2018 Jeep Wrangler vs 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Life is full of adventures and Jeep specializes in designing adventure-ready vehicles that are there for you every step of the way, like the 2018 Jeep Wrangler and the 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. However, with so many features to be excited about in both, how can you decide which one is a better fit for you?

 To help shoppers in Manhattan, Bronx, and Queens decide between these two capable vehicles, our team has put together this comparison that will delve into categories like performance, off-road and outdoor skill, and safety.

Let's get started by looking at the power behind the 2018 Wrangler and the 2017 Wrangler Unlimited!

Wrangler vs Wrangler Unlimited: Performance

The mechanical configurations of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler and the 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited are identical. Both are equipped with a 3.6L V6 engine that comes standardly paired with a 6-speed manual transmission, 4-wheel drivetrain, and 18.6-gallon fuel tank.

Pairing this larger fuel tank with the EPA-estimated 17 city/21 highway MPG fuel economy of the Wrangler Unlimited will get you a bit farther than the Wrangler's EPA-estimated 16 city/21 highway MPG.

Additionally, with the Wrangler Unlimited, you'll have a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds and, when properly equipped, a payload capacity of 1,000 pounds.

Wrangler vs Wrangler Unlimited: Adventur-ability

Jeep is known for catering to adventure. and it does so at full throttle in both the 2018 Wrangler and the 2017 Wrangler Unlimited. Both wear Jeep's coveted Trail Rated® badge with the following adventure specifications for the Wrangler/Wrangler Unlimited:

  • Crawl Ratio: 73.1:1
  • Water Fording Depth: Up to 30 inches
  • Approach Angle: 42.2°
  • Breakover Angle: 25.8°/21.2°
  • Departure Angle: 32.3°/32.5°

These impressive specifications may be geared towards adventures on roads less traveled by. Still, they allow drivers of the 2018 Wrangler and the 2017 Wrangler Unlimited to seamlessly go from maneuvering five o'clock traffic in the city to conquering uneven dirt roads with no hassle at all.

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Wrangler vs Wrangler Unlimited: Safety

To keep passengers safe on and off the pavement, both the 2018 Wrangler and the 2017 Wrangler Unlimited are packed with a variety of active and passive safety features. In fact, they share many of them, including standard features like advanced multistage front airbags, Electronic Roll Mitigation, and Electronic Stability Control.

 Another helpful safety feature you'll find in both Jeep models is standard Hill Start Assist. With this feature, you won't have to worry about rollback when climbing a steep hill. When your foot leaves the brake pedal, you can do so assuredly knowing this system will keep you stable until your foot reaches the accelerator.

Features like these will keep you safely steady as you climb the side of a mountain while the available Electronic Vehicle Tracking System keeps an eye on your vehicle 24/7 to prevent theft. This system uses a combination of GPS and a rapid response team to locate your vehicle within minutes if it's stolen.

2018 Wrangler vs 2017 Wrangler Unlimited: The Verdict

This comparison showed you how the 2018 Jeep Wrangler and the 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited compare when it comes to power, off-road performance, and safety. However, we believe drivers in Manhattan, Bronx, and Queens will enjoy the city-to-backroad flexibility of both models.

Still need some help deciding between the two? Give us a call at Manhattan Jeep Chrysler Dodge Ram today to schedule a few test drives!

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