Jeep Debuts the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Moab Edition
Jeep® is known for releasing special editions of their vehicles now and then. With the annual Easter Jeep Safari having ended back in March 2018, Jeep felt the need to do something a little special for the 52nd year of off-road fun. Although we’re heading into 2019 territory soon, Jeep released one more surprise for 2018. It’s the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Moab Edition.
The Jeep Wrangler Moab Edition will actually be the first of many limited editions for the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL. Featuring a Rubicon hood and steel bumpers with removable end caps, aggressive 32-inch mud-terrain tires, LED headlights and tail lights, and a Moab decal on the hood, this limited edition honors the long and storied history Jeep shares with the annual Easter Jeep Safari event in Moab, Utah. To personalize each Moab Edition a little bit, consumers can choose one of nine colors for the paint job – Granite Crystal, Billet Silver, Punk’n Metallic, Mojito!, Black, Bright White, Sting Gray, Ocean Blue Metallic and Firecracker Red.
In contrast with the body-color, the Wrangler Moab Edition comes equipped with 17-inch Rubicon wheels painted in Low-Gloss Black, along with headlight surrounds, grille throats and tow hooks, also painted in Low-Gloss Black. A body-color hardtop is standard, but consumers can opt-in for the Dual Top Group or Sky One-Touch power top. Check out our article and video on How to Remove Jeep Wrangler JL tops. For convenience, Wrangler Rubicon rock rails are standard on the Wrangler Moab Edition, but consumers can also opt-in for Sahara side steps at no additional charge.
Then we have the interior, featuring the Leather Interior Group and Safety Group. These include leather-trimmed seats and a leather-wrapped dashboard with contrast stitching; Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection and ParkView rear backup camera with dynamic grid lines. An 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen with navigation, a nine-speaker premium Alpine sound system and all-weather slush mats can also be found in the cabin. For off-road glory, the Wrangler Moab Edition comes with a Selec-Trac full-time two-speed transfer case, Passive Keyless Entry, Trac-Lok limited-slip rear differential.
Optional equipment available with the Wrangler Moab Edition includes the Cold Weather Group, complete with heated front seats and steering wheel, and oddly remote start. The Trailer Tow and Trail Rail cargo management system are also available. Poorly advertised thus far, the Trail Rail cargo management system is a premium, adjustable rail-based tie-down utility system that mounts onto the cargo floor and swing gate. Consumers can also add Jeep Performance Parts, most likely from Mopar.
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler Moab Edition is based off of the Sahara trim, which means this is the four-door model and comes with all the goodies of the Sahara, the highest trim in the lineup, with a starting MSRP of $38,295 (plus destination fee). So, if your mouth watered reading the description, keep in mind the price for the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Moab Edition will be a little higher than that. Pricing is to-be-announced, but being that 2019 is in a few months, we assume the Moab Edition will be available soon.