2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Review

When you’re cruising through the streets of Chicago, Skokie, Park Ridge, and Forest Park every day, do it in a car you love to drive. Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram can find a car that will take you on a wide variety of adventures. Going off-roading is one way to add some more thrills and experiences to your life, but not every vehicle is cut out for that kind of task.

However, there is one vehicle that performs in these situations. The 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK has all the off-roading features you might expect plus more. Learn about this incredible vehicle with our comprehensive review.


With most Jeeps, there are specific trim levels that earn the coveted Trail Rated badge, but this model earned it across the board. That means you can enjoy stunning off-roading capabilities no matter which version you opt for. After grueling tests through unforgiving terrain, every version of this model passed with flying colors.

There are numerous off-roading features available like generous water fording capability, but the 4×4 systems are arguably the most impressive. With Command-Trac® and Rock-Trac®, this vehicle can conquer even the toughest terrain. You can even prepare for specific challenges through the Selec-Trac system.

Engine Power

Under the hood of this powerful vehicle is a 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine that provides dedicated performance for every trip. It can offer an incredible 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. As a bonus, enjoy an EPA-estimated 17 MPG in the city and 23 MPG on the highway, which makes this the most fuel-efficient Wrangler ever.

That power comes with some enhanced features as well, such as a surprisingly capable towing capacity. When you have the two-door version, you can tow up to 2,000 pounds. However, if you opt for the four-door Wrangler, your towing capacity increases all the way to 3,500 pounds, enough to bring a decent-sized boat or other watercraft along with you.


If you’re planning on having an adventure off-road, you need to make sure you’re being safe about it. Jeep knows this, which is why they’ve implemented so many handy safety features into the new Wrangler JK. High-strength steel beams protect you from side impacts while the advanced airbag system protects you as well. There’s even a Trailer Sway Control system included, which is typically only found on pickup trucks.

Take a Test Drive

The best way to understand what this car can do is to get behind the wheel in person. At Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, we’d be happy to help you find out if the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK is the right vehicle to take on the roads of Chicago, Skokie, Park Ridge, and Forest Park.

Our experienced team knows every inch of this stunning vehicle, so they’d be more than happy to show it off for you. Visit us or call to schedule your test drive today!