What People Are Saying About the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL

Sam McEachern
by Sam McEachern

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL finally made its debut at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show last week, and the internet, media and our own commenters were quick to provide their opinion on the newly worked-over SUV.

The 2018 Wrangler JL remains true to Jeep form with a fold-down windshield, removable doors, a removable roof, four-wheel drive and an available six-speed manual transmission. There’s some new stuff, like a more refined cabin, 2.0-liter turbo and 3.0-liter V6 diesel engines and an eight-speed automatic transmission, but for the most part, it’s just like the Wrangler many “Jeepers” know and love.

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If anything, most of the comments we observed about the new Wrangler weren’t addressing the SUV’s available features, new styling or revised powertrain offerings. Instead, they expressed their displeasure at how pricey the Wrangler has become – with some commenters mentioning they’d rather buy an older, used vehicle for the purpose of off-roading than spend upwards of $35,000 on a new Jeep.

Let’s take a look at what everyone had to say.

Sam McEachern
Sam McEachern

Sam McEachern holds a diploma in journalism from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, and has been covering the automotive industry for over 5 years. He conducts reviews and writes AutoGuide's news content. He's a die-hard motorsports fan with a passion for performance cars of all sorts.

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  • Mike connor Mike connor on Dec 12, 2017

    Like the issues that impacted early generation JKs, I would recommend people wait a few years to buy a JL. I am surprised there is still a wait for a hybrid version. Ford Escape hybrid has been around since '05. Overall, looks like people will be keeping or buying JKs for awhile.

  • Jack Jack on Dec 15, 2017

    Do not really like the headlights curving into the vertical grill opening.