How to Tell the Difference between the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK and the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL

February 26th, 2018 by

The Jeep Wrangler is hugely popular as a mid-sized 4×4 and great fun to drive, making it popular with drivers all over America. Every year, Jeep fans wait to see what new upgrades will be added to this already really cool and capable vehicle, and the latest 2018 models of the Wrangler do not disappoint. This year’s Jeep Wrangler has two versions, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK and the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL, but what makes them different? Royal Gate Dodge is here to help you tell the difference between these popular Jeep models.


2018 Jeep Wrangler JK vs. 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL

2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Gray Exterior

Here we take a closer look at the differences between the two models of the hugely popular Jeep Wrangler:

  • The JK Wrangler has just one engine option which is a 3.6-liter V6
  • The 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL also has a 2.0-liter turbocharged version which delivers 270 horsepower and 296 lb.-ft. of torque
  • The Wrangler JL is 200 lbs. lighter than the JK as it has a frame made of pure steel compared with an aluminum-steel mix
  • The JK includes elements of hybrid technology like auto stop/start and regenerative braking, whereas the JL has integrated hybrid tech with additional features such as intelligent battery charging
  • The 2018 Wrangler JL has more off-road capability than the 2018 Wrangler JK, with 10.9-inch clearance for the most challenging terrains
  • The Wrangler JL also has an additional extra the Wrangler JK doesn’t, with a convertible roof which is available in a hard or soft top. Both convertible roofs are operated by a simple press of a button

2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Red Exterior

Take A Test Drive of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler and Decide Which One Is Best For You

We invite you to visit Royal Gate Dodge for a test drive of the exciting 2018 Jeep Wrangler. We have both the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK and the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL versions available at our dealership for you to experience driving today. Royal Gate Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram is a specialist dealer with a big inventory of new vehicles for sale near St. Louis, MO and we guarantee to have just the vehicle you’re looking for. If you are looking for new Jeep models in Ellisville, MO, contact us at Royal Gate Dodge today!

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