What Is the 2023 Jeep Wrangler?
The Wrangler is Jeep’s long-serving 4×4. It’s available as a two- or four-door SUV, the latter formerly known as the Wrangler Unlimited. The two-door model has room for four people, while the four-door version seats five.
A standard 285-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine works with a six-speed manual transmission or eight-speed automatic. Other available engines include a 270-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder; a 260-hp, turbo-diesel 3.0-liter V-6; and a 470-hp, 6.4-liter V-8. The Wrangler 4xe comes only as a four-door and has a plug-in hybrid drivetrain that lets the SUV travel up to 22 miles on electric power alone, according to EPA estimates.
Four-wheel drive is standard, and the Rubicon trim level features upgraded mechanicals for serious off-roading. Wrangler competitors include the Ford Bronco, Land Rover Defender and Toyota 4Runner. The four-door Wrangler offers 18.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind its backseat, according to Cars.com’s cargo measurements.
What’s New on the 2023 Jeep Wrangler?
A military-themed Freedom model joins the lineup for a limited time, along with a few other specially trimmed models. The turbo-diesel 3.0-liter V-6 engine is being phased out this year.
What Features in the 2023 Jeep Wrangler Are Most Important?
Standard features include:
- Folding soft top
- Push-button start
- Cloth seats
- Tilt/telescoping steering wheel
- Cruise control
Available features include:
- Power locks, windows and mirrors
- LED headlights
- Three-piece hard top
- Remote start
- Air conditioning
- Leather-trimmed seats
- Heated front seats
- Heated steering wheel
- Alpine premium stereo
- 7- or 8.4-inch touchscreen multimedia system
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity
- Blind spot warning
- Adaptive cruise control
- Automatic emergency braking
Should I Buy the 2023 Jeep Wrangler?
The Wrangler is a back-to-basics SUV, but that doesn’t mean it comes cheaply. The base two-door model lacks creature comforts like power windows, air conditioning and power locks, but it still starts at almost $33,000, and the more practical four-door Wrangler is even pricier. What you get for your money, though, is a rugged 4×4 that’s fun to drive, has an iconic look and is extremely capable off-road.