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Jeep Wrangler 2023 vs. 2024

1. Engine Comparison

Comparatively, the 2024 Jeep Wrangler will come with a 2.0L I4 DOHC DI Turbo Engine with eTorque as the standard engine option. This engine will deliver 268hp and 295ft-lb of torque and is the most powerful 2.0L engine ever offered in a Wrangler, providing impressive performance and choice of on-road or off-road driving environments. A second engine option for the 2024 model will be a 2.0L I4 DOHC DI Turbo Engine which will be built on the Global Medium Engine platform. At the time of writing, the output for this engine is unspecified. Buyers should consult the manufacturer or dealership upon release. Diesel and plug-in hybrid 2024 Wrangler variations may appear on the global market after the vehicle's initial production. Note that diesel engines are no longer an option on the Jeep Wrangler in North America. Diesel and hybrid models should be more prevalent in the future as Jeep attempts to cut emissions from their vehicles.

The comparisons set within the article specifically focus upon the engine variations both between models and within the models themselves. The 2023 Jeep Wrangler comes with a standard 3.6L V6 heavy-duty engine pushing 285hp. The engine is both powerful and simple. It holds good torque at low revs and runs smoothly with both automatic and manual transmissions. A 3.0L V6 EcoDiesel Engine is an optional upgrade on the 2023 model. This engine variant is around the same horsepower as the standard engine, although it produces far more torque. The diesel engine will deliver 260hp and a considerable 442ft-lb of torque. This engine provides far better fuel economy ratings and is a fantastic option for towing or rugged off-roading. Due to the difference in power, a diesel engine 2023 Wrangler should be better suited to a more gear-dependent off-road environment. An improvement in fuel efficiency for the diesel version means it has a desirable driving range for overland trips.

1.1. Power output

The '23 model comes with a 3.6-liter V-6 engine that produces 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. This is part of the reason I chose the '23 because it comes standard with a manual transmission. Even still, the performance might not be to the liking of some, but there is always the option of aftermarket upgrades. With the additional weight of the Unlimited body style, the PowerTech I6 is perfect but it feels a tad sluggish in the Wrangler. Now, why would I mention a 3 year old engine over a brand new Pentastar V6 or the Hemi Conversion? Simple, for those that don't need the extra power but still want a reliable JK, the PowerTech is still a reasonably priced secondhand option for a rock-solid powertrain. The '24 is going to come standard with a 2.0L turbo inline four cylinder but this will also have the option for a 4XE plug-in hybrid. The 2.0L is the better V6 alternative packing 268 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. With the 2.0L, comes an 8-speed automatic transmission and eTorque which will also be included in the standard 4xE. Now onto hybrid, sorry to say there isn't much that I am going to include about the 4XE as I like to stay with traditionally powered vehicles and I think that hybrids might actually make me hate plugging in my phone at night. Just kidding, but I will not be the one to cover the 4XE system being that it is totally off subject. Anyway, the 4.0L and Hemi engines are to be continued onto production for the later JL years but for now we will see what the I4 and plug-in hybrid can provide.

1.2. Fuel efficiency

For the higher-performance engine, the fuel efficiency gap is slightly more complex. The outgoing 3.6L Pentastar engine has a fuel economy of 19, 23, 21 for the 2-door model and 19, 22, 20 for the 4-door model. This is compared with estimated performance of 21, 24, 22 for 4-door and 21, 25, 23 for 2-door driving over 24,000 miles with the 3.0L EcoDiesel in the 2023 models. This shows that the newer generation engine already has better fuel performance, and this is further marked by the 4XE engine in the 2024 models with a promised fuel efficiency of 22, 25, 24 for 24,000 miles and ranges of 370 miles with the 4-door model and 380 miles with the 2-door model.

While both Jeeps have 4-cylinder engines with only minor differences in power output, the fuel efficiency performance is an interesting comparison. The 2.0L turbo engine in the 2023 model has a fuel economy of 23, 25, 24 over 24,000 miles, whereas the 2.0L Hurricane Turbo in the 2024 model offers better performance of 23, 26, 25 over 24,000 miles. The additional one mile per gallon for city, highway, and combined driving marks an indication that the newer generation engine is more fuel efficient, despite its similarly light output. For more heavy-duty driving, the EPA estimates that the 2023 and 2024 2-door and 4-door Wranglers with this engine will consume 14.0 and 14.5 barrels of fuel, respectively. While this is slightly difficult to interpret without context, it is actually a higher efficiency for the 2024 models with a decrease from 18.5 to 17.5 barrels of fuel for the 4-door model.

1.3. Performance

This category has the most drastic change between model years. The 2023 Jeep Wrangler excelled in power output and 0-60 times. It did this by replacing the standard 2.0L 4-cylinder turbo in the 2022 model with the 2.0L mild-hybrid eTorque 4-cylinder turbo. The result was not only a slight improvement on the horsepower itself (270hp at 5250rpm) but a major improvement on the torque (295lb/ft @3000rpm). The mild-hybrid system replaces the alternator with a belt-driven motor generator that gives up to 71lb/ft torque to the engine cranks. Under heavier acceleration or greater load, the eTorque will assist the engine. It will also utilize energy recovery to improve the fuel efficiency, as it has a 48-volt battery that delivers stop-start operation. Overall, this means a much faster start off the line and increased acceleration. However, we do not know this as Jeep has not released the 0-60 times of the 2023 2.0L turbo model. But history shows a similar Wrangler in the 3rd generation was a whole second faster than the 2.5L 4-cylinder that preceded it. The 2022 Wrangler also has an 8-speed automatic transmission which has been refined in terms of shift quality and has a better ratio spread.

2. Design and Features

Furthermore, the Jeep Wrangler 2023 has various other updates. The vehicle is offered in a total of 10 different colors, including 3 new colors and 2 new clear coat paints. The Mopar Trailer Tow Group can now be installed at the factory and features a new tail light design. The steering wheel is made of higher quality materials and features four spokes for a more substantial feel. Dual windshield washer nozzles are now standard on all models. Finally, the new U-Connect Web system creates a Wi-Fi hotspot inside the vehicle, allowing multiple passengers to access the internet at the same time. Although the exterior design of the Jeep Wrangler 2023 is different in many areas, its main idea is still the same. This vehicle is a modernized classic. [1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

The exterior design of the Jeep Wrangler 2023 has a mix of traditional and modern feel. The vehicle has retained its iconic look while improving it with functional and aesthetic changes. These updates are visible with various changes in the vehicle such as a new islander hood, featuring clean and functional styling. This new hood reflects the confidence and openness of the Jeep brand. An all-new premium tan soft top is also available and features overhead Map Lights and a SunRider flip-back sunroof. This sunroof in the various soft tops allows drivers to let the sun in while still having the top on.

2.1. Exterior design

From the slotted grille on the 2023 model, Jeep is giving curvier lines on the headlight of the car. The newer design from the 2023 model, the Wrangler now has a Parkturn lamp on the top and bottom of the headlamp. The bottom Parkturn on the 2023 model is actually carried on to the 2024 model, giving a continuous look between both models. Going to the front side of the car, the Jeep maintains the use of fenders with visible bolts to maintain its rugged appearance. The fender of the car on the 2023 model is slightly shorter than the current car available, which has already been a noticeable change between these two models. The vent in the middle of the fender is being reshaped to a rectangle but still maintaining its unique look in the 2023 model. Coming to the side of the car, not much has been changed. The door still carries the same curved, hollowed shape, making it easier to remove and change the door to the one with no roof. But the biggest change is coming to the back side of the car.

The Jeep Wrangler series has been known for its iconic style and unique appearance that has drawn many people to it for many years. Really, it's no secret that when looking at the new designs for both 2023 and 2024, it's hard to tell much difference because of its iconic look. The new look design for the 2023 and 2024 models compared to the same car currently available maintains a timeless design but subtly adds more style and grace on newer models. The Jeep from both 2023 to 2024 is still the Wrangler we've come to know for a long time.

2.2. Interior features

For the interior, the 2023 Wrangler will have the instrument panel, center console, and other parts of the interior made from thermoplastic olefin. The 2024 Wrangler will have the same parts of the interior made from mineral. Mineral lasts much longer than thermoplastic olefins and resists fading and discoloring much better. Also, it leaves a much smoother and consistent finish when painted, which means better quality and sturdiness of the interior parts. Jeep is also considering a wood grain and/or a two-tone steering wheel and Alpine premium sound system for the 2024 Wrangler. Another key feature for the 2024 Wrangler will be a multi-mode automatic temperature control. This feature can monitor cabin temperature and adjust it automatically to ensure a set comfort level. In order to achieve this, the system utilizes solar sensors and a cabin sensor. The automatic temperature control feature will also have a none mode where it can automatically detect and clear window frost. This will be a great feature for Wrangler owners in cold weather climates. Lastly, the 2024 Wrangler will have illuminated cup holders and foot wells using Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology. The cup holders and foot wells will stay lit for thirty seconds after the doors are opened or closed. This feature can be turned on or off by the driver, activated or deactivated by the keyless entry system.

2.3. Technology upgrades

The last big thing you’ll notice when it comes to the Jeep Wrangler 2024 is an upgrade to its technology. The 2024 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 comes with a new 8.4-inch display, in comparison to the older Uconnect 4 7-inch display on the 2023 Jeep Wrangler. The new display comes with a lot more functionalities and offers more ease of access for the driver. Apps such as off-road pages are easier to use now and can be accessed at a quicker pace. One drawback of the new technology is the disappearance of climate control knobs, due to it being integrated into the display. These upgrades to the display are only specific to the Rubicon model. Other models will have to stick with Uconnect 4 or 4C displays. Another major technology upgrade to the Jeep Wrangler 2024 is the implementation of Active Driving Assist. Active Driving Assist is essentially FCA’s version of the Tesla Autopilot. It comes with the ability to control acceleration, braking, and steering to keep the vehicle with the flow of traffic and will steer the vehicle towards the center of the lane to prevent lane drifting. This requires the driver to have their hands on the steering wheel at all times. Unfortunately, this doesn’t seem to be a standard feature on all Jeep Wrangler 2024s, so it’s something to look out for when buying. This system comes with Level 2 automation and has the ability to be updated up to Level 3 automation with a vehicle update. This system is only applicable to equipped Jeep Wrangler 2024s and is not available in certain states in the USA.

3. Safety and Security

There is also a new pedestrian automatic emergency braking system. This is similar to the standard automatic emergency braking system that comes with other trims. The only difference is that the new automatic system with the advanced technology will be able to detect pedestrians or animals that may suddenly cross your path. This ensures a safer driving experience and reduces the risk of potential accidents involving pedestrians trying to quickly cross busy streets or roads.

Additionally, the vehicle comes with Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), which entails the same function as the ADAS when there is a change in traffic speed. The sole purpose of both features is to simplify the driving experience without causing safety concerns. The vehicle also features an automatic high-beam control that will make driving at night easier. By enabling the feature, the car's high beams will activate and deactivate automatically depending on the surrounding traffic condition. This is useful on poorly lit roads and can help with avoiding potential accidents involving pedestrians or animals.

The ADAS system is also capable of supporting a full speed range, which can bring the car to a complete stop. If the traffic ahead has stopped or slowed down, the system will alert the driver and prevent the car from continuing. Once there is an increase in traffic from a complete stop, the driver must determine whether to continue with ACC at a specific set speed, operate the pedal and have the car continue to keep a safe distance away from traffic, or press the activate button on the steering wheel to take the car up to the set speed. This is useful, especially on highways or busy suburban streets, to avoid rear-end collision accidents.

The new Jeep Wrangler model offers several safety and security features. It includes the advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) which comes standard with the vehicle. This is useful since the other trims, such as the Sahara, Rubicon or the Limited Rubicon, include the ADAS package as an additional cost. This feature detects any potential collision using a forward-facing camera supported by proprietary software, which is beneficial to the drivers.

Advanced driver-assistance systems

3.1. Advanced driver-assistance systems

This specification starts with the most advanced technology that we have. Jeep Wrangler 2024 will give better safety and security for users. But to ensure you more about the 2024 Jeep Wrangler, now we talk about its safety and security. Automatic Emergency Braking is the common system that is used by many modern cars nowadays. This system helps the driver to be aware of unexpected conditions that could happen. If the sensors detect that the car is too close to another object or car, the system will respond by itself. It will automatically activate the brakes until the normal conditions are back. Meanwhile, the Automatic Emergency Braking System for the 2023 Jeep Wrangler does not have any changes from the previous series, but this system still works well for users. Both of the AEB systems for the Jeep Wrangler are good and work perfectly to keep its driver and passengers safe. Traffic Sign Recognition is the new system that has been used by the 2024 Jeep Wrangler. This system will give you information about the signs that you have passed while driving. This information will be given through the instrument panel or Head-Up Display, so you will not forget about the signs that you have passed. The highway and urbanized fuel consumption that has been reduced by 30% from the 2023 Jeep Wrangler is successful in supporting the Adaptive Cruise Control System for the 2024 Jeep Wrangler. This system will allow you to set the time lag between you and the traffic in front of you. When traffic senses occur, the system will automatically reduce the speed, and the system will go back to the set speed when the traffic senses are lost. This is very useful for the driver because you don't have to move your legs again to slow down and push the acceleration to chase another car. Both Jeep Wranglers also use the Lane Keeping System and Blind Spot Warning, but there are no significant changes to these systems. These two systems will help the driver to stay on the track when driving and also help the driver to avoid other cars when changing lanes. These systems will warn the driver if the sensors detect that the car is out of the track or if there is another car beside the driver's car.

3.2. Crash test ratings

The NHTSA conducted front crash and rollover testing on the new Jeep Wrangler 2dr, rating it 3 stars for the frontal crash test and 4 stars for the rollover test. No side crash tests were carried out on this vehicle. These ratings are consistent with the previous generation Wrangler that received 3 stars for the driver in the frontal crash test and 5 stars for the passenger in the side crash test. The IIHS tested the new Jeep Wrangler 2dr in the driver side small overlap, moderate overlap and side crash tests, and rated the vehicle 'marginal' in the small overlap and side tests, and 'good' in the moderate overlap test. Again these ratings are consistent with the previous generation Wrangler that received 'marginal' in the small overlap and side tests and 'good' in the moderate overlap test. No crash testing has been carried out on the new generation Wrangler 4dr.

Crash tests are carried out by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The former is a public body while the latter is a private organization funded by auto insurance companies. Both organizations have performed independent crash testing on the new Jeep Wrangler, and from the reports, the vehicle is structurally identical to the previous generation Wrangler, and the IIHS states that these ratings can be applied to the 2dr version of this vehicle. The new generation Wrangler 4dr has not yet been tested and reports that there will be differences in roof strength and front crash prevention tests.

4. Price and Availability

Both the 2023 and the 2024 models of the Jeep Wrangler come with a total of 13 trim packages. This makes comparing them rather difficult, and we will not be comparing each one individually. The base model for the 2023 Jeep Wrangler is the Sport trim, featuring a V6 engine and a traditional 6-speed manual transmission. This model will start at $32,900. The base model for the 2024 Jeep Wrangler is the Sport Edge, featuring the mild-hybrid turbo 4-cylinder engine and an 8-speed automatic transmission. This model will start at $34,200. It is important to note that the base price for the 2023 Jeep Wrangler is an increase of $800 over the base price for the 2022 model, and the 2024 model sees an increase of $1,700 from the prior year. It is generally expected that a $1-2k increase in price for a new model is typical, and the new features and changes to the 2024 model may justify the price increase. Both the 2023 and 2024 models of the Jeep Wrangler come with a total of 13 trim packages. This makes comparing them rather difficult, and we will not be comparing each one individually. The base model for the 2023 Jeep Wrangler is the Sport trim, featuring a V6 engine and a traditional 6-speed manual transmission. This model will start at $32,900. The base model for the 2024 Jeep Wrangler is the Sport Edge, featuring the mild-hybrid turbo 4-cylinder engine and an 8-speed automatic transmission. This model will start at $34,200. It is important to note that the base price for the 2023 Jeep Wrangler is an increase of $800 over the base price for the 2022 model, and the 2024 model sees an increase of $1,700 from the prior year. It is generally expected that a $1-2k increase in price for a new model is typical, and the new features and changes to the 2024 model may justify the price increase.

4.1. MSRP comparison

The 2024 Jeep Wrangler starts at $30,495 with the base model but costs $53,370 as an upper limit for newly available models. This results in a $22,875 difference from the lowest priced 2024 Jeep Wrangler and the highest. There are 2 different equipment packages to choose from when ordering a 2024 Jeep Wrangler. Each package is available for all models from Sport to High Altitude. Buyers simply choose a model, an engine, and then add any additional options they'd like after selecting a package. This is an easier alternative to the 2023 system of ordering individual options à la carte.

The 2023 Jeep Wrangler has the base MSRP set between $30,495 - $38,995. There is a $3,000 difference between the base and top price models for the 2023 Jeep Wrangler, which can be partially attributed to the variety of options available for 2023 models. Some options available for 2023 Jeep Wranglers are not available for 2024 models, such as heated cloth seats or a heated steering wheel on a JKU model.

Both the 2023 and 2024 Jeep Wrangler models start with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) at $30,495. However, the 2024 Jeep Wrangler has a little more to offer in terms of available options and updated included features. This results in the 2024 model costing more on average for similarly equipped 2023 models.

4.2. Release dates

The release date for the 2023 Jeep Wrangler is scheduled for January 2023. Wrangler anticipates that it will release further information about the 2023 Wrangler closer to its on-sale date, which is not likely before January 2023. Jeep anticipates that it will release further information about the 2023 Wrangler closer to its on-sale date, which is not likely before January 2023. Jeep told dealers at the time that the mild-hybrid version known as eTorque, and some key option packages would be cut off early in the 2021 MY in advance of the refreshed 2023 Wrangler. eTorque will not be available on the 2023 MY and according to one dealer who leaked information on JLwranglerforums.com, Jeep will not offer the 3.6L Pentastar with any kind of turbocharging as they intend to cease production of the 3.6L engine and replace it with the 2.0L Hurricane across all trim levels. The 2024 Wrangler is less certain as there have been rampant rumors about a potential redesign as Jeep tries to continue sales momentum by keeping Wrangler a "fresh" product. Usually in the FCA playbook, the typical model cycle for any vehicle is 6 model years before a complete redesign, so typically the JK Wranglers would have ended production in 2017 but were produced until late 2017 before the JL model was released as a 2018 vehicle. No official word yet on when production will cease for the JK, which is now a fleet-only vehicle as the last retail sale for a new JK Wrangler was in 2018 as a 2018 model. FCA has confirmed that "one of our manufacturing locations (Toledo) will produce plug-in hybrid versions of the Jeep Wrangler by 2020" but has not specifically confirmed production of the plug-in hybrid Wrangler for the consumer market, but 2020-2023 is the calendar year model date for the JL platform.


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