The coming year will be one of the most exciting yet for pickup and SUV enthusiasts. For the 2023 model year, the legendary Jeep Wrangler is back, ready to compete with Ford and maintain its unmatched off-road capability. The off-road icon that best embodies the 2023 Jeep Wrangler’s limitless customization options for every lifestyle.
Updated November 2022: As production begins and more information becomes available about Jeep’s 2023 Wrangler, we’ve updated this article to reflect the new information. This includes ensuring the most up-to-date specification information, pricing and availability.
To be competitive against newcomers like the Ford Bronco, Jeep and parent company Stellantis offered the aging Wrangler, with mechanical and technical overhaul. The first Wrangler, which offered exceptional off-road capabilities, entered production in 1986. It quickly became popular.
It continues to be in demand as a result, and production is still ongoing. The recognizable SUV doesn’t get too many modifications for 2023. But there are some notable ones, like some new exterior design elements. Let’s get straight into the details of the 2023 Jeep Wrangler.
The 2023 Jeep Wrangler gets a new limited-edition Freedom Package
A stylish SUV with a boxy look is the Jeep Wrangler 2023. The Wrangler’s excellent off-road performance is due to its large fenders, upright construction and short overhangs. This Jeep Wrangler is available in various body styles including a 2-door convertible, a 2-door SUV, a 4-door convertible, a 4-door SUV and a 4-door SUT.
For a limited time, the Freedom Package is available for the Wrangler and Gladiator. Jeep’s Freedom Package pays tribute to the US military by including military-themed exterior and interior designs. For every unit sold, $250 is donated to military charities.
Only available on the Sport S model, the Freedom Package costs an additional $3,295. You’re looking at $37,690 from MSRP for the two-door and $42,085 for the unlimited four-door with the package, according to Jeep. As of November 2022, the limited edition Jeep is still available to build and order. It features interior cues and performance upgrades such as an American flag decal, an Oscar Mike decal on the rear swinggate, a steel front bumper and rocker rails.
2023 Jeep Wrangler gets updated exterior colors and features
The 2023 Wrangler now comes in two new updated exterior colors, Earl and Reign, with the latter being a limited edition. The Jeep brand continues to expand its color palette. For the 2023 model year, Earl, a shade of gray with hints of aquamarine, was first shown on the Gladiator Farout 2020 concept car.
Earl makes its debut as a production body color offered in the Wrangler portfolio. It’s available right now and for the entire model year, priced at $395. The 2023 model also reintroduces the Reign shade of purple, last seen on the 2018 Wrangler.
Through October 2022, customers could choose this $495 option. Unfortunately, the color has now been removed from the 2023 model run. All customers who are avid fans of the color purple loved the striking Reign shade, which was only available for a short period.
For that stripped-down look, the base 2023 Wrangler now has 17-inch wheels. In addition, it comes with fog lights, towbars, skid plates and manually cranked windows and door locks.
With its 7-inch touchscreen with Uconnect 4 interface, the infotainment system is easy to use. Eight speakers for sound, three 12-volt power connections, two USB ports, Bluetooth and voice control for mobile phones are included. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also included as standard.
2023 Jeep Wrangler: powertrains and increased price
While the Jeep Wrangler hasn’t lost its spirit of adventure or its ability to conquer rough terrain, it has become more sophisticated over time. The six powertrain options for the 2023 Jeep Wrangler are still available. The base engine is a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with 260 lb-ft of torque and 285 horsepower. And we can pair it with either an eight-speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual transmission. With an eight-speed automatic transmission, they offer the same engine with Jeep’s eTorque mild hybrid technology.
The 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine is a plug-in hybrid powered by two electric motors and a 400-volt battery pack. Final output is 375 horsepower, 470 lb-ft of torque, and an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 49 MPGe. It also has a battery range of 21 miles as a plug-in hybrid. A 3.0-liter V6 EcoDiesel engine with 442 lb-ft of torque and 260 horsepower. The Wrangler Rubicon 392 maintains the top of the range with its 6.4-liter Hemi V8. It makes 470 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to this engine, the Wrangler can reach 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds and still handle off-road roads with ease.
Also, the price of 2023 Wrangler is a bit higher than 2022 Wrangler. Due to inflation and the cost of some new amenities, the starting price for the 2023 Jeep Wrangler starts with an MSRP of $30,295. If you want to upgrade to the top off-roading-oriented versions with all the extra luxuries, higher trim levels top out at $79,995.
Source: Stellantis North America, Jeep