Some things are temporary, others are permanent. The Wrangler definitely belongs to the second group, as it’s been around for decades and it is considered one of the most iconic SUVs of all time. Even the current generation follows this path and doesn’t step out from the original philosophy at all. Therefore, we presume it will remain in production for several more years before we see a complete redesign. This also indicates that the 2023 Jeep Wrangler is about to come without more important changes.
So, we count on familiar pros and cons of this icon. Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is the legendary styling, as well as the excellent off-road capability. Furthermore, this SUV offers lots of customization options, as you may count on two body styles, various trim levels and special editions, as well as a wide powertrain lineup.
Considering that there are no bigger changes to come for the next year, we are pretty sure that the 2023 Jeep Wrangler will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the next year.
2023 Jeep Wrangler Design
The current generation has been around since 2017 and we expect it will remain active for some more time. So, the 2023 Jeep Wrangler shouldn’t feature any bigger changes, whether it’s about mechanics or aesthetics. We count on the same layout, which includes two body styles on the offer, the short-wheelbase two-door model and the four-door Wrangler Unlimited. The best we could see for the next year are new color options, though the company could also surprise us with some new appearance package.
Still, the excellent off-road performance will remain the strongest point. All models come standard with 9.7 inches of ground clearance, four-wheel drive, high- and low-range gearing, multiple skid plates. Additionally, you can get various off-road upgrades, such as locking front and rear axles, big 35-inch all-terrain tires, a 1.5-inch suspension lift, heavy-duty Fox shocks, and protective rock sliders for the door sills. Models like Rubicon with Xtreme Recon package also offer a significantly higher ground clearance, which goes all-away up to 13 inches.
On the inside, the current-generation Wrangler isn’t as rugged as it used to be. The dashboard utilizes finer materials and tech features, making it more appealing than before. Still, that doesn’t mean that the current generation has lost quality and durability. Everything still looks pretty sturdy, while it’s also worth mentioning that the whole cabin is waterproof.
As we already mentioned, the 2023 Jeep Wrangler will continue in two familiar body styles. The base two-door model is pretty short and while that’s great for off-roading, there isn’t much passenger space in the second row. The cargo area is also very small. On the other hand, the four-door model features a significantly longer wheelbase and comes with a very spacious second row that accommodates taller passengers with ease. Also, the cargo area offers some pretty respectable numbers. You may count 31.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind its rear seats and 72.4 cubic feet with these seats folded.
We presume that the next year’s model might bring a couple of additions to the list of standard equipment but most of the things will remain the same. Therefore, we have no doubt that base models will remain bare bones, equipped with essential features only. These versions come with a 5-inch touch screen, an eight-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, and two USB ports, but also with manual windows and door locks and other rudimental things.
Fortunately, there are many upgrades to get in higher trim levels. Some of the highlights are tech features like a 7-inch or an 8.4-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, navigation, HD Radio, satellite radio, a nine-speaker stereo, a Wi-Fi hot spot, a 120-volt household-style power outlet, and extra USB ports. Also, you can opt for convenience features like air conditioning, automatic climate control, power windows and door locks, remote keyless entry, proximity keyless entry, and remote start.
2023 Jeep Wrangler Engines
The powertrain lineup will remain the same. So, base versions will come equipped with a 3.6-liter V6, which is good for about 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. It offers decent driving dynamics and it is also the only engine in the lineup that can be coupled with a manual transmission.
The optional 2.0-liter turbo-four is more efficient and offers better driving dynamics, thanks to more torque. It is good for about 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. There is also a diesel version, equipped with a 3.0-liter turbodiesel. This one puts out around 260 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque.
Last year, we saw two big novelties under the hood. One of them is a 6.4-liter V8 engine, which is good for about 475 horsepower. The other one is a plug-in hybrid version, based on a turbo-four engine, with a max output of 375 horsepower.
2023 Jeep Wrangler Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2023 Jeep Wrangler will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year. Two-door models should start at around $29.000, while the base four-door model is expected to cost around 33.000 dollars. Ford Bronco and Toyota 4Runner will remain key competitors.