Jeep Wrangler JK Vs. Jeep Wrangler JL in Edmonton, AB
There are two Jeep Wrangler models available to you now. The Jeep Wrangler JK is the classic Wrangler design that put Jeep on the map. Revolutionized for the modern day, the Jeep Wrangler JL is the new-age Wrangler that still maintains the same original tenants, with an added twist. Read on from us, your Jeep Edmonton dealer, at Southtown Chrysler as we compare the two Wranglers, the JK and JL, and outline what you can get from each of them.
Both the 2019 Jeep Wrangler JL and 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK provide the same base level engine, the 3.6L Pentastar™ VVT V6 engine, which outputs 285 horsepower with 260 lb-ft of torque. That’s the only engine option for the JK, while the JL offers a next step up to allow your Wrangler to perform to an even higher level. A 2.0L DOHC 1-4 Turbo (with eTorque) is a direct injection engine with 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque, with an additional 90 lb-ft of launch torque due to the engine style. Both SUVs are supremely capable vehicles off-road with their top tier 4x4 capability, from the Rock-Trac® and Selec-Trac® systems, which not only give you all of the flexible power and mobility to get over rocky terrain, but stays as efficient as possible so you won’t be burning large amounts of gas. The JK and JL are exceptionally performance-driven, for any environment you find yourself in.
The designs of both the Jeep Wrangler JK and Jeep Wrangler JL are probably what you’ll notice the most with the differences between the two. Of course, both are made in the classic Wrangler style, with an aggressive hood, wide stance and rear with the ability to modify the top. The JL has been updated, taking the original iconic Wrangler design and updating it for the present. A newly changed grille, modified headlights and raked windshield all make the JL a fresh option for those who want an update on the classic Wrangler. For those who want more personalization accessibility out of their Wrangler, you can get even more top options with the new model. The Wrangler JL is also more lightweight, thanks to a combination of aluminum build, ensuring you get an even more mobile and freeing drive.
One of the best things about the Jeep Wrangler lineup, on either the JK or JL, is all the different trim levels available to you for whatever you want most out of a Wrangler. The model line-up on the JK consists of the Sport, Sport S, Sahara, Rubicon, Willys Wheeler, Unlimited Sport S, Unlimited Willys Wheeler, Unlimited Sahara and Unlimited Rubicon. On the JL side, it includes the Sport, Sport S, Rubicon, Unlimited Sport S, Unlimited Sahara and Unlimited Rubicon. All of the Wranglers are capable vehicles, but offer different levels of premium qualities from the wheels to the axles to the technology (ie. the JK only has Radio 430 and 430N systems, while the JL has the superior Uconnect.). No matter the trim you get, you can be sure your JK or JL is a Wrangler, through and through.