All-new 2018 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon 

Jeep | April 04 2018

Wrangler Wednesday: 4×4 Day is made for the all-new Jeep® Wrangler

It’s April 4 and if you own or love the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler, or any Jeep Wrangler, today is better known as 4×4 Day.

Since it is the fourth day of the fourth month of the year, it is a perfect opportunity to highlight the off-road capabilities of the latest generation of the iconic vehicle.

All-new 2018 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon

The off-road capability of the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler is delivered through two advanced 4×4 systems, and for the first time in Wrangler’s history, a two-speed transfer case with full-time four-wheel drive and a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio that is available on Sahara models.

This new Selec-Trac full-time two-speed transfer case is intuitive and allows the driver to set it and forget it, while constantly sending power to the front and rear wheels.

The Command-Trac 4×4 system features a two-speed transfer case with a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio, and next-generation solid Dana front and rear axles with a 3.45 rear axle ratio.

On Wrangler Rubicon, a Rock-Trac 4×4 system features heavy-duty next-generation Dana 44 front and rear axles with a “4LO” ratio of 4:1. A 4.10 front and rear axle ratio is standard as are Tru-Lok locking differentials.

Wrangler Rubicon models also offer improved articulation and total suspension travel versus the previous generation with help from an electronic sway-bar disconnect. With the standard six-speed manual transmission, Wrangler Rubicon has an impressive and improved crawl ratio of 84.2:1, and 77.2:1 on Rubicon models equipped with the new eight-speed automatic transmission – both of which makes scaling any obstacle on the trail easy.

Both Command-Trac and Rock-Trac systems offer full-time torque management, enabling optimal grip in low-traction conditions.

An available Trac-Lok limited-slip rear differential provides extra torque and grip during slippery, low-traction situations, such as driving over sand, gravel, snow or ice.

The all-new Jeep Wrangler is powered by three different engines, including:

All-new 2018 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon

  • The all-new 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine with eTorque technology, rated a best in class with 270 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque and mated to a new eight-speed automatic transmission
  • The FCA US 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine delivering 285 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque and now featuring Engine Stop-Start (ESS) as standard equipment
  • A 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine, which will be available starting in 2019. Wrangler 4-door models will offer the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine, rated at 260 horsepower and 442 lb.-ft. of torque, with ESS standard

To learn more about the capabilities of the all-new Wrangler, visit the Jeep website. But do so after celebrating 4×4 Day.

Also, visit the Jeep brand’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages for more 4×4 Day fun.

 

Edward Cardenas

Hello from the Motor City! I’m Edward Cardenas and I’m multimedia editor for FCA US. As a lifelong Detroiter, I have been surrounded by the automotive industry. I’ve had members of my immediate and extended family work in the industry. I’ve covered it as a journalist and advocated for it
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Hello from the Motor City! I’m Edward Cardenas and I’m multimedia editor for FCA US. As a lifelong Detroiter, I have been surrounded by the automotive industry. I’ve had members of my immediate and extended family work in the industry. I’ve covered it as a journalist and advocated for it as a communications professional. I have also experienced the thrills of the industry while riding in a race car at nearly 200 miles per hour. Having this breadth of experience, I look forward to drawing upon my experiences to bring a wide range of stories, photos and videos about Chrysler, FIAT and Alfa Romeo to FCA Digital Media. When I’m not covering my brands, I’m spending time with my wife and two boys.