Jeep Introduces 2024 Wrangler

Jeep has revealed new details for its updated 2024 Wrangler, the automaker announced.

New features for the 2024 model year include the model’s first full-float Dana rear axle, available 100:1 crawl ratio, new factory Warn winch and increased 5,000-pound tow capability. Inside, updates include available power front seats, standard 12.3-inch Uconnect 5 touchscreen radio and standard side curtain airbags in the first and second rows.

“The Jeep Wrangler is the archetypal adventure hero, embodying the spirit and the soul of the Jeep brand,” said Christian Meunier, Jeep brand CEO. “Since its introduction, we have sold almost 5 million Wranglers around the world, setting new levels of 4×4 capability with each new generation. Today, we are raising the bar once again by combining the most capable Wrangler to date, with more technology, comfort and safety features. This is a no-compromise combination enhanced by the freedom to choose from four different powertrains, including our electrified 4xe, which is the best-selling PHEV in America.”

Including both electrified and ICE options, the 2024 Jeep Wrangler offers multiple powertrain options:

  • 0-liter turbocharged PHEV 4xe: 375 horsepower, 470 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 0-liter turbocharged I-4 engine: 270 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 6-liter V-6: 285 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 4-liter V-8: 470 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque

The new 2024 Jeep Wrangler delivers off-road capability thanks to:

  • Four advanced 4×4 systems:
    • Command-Trac part-time transfer case
    • Rock-Trac part-time transfer case
    • Rock-Trac full-time transfer case
    • Selec-Trac full-time transfer case
  • Crawl ratios of up to 100:1
  • Water fording of up to 34 inches

Approach, departure and breakover angles and ground clearance:

  • Approach angle: 47.4 degrees
  • Breakover angle: 27.8 degrees
  • Departure angle: 40.4 degrees
  • Ground clearance: 12.9 inches

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Every Wrangler model’s Trail Rated badge reflects a spec list that includes Dana solid front and rear axles, two-speed transfer case, traction control, tow hooks (two front, one rear), four-wheel disc brakes, four skid plates and a minimum tire size of 32 inches. New for the 2024 Wrangler is the next-generation Dana 44 HD full-float rear axle on Rubicon models; standard rear locker and 33-inch tires on Willys models; and a new Rubicon X model with standard 35-inch tires (2.0-liter and 3.6-liter automatic powertrains), integrated off-road camera and steel bumpers.

Wrangler Rubicon’s first full-float rear axle design consists of a wheel hub assembly that is separate from the axle shaft, with a spindle bolted to the axle tube that supports the wheel hub via a pair of wheel bearings.

By using a full-float axle design, the weight of the vehicle is transferred to the axle tube rather than the axle shaft itself. Thus, the axle shaft is subjected only to torsional loads, with its sole function being to transmit power to the wheel hub, Jeep engineers said. This full-float construction enables a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds on Rubicon 2.0-liter and 3.6-liter automatic models.

Wrangler Rubicon off-road features include:

  • First Dana 44 HD full-float solid rear axle
  • Rock-Trac part-time transfer case with 4:1 4LO ratio
  • Electronic front sway-bar disconnect
  • Tru-Lok front- and rear-axle lockers
  • 17-inch aluminum wheels with 33-inch BFGoodrich all-terrain tires

The new Rubicon X, a more premium take on the Rubicon, adds:

  • Rock-Trac full-time transfer case
  • Integrated off-road camera
  • Steel bumpers
  • Xtreme 35 Package with beadlock-capable wheels and 35-inch BFGoodrich all-terrain tires (2.0-liter and 3.6-liter automatic powertrains)

The 470-horsepower Wrangler Rubicon 392 returns for 2024 with standard Xtreme 35 Package, 4.56 axle ratio and Selec-Trac full-time transfer case with 4LO ratio of 2.72:1.

New for 2024, Wrangler Rubicon models are available with a factory-installed 8,000-pound-capacity Warn winch mounted in a steel front bumper with removable end caps.

For 2024, the Wrangler Willys offers a standard Tru-Lok rear locker, steel rock rails, trailer tow and heavy-duty electrical group, plus larger 33-inch tires (replacing previous 32-inch tires). Additionally, the Willys 4xe adds the Selec-Trac full-time transfer case with a 4LO ratio of 2.72:1.

The Wrangler High Altitude returns with newly standard Sky One-Touch powertop, 12-way power and heated front seats, integrated front camera and Selec-Trac full-time transfer case, in addition to 20-inch wheels and body-color bumpers. High Altitude models are the first Wranglers to introduce the exclusive new Mantis Green interior color on the instrument panel mid bolster and Nappa leather seats.

To protect vehicle components while on the trail, including the fuel tank, transfer case and automatic transmission oil pan, Wrangler features four skid plates. Willys and Rubicon models are also equipped with tubular steel rock rails, Jeep said.

For 2024, the Wrangler continues to use a five-link coil suspension setup. Wrangler’s front suspension features two upper and two lower high-strength steel control arms and a cross car track bar. The five-link rear suspension features a similar layout to the front suspension, with two upper and two lower high-strength steel control arms and a track bar.

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The front and rear full-width high-strength steel track bars are positioned to control lateral movement of the axle with minimal angle change during suspension travel. The shocks are tuned for optimum balance between on-road handling and legendary off-road capability, delivering ideal ride comfort, body-roll control and dynamic handling. On Wrangler Rubicon models, an electronic front sway-bar disconnect is featured to provide additional wheel travel when the terrain calls for it.

The Wrangler also uses aluminum closures for the doors, door hinges, hood, fender flares, windshield frame and magnesium swing gate, to reduce weight and boost fuel economy, Jeep said.

The new Wrangler’s updated interior features a wrapped instrument panel with new soft-touch surfaces, in fabric or polyurethane, with contrast accent stitching. New AMPS bracket provisions are now featured on top of the dash.

Standard on all models is improved hands-free voice recognition, Jeep designers said. On High Altitude, Rubicon X and Rubicon 392, a standard premium cabin package adds acoustic front glass, thicker carpet and additional sound deadening foam in the windshield header, front cowl and B-pillars.

An all-new 12.3-inch touchscreen houses the Uconnect 5 system and sits atop the center stack, right above the new slim rectangular inboard air vent. The outboard air vents retain their signature circular shape.

Uconnect 5 delivers operating speeds that are five times faster when compared to the previous generation. By using an Android operating system and over-the-air (OTA) updates, Uconnect 5 brings flexibility that will allow the system to continuously evolve to offer new content, features and services.

The new Wrangler’s Uconnect 5 system includes:

  • 3-inch digital touchscreen (NEW)
  • Trails Offroad (NEW)
  • Five user profiles plus a valet mode – customizable music preferences, apps, seat position, mirror angles and climate comfort levels (NEW)
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Fully customizable home screen for quick access to frequently used features and one-touch operation (NEW)
  • Simultaneous connectivity for two Bluetooth-enabled phones (NEW)
  • Alexa Home to Car functionality to include in-vehicle Alexa virtual assistant with natural voice capability and Car to Home features
  • Uconnect mobile app
  • SiriusXM 360L platform and Personalized Stations Powered by Pandora (NEW)
  • TomTom navigation with predictive search, natural speak and live traffic updates
  • Maps OTA updates at the push of a button for Uconnect NAV system (NEW)
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot to connect up to eight wireless devices

Front-row passengers have standard dual USB Type C ports that allow devices to charge up to four times faster. The Wrangler delivers a total of up to seven USB Type A and Type C ports for both rows. Standard 12-volt accessory outlets are located throughout the new Wrangler and a 115-volt AC outlet is available to power select three-pronged home electronics.


A.J. Hecht

A.J. Hecht is the managing editor of THE SHOP and host of the In Gear with THE SHOP podcast. Have an idea, a tip, or a question you’d like to see answered? Contact A.J. at ahecht@cahabamedia.com.

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