Comparison - Jeep Wrangler JK Rubicon 2018 - vs - Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 2019

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Jeep J8,Jeep TJL-J8

Also called:

Jeep J8,Jeep TJL-J8

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Make: 
Average Price: 
33,645
Updated: 
02 Feb 2018
$
38,045
Updated: 
08 Apr 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Manual
6-speed Manual
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.60gals
17.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Granite Crystal Metallic
#333738
Xtreme Purple Pearl
#4B2175
Firecracker Red Clear
#CC1301
Rhino Clear-Coat
#454B59
Billet Silver Metallic
#837F7C
Bright White
#FFFFFF
Gobi Clear
#7B6F57
Black Clear Coat
#0E0A09
Chief Clear-Coat
#1F8FBD
Color: 
Granite Crystal Metallic
#333738
Ocean Blue Metallic Clear Coat
#001B58
Firecracker Red Clear
#CC1301
Sting-Gray Clear-Coat
#3A3A3A
Billet Silver Metallic
#837F7C
Bright White Clear Coat
#FFFFFF
Mojito! Clear Coat
#497E09
Black Clear Coat
#0E0A09
Bikini Pearl Coat
#FAFAFA
Hellayella Clear Coat
#FDE82D
Punk'n Metallic Clear Coat
#AB2E00

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler skips over the on-road part of the driving test, and heads straight for the hills.

Pros
The undisputed off-road champion
Singular style
Smooth and strong V-6
A few concessions to modernity inside

Cons
Rough-and-tumble ride
Poor on-road handling
Expensive high-end editions
Remarkably poor safety scores
Soft tops are fussy to use

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The Jeep Wrangler is completely redesigned for 2018. Note that this review covers the new Wrangler. The previous-generation model, the Wrangler JK, is covered separately.

PROS
Unrelentingly capable off-road
Maintains the rugged Jeep character
Increased capability and comfort compared to old models
Extensive customization options from the factory and aftermarket

CONS
Mild towing capability for an otherwise highly capable rig
Less cargo space than some conventional crossovers
Standard V6 engine is a little underwhelming

By: 
edmunds.com

Pros
There are few vehicles more capable off-road than the Wrangler JK. Equipped with removable doors, a removable roof, and a fold-down windshield, the four-wheel-drive Wrangler JK is one of the most fun and proficient ways to explore off the beaten path or to feel the wind in your hair. It’s also hard not to fall for the Wrangler JK’s charming and simple design, which can trace its roots back to the Willys MB Jeep of World War II fame.

Cons
The Wrangler JK’s off-road capability comes at the cost of its on-road manners. Live front and rear axles do the Wrangler JK’s ride quality no favors. The body also rolls precariously in turns, and the stability-control system regularly cuts in to prevent the droptop SUV from actually rolling over. Wind noise is exceptionally loud at highway speeds, and this Jeep drinks gas like it’s at an open bar. The available touchscreen infotainment system also is slow to respond to inputs and suffers from poor ergonomics.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2019 Jeep Wrangler is a rugged two- or four-door SUV that’s an adventure waiting to happen.

Pros
Impeccable off-road chops, in any configuration
Iconic style
More efficient turbo-4
Improved interior
Easy-to-use optional off-road system

Cons
Expensive for a Jeep Wrangler
Rugged ride
Back seat takes a back seat
Sparse base trim
Pickup and diesel are on the horizon

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Jeep Wrangler SUV models are available with a 3.6 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 285 hp, depending on engine type. The 2019 Jeep Wrangler SUV comes with four wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed manual.

Pros
Unrelentingly capable off-road
Maintains rugged Jeep character
Increased capability compared to old models
Extensive customization options from the factory and aftermarket

Cons
Steering is slow and feels loose, especially on the Rubicon trim
Poor ride comfort and handling abilities
Less cargo space than some conventional crossovers
Mild towing capability for an otherwise highly capable rig

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Jeep Wrangler ranked #13 in Compact SUVs. Currently the Jeep Wrangler has a score of 7.7 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 14 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Herculean off-road ability
Four-door model has lots of cargo space
Punchy turbocharged engine

Cons
Other SUVs are more agile and smoother on the pavement
High starting price
Subpar gas mileage

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
17.00mpg
17.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
21.00mpg
25.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.60L
3.60L
Torque: 
260ft-lbs
at 4 800rpm
260ft-lbs
at 4 800rpm
Horsepower: 
285hp
at 6 400rpm
285hp
at 6 400rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
40.80Feet
34.50Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
no
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
no
yes
Rear View Camera: 
no
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Cargo Floor Mats
Front Door Pockets
Leather Steering Wheel
Cargo Floor Mats
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
164.30in
166.80in
Width: 
73.70in
73.80in
Height: 
72.60in
73.60in
Ground Clearance: 
10.00in
10.80in
Wheel Base: 
95.40in
96.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.30
42.60
Rear Head Room: 
40.30
41.70
Front Leg Room: 
41.00in
41.20in
Rear leg room: 
35.60in
35.70in
Front Hip Room: 
55.60in
53.90in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.80in
55.70in
Rear Hip Room: 
44.70in
45.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
44.70in
57.70in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
56.50cu.ft
72.40cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
2000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
12.80cu.ft
31.70cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
42.20degrees
44.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
32.50degrees
37.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
4315.00lbs
5250.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
no
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
Heated mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
4 -way manuel passenger seat adjustment
6 -way manual driver seat adjustments
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Cloth
Premium Cloth
6 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Driver Seat With Manual Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding Rear Seatback
Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Rear stabilizer bar

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
no
yes
Climate Control: 
no
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Leather steering wheel
Air conditioning
Dual vanity mirrors
Cargo floor mats
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB connection
8 total speakers
12 Months of provided satellite radio service
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB connection
8 total speakers
12 Months of provided satellite radio service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
no
no
More in Glass and Roof: 
Manual convertible roof
Privacy glass
Removable soft top
Variable intermittent wipers
Manual convertible roof
Privacy glass
Removable soft top
Variable intermittent wipers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 X 7.5-In
17 X 7.5-In
Wheels more: 
Fullsize matching spare tire
Polished alloy wheels
Outside Rear Mounted Spare Tire
All Terrain Tires
Fullsize matching spare tire
Polished alloy wheels
Outside Rear Mounted Spare Tire
All Terrain Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
75
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
285.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
70
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Post-collision safety system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
MOPAR Electronic Vehicle Tracking System
Supplemental Front Seat Side Airbags
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Post-collision safety system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation

Options

Packages: 
Smoker's Group
Trailer Tow Group
Dual Top Group
Power Convenience Group
Cold Weather Group
Quick Order Package 24r
Quick Order Package 23r
Electronic Infotainment System Group
Advanced Safety Group
LED Lighting Group
Steel Bumper Group
Quick Order Package 28R
Safety Group
Smoker's Group
Trailer Tow And HD Electrical Group
Cold Weather Group
Quick Order Package 23R
Exterior Options: 
Metal Half Doors W/Locks
3-Piece Black Hard Top
Oversize Spare Tire Carrier
Swing Gate Reinforcement
Jeep Trail Rated Kit
Body Color 3-Piece Hard Top
Body Color Fender Flares
Premium Black Sunrider Soft Top
Deep Tint Sunscreen Windows
Jeep Trail Rated Kit
Body Color 3-Piece Hard Top
MOPAR Hinge-Gate Reinforcement
MOPAR Lower Body Side Graphic
Premium Black Sunrider Soft Top
Soft Top Window Storage Bag
MOPAR Upper Body Side Graphic
LT285/70R17C Outline White Lettering Off-Road Tires
Body Color Fender Flares
Premium Tan Sunrider Soft Top
17" X 7.5" Black Wheels W/Polished Lip
Black 3-Piece Hard Top
Interior Options: 
Freedom Top Hard Top Headliner
Air Conditioning w/Automatic Temperature Control
Radio 430N
Leather Trimmed Bucket Seats
Heated Front Seats
Mopar Premium Sound And Leather
Alpine 9 Speaker W/All Weather Subwoofer
MOPAR Slush Mats
Alpine Premium Audio System
MOPAR Hardtop Headliner
SiriusXM Satellite Radio
MOPAR Cargo Tub Liner
MOPAR Front Grab Handles
MOPAR Black Perforated Leather
MOPAR Black Stitched Leather
MOPAR Black Stitched Leather
Trail Rail Management System
Leather Trimmed Bucket Seats
MOPAR All-Weather Floor Mats
MOPAR Plastic Door Sill Guards

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, premium cloth
#000000
Black/Heritage Tan, leather
#0E0E0E
Black, leather
#000000