The off-roadiest of Jeeps has arrived in the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Moab Edition.
Jeeps already have a well-deserved reputation for being “go anywhere” vehicles, but there’s always limits to what a vehicle can do. The Moab Edition Wrangler was designed to defeat those limits and reach terrains made famous for the great off-road event in Moab, Utah.
The Moab Wrangler started life as a Sahara model but then received multiple upgrades. To start, the aluminum wheels, hood, and off-road rock rails are all from the top-of-the-line Rubicon trim. Each rim is painted gloss black to match the overall exterior accents covering the headlights, grille, and tow hooks. The tires are massive 32-inch mud-terrain versions designed to handle any kind of terrain but specialize in loose, goopy ground.
A Selec-Trac full-time two-speed transfer case combines with a limited-slip rear differential to provide unparalleled response even when one tire starts to spin. Along with new front and rear steel bumpers, the Moab Wrangler can handle literally anything short of being tossed into the ocean.
There are 9 available color options for the Moab Wrangler: Granite Crystal, Billet Silver, Punk’n Metallic, Mojito!, Black, Bright White, Sting Gray, Ocean Blue Metallic and Firecracker Red. A same-color hardtop is standard, but the Dual Top Group or Sky One-Touch power top are also available.
On the inside is a full leather interior with keyless entry, 9-speaker Alpine audio system, and an 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen with sat-nav and all the fixings. Blind spot monitoring, rear cross-path detection, and rearview camera with parking lines are also all standard equipment. New LED headlight and tail lights are also standard.
Although the Moab Wrangler comes with a whole bunch of standard offerings, there are a few optional upgrades left. Heated seats along with a heated steering wheel can add an extra level of comfort for those using their Moab Jeep in northern climes, while a trailering system and Trail Rail cargo management can help increase the Jeep’s ability to carry heavy loads on its way to remote locations.
Moab decals provide the finishing touch.
No word on when the Moab Edition will be available or how much it’ll cost, but expect something along the same price lines as the Rubicon.