For those who want a Wrangler with bits of the Sahara and Rubicon trims in it

Jeep’s relation with Moab is about to go on a new level with the introduction of the Jeep Wrangler Moab Edition. Based on the four-door Jeep Wrangler Sahara, the Wrangler Moab Edition is offered with a smorgasbord of features, some of which it shares with the rugged - and more upscale — Wrangler Rubicon trim. The Jeep Wrangler Moab Edition essentially sits between the Sahara and Rubicon trims, providing customers with another Wrangler option to choose from.

What makes the 2019 Jeep Wrangler Moab Edition special?

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On the surface, the Jeep Wrangler Moab Edition looks like, well, a Jeep Wrangler. There are nine — nine! — color options to choose from, including Granite Crystal, Billet Silver, Black, Bright White, Sting Gray, Ocean Blue Metallic, Firecracker Red, Punk’n Metallic, and my personal favorite, Mojito!

Look closer, though, and you’ll see why this model has been designated as a special edition.

It’s based on the four-door Wrangler Sahara trim, but it gets a good amount of parts from the higher-range Rubicon trim.

The front section, in particular, features Rubicon hood and bumpers, right down to the removable end caps. Low-Gloss Black accents are standard on the Moab Edition Wrangler. You’ll see them on the headlight surrounds, grille throats, and tow hooks. A body-color hard top also comes as standard, though you can opt for the Dual Top Group or Sky One-Touch power top if you prefer those options.

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Move to the side, and you’ll notice that the Sahara’s side steps are gone. In their place are the Rubicon’s rock rails, though if those rails are too sophisticated for you, Jeep can bolt the Sahara’s side steps back in place at no cost. That said, who wouldn’t want those rock rails on their Jeep Wranglers? Anyone? No one?

The side of the Wrangler’s hood also comes with a big Moab decal for everyone to see. As if the Wrangler Moab Edition isn’t exclusive enough on its own, the decal will serve as a good reminder that we’re not just dealing with a standard-issue Wrangler here. This is the Moab Edition, and it can get down and dirty with the best of ‘em.

The changes don’t just end in the exterior, either.

Step inside the Wrangler Moab Edition, and you’re going to be welcomed by a cabin that’s dressed to the nines in fancy leather.

The seats, for example, are leather-trimmed. The dashboard gets in on the leather, too, with contrast stitching thrown in for good measure. The cabin is heavy on the tech equipment, as well. A nine-speaker premium Alpine system and an 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen with navigation capabilities come as standard on the special edition Wrangler. Oh, we can’t forget about the all-weather slush mats, too, can we?

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In the event that all these features aren’t enough to satisfy your thirst for exclusivity, you can also opt to include the Cold Weather Group, a package that consists of heated front seats and steering wheel and remote start, Trailer Tow, and Trail Rail cargo management system.

Powering the Jeep Wrangler Moab Edition is a naturally aspirated 3.6-liter V-6 Pentastar engine that produces 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque.

The engine doesn’t get any bump in output because of the Moab Edition’s special edition status, but it’s still potent enough in standard form to help you get to where you need to go.

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Jeep has yet to show the price tag for the Wrangler Moab Edition. That said, the standard Wrangler Sahara trim starts at $38,295. Once you account for the limited edition status of the Wrangler Moab Edition and all the parts it culled from the Rubicon, you can expect the special edition Wrangler’s price tag to easily exceed $40,000.

Further reading

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Driving the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL

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Read our full review on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler.

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Press release

Jeep® Wrangler Moab Edition builds on Sahara model, adding special content to the exterior and interior, including aggressive 32-inch mud-terrain tires
New 17-inch Low Gloss Black-painted aluminum wheels, Rubicon hood and steel bumpers, full-time transfer case, limited-slip differential, premium off-road rock rails and unique Moab hood decal
August 28, 2018 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The Jeep® brand is introducing the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Moab Edition. The first limited-edition model based on the all-new Jeep Wrangler, the Wrangler Moab Edition honors the long and storied history the brand shares with the annual Easter Jeep Safari event in Moab, Utah, and the unique role it plays in offering valuable customer insight.

Jeep Wrangler Moab Edition
The Jeep Wrangler Moab Edition is based on the Wrangler Sahara model and features Rubicon hood and steel bumpers with removable end caps, aggressive 32-inch mud-terrain tires, LED headlights and tail lights, a Moab decal on the hood and 17-inch Rubicon wheels painted in Low-Gloss Black. The headlight surrounds, grille throats and tow hooks are also painted Low-Gloss Black. Wrangler Rubicon rock rails are standard on the Wrangler Moab Edition, but Sahara side steps are available at no additional charge. A body-color hard top is standard, but the Dual Top Group or Sky One-Touch power top are also available.

Wrangler Moab Edition is available in nine colors: Granite Crystal, Billet Silver, Punk’n Metallic, Mojito!, Black, Bright White, Sting Gray, Ocean Blue Metallic and Firecracker Red.

Inside, Wrangler Moab Edition features the Leather Interior Group, which includes leather-trimmed seats and a leather-wrapped dashboard with contrast stitching, and Safety Group, which includes Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection and ParkView rear backup camera with dynamic grid lines. Other standard features include Selec-Trac full-time two-speed transfer case, Passive Keyless Entry, Trac-Lok limited-slip rear differential, 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen with navigation, a nine-speaker premium Alpine sound system and all-weather slush mats.

Optional equipment available with the Wrangler Moab Edition includes the Cold Weather Group, which features heated front seats and steering wheel and remote start, Trailer Tow and Trail Rail cargo management system.

About Jeep Brand
Built on more than 75 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV with class-leading capability, craftsmanship and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence.

The Jeep vehicle lineup consists of the Cherokee, Compass, Grand Cherokee, Renegade and Wrangler. To meet consumer demand around the world, all Jeep models sold outside North America are available in both left and right-hand drive configurations and with gasoline and diesel powertrain options.

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