The 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL is definitely worth the wait. However, many industry experts weigh in on this. Since the JK is a highly rated and capable as it is, a good number just go for the JK as they are getting impatient finally waiting for the JL's official release.
First and foremost, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL is worth it, no doubt. On the other hand, impatient ones consider getting the JK instead. So, should one go for the JK or JL? A valid question as it is actually between the present and the future, as simple as that.
Alright, the Jeep Wrangler JK is powered by 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine. This is widely used across FCA models. This is capable of producing 285-horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. This translates to a power, which definitely means business.
The JK does have a maximum towing capacity of 3500-pounds. It is also reviewed as a vast improvement as it added the optional 3-piece freedom top hardtop. Both roof and doors are removable, which is also expected from the upcoming JL.
On to the upcoming JL this time. It does suggest major refresh from the JK. With this said, it is safe to say that it has gone through extensive changes and updates.
The JL interior is back to having a more angular theme with flat dash made more noticeable by the raised round HVAC vents and raised Uconnect display. This is definitely an improvement compared to the JK, which received its last update back in 2011.
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL is reported to have the Dana 44 axle design since the company has confirmed that both the upcoming Bronco and Wrangler are using its latest AdvanTEK axles made in Toledo, OH. FCA has yet to release an official statement pertaining to the official debut/release of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL.
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL may stay true to the year it represents, gracing off-roading enthusiasts of its presence probably by early next year. At this point, both the JK and JL are definitely two of the best off-roading vehicles ever so choosing the present or the future should not matter at all. Going for the current JK or waiting for the JL in the next few years are wise decisions altogether.