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.
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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