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Old 01-30-2018, 03:32 PM
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The iconic Jeep Wrangler has always been rough and tumble, but this all-new version (dubbed the JL) is much more polished than ever before.

With a unique design that has managed to stay relevant for decades, updating the SUV without alienating loyal customers was quite the challenging task. But FCA has successfully reinvented this model by modernizing it, giving it better driving dynamics, and making it more usable day-to-day without sacrificing its legendary capability. The 2018 model comes with a ton of improvements that make it more competitive in the current automotive marketplace.
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I'm liking a lot of the new options and updates. Not excited by it being larger, but the weight reduction is a positive.

Thoroughly disappointed that you can't get a manual transmission with the diesel engine (or any engine other than the 3.6). I had planned on picking up a JL diesel in a couple years until I heard no manual option with diesel.

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I'm liking a lot of the new options and updates. Not excited by it being larger, but the weight reduction is a positive.

Thoroughly disappointed that you can't get a manual transmission with the diesel engine (or any engine other than the 3.6). I had planned on picking up a JL diesel in a couple years until I heard no manual option with diesel.
I don't know if that would be so much fun... the short RPM range of a diesel makes for a lot of shifting... the new auto is going to be such an awesome transmission for that paring though. It will just purr along if it's anything like my neighbours Eco (his 2nd now).

The size is interesting, because people often think of Jeeps as small... it actually towers over an older pickup (circa 90's)... so it has sort of crept up a bit hasn't it. I think a bit more space in the back seat is going to be nice though.
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The diesel will be worth the wait. I'll wait a model year or two so FCA can work out the kinks, like programming the engine/trans interface.
Anyone who had a '14 Cherokee prolly knows what I'm talking about, new engine and the new 9-speed, not-so-good programming.
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Being that I am trying to figure out what Jeep Wrangler to get the increase in size is a plus for my family. I have to search for a breakdown on the difference between JK and JL. I'm also debating on Rubicon vs Sahara. And then there's Recon... can someone post a link to the breakdown of all the options?
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What a horrible article.

"Better driving dynamics." What? The JL drives like crap and is the subject of multiple steering and frame welding recalls.

Larger? What? The JL is smaller. There is less passenger room by volume, and they shaved nearly 2 full inches off the hip and shoulder room. It's quick and easy to feel the smaller size if you're coming from a JK to a JL.

Less weight? My Sport S is around 4,300 lbs. How much did the JKU Sport weigh?

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