Visual Comparison: Jeep Wrangler JL vs JK Gallery

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  • Jeep Wrangler JK vs JL
    Every square inch of the Wrangler has been reworked; from the new grille to the new taillights, the Wrangler JL is wholly different from the outgoing Wrangler JK. The four-door Sahara model wears a new bumper design with chrome around the fog lights, the new LED headlights, and those fender-mounted daytime running lights and turn signals. The front fender has that much-debated heat extractor. The two-door Rubicon comes with a vented hood, too. The doors now have a strong beltline under the windows, as well. Overall, the Jeep’s exterior is completely new, yet still instantly recognizable.
  • Full-side comparison
    Arguably one of the biggest exterior updates is the new windshield and sports bar design. The sports bar, sometimes called the roll bars, now has body-colored trim and solid A-pillar supports. Even with the doors, top, and windshield folded, the Wrangler JL still provides a full cage of rollover protection for its occupants
  • Side details
    The side profile has changed very little, but some noticeable differences include an elevated ride height, flatter wheel arches, revised mirrors, and new door handles.
  • Up Top and Around Back
    Jeep says the windshield is much easier to fold, too, something that was an hour-long job on the previous JK. Large grab handles on the A-pillar supports are a welcomed byproduct of the permanent roof supports.
  • Up Front
    Elsewhere on the red, two-door Rubicon model, we can see it comes with an updated steel front bumper, much like the one on the outgoing JK. It still features removable end caps and the hollow center section that’s ready for a winch.
  • Visual Comparison: Jeep Wrangler JL vs JK
    Jeep Wrangler JK vs JL
    Every square inch of the Wrangler has been reworked; from the new grille to the new taillights, the Wrangler JL is wholly different from the outgoing Wrangler JK. The four-door Sahara model wears a new bumper design with chrome around the fog lights, the new LED headlights, and those fender-mounted daytime running lights and turn signals. The front fender has that much-debated heat extractor. The two-door Rubicon comes with a vented hood, too. The doors now have a strong beltline under the windows, as well. Overall, the Jeep’s exterior is completely new, yet still instantly recognizable.
  • Visual Comparison: Jeep Wrangler JL vs JK
    Full-side comparison
    Arguably one of the biggest exterior updates is the new windshield and sports bar design. The sports bar, sometimes called the roll bars, now has body-colored trim and solid A-pillar supports. Even with the doors, top, and windshield folded, the Wrangler JL still provides a full cage of rollover protection for its occupants
  • Visual Comparison: Jeep Wrangler JL vs JK
    Side details
    The side profile has changed very little, but some noticeable differences include an elevated ride height, flatter wheel arches, revised mirrors, and new door handles.
  • Visual Comparison: Jeep Wrangler JL vs JK
    Up Top and Around Back
    Jeep says the windshield is much easier to fold, too, something that was an hour-long job on the previous JK. Large grab handles on the A-pillar supports are a welcomed byproduct of the permanent roof supports.
  • Visual Comparison: Jeep Wrangler JL vs JK
    Up Front
    Elsewhere on the red, two-door Rubicon model, we can see it comes with an updated steel front bumper, much like the one on the outgoing JK. It still features removable end caps and the hollow center section that’s ready for a winch.
  • Visual Comparison: Jeep Wrangler JL vs JK