2018 Jeep Wrangler Configurator Goes Live, Reveals Auto Gearbox Costs $2K

The Jeep faithful can hardly wait to get their hands on the 2018 Wrangler and they’re getting one step closer as the company has released its configurator for the upcoming model.

The two-door Wrangler Sport starts at $26,995 while the four-door variant begins at $30,495. Pricing quickly climbs from there and maxes out at $36,995 for the two-door Wrangler Rubicon and $40,495 for the four-door model. When options are added into the equation, it’s not hard to hit the $50,000 mark for the range-topping off-roader.

While options vary by model, a few notable choices are the $595 Cold Weather Group which includes heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and an engine block heater. Customers can also opt for the $1,295 Electronic Infotainment System Group which adds an Alpine premium audio system, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and an 8.4-inch infotainment system with GPS navigation.

Owners will also be tempted by leather seats that cost $1,495 and the $2,195 Dual Top Group which includes a three-piece hard top and a premium Sunrider soft top.

One of the more surprising options is the eight-speed automatic transmission that costs $2,000. For comparison, the previous five-speed automatic retailed for just $1,400.

H/T to JLWranglerForums

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  • europeon

    Yeah, for the entry level 3.6 engine, the 2.0l model will come with only the automatic gearbox.
    Also… no two-door Sahara?

  • TrevP
  • Moveon Libtards

    These new Jeeps are awesome, getting amazing reviews, and there is no competition in the segment. They are going to sell like hotcakes and pre-orders are already huge.

    The writers desperate attempt at attacking Jeep for charging for an auto transmission that ALL other manufacturers do in their pricing scheme is just sad. It wont stop the Jeep sales thought.

  • Moveon Libtards

    These new Jeeps are awesome, getting amazing reviews, and there is no competition in the segment. They are going to sell like hotcakes and pre-orders are already huge.

    The writers desperate attempt at attacking Jeep for charging for an auto transmission that ALL other manufacturers do in their pricing scheme is just sad. It wont stop the Jeep sales thought.

  • pcurve

    Margin on Jeep is insanely high, I’m surprised they increased the price so much. I think they pulled a Cadillac move, and this one will probably hurt them. $2000 for auto knowing that most opt for auto is complete money grab.

    • SgtBeavis

      I bet it won’t hurt them one bit.

      Just watch, they’ll put $1000-2000 on the hood in rebates and make it look like a helluva deal. People will bite.

  • TheBelltower

    It’s not as if they just invented the ability for a car to row its own gears. You’d think that a 75 year old brand would have the skillset to offer an automatic transmission option without charging this much for it. IMHO, an automatic transmission should be a no-cost option.

  • Classic Bob

    $2000 automatic? Does Jeep intend to reverse the declining manual transmission take rate..?

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