2018 Wrangler Moab Edition
Jeep recently unveiled their 2018 Wrangler Moab Edition, making it the first limited edition model available on the all-new and redesigned Wrangler. The Moab Edition – a name that Jeep says honors the long history that the brand shares with Moab, Utah as the host for its annual Easter Jeep Safari – is considered a step up from the already decked out Sahara model, adding luxurious features for the interior, one-of-a-kind design touches on the exterior, and heftier off-roading equipment.
This limited edition Wrangler will come standard with 32-inch mud-terrain tires on 17-inch Rubicon wheels in a low-gloss black finish, LED headlights, a Rubicon hood complete with large Moab decals, steel bumpers with removable end caps and Rubicon rock rails. Accents like the grille throats, headlight surrounds, and tow hooks will also have a low-gloss black finish to complement the menacing look of the Wrangler Moab Edition. A body-colored top will come standard, while the Dual Top Group or Sky One-Touch power top remain optional on this model. Technologically advanced, the Wrangler Moab Edition will also have the safety group as a standard – this includes ParkSense park assist with reverse stop, ParkView rear backup camera, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross path detection.
Serious off-roaders will be happy to learn that this limited edition model will also include the Selec-Trac four-wheel-drive transfer case and a Trac-LoK limited-slip rear differential – two options usually reserved for the highest trim. On the inside, the Moab Edition Wrangler will come standard with a leather-wrapped dashboard with contrast stitching and leather-trimmed seats, a nine-speaker premium Alpine sound system and an 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen infotainment system including navigation. A Trailer Tow and Trail Rail Cargo management system will both be optional, as well as the cold weather pack – complete with remote start, heated front seats and a heated steering wheel.
The Wrangler Moab Edition will be available in nine different colors – Bright White, Punk’n Metallix, Mojito!, Black, Sting Ray, Granite Crystal, Ocean Blue Metallic, and Firecracker Red for extra zing! Speaking of exteriors, the Moab Edition will only be available in the Unlimited four-door style instead of the classic two-door. Also unavailable on this particular Wrangler are the six-speed manual transmission and the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine powertrain options – this Moab Edition is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine under the hood combined with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The words “limited edition” should be a dead giveaway for potential buyers that this isn’t any ordinary Jeep. A starting MSRP of $52,695 (destination fee included) might cause some to want to ring the alarm since this Wrangler is a considerable $12,905 more than the Sahara trim it is based on. Prospective buyers should know that the cost is more than worth it – the standard features on this Moab limited edition model add up to almost $8,000 worth of optional upgrades on a regular Sahara. Also, since it’s a limited edition, it comes with plenty of extras that make it feel like it’s got the best of each existing Wrangler trim all in one.
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