2018 Jeep Wrangler Moab Edition: Another One for the Trail

2018 Jeep Wrangler Moab Edition; Manufacturer images

No stranger to off-road experiences at its annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' iconic SUV brand has unveiled the latest namesake edition for the event: the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Moab Edition. Jeep has built Moab editions of the Wrangler before, and special editions are to FCA what sample kiosks are to Costco.

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This Jeep ain't cheap. Shipping to dealers now, the Wrangler's latest edition will you set you back $52,695 including destination; that's a hefty $12,905 more than the mid-level Wrangler Sahara on which the Moab is based. Still, its standard features include items that would add around $8,000 in options to the Sahara — plus a few extras no Sahara can have.

The Moab adds a Selec-Trac two-speed transfer case and Trac-Lok limited-slip rear differential, both optional features on the Sahara, plus a few items usually reserved for the SUV's top trim, the Rubicon: off-road rock rails, steel bumpers with removable end caps, Rubicon-spec 17-inch black alloys with 32-inch mud-terrain tires and a Rubicon hood. The Moab also gets low-gloss black details for the headlights, grille and tow hooks. A body-colored hardtop is standard; the Wrangler's Dual Top or Sky One-Touch power top are optional.

Available only in the Wrangler's four-door body style, the Moab Edition packs a 3.6-liter V-6 and eight-speed automatic transmission; a six-speed manual transmission or turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, both available on other Wrangler trims, aren't available.

Inside, the Moab gets an 8.4-inch multimedia system with navigation, leather seats and leather-wrapped dashboard, a blind spot warning system, Alpine premium audio, all-weather floormats and a keyless access system. Those are all options on the Sahara. Like with the Sahara, you can option up the Moab with heated seats, a heated steering wheel and remote start — because, you know, the desert still gets cold.

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