The 2023 Jeep Wrangler is one of the top contenders for off-road SUVs. While it belongs to the luxury segment, its origin story dates back to World War II, with the Willys Jeep used by the military. Yet, the newer versions of the historic jeep have maintained their ruggedness with newer top-of-the-line features coveted by those looking for a sturdy drive across rough roads. So if you are considering checking out a few 2023 Jeep Wrangler dealers/dealerships near your, here are some things to know.
What’s new in the 2023 Jeep Wrangler?
If you head over to any Jeep dealers near you, they will tell you about the new additions to the Jeep Wrangler lineup for 2023. Every two-three years, Jeep brings the Freedom Edition model. The 2023 Wrangler lineup includes the limited edition Freedom trims. Featuring military-themed decals on the front fender and rear Oscar Mike® badge, the Freedom Edition has been designed to pay tribute to the United States military.
In addition, the 2023 Jeep Wrangler has the older Rubicon trim with the latest 17-inch wheel designs. Also, the earlier trims of Earl and Reign now come with two new body colors offering buyers more choices in customizations.
Furthermore, the 2023 lineup has a special edition of the Wrangler Far Out to commemorate the end of its diesel engine variants. The new lineup also marks the 20th anniversary of the Rubicon trim.
The cost to drive the 2023 Jeep Wrangler ranges from approximately $217 per month to $361 per month, depending on where you are located and the model. When it comes to overall pricing, most 2023 Jeep Wrangler dealers/dealerships have the following MSRPs for the various trims.
The above prices can vary based on the state. Moreover, the price will change based on the extra accessories you would like to add. There may be additional fees for certain Jeep dealers.
The 2023 Jeep Wrangler has some of its segment’s most efficient EPA fuel economy estimates. Its most fuel-efficient model, powered by a diesel engine, has a fuel economy of 22 mpg on city roads and 29 mpg on the highway. Furthermore, the Wrangler Sahara’s four-door model powered by the V-6 engine has demonstrated about 23 mpg on the highway. Besides, the hybrid models with turbocharged four-cylinder engines have been known to deliver 26 mpg on highways.
Engine and performance
The new 2023 Jeep Wrangler lineup has the standard 285-hp 3.6-liter V-6 retained from the earlier generation. But it can now be coupled with a six-speed manual gearbox or an eight-speed automatic. In addition, there is the option of including a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. This is combined with an electric motor for slight extra power.
Also, buyers have the option of equipping their Jeep with a 3.0-liter diesel V-6, a 375-hp plug-in hybrid 4xe powertrain, or a 6.4-liter V-8. Since the Wranglers are made for off-road capabilities, all the rims come with the standard four-wheel drive, which can be controlled with a lever on the center console.
In regards to the transmission power, the base two-door Wrangler Sport equipped with a V-6 engine and six-speed manual transmission can go from zero to 60 mph in about 6 seconds. Meanwhile, the four-door Sahara trim powered with automatic transmission can do the same in approximately 7 seconds. But its four-cylinder hybrid powertrain version is apparently quicker since it can go from zero to 60 mph in about 6.5 seconds. The heavier models, such as the Rubicon and the High Tide, are a bit slower than the others because of their extra load from the additional off-road equipment.
The Jeep Wrangler has been designed for off-roading adventures. So there should not be much expectation in terms of spacious interiors. However, it has sufficient cargo space for gear accessories and weekly groceries. Yet, there is a significant difference in the cargo space depending on whether you have the traditional two-door Wrangler or the four-door Unlimited model. The former can hold less load than the latter. But this space cannot be expanded in either since the rear seats are not foldable.
On the upside, the interiors perfectly combine old-school and new-age Jeep, showcasing its evolution over the decades. The font is equipped with air vents, a climate-control system, power windows, and an infotainment system. Also, the windshield on the front gives a stellar and nearly-panoramic view of the trail ahead to make it easier to maneuver the vehicle on the toughest of roads. However, the view from the rear is barely there due to the heavy roof pillars, grab handles and roll bars. But this can be easily compensated with the removable doors and a top that can be opened up wherever needed.
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