6 Reasons You Need the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
When you’re discussing reasons why you need the Jeep Rubicon, where do we start? This legendary vehicle debuted in 2003 with a radical four-door body style, and it features a surprisingly luxurious cabin. Whether your dream Wrangler conquers the trail or drives the family to soccer practice, the Rubicon trim embodies the spirit of freedom and the promise of adventure. Let’s discuss the top six reasons why you need a 2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon.Red 2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon driving along bank of mountain stream
- Modern Comforts
- Improved Visibility
- Turbocharged Four
- Heroic Crawl Ratio
- Open Air Freedom
- Try Your New Rubicon At Home
Despite its military-style, war-era Willy heritage, the Wrangler’s new Rubicon feels like a product of the 21st century. A 7.0-inch display graces the driver’s instrument cluster, while an 8.4-inch touchscreen sits atop the center stack. The Rubicon’s dual-zone automatic climate control is the perfect solution when passengers inevitably have different comfort needs.
The new Wrangler Rubicon JL was designed by Jeep’s engineers to improve visibility. By lowering the beltline, the Rubicon gains greater visibility on both sides, and the larger rear window offers a broader line of sight when backing up. Jeep integrated the rearview camera in the spare tire, offering drivers a better perspective than when mounted above the license plate. LED headlights are remarkably bright for increased nighttime clarity and add a striking touch to the 2018 Rubicon’s front fascia.
For decades, Jeep fanatics have longed for the growl of a Hemi V-8 engine under the Wrangler’s hood. Instead of the big block, Jeep has tossed in a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder in the mix with the stock V-6. It turns out the turbo engine is a terrific little powerhouse, putting out 270 horses compared to the V-6’s 285 horsepower. The four-cylinder offers more torque and is also faster — especially on the trails — peaking at 295 pound-feet at 3,000 rpm compared to 260 pound-feet at 4,600 rpm for the six-cylinder. Crawl any terrain in the new Rubicon and never lack for torque.
All die-hard off-roading enthusiasts know crawl ratios are as important as available horsepower when it comes to scrambling over rough terrain. Rubicon trims outfitted with Jeep’s stock six-speed manual gearbox and hydraulic rebound stops claim an astonishing 84:1 crawl ratio. The Rubicon’s rugged 33-inch all-terrain tires — the tallest in Wrangler history — offer 10.8 inches of running ground clearance. The brand-new Rubicon also gets the added level of protection from stock rock sliders for the rocker panels.
With the mere press of a button, your new 2018 four-door Rubicon’s full-length canvas roof electronically slides back. Enjoy a 90 percent open roof area to reveal more of California’s blue skies. You can also remove the rear-quarter windows for a near open-air cruising experience.
Take the all-new Jeep Wrangler augmented reality app for a test drive. Create and configure your perfect Rubicon right in the palm of your hand. Choose from available colors, and even take the doors off. Now you can create and discover your dream Jeep anywhere you go.
This top trim of the renowned Wrangler lineup of rugged Jeeps starts at $40,995. Test drive one at a dealership near you.