various benefits to suit various preferences and driving styles.

Mechanical Differences

The Jeep Wrangler JK, throughout its decade-long production cycle, provides drivers with a straightforward and well-documented layout extensively supported by aftermarket components. Having proven its mechanical fortitude on perilous trails across the nation, the Jeep Wrangler JK offers tried-and-true performance. The Jeep Wrangler JL, however, seeks to rectify some mechanical shortcomings found on the Jeep Wrangler JK, such as:

  • Reinforced steering components
  • A standalone hydroelectric steering assembly
  • Rerouted exhaust
  • An updated transmission
  • Improved on-road comfort
While the Jeep Wrangler JL features a variety of new components and provides improved capability on paper, it lacks the time-proven assurance found with the Jeep Wrangler JK.


Interior and Technological Differences

While the Jeep Wrangler JK offers drivers a massive array of available trim levels, its interior design and on-road comfort fails to surpass the new Jeep Wrangler JL. However, while the Jeep Wrangler JL boasts the latest in Uconnect® infotainment systems, comfort and convenience, the Jeep Wrangler JK's various additional trim level options provide a variety of options at a more affordable price than the Jeep Wrangler JL.

Discover Your Preferred Jeep Wrangler Model at Conway Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

With a variety of options available for aspiring Jeep Wrangler owners, Conway Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram strives to ensure drivers get behind the wheel of their preferred model, trim level and configuration quickly and efficiently. Stop by our dealership to discover the iconic Jeep Wrangler JK, or the new benefits of the Jeep Wrangler JL, or give us a call to schedule a test drive!

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