2019 Jeep Wrangler
Weekend warriors and off-road enthusiasts were pretty excited when Jeep announced the latest redesign that took place in 2017. The current generation (JL) has a few improvements for the 2019 model year that will delight Jeepers. Available in the advanced safety technology are adaptive cruise control and forward collision warning.
Avail. Engine Type
The 2019 Jeep Wrangler JL lineup has two- and four-door models, with the four-door Wrangler offering three trims: the Sport, Sport S, and Rubicon, and the four-door Wrangler provides the same three trims plus a high-tier Sahara trim. The engines on all Wranglers is a standard 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine capable of generating 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. The Pentastar is also equipped with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ (FCA) latest eTorque mild-hybrid system that conserves fuel economy.
There is a six-speed manual transmission which is standard and yields a fuel economy on the highway of 23 mpg and 17 mpg in the city. There’s an available class-exclusive eight-speed automatic transmission which increases a fuel economy by one mpg. Selected trims have an option for the 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four engine.
The turbocharged engine is only paired with the eight-speed automatic transmission which generates 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. e-Torque is accessible for matching with this engine, and it offers functions such as regenerative braking, extended fuel shut-off, electric power assist, extended fuel shut-off, and intelligent battery charging. There’s a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine rated at 260 horsepower, and a whopping 442 lb-ft of torque is slated to debut sometime in 2019.
The 2019 Jeep Wrangler is intended to be off-road capability no matter the trim or model. All Wrangler vehicles sold feature a ground clearance of 10.9 inches, a standard crawl ratio of 2.72:1, and water fording has a capacity of up to 30 inches. If needing towing power, you can opt for a package that brings the towing capacity up to 3,500 pounds. All Wrangler vehicles are supplied with the best 4×4 systems that Jeep offers.
Those seeking adventures, looking to go off-road, can look no further than the Command-Trac 4×4 system which is standard on the Sport, Sport S, and Sahara trims with a 2.72:1 crawl ratio which is capable of conquering even the roughest terrain. On the Rubicon, which is the Wrangler lineup starlet, standard is the Rock-Trac 4×4 system with a “4LO” ratio of 4:1, with skid plates, Tru-Lok differentials, and front and rear tow hooks. There are 17-inch off-road wheels, and rear steel heavy-duty off-road winch-ready bumpers are also available.
The Wrangler may be a redesign, but the heritage and iconic style remain intact. Improvements come from an overall weight reduction of 200 pounds. The doors, hood, and windshield frame are now made of lightweight, heavy-duty aluminum and steel strength. To soften the Wrangler’s rugged, wide stance, the top of the iconic grille is swept back to improve aerodynamics. Available on the Rubicon and Sahara trims are the LED headlamps, LED turn signals, and LED taillamps as well.
The innovative feature introduced by Jeep is the Sky One-Touch powertop which is able to retract the full length of the roof with a simple push of a button, just like a convertible. The power soft top can function even when it’s driving 60 mph. The all-new premium Sunrider soft top no longer has the traditional window and rear windshield zippers and it replaces it with joints that have a sliding track mechanism for easy removal and retrieval.
Inside the 2019 Jeep Wrangler, it remains true to its rugged style, but this time around it has higher quality material and offers more comfort. The Jeep gives a center stack with functional features such as volume control knobs, climate, connectivity ports, and an Engine Stop-Start (ESS) button. The cloth cabin upholstery is standard, but the leather-contoured seats are available on the higher-tier trims like the Sahara and Rubicon. As for comfort, the features available are heated front seats, heated steering wheel, and automatic climate control are available as upgrades.
The 7-inch touchscreen display lets drivers configure information in more than 100 ways, while the controls for cruise control, audio, and voice which are mounted on the steering wheel for easy use. As for the inside of the Wrangler, it is water-resistant, so the drivers don’t need to fret about damage if they get caught in light rain with the top off, or if after an adventurous weekend the interior needs to be hosed out if it got dirty. The SUV is also equipped with drain plugs if owners choose to have it.
The 2019 Wrangler comes with a 5-inch touchscreen display which is available with the Uconnect 4 infotainment system, Bluetooth voice command features, USB and auxiliary ports, an eight-speaker audio system, and a 115-volt power outlet. Higher trims offer a 7- or 8.4-inch touchscreen display with an upgraded Uconnect infotainment system, Wi-Fi hotspot, Sirius XM satellite radio, Apple CarPlay, and Google Android Auto capabilities, navigation is available, as well as an Alpine audio system complete with a subwoofer.
Safety Features and Warranty
With over 75 advanced safety features, the Wrangler offers stability control systems, blind-spot monitoring, standard multistage advanced airbags, traction, Parkview rear backup camera with dynamic gridlines and rear cross path detection. The most up-to-date availability is the forward collision warning and adaptive cruise control.
All Jeep vehicles come with a basic 3-year/36,000 mile warranty, a 5-year/60,000 mile powertrain warranty, roadside assistance for 5 years or 100,000 miles, and rust-through coverage for 5 years or 100,000 miles.