2024 Jeep Wrangler
6.4L Hemi V-8
The 2024 Jeep Wrangler can be had with one of five different powertrains, beginning with a 285-horsepower 3.6-liter V-6 engine that can be paired with a six-speed manual gearbox or an eight-speed automatic transmission. A turbocharged four-cylinder engine is optional and functions with an electric motor to offer additional low-end power, but this powertrain is only available with the eight-speed automatic. In addition to the standard V-6 and optional four-cylinder hybrid, the Wrangler can also be outfitted with a 3.6-liter V-6 with a similar hybrid assist, a 375 horsepower plug-in hybrid 4xe powertrain, or a 6.4-liter V-8. The Wrangler is specifically designed to be off-road ready, so part-time four-wheel drive is standard across the board and is controlled by a lever on the center console.
What’s new for 2024?
The Jeep Wrangler receives a subtle visual and technological update for 2024, with an updated grille and no fewer than ten new wheel designs. A stealth antenna is also integrated into the windshield. In addition, a new Willys trim adds capability with larger tires, a rear locker, and more ground clearance. The plug-in hybrid 4xe powertrain can now be had on Sport and Rubicon X trims; hybrid trims also gain a 3.6-kilowatt auxiliary battery to run accessories.
The exterior styling of the Wrangler has always been more evolutionary than anything else. This is again the case for the 2024 Wrangler. Two notable exterior improvements are the freshened seven-slot grille, providing wider slots for improved airflow, and the integration of the antenna into the windshield frame. It still has the classic Wrangler characteristics of a boxy, military-inspired design with round headlights and an upright grille. The Wrangler continues to offer two body styles, two-door or four-door. Both have available half doors, removable doors, and several options for removable tops, including a new Sky One-Touch powertop that acts like a power convertible top. With eight trims, ten wheel designs, and ten paint options, the Wrangler is a highly customizable SUV.
The Wrangler provides a seamless mix of vintage and contemporary Jeep character. A commanding view of the road–or trail–allows easy maneuverability, but the view rearward is eclipsed by roll bars, thick roof pillars, and multiple grab handles. However, the hindrance can be dealt with by popping the top and removing the doors. Buyers also get 12-way power-adjustable front seats, which have been tested for water fording. On the upper trims, the Wrangler has thicker carpeting, acoustic front glass, and a robust active noise-cancellation feature to help quiet the cabin. As for interior space, the Wrangler is relatively ample for its size courtesy of its boxy shape. That said, the Unlimited four-door model is the more practical body style for hauling vast amounts of cargo.
Even though the Wrangler can be had without basic creature comforts, such as air conditioning and power windows, all trims come equipped with a comprehensive infotainment package. Its interface–called Uconnect 5–is simple to use, swift to respond, and can be displayed on a 12.3-inch touchscreen. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are standard and function wirelessly. Moreover, there is onboard navigation with over 2,000 mapped trails.
Safety Features and Warranty
The most noticeable change on the 2024 Wrangler is the addition of a set of newly standard first- and second-row side-curtain airbags. Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking is also available to alert the driver when it senses a potential frontal impact and can automatically engage the brakes if said driver does not respond. Additional driver assistance features that are available include Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path Detection, and the ParkView Rear Back Up Camera. As for the vehicle’s warranty, the limited warranty covers three years or 36,000 miles, while the powertrain warranty covers five years or 60,000 miles. All Jeep Wrangler models also come with three years of free maintenance.