Posted on January 17, 2018
New 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Test Drive | Toronto, Mississauga | Ontario Chrysler
Winter blahs? Cure them instantly with a visit to our Mississauga showroom, where the brand-new redesigned 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL is now available in stock and ready for a test drive. We are pleased to serve all of the Greater Toronto Area, including Oakville and Brampton.
Can you honestly say the words Jeep Wrangler without discussing the off-roading capabilities? Jeep has jacked the crawl ratio from 73:1 to 84:1 on the manual (and from 55:1 to 77:1 on the automatic). Rocky terrain? No problem: the new Wrangler can creep along at a half mile an hour in first gear in 4Lo, no stalling. We like that. Picture it: smooth-shifting manual transmission, roof down, and your windshield down too with ease thanks to the 4-bolt fastener set-up. (Remember how the previous models felt like they had dozens of bolts?) The toolkit that comes with the Wrangler makes removing both the lightened-up doors and the windshield so easy, why wouldn’t you just go for it?
There’s the two-door Rubicon, and the four-door Unlimiteds that will go everywhere the two-door can venture. The new 33-inch BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires do a nice job at street pressure, and there’s an extra inch of ground clearance now that really helps kick it off road if you’re drilling along rocky stretches. The hard top’s “Freedom Panels” are fastened by simple latches now rather than by labour-intensive knobs. We love that the 30-inch fording depth and other stats are engraved on the inside panel of the tailgate, making for a very handy reference bonus indeed.
The redesign brings an improved ride with new electro-hydraulic steering. The new Wrangler provides a more grounded, confident ride on the roadways. You may think the older models had more authentic Jeep character, but we say the change is a good one. This is the new Wrangler, still an icon, still delivering off-road excitement and notable improvements you’ll be hard-pressed to argue with once you get behind the wheel.
Vehicle lay-out: Front-engine, 4WD, 4- or 5-pass, 2- or 4-door SUV
Engines: 3.6L/285-hp/260-lb-ft DOHC 24-valve V-6; 2.0L/268-hp/295-lb-ft turbocharged DOHC 16-valve I-4; 3.0L/260-hp/442-lb-ft turbodiesel DOHC 24-valve V-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual; 8-speed automatic
Length x width x height: 166.8-188.4 x 73.8 x 73.6 in
0-60mph: 7.0-8.0 sec (MT est)
EPA city/highway/combined: 17-18/23/19-20 mpg (3.6L)
CO2 emissions combined: 0.97-1.01 lb/mile (3.6L)
Have a look at the video and book your test drive today at Ontario Chrysler. We’d love to see you grinning behind the wheel of the new Wrangler JL in 2018.