You Can Now Pre-Order The 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL & Here’s All The Details

The online leaks of Jeep Wrangler JL information continue to pour from FCA like wind through a chain-link fence, but the latest news is a doozy. It’s the complete order guide for the early-production 2018 Wrangler Unlimited JL. It gives an unprecedented look at what options are offered, including paint color, engine and transmission combinations, and trim levels. Best of all, as of October 24, anyone can pre-order a four-door Wrangler JL at their local Jeep dealership.

The order guide also confirms Jeep’s slow rollout of certain features. The two-door Wrangler won’t be available at first, the paint choices are limited to five, and the updated 3.6-liter Pentastar is the only engine choice. Those wanting the 2.0-liter Hurricane turbo-four or the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 will have to wait – but not for long. We’ve got all the details below thanks to JLWranglerforums.com, which has been at the forefront of Jeep leaks since information started coming out.

Continue reading for more information.

"The order guide shows the four-door Wrangler Unlimited as being available first"

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited JL is set to debut sometime in November. Most agree it will bow at the L.A. Auto Show, but some say Jeep will steal the spotlight at this years SEMA show. Either way, it won’t be long before we have the full scope of the next-generation Wrangler.

As far as the order guide, it clearly shows the four-door Wrangler Unlimited as being available first. The three main trim levels return, too. They are the Sport, Sahara, and Rubicon. The budget-friendly, luxury-minded, and hard-core off-road trim each come with different options, though all three are powered by the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 and have the option for either a manual transmission (likely an updated six-speed) and an automatic transmission (which is all but confirmed to be the ZF eight-speed). Unfortunately, pricing has not been announced yet. Here’s the run-down that follows the order guide.

Wrangler Unlimited Sport

Options

  • 17×7.5 Polished Granite Crystal wheels
  • Alpine Premium Audi System
  • Anti-Spin Differential Rear Axle
  • Black 3-Piece Hard Top
  • Cold Weather Group
  • Convenience Group
  • Dual Top Group
  • Engine Block Heater
  • Jeep Trail Rated Kit
  • Premium Tan Sunrider Soft Top
  • Safety Group
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • Smoker’s Group
  • Technology Group
  • Trailer Tow and HD Electrical Group
  • Tubular Side Steps

Mopar Options

  • Mopar All-Weather Floor Mats
  • Mopar High Headliner

Color and Trim Codes

  • Cloth Low-Back Bucket Seats (Black/Heritage Tan)
  • Cloth Low-Back Bucket Seats (Black)

Monotone Paint

  • Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat
  • Black Clear Coat
  • Bright White Clear Coat
  • Firecracker Red Clear Coat
  • Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat

Wrangler Unlimited Sahara

Options

  • 18×7.5 Tech Gray Polished Face wheels
  • Alpine Premium Audi System
  • Anti-Spin Differential Rear Axle
  • Black 3-Piece Hard Top
  • Body Color 3-Piece Hard Top
  • Cold Weather Group
  • Dual Top Group
  • Electronic Infotainment System Group
  • Engine Block Heater
  • Jeep Trail Rated Kit
  • LED Lighting Group
  • Premium Tan Sunrider Soft Top
  • Remote Start System
  • Safety Group
  • Smoker’s Group
  • Trailer Tow and HD Electrical Group

Mopar Options

  • Mopar All-Weather Floor Mats
  • Mopar High Headliner

Color and Trim Codes

  • Leather Trimmed Bucket Seats (Black)
  • Leather Trimmed Bucket Seats (Black/Heritage Tan)
  • Cloth Low-Back Bucket Seats (Black)
  • Cloth Low-Back Bucket Seats (Black/Heritage Tan)

Monotone Paint

  • Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat
  • Black Clear Coat
  • Bright White Clear Coat
  • Firecracker Red Clear Coat
  • Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat

Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon

  • 17×7.5 Black Wheels with Polished Lip
  • Alpine Premium Audi System
  • Black 3-Piece Hard Top
  • Body Color 3-Piece Hard Top
  • Body Color Fender Flares
  • Cold Weather Group
  • Dual Top Group
  • Electronic Infotainment System Group
  • Engine Block Heater
  • Jeep Trail Rated Kit
  • LED Lighting Group
  • Premium Tan Sunrider Soft Top
  • Remote Start System
  • Safety Group
  • Smoker’s Group
  • Steel Bumper Group
  • Trailer Tow and HD Electrical Group

Mopar Options

  • Mopar All-Weather Floor Mats
  • Mopar High Headliner

Color and Trim Codes

  • Premium Cloth Low-Back Bucket Seats (Black)
  • Leather Trimmed Bucket Seats (Black)
  • Leather Trimmed Bucket Seats (Black/Heritage Tan)

Monotone Paint

  • Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat
  • Black Clear Coat
  • Bright White Clear Coat
  • Firecracker Red Clear Coat
  • Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat

What We Now Know

"The Sport is obviously the most basic model with the least amount of standard features"

Beyond what we’ve already laid out, the options give us a deeper look into what each trim level will be like. The Sport is obviously the most basic model with the least amount of standard features. That’s no surprise. Like with the outgoing Wrangler JK, options like the Convenience Group (which likely includes power windows, power door locks, and heated mirrors with power adjustment) is an optional extra. Things it lacks are optional leather seats, a body-colored hard top, and the LED lighting group.

The Sahara trim has the option of larger wheels finished in a dark gray color, the body-color hard top, the dual-top group (meaning it comes with both the soft and hard tops), the upgraded infotainment system (likely the updated 8.4-inch system), a remote start system on models with the automatic transmission, and the LED lighting group. The interior also gets the option of leather seats.

"As for the Rubicon, the Wrangler’s most hard-core trim level, it comes with smaller, 17-inch wheels with the option of black wheels with polished lips"

As for the Rubicon, the Wrangler’s most hard-core trim level, it comes with smaller, 17-inch wheels with the option of black wheels with polished lips. And along with the body-color hardtop option found on the Sahara, the Rubicon is also available with body-color fender flares. Oddly, this isn’t available on the Sahara as it currently is with the Wrangler JK. Again, things like the infotainment system LED Lighting Group, remote start system, and Cold Weather Group are all available to add.
The Rubicon does come with some unique features, too. Aside from the body-color fender flares, there’s the Steel Bumper Group. This is that steel bumper we’ve seen on several test mules Jeep has been testing and is an updated version of the steel bumper seen on special editions of the outgoing Wrangler JK. The end-caps are removable and it can easily accept a winch within its hollow center.

As for stand-alone options, the Jeep Trail Rated Kid is an off-road recovery kit that includes a couple D-ring shackles, a tow strap, gloves, and a nice carrying case. The engine block heater keeps the engine coolant from freezing in extremely cold climates via a 110-volt plug-in that powers a heater mounted inside the engine block. The Trailer Tow group has provisions for just that, towing a trailer, while the HD Electrical Group is something new. It includes those dash-mounted auxiliary switches and perhaps a high-output alternator.

Conclusion

"Jeep has all but debuted the 2018 Wrangler JL in leaked information and scantily camouflaged test mules"

Jeep has all but debuted the 2018 Wrangler JL in leaked information and scantily camouflaged test mules. Our bet is these “leaks” are purposeful, coming straight from Jeep’s marketing department in an effort to drum up awareness for the new Wrangler and to gradually feed massive amounts of information in waves rather than one massive dump on debut day. Either that or Jeep has terrible information security.

The order guide “leak” comes just one week after the Owners Manual and Users Guide found their way onto JLWranglerForums. That leak gave us an unobstructed view of the Wrangler’s new interior, its engine options, towing specs, and how-to information like operation procedures for using every little feature.

And though we’re mostly impressed by the things we’ve seen so far, there are a few items we wish Jeep would include or make optional with the 2018 Wrangler. A factory winch would be a great add for the Rubicon model, even if it was optional. Ram already has a Warn winch included in the Power Wagon, so we know it’s possible. We’d also love to see the dark green and tan seats return to the Sahara trim. These two-tone seats were available with the 1987-1995 Wrangler YJ and the 1997-2006 Wrangler TJ and looked amazing with a tan dashboard. It will be interesting to see what “Heritage Tan” looks like, though the photos we’ve seen so far (specifically in the leaked Users Guide) make it seem like a cool name for a regular tan color.

Still, we are excited about Jeep’s upcoming Wrangler. It’s by far the automaker’s most popular and iconic model. The improved Wrangler JL should only boost sales thanks to its more civilized interior and two extra engine choices.

References

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Read our full speculative review on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL.

Read our full review on the 2017 Jeep Wrangler JK.

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