JK vs JL

The main differences between the two models: JK vs JL Wrangler:
  • The JK Wrangler has just one engine option which is a 3.6-liter V6
  • The 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL also has a 2.0-liter turbocharged version which delivers 270 horsepower and 296 lb.-ft. of torque
  • The Wrangler JL is 200 lbs. lighter than the JK as it has a frame made of pure steel compared with an aluminum-steel mix
  • The JK includes elements of hybrid technology like auto stop/start and regenerative braking, whereas the JL has integrated hybrid tech with additional features such as intelligent battery charging
  • The 2018 Wrangler JL has more off-road capability than the 2018 Wrangler JK, with 10.9-inch clearance for the most challenging terrains
  • The Wrangler JL also has an additional extra the Wrangler JK doesn’t, with a convertible roof which is available in a hard or soft top. Both convertible roofs are operated by a simple press of a button

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