2018 Jeep Wrangler JK

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Key Specs

of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Off-road capability
  • Convertible versatility
  • Cargo room
  • Rugged styling

The Bad

  • Unrefined handling
  • Highway noise
  • Side airbags not standard

Notable Features of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK

  • Golden Eagle, Freedom and Altitude special editions
  • 285-hp V-6 engine standard
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Four-wheel drive standard

2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

What it is: With a redesigned Wrangler SUV waiting in the wings, the existing model has been dubbed Wrangler JK for 2018. This SUV emphasizes rock crawling over highway comfort, and it epitomizes Jeep’s heritage of hard-core trailblazing. Competitors include the Toyota 4Runner.

New for 2018

Golden Eagle, Freedom and Altitude special editions with unique exterior and interior design cues are available.


Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Much better that my 2001 Wrangler,..more features.

by David from Dracut on October 16, 2018

Much improved design and creature comforts. Much detail to functionallity and real world needs. My Sahara has a beautiful granite grey color that gets plenty of compliments Read full review

(4.0)

Tested both JK and JL

by Sanitarian from Cabot, AR on October 16, 2018

Excellent vehicle, but the JL was the same price, so in the end, we went with the JL. If this model was more inexpensive, we would have gone with it. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranties

Backed by Jeep
New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    5 model years or newer/less than 75,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    3 months/3,000 miles

  • Powertrain warranty

    7 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    125-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Wrangler JK received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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