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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Jeep Wrangler
JK Altitude 4WD
MSRP
$33,445
Invoice
$31,774
Average Price Paid
$31,801
5 listings nationwide

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2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
JK Altitude 4WD
MSRP
$37,245
Invoice
$35,365
Average Price Paid
$34,728
227 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2018 Jeep Wrangler
JK Altitude 4WD
Fair Price
$32,604
Good Price
$30,883
Great Price
$29,899
2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
JK Altitude 4WD
Fair Price
$35,750
Good Price
$34,065
Great Price
$33,101

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Jeep Wrangler
JK Altitude 4WD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$38,238
1 listings nationwide

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2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
JK Altitude 4WD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$41,173
15 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Jeep Wrangler
JK Altitude 4WD
Christian Wardlaw Test Drive Review:

Remember New Coke? Coca-Cola, and the rest of the product development and marketing industry, learned a valuable lesson from that reformulation of a classic and beloved recipe: Don’t d...

2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
JK Altitude 4WD
Clifford Atiyeh Test Drive Review:

No new car feels so comfortably worn as the Jeep Wrangler, and arguably none has a more fanatical and fiercely loyal group of followers than this 77-year-old American brand. The Wrangl...

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  • Look and Feel 10
  • Performance 9
  • Form & Function 9
  • Technology 6
  • Safety 5
  • Cost-Effectiveness 7
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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 9
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 4
  • Cost-Effectiveness 9

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2018 Jeep Wrangler
JK Altitude 4WD
40
writes:
Lively , agile and fun .
Power Ranked 2018 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD worse.
"Pentastar V6 engine accelerates quicker ."
Handling Ranked 2018 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD worse.
"Short 8 foot wheel base turns on a dime ."
Looks/Style Ranked 2018 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD worse.
"Classic Jeep utilitarian look , rather than comfortable suburban look ."
Front Seats Ranked 2018 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD worse.
"More leg room ."
Back Seats Ranked 2018 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD better.
"Wider and easy to fold down ."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2018 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD better.
"Long wide cargo capacity , like a Tacoma ."
Family Car Ranked 2018 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD better.
"Can hold more family members than two . "
Value Ranked 2018 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD worse.
"Cheaper in price by 12K ."
Would Buy Ranked 2018 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD worse.
"Fun , Fun , Fun ."
10
writes:
Its a 4x4, so I Love it. Hope to own one soon.
5
writes:
Looks/Style Ranked 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited worse.
"The 2018 Rubicon JL is rusting out on the frame after only 2600 miles and has been in the shop for electrical and computer issues. First the frame is rusting at major weld points and will not hold paint on the frame. I have looked at 3 other Wrangler JLs to check for the same issues and it they all have the same poor weld issues. Currently I am battling Jeep to get this vehicle returned under the lemon law and there customer service and attitude has been horrible. I cant believe I have done business with such a poor company representing a great brand. The second issue is pretty major. 6 times now the vehicle has flashed an error message about the Vehicle is about to stop and pullover soon. Before I can get somewhere safe to stop the vehicle loses power, the 4x4 system randomly seem to try and engage and the sway bars disengaged. The screens go black and then the jeep loses all power to the drive train while I am going down the road. The 2018 JL Wrangler is an abyssmal POS and higly recommend everyone do not buy and stay away until the issues have been worked out. "
Would Buy Ranked 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited better.
"The JK is more reliable and trustworthy than the JL. I am demanding a buyback from Jeep for my 2018 Rubicon. The new JL is a POS I want my JK back. "
2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
JK Altitude 4WD
80
writes:
Overall comfortable and fun to drive
20
writes:
The heritage, the looks and the long time love afars people have had with these vehicles is undeniable. From ...
Family Car Ranked 2018 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road 4WD better.
"A better family car? Cargo room. Seat comfort. On road long trip comfort in over all tech. and the way it handles. "
Value Ranked 2018 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road 4WD better.
"Value? Fan base is bigger on the 4Runners. 4Runners have a history of long lasting value for your money. In many cases, the heart of the vehicles out last the bodies that they are in. So you get your value back from a long term investment. "

Specs

2018 Jeep Wrangler
JK Altitude 4WD
2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
JK Altitude 4WD
Powertrain
Drivetrain
4X4
4X4
4X4
4X4
Fuel Economy, City
17 MPG
17 MPG
16 MPG
16 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
21 MPG
21 MPG
20 MPG
21 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18.6 gal 22.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
285 hp @ 6,400 RPM
285 hp @ 6,400 RPM
285 hp @ 6,400 RPM
285 hp @ 6,400 RPM
Torque
260 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM
260 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM
260 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM
260 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.2:1
10.2:1
10.2:1
10.2:1
Displacement
3,600 cc
3,600 cc
3,600 cc
3,600 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.78 in x 3.27 in
3.78 in x 3.27 in
3.78 in x 3.27 in
3.78 in x 3.27 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 3 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 3 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 3 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 2 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 4 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41 in 41 in
Back Legroom 35.6 in 37.2 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 31.7 cu ft 46.4 cu ft
Maximum Payload 880 lbs 880 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior
Length 164.3 in 184.9 in
Width 73.7 in 73.7 in
Height 72.6 in 72.6 in
Wheelbase 95.4 in 116 in

Available Options

2018 Jeep Wrangler
JK Altitude 4WD

Exterior Colors

  • Baja Yellow Clearcoat
  • Billet Silver Metallic Clearcoat
  • Black Clearcoat
  • Bright White Clearcoat
  • Chief Clearcoat
  • Firecracker Red Clearcoat
  • Gobi Clearcoat
  • Granite Crystal Metallic Clearcoat
  • Rhino Clearcoat
  • Xtreme Purple Pearlcoat

Option Packages

  • Alpine 9-Speaker with All-Weather Subwoofer
  • Radio: 430
  • 3.73 Rear Axle Ratio
  • Anti-Spin Differential Rear Axle
  • Swing Gate Reinforcement
  • Radio: 430 Nav
  • Connectivity Group
  • Dual Top Group
  • Quick-Order Package 23L Altitude
  • Quick-Order Package 24L Altitude
  • Body-Color 3-Piece Hard Top
  • Premium Black Sunrider Soft Top
  • Transmission: 5-Speed Automatic (W5A580)
2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
JK Altitude 4WD

Exterior Colors

  • Baja Yellow Clearcoat
  • Billet Silver Metallic Clearcoat
  • Black Clearcoat
  • Bright White Clearcoat
  • Chief Clearcoat
  • Firecracker Red Clearcoat
  • Gobi Clearcoat
  • Granite Crystal Metallic Clearcoat
  • Rhino Clearcoat
  • Xtreme Purple Pearlcoat

Option Packages

  • Alpine 9-Speaker with All-Weather Subwoofer
  • Radio: 430
  • 3.73 Rear Axle Ratio
  • Anti-Spin Differential Rear Axle
  • Swing Gate Reinforcement
  • Radio: 430 Nav
  • Connectivity Group
  • Dual Top Group
  • Quick-Order Package 23L Altitude
  • Quick-Order Package 24L Altitude
  • Black 3-Piece Hard Top
  • Body-Color 3-Piece Hard Top
  • Premium Black Sunrider Soft Top
  • Black, Leather-Trimmed Bucket Seats
  • Dark Olive/Black, Leather-Trimmed Bucket Seats
  • Dark Saddle/Black, Leather-Trimmed Bucket Seats
  • Max Tow Package
  • Transmission: 5-Speed Automatic (W5A580)

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