The 2024 Jeep Wrangler Gets a Big Screen
- The 2024 Jeep Wrangler sees exterior and interior enhancements, and now comes standard with a 12.3-inch touchscreen media system.
- The rugged off-roader will carry over its powertrains, but expands Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid availability to the entry-level sport model.
- The ’24 Wrangler sports a revised grille, which improves cooling.
While the Jeep Wrangler remains as popular as ever, increased competition in the off-road-focused SUV market might have pushed the beloved rock roller to the next level. For ’24, Jeep is refreshing the Wrangler and adding a series of quality-of-life upgrades into the interior and driveline. Joining the updates is also some massaged design work and an array of returning powertrains.
The biggest change for every ’24 Wrangler is inside the off-roader’s cabin. The Spartan interior is now posher than ever. Nestled inside the dash is a standard 12.3-inch media touchscreen that runs the modern Uconnect 5 and comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard.
For physical button fans, Jeep didn’t integrate the climate controls into the larger screen and kept the buttons set down below. This screen is a step up from the current Wrangler’s 7-inch media display that runs the older Uconnect 4 infotainment system.
Alongside that new screen, the ’24 Wrangler has a holistically more comfortable interior, according to Jeep. It features optional 12-way power heated seats and more soft-touch materials in the cabin. Jeep also says this power seat is rated for water fording, which should be good news for fans of river riding.
While the powertrains are carrying over, including the 6.4-liter Hemi, Jeep didn’t ignore the Wrangler’s driveline. On the Rubicon, you’ll see a new, upgraded full-float Dana axle at the rear. This design is more rugged than the standard Dana 44 axle. Jeep also says this more rugged rear axle makes upsizing the tire diameter easier for those planning to modify their Wrangler.
Of course, the Rubicon still comes with 35-inch tall tires to handle your off-roading obstacles when you check the box for the Rubicon X package, which includes steel bumpers, power seats, and a host of other options.
Gracing the front of the new Wrangler is a redesigned grille that sports seven slats and reportedly improves cooling while making space for an optional Warn winch. This new grille isn’t standard across the board, though, with base model Wrangler Sports sticking with the older design.
While the powertrains are carryover, they are still worth noting. The base powertrain remains the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 that’s mated to a six-speed manual transmission and makes 285 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque.
You can still upgrade from that V6 to the turbocharged 2.0-liter I4 if you want the automatic transmission on the base model, otherwise, you’ll be rowing your own gears.
That 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 makes 270 hp and 290 lb-ft of torque. If you want, you can still option that 2.0-liter with the PHEV system in the Wrangler 4xe. This cranks the total output to 375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. Topping the charts is still the 6.4-liter Hemi, which sends 470 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque through an eight-speed transmission.
All of this will likely crank the price up for the Wrangler as it transitions into the ’24 model year. You can expect to start seeing these ’24 models hitting the showroom and the trails this summer.
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