That’s $10,000 more than last year’s model.
The long-awaited debut of the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler finally happened at this week’s LA Auto Show. While the off-roader’s styling doesn’t stray too far from the previous model, extensive use of aluminium has made it significantly lighter than its predecessor. Three engine options are available: a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, and a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6. What we didn’t know, however, was how much the new Wrangler will cost, as Jeep confirmed that prices will be announced closer to when sales start in January.
However, an eagle-eyed user on the JL Wrangler Forums spotted a 2018 Jeep Wrangler Sahara parked at the FCA headquarters showing a window sticker listing the MSRP pricing. JL Wrangler Forums has verified that the window sticker is indeed real after checking the VIN on Chrysler’s window sticker generator website, which indicates that the base price for the 2018 Jeep Wrangler in Sahara trim will be $45,000. This is a rather steep increase over the 2017 Jeep Wrangler Sahara. $10,000 in fact. Yikes. According to JL Wrangler Forums, sources previously suggested that the base price for the 2018 Jeep Wrangler will be around $2,500 more than the previous model.
However, it wasn’t specified if this was referring to the Sport, Sport S, Sahara or Rubicon trim. FCA obviously hasn’t verified the base price of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler yet, so it’s probably best to reserve judgement until the automaker makes an official announcement later this year.