The 2024 Jeep Wrangler is a versatile SUV that can transport you almost anywhere. Jeep has evolved from its military roots to provide lots of creature features, with higher-end trims bordering on sumptuous. That doesn’t mean the Wrangler will give you a pillowy ride or massage your backside on the way to the trailhead. For 2024, the Wrangler receives a minor cosmetic and technological update, including a redesigned grille and ten new wheel designs.
Inside, a new 12.3-inch infotainment display replaces the smaller 5.0- and 7.0-inch screens found in last year’s Wranglers. The new display also has the most recent version of Jeep’s infotainment software, as well as wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The inbuilt navigation system contains maps for over 2000 trails, with the option to download additional trails. Jeep has added a more powerful active noise-cancellation system to assist keep the cabin quiet during phone calls. The plug-in hybrid 4xe powertrain is now available on Sport and Rubicon X trims, as well as a 3.6-kilowatt auxiliary battery for power accessories. It battles the likes of the ford bronco and Toyota 4runner
Jeep Wrangler Interior
The Wrangler offers a seamless fusion of traditional and contemporary Jeep character, while not being the most roomy or accommodating SUV on the market. Easy manoeuvrability is made possible by a commanding perspective of the road or path, but the vision backwards is obstructed by the vehicle’s thick roof pillars, roll bars, and different grasp handles.
Do you require a better vantage point? Simply lift the top, then take the doors off. The driver and front-seat passenger are positioned near the upright windshield and look at a squared-off, thin dashboard with round air vents and large switchgear for the entertainment system, power windows, and climate control.
Infotainment and tech features
All versions include a complete infotainment system. Its user interface, known as U connect 5, can be seen on a 12.3-inch touchscreen and is simple to use and quick to reply to. Both Android Auto and Apple Car Play are commonplace and wireless. Over 2000 mapped trails are available for onboard navigation, and there is also an active noise-cancelling feature that helps to quiet the cabin if you need to make or receive a phone call while driving.
Jeep Wrangler Cargo space
Although the Wrangler has enough space for gear and groceries, you should be aware that its rear seats do not fold flat to the floor. As you might anticipate, choosing the smaller, two-door Wrangler over the bigger, four-door Unlimited model has a major impact on cargo capacity.
Engine power and transmission
The Wrangler is available with one of five different powertrains, beginning with a 285-hp 3.6-litre V-6 mated with either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission. A turbocharged four-cylinder engine with an electric motor is offered as an option, however, it is only available with the eight-speed automatic transmission. The Wrangler can be configured with a 3.6-litre V-6 with a comparable hybrid aid, a 3.0-litre diesel V-6, a 375-hp plug-in hybrid 4xe powertrain, or a 6.4-litre V-8 in addition to the basic V-6 and optional four-cylinder hybrid. Because Wranglers are designed for off-road use, part-time four-wheel drive is standard across the board and is controlled by a lever on the centre console.
Range Charging and Battery life
The 4xe powertrain is the clear choice if the thought of traversing trails only on electricity appeals to you. Jeep claims that the 17.0 kWh battery pack is sufficient for a few hours of low-speed off-roading, despite claims that it can travel up to 25 miles on electricity alone. You don’t need to worry about getting stranded without a charge because the turbocharged four-cylinder can drive all four wheels like a regular Wrangler when the battery runs out.
Fuel consumption and economy
The Wrangler’s EPA fuel-economy estimates put it ahead of rivals such as the Bronco and the 4Runner. The most fuel-efficient version features the diesel engine that tops out at 22 mpg city and 29 highway
Safety and Driver assistance features
Jeep does not offer any of the high-tech equipment and only offers a small number of optional driver-aid technologies. Blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and rear parking sensors are some of the features.
Jeep Wrangler Price
For the Sport and Willys Sport trims, the 2-door Jeep Wrangler starts at $30,295 and $33,000, respectively. The Willys model starts at $37,285 while the more feature-rich Sport S trim starts at $33,890. The tough Rubicon variant has a $42,100 starting price.