The new 2019 Jeep Wrangler could be a surprising model for next season in many ways. First of all, it could be out of crossover class to join truck segment. However, these rumors seem to be far-fetched, and that pickup segment spot will be filled with Scrambler. That means Wrangler remains the small off-road crossover. However, the new model is going to bring many novelties. From the exterior, interior, body style, all way to the engine.
The 2019 Jeep Wrangler is the second model in JL fourth generation of crossover. Launched last year, it brought many additions. Whatsoever, the new model for next season is about to upgrade it further. As we mentioned, that could be a truck, but that is less likely as the release date approaches. Buyers will have again option to choose between four-pot and 6-cylinder engine.
2019 Jeep Wrangler engines and performance
Specs sheet of the new 2019 Jeep Wrangler will be again stunning. With few updates, a main 2.0-liter 4-cylinder unit will be able to produce around 275 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. It uses an automatic, 8-speed transmission to route power to all wheels.
The same drive mode is ready for the Pentastar unit. However, it uses totally different setup. Instead of the auto gearbox, a V-6 engine pairs with a manual transmission. Also, instead of 8, this one has 6 gears. Well, the other one is optional. With it, Pentastar records better fuel economy. On highways, it is 25 mpg and in the city 18 mpg. It will be the same as auto gearbox V-6 can do, but it returns worse fuel economy rating on the highway thanks to the output of 285 hp.
2019 Jeep Wrangler design
The exterior of the 2019 Jeep Wrangler is somehow classic. It is exactly what we expected from this vehicle. Furthermore, modern touches make this vehicle more aggressive and attractive to younger buyers. On the other hand, a new generation brought wider bumper. Also, the longer wheelbase allows better handling and stability. Finally, the 2019 Wrangler is going to bring a 4-door version for the US market.
Interior and accessories
The base model of 2019 Jeep Wrangler will come with a Command Trac system. It boosts shifting impression and 4WD performance. Fog lights and skid plates are standard. However, Jeep is not going to install, again, air conditioning. Also, the interior is somehow plain without touchscreen display.
The 2019 Jeep Wrangler will appear in four trim levels. Sport is the entry-level model. Above it, we will see Sport S with 17-inch wheels and keyless entry. Additional packages are available for this and Sahara edition. The high-end crossover offers Uconnect infotainment system of the latest generation. Also, there are some stylish details, making it more special. But, it still can’t get on the line with Wrangler Rubicon. Top of the class vehicle is packed with a lot of extra features. Not only that Rubicon brings unique equipment and features, but also drive setup. It makes it more capable for off-road adventures.
2019 Jeep Wrangler price
Base models of the 2019 Jeep Wrangler will cost nearly the same as its predecessors. Current crossover in Sport trim is available for $27,000. The new model will cost $500-1,000 more. The Sport S version already exceeds $30,000 price, and Sahara costs more than Rubicon 2-door version. The new Wrangler Sahara will be closer to $40,000. Premium, Rubicon 4×4 SUV with 4-door configuration will go above $45,000.
Experts, fans, and enthusiasts are eagerly waiting for the news about the release date. That is the time when we will see if 2019 Jeep Wrangler arrives as the crossover. Nevertheless, the most recent reports are pretty confident that Wrangler is not a pickup truck yet.