New 2024 Jeep Wrangler Redesign, Specs, Release Date – Nothing is more liberating than driving the 2024 Jeep Wrangler down a deserted trail with the top down and adventure just around the bend. The iconic off-road vehicle has a retro exterior design that pays homage to the rugged Jeeps of World War II. Still, it is packed with modern amenities such as a touchscreen infotainment system, cruise control, and an eight-speaker stereo. Upscale trims can be opulent with leather upholstery, ambient interior lighting, in-dash navigation, onboard Wi-Fi, and a power-operated soft top. The Wrangler is available with a conventional two-door body style, but buyers seeking additional passenger and cargo space should consider the four-door Unlimited models. The Wrangler offers a variety of powertrains, including a plug-in hybrid and a 6.4-liter V-8, but no matter which machine is under the hood, four-wheel drive is standard. Various capability-enhancement features allow buyers to customize their Wrangler to their exact specifications. The Wrangler can compete with cars like the Toyota 4Runner and the revived Ford Bronco because it comes in many models and has a reputation for handling rough terrain.
2024 sees the addition of the Willys model with the Xtreme Recon package to the Wrangler lineup. This off-road-capable trim includes 35-inch BF Goodrich KO2 all-terrain tires on 17-inch wheels, a 1.5-inch suspension lift, upgraded brakes, and various blacked-out exterior trim and badges. The Willys Xtreme Recon model arrives standard with a 3.6-liter V-6 engine and is only available in the Unlimited body style with four doors.
New 2024 Jeep Wrangler Redesign
In 1987, Jeep introduced the Wrangler YJ with square headlights. Not a big deal, right? Nope. The Jeep loyalists became insane. It had everything else a Wrangler should have except for round headlamps, so it was shunned. While some may criticize the new Wrangler for resembling the previous model, we believe it was in the best interest of the chief designer. A soft top is standard on all models, while a hard top is optional. The base model has 17-inch black steel wheels, while the rest of the lineup has alloy wheels and tire sizes best suited to their market niche. Fog lights are standard on all models, whereas LED lamps are optional on all models except the base model. Lastly, the special-edition models come with black grilles and stickers only for that model.
The Wrangler is available in a vast array of hues. To be precise, there are ten options, with a bright white clear coat being the only standard option. All other exterior colors cost $295, except the $245 Tuscadero Pearl-Coat, and are available on all trims. Some of the so-called premium options, such as Black Clear-Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic, Sting-Gray, and Silver Zenith Clear-Coat (replacing last year’s Billet Silver Metallic), are pretty subdued and fly under the radar. Still, more vibrant hues like Hydro Blue and Firecracker add some flair. Of course, you could nevertheless opt for the army green hue known as Sarge, but we prefer vibrant shades such as the brand-new Tuscadero Pearl-Coat, although Snazzberry also looks fabulous in a subtle way. In addition to Billet Silver, Nacho, Hellayella, and Chief will also be removed from the color palette in 2024.
The Wrangler is not the most spacious or accommodating SUV on the market, but it offers a seamless blend of vintage and contemporary Jeep character. A commanding view of the road or trail facilitates maneuverability, but the rear sight is obscured by roof pillars, roll bars, and various grab handles. Need an improved view? Detach the top and the doors. The driver and front-seat passenger meet a narrow, squared-off dashboard with round air vents and lumpy switchgear for the climate-control system, control windows (if equipped), and infotainment system when seated close to the windshield’s upright position. The Wrangler has sufficient space for groceries and equipment as a vehicle for running errands, but its rear seats do not fold completely flat. As you might expect, the classic two-door Wrangler is significantly less capable of carrying cargo than the larger four-door Unlimited model. Because only two of our carry-on cases can fit behind the back seat of a two-door vehicle, as opposed to ten for a four-door, traveling with friends requires packing lightly.
A Wrangler can be equipped with only the essentials or cutting-edge infotainment equipment. Its Uconnect infotainment interface is user-friendly and responsive and can be displayed on a touchscreen in three sizes. CarPlay and Android Auto can be added as options, as can navigation and an Alpine nine-speaker audio system.
Since 2012, the standard engine option for the Wrangler has been a 3.6-liter, naturally aspirated V6. It is paired with a 6 speed manual transmission, but an eight-speed automatic transmission is also available, which adds mild hybrid assistance automatically. The V6 offers adequate power with outputs of 285 hp and 260 lb-ft, but it lacks refinement and has a fuel consumption issue. Notably, this cannot be obtained with manual transmission. Jeep offers a solution for the latter in the form of mild hybrid service, with the eTorque 48-volt electric motor acting as a starter generator and reducing fuel consumption by powering auxiliary functions.
The different choice is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It produces 270 horsepower, 15 less than the V6, but more importantly, it has 295 lb-ft of torque, 35 more than the engine with the more significant displacement. The four-cylinder engine can only be paired with the eight-speed automatic transmission. The choice between them will be based on individual preference. Early adopters and people who are only moderately concerned about global warming will likely opt for the 2.0-liter or mild-hybrid model. Both engines work well off-road and have enough low-speed torque to move the 4,000-pound Wrangler up and over almost anything.
EPA estimates the V6 two-door with a six-speed manual achieves 17/25/20 mpg city/highway/combined. The eight-speed automatic transmission is more fuel-efficient because it automatically adds mild-hybrid assistance, resulting in an estimated fuel economy of 20/24/21 mpg. With EPA-estimated ratings of 22/24/23 mpg, the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder is the most fuel-efficient engine choice. The 2.0-liter engine will get 402 miles per 17.5-gallon tank, while the V6 will only get 350 miles.
New 2024 Jeep Wrangler Release Date and Price
With its specifications, the Jeep Wrangler 2-door’s price ranges from surprisingly affordable to borderline insane. The entry-level Sport costs $29,725, the Willys Sport is priced at $32,080, and the Sport S begins at $33,925. The Willys is priced at $36,075, while the premium Rubicon is priced at $40,795. These prices exclude Jeep’s $1,595 destination charge, and it appears Jeep includes specific options as standard on certain trims, so the base MSRP is slightly less than what you’ll pay at the dealership. The 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine reduces the price by $500, but the eight-speed automatic transmission still costs $2500. The anticipated release date for the 2024 Jeep Wrangler in the United States is summer 2024.