The current generation of the iconic SUV has been around since 2018 but if we consider all the novelties that were introduced in the last few years, there’s no doubt that it still has a lot of trumps up its pocket to compete with the recently revived Ford Bronco. Therefore, we are pretty sure that the 2023 Jeep Wrangler will arrive without more important updates. We expect to see a familiar design, with all the goodies that characterize the current model as well.
All this means that you may count on familiar pros and cons. When it comes to things we really like, the first thing that comes to mind is excellent off-road capability, of course. Furthermore, we like the wide powertrain lineup, as well as the fact that there is a lot of customization options, as well as two different body styles on the offer. On the other hand, the biggest complaint goes to the on-road ride quality, as well as the shortlist of standard equipment in base models.
2023 Jeep Wrangler Design
Design-wise, we don’t expect to see any particular changes on the 2023 Jeep Wrangler, whether it’s about mechanics or aesthetics. Mechanically, the current generation is still fresh enough to compete with rivals, especially if we consider that things don’t change that fast in this segment. On the other hand, Wrangler’s aesthetics have been essentially the same for decades, so there is no reason to expect them for the next year.
Of course, this SUV will continue to deliver excellent off-road performances. All models will come standard with four-wheel drive with a two-speed transfer case, solid front and rear axles, 17-inch wheels with all-season tires, skid plates, tow hooks etc. Additionally, there are upgrades like locking front and rear differentials, 33-inch all-terrain tires, heavy-duty Fox shock absorbers etc.
The 2023 Jeep Wrangler Interior shouldn’t change either. This means you may count on a cabin that features a solid, yet nice design, which is durable and appealing at the same time. Besides good interior quality, there is also a long list of available features, though we have to say that base models are still bare bones.
Just like the current model, the next year’s version will continue in two body styles. The two-door model offers better off-road performance but its cabin is way smaller and doesn’t offer too much space in the second row. The cargo area isn’t particularly generous either. It offers just 12.9 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats and 31.7 cubic feet of the total cargo volume.
The four-door version, known as Unlimited, offers way more space. It accommodates adults in the second row with ease, while the cargo area offers some pretty respectable numbers. You may count on about 31.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind its rear seats and 72.4 cubic feet.
We don’t believe that too many things could change in this aspect, though there is a chance to see a couple of new things on the list of standard and available features for the next year. Most of the things will remain the same and base models will continue with a pretty short list of standard equipment. Currently, they come standard with things like manual accessories, a 5-inch touch screen, an eight-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, and two USB ports.
Higher trim levels offer way more, starting from 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, extra USB ports, 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 should also remain the same. Therefore, the offer will probably start with the well-known 3.6-liter V6, which puts out around 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. What’s worth mentioning is that this is the only engine that can be coupled with a manual transmission (8-speed automatic available too), while the rest of the lineup comes with an 8- speed automatic transmission.
The offer continues with a 2.0-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. For those who look for something really efficient, there’s a version with a 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel, which puts out around 260 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque.
The 2023 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 will continue with the capable 6.4-liter V8, which puts out around 470 horsepower. Finally, there’s a plug-in hybrid version, with a system that’s based on a turbo-four engine and puts out around 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. The two-door model will start at around $30.000, while the four-door model should cost around $3.000 more. Key competitors are Ford Bronco and Toyota 4Runner.