2018 Jeep Wrangler Sport

Jeep Wrangler

2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Sport

Wrangler JK

Jeep Wrangler vs. Wrangler JK

It’s easy to confuse the Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Wrangler JK — so what’s the difference? Just take a look at the specs.

Wrangler vs. JK: Power and MPG

You’ll want to start with power when comparing Jeep Wrangler vs. Wrangler JK, and the JK offers no compromises. Both feature the legendary 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine delivers up to 285 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque for outstanding acceleration and low-speed crawling capability. You’ll also make up to 16 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway. The Jeep Wrangler offers two power options:

  • 3.6L Pentastar® V6: Also makes up to 285 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque but with 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.
  • All-New 2.0L Turbo: Uses eTorque mild hybrid technology for up to 270 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy figures have not yet been released but are expected to be impressive.

Wrangler vs. JK: Capability

Both the Jeep Wrangler and the Jeep Wrangler JK offer phenomenal off-roading and Trail Rated capability, but this is where the JK really takes off. It’s a vehicle built to conquer the toughest trails, and it even outpaces the standard Wrangler when it comes to capability specs:

  • Approach Angle: Up to 44.6 degrees with the Wrangler JK vs. 44 degrees with the Wrangler.
  • Departure Angle: Up to 40.6 degrees with the Wrangler JK vs 37 degrees with the Wrangler.

And both the Wrangler and JK have access to a plethora of Mopar® accessories and parts, like LED headlights.

Wrangler vs. JK: Technology

If you’re solely focused on heading across the toughest terrain, the Jeep Wrangler JK probably makes sense. If you also need something with a well-appointed, spacious interior for commuting from Round Rock to Cedar Park, the regular Jeep Wrangler will probably speak to you. It offers several comfort and convenience features unavailable with the Wrangler JK, including:

  • Uconnect 4C NAV with 8.4-Inch Touchscreen
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control
  • Heated Steering Wheel

The Wrangler also invests more heavily in safety. The following features are not available with the Wrangler JK:

  • Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path Detection
  • ParkView Rear Back Up Camera
  • ParkSense Rear Park Assist System

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Test Drive the Jeep Wrangler or JK at Nyle Maxwell Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Whether you’re interested in the Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Wrangler JK, or need some more advice before deciding, simply contact Nyle Maxwell Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram to learn more or arrange a test drive. And if you’re looking for more CDJR model comparisons, see which muscle car you like best between the Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger.

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