The 2024 Jeep Wrangler is getting some worthy upgrades

A beefy axle, factory-installed Warn winch, and maps to take you to just about every trail imaginable

The new 2024 Jeep Wrangler looks to improve on the existing formula. Jeep appears to have listened to the purists and casual fans alike with all new upgrades and refinements. They scoured the current Wrangler and made improvements under, inside, and a debatable outside alteration.

You’ve probably already noticed they changed the seven-slot grille. The most iconic thing—other than the fact it says “Jeep”—is the grille. To touch the design, Jeep is taking some risks of upsetting the purists. While still obviously seven-slots, it is a less distinguished and more stealthy face. It’s a small refinement not to be confused with the ‘square headlight versus round headlight’ debate of yesterday. They even took the liberty to hide a sneaky “trail-ready stealth antenna” into the windshield.

Reading through the details, I’d argue the most notable change is the addition of a factory-installed 8,000-lb. Warn winch and a Dana 44 HD full float axle. Both upgrades will be well received, especially the axle. The full-floating rear axle is stronger and makes replacing them far easier on the trailer than a flange-mounted semi-floating unit. The 392 owners and anyone who tortures their Wrangler will greatly benefit from it or anyone who will use the new 5,000lbs towing capacity.

Uconnect 5 and a best-in-class 12.3-inch touchscreen lead the addition of Trails Offroad with the 62 Jeep Badge of Honor trails loaded into the system. It can also be upgraded to include over 3,000 Trails Offroad trail guides to go get your new Wrangler dirty!

The 4xe is here to stay with its 49 MPGe along with three other engine options. Along with it, you can get the 2.0L I-4 with 270 horsepower and 295 torque, the venerable 3.6L Pentastar V-6 with 285 horsepower and 260 torque, or the pavement-pounding 6.4L (392) V-8 with 470 horsepower and 470 torque.

And on the topic of the 392, it comes standard with the Xtreme 35 package (read: 35-inch tires factory installed!), 4.56 gear ratio, and the Selec-Trac full-time transfer case with a 4LO of 2.72:1. The Willys trim will also offer larger 33-inch tires (one inch larger now) and a Tru-Lok rear locker, rock rails and other upgrades for those who prefer a more budget-friendly Wrangler.

Seeing the new upgrades, I’d be spec’ing my 2024 Jeep Wrangler as the new Rubicon X Premium trim. As much as I love the 392, it’s hard to beat the cost savings by going with the V-6 Pentastar instead of the 392, especially when you can still get the Xtreme 35 Package with the smaller engine.

How would you spec your new Wrangler? Do you feel these upgrades were warranted?

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