The Jeep Wrangler was introduced in 1986 as a 1987 model, so if you’re looking for a used Jeep Wrangler in Des Moines, you’ll find many different model years for sale. One exceptional used model you’re likely to see during your search is the 2018 Jeep Wrangler. This model was redesigned to add new styling, new engines, and a more spacious and higher-quality cabin. The 2018 Wrangler is longer and wider than its predecessors. Wrangler owners appreciate its improved off-road capability and everyday drivability.
Edmunds selected the 2018 Jeep Wrangler as one of its Best Small SUVs for 2018. The automotive reviewers at Edmunds wrote: “Redesigned for 2018, the Jeep Wrangler is more than just a dominating force off-road. Updated with refreshed styling, new engines, and a roomier and higher-quality interior, this year’s Wrangler is a more practical SUV that can still go anywhere.”
You can find used 2018 Jeep Wranglers in three different trim levels: Sport, Sport S and Rubicon. In addition, all Wranglers had a choice between a hardtop or a soft-top-convertible setup. Four-wheel drive is standard across the lineup.
The standard engine powering the 2018 Jeep Wrangler is a 3.6-liter V6 that produces 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, paired to a standard six-speed manual transmission or an optional eight-speed automatic.
You may find some used Wranglers outfitted with the available 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. This unit produces 270 hp and 295 lb-ft and is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Some used models may come with the optional eTorque mild hybrid system.
Fuel economy is estimated by the EPA at up to 23 mpg city/25 mpg highway, with the base V6 engine and the eight-speed automatic gearbox.*
When you buy a used Jeep Wrangler, the standard features will vary depending on the model year and trim level. The 2018 Jeep Wrangler Sport trim comes with 17-inch steel wheels, fog lights, push-button ignition, cruise control, underbody skidplates, Jeep’s Sunrider soft top, a 5-inch touchscreen, an eight-speaker stereo system, and a USB port.
If you get the 2018 Jeep Wrangler’s Sport S trim, it will include 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, air conditioning, keyless entry, power windows and locks, heated power mirrors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an alarm, and sun visors with vanity mirrors.
The top-line Rubicon starts with the features of the Sahara and adds 17-inch alloy wheels, exclusive off-road tires, shorter 4.10 axle gearing, a heavy-duty Dana M210 front axle, an M220 rear axle, 4.0-to-1 low-range gearing, an electronically disconnecting front roll bar, electronic front and rear locking differentials, rock rails, and an additional USB port.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2018 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.