2019 Jeep Wrangler – the best Jeep yet?

15 April 2019

The legacy of the Jeep Wrangler lives on, and Jeep still manages to improve with every new model release. This is exactly what we’d expect from the latest generation and in our opinion, the new Wrangler is the best yet.

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The legacy of the Jeep Wrangler lives on, and Jeep still manages to improve with every new model release. This is exactly what we’d expect from the latest generation and in our opinion, the new Wrangler is the best yet. 

Jeep has redesigned the entire vehicle, but still pays tribute to the original Jeep by maintaining the original looks with the distinctive front grill, headlights and removable roof/door features. The Jeep Wrangler has a strong reputation for being an off-road dominating king, and Jeep has managed to make it even more capable than before with a new 4-wheel drive system and many more off-road features depending on which trim level Wrangler is chosen. There are three different trim levels: The Sport, the Sahara and the the range topping Rubicon. All trims are available in either two or four door models. 


Engine specs and off-road features for the 2019 Jeep Wrangler

The all new Jeep Wrangler has an option of two different engine specs, the smallest engine starts with the 4-cylinder 2.0 litre turbocharged petrol, which delivers a powerful 202 kW/ 400Nm at 5250rpm. Lastly is the range topping 2.2 litre turbocharged diesel which manages to push out 200hp and 450Nm at only 2000rpm. This strong performance is created by the twin scroll turbochargers, that features variable geometry, which allows an electrical actuator to change the pressure of the turbocharger to be most efficient at low rpms.

As for off-road capabilities, Jeep has done an outstanding job for adaptability when the terrain gets tough. However, Jeep also offers 2-wheel drive versions for those who don’t need the extra 4x4 kit. The 4-wheel drive system features a Trac-Lok limited-slip differential, which helps provide traction and low end torque for steep slippery surfaces. Rubicon models have a two-speed transfer case with a 4.0:1 low range gear. The Rubicon also features Dana 44 axles, Tuk-Lok electric front and rear axle lockers, increased articulation and an increased total suspension travel due to the disconnecting sway-bar that allows better wheel travel over large rocks. Jeep also has the Trail-Rated version; which Jeep says have been tested in the most challenging terrain. Trail-Rated Wranglers have a few extras such as: 

  • • Command-Trac 4x4 system with an increased crawl ratio of 2.72:1 that’s featured on the Sport and Sahara models.
  • • Roc-Trac 4x4 system on the Rubicon models, with a 4LO setting of 4:1 ratio in the low range gear.
  • • Protection plates and tow hooks.
  • • An increased tow capacity of 2500kg with the longer wheel-base models.