• Home
  • Advice
  • Brands
  • Partners
  • News
  • Reviews
  • Forum
  • New car ratings

Our all-new and unique Expert Rating system analyses new cars based on dozens of UK media reviews to give you the best possible car buying advice. Check it out now!

‘Most capable’ Jeep Wrangler on sale in September

Would you like to stay up to date with the latest from The Car Expert?

The new Jeep Wrangler will go on sale in September, pitched as the most capable version of the traditional 4×4 yet.

Jeep says that the latest generation of its signature model has been completely renewed, while still directly evolved from the wartime vehicle that began the Jeep story. The brand claims that its Wrangler, a direct rival to Britain’s Land Rover, is ‘the undisputed off-road champion.’

The new model maintains the go-anywhere ability with the availability of two 4×4 systems depending on how extreme the terrain it will be used in. Sport and Sahara models use the Command-Track version while the Rubicon model, the most off-road variant, is fitted with a more robust system dubbed Rock-Trac.

Command-Trac units include a two-speed transfer case and four driving modes, from two-wheel-drive through auto and part-time 4WD to a low range 4WD. The Rock-Trac version has a more off-road pitched low range, as well as heavy-duty front and rear axles and locking differentials. The suspension offers longer travel and the front anti-roll bar can be electronically disconnected to allow the wheels to move further on the most challenging surfaces.

Jeep Wrangler The Car Expert

Further off-road credentials of the Wrangler include the ability to traverse water up to 76cm deep, an approach angle of 36.4 degrees, breakover angle of 25.8 degrees, departure angle of 30.8 degrees and ground clearance of more than 25cm (on Rubicon models).


Engine choices will range across a 2.0-litre turbo petrol and 2.2-litre turbo diesel unit, both with start-stop technology and with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Outside Europe a 3.6-litre V6 petrol engine will also be offered in the Wrangler.

Both two and four-door body styles will be available. Two-door Wranglers can tow up to 1,500kg, four-door variants 2,500kg.

Jeep is emphasising the technology upgrades on the new Wrangler, particularly in terms of safety. Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-path detection and a reversing camera will be available, while the electronic stability control will include a roll mitigation program.

Depending on the model, owners will also be able to choose one of three pinch-and-zoom touchscreen infotainment systems, of either five-, seven- or eight-inch size and all including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

Jeep also expects owners to want to personalise their Wrangler. More accessories will be available under the Mopar brand.

Jeep Wrangler The Car Expert

For the best independent and impartial car buying advice on the internet, always check with The Car Expert:

  • Subscribe to our newsletter for weekly tips and the latest offers from car manufacturers
  • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to see our latest articles as soon as we publish them
  • Bookmark our site so you can check back regularly
Andrew Charman
Andrew Charman
Andrew is the News and Road Test Editor for The Car Expert. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars for more than 20 years. Today he is well known to senior personnel at the major car manufacturers and attends many new model launches each year.

The Car Expert Gold Partners

(click each logo to read more)

'Most capable' Jeep Wrangler on sale in September 1
'Most capable' Jeep Wrangler on sale in September 2
'Most capable' Jeep Wrangler on sale in September 3
'Most capable' Jeep Wrangler on sale in September 4

Latest articles

Dacia Duster gets new entry-level engine

The Dacia Duster SUV range has been bolstered by a new entry-level petrol engine, although the good news is tempered by a £1,000 price rise.

Nissan Leaf

The latest Nissan Leaf has received consistently good scores from the UK motoring media, although it has few electric family car rivals to measure against.

How does the British number plate system work?

Many people find the British number plate system bewildering. The Car Expert explains how it all works and what all the letters and numbers really mean.

Bentley Bentayga

The Bentley Bentayga has received good scores from the media sources we currently track but still lags behind its principal rival, the Range Rover.

Before you apply for car finance…

Don't get sucked into a car finance agreement you can't afford. Here are a few simple tips you should follow before you sign your life away.


  1. Love your blog, Jeeps have always had a connection with me, first real car was Jeep Wrangler with the sun set.

What are your thoughts? Let us know below.

Be the first to know

Would you like to stay up to date with The Car Expert?

More new and updated cars

Porsche Cayenne gains plug-in hybrid flagship

A high-performance plug-in hybrid version of the Porsche Cayenne SUV will expand the German brand's portfolio of electrified models.

Alpine A110S gets 40hp boost for £10K

The more powerful, performance-focused Alpine A110S will cost from £56,810 when it goes on sale in September.

More electric miles for BMW 2 Series Active Tourer

BMW has introduced an upgraded version of its 2 Series Active Tourer plug-in hybrid, promising more electric-only range and lower rates of CO2 emissions.

New Peugeot 208 and electric version priced up

The new Peugeot 208 supermini will cost from £16,250 when it arrives in UK showrooms early next year.