The Wrangler You Love Redefined

The Wrangler You Love Redefined - Goats Trail Off-Road Apparel Company

A Comparison of Jeep’s Flagship Ride

The Jeep Wrangler has long been synonymous with off-road adventure and rugged capability. As we enter the second quarter of the year, Jeep has unveiled the highly anticipated 2024 model year of the Wrangler, promising various updates and enhancements. 

But what can we expect from the new model year compared to the features and accessories of the 2023 Wrangler - and should you consider investing in the latest model? Here at Goat’s Trail Apparel, we’re all about Jeep - so we’ve taken a look at the major differences between these two powerhouse vehicles.

Improved Exterior Looks

  • Signature Wrangler design retained in both 2023 and 2024 models
  • The 2024 model features a slightly modified grille design that provides improvements in airflow. 
  • New trail-ready stealth antenna integrated into the 2024 model's windshield
  • Ten new rim designs introduced in 2024, ranging from 17 to 20 inches
  • Both models offer a wide range of body colors for customization

 Jeep Wrangler 2024 Updated Exterior Looks - Goats Trail Off-Road Apparel Company

When it comes to the exterior, Jeep has upheld the signature Wrangler design while making some key enhancements for the 2024 model. The iconic front end retains its broad-nose style and seven-slot grille; however, the 2024 grille features mesh behind each slot for improved performance. 

This year also introduces minor exterior updates, such as a trail-ready stealth antenna seamlessly integrated into the windshield—a feature not available in the 2023 model. Additionally, the 2024 Wrangler offers a selection of ten all-new rim designs, ranging from 17 to 20 inches, allowing owners greater flexibility in customizing their SUV. 

Like its 2023 predecessor, the 2024 Wrangler continues to provide a wide array of body colors to suit individual style preferences.

Tow-Ready Capability

  • New 2024 Wrangler looks sleeker but maintains robust towing features
  • Factory-installed Warn winch available with an 8,000-lb capacity that comes with steel bumpers that feature removable end caps.
  • Two tow hooks provided at both front and rear for versatile towing needs

Although the 2024 Wrangler sports a sleeker and slightly smaller appearance compared to its 2023 predecessor, it doesn't compromise on towing capabilities. The grille can accommodate a factory-installed Warn winch, boasting a capacity of 8,000 lbs (over 3,600 kg). Further enhancing its utility, the 2024 model includes two tow hooks on both the front and rear, offering convenient options for various towing requirements.

Powertrains for Every Adventure

  • Four powertrain options carried over from 2023, providing varied choices
  • Options range from a 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 to a 6.4-liter Hemi V-8
  • 4xe plug-in hybrid offers electric mode for short drives
  • Official EPA fuel-efficiency ratings still pending

The 2024 Wrangler sustains the diverse range of powertrain options seen in the 2023 model, ensuring there's something to suit every driver's needs.

The lineup includes a 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 engine with 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque, a 3.6-liter V-6 engine delivering 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, a powerful 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 engine with 470 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque, and the 4xe plug-in hybrid. 

The hybrid combines a 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 engine with an electric motor, generating a combined output of 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. And the 4xe offers an electric mode for short drives and transitions to engine power for longer journeys. 

Although there may be minor improvements in fuel efficiency for the 2024 models, the official EPA ratings are not yet available.

2024 Jeep Wrangler - Goats Trail Off-Road Apparel Company

Bigger Wheels and Chunkier Tires

  • BFGoodrich all-terrain tires come standard on the 2024 Wrangler
  • Beadlock-capable Jeep wheels enhance off-road performance
  • Xtreme 35 package allows for an upsizing of tires from 32 to 35 inches

To improve off-road prowess, the 2024 Wrangler features standard BFGoodrich all-terrain tires mounted on beadlock-capable Jeep wheels. If you're looking to take your off-road capabilities to the next level, the Xtreme 35 package offers the option to upgrade your tires from 32 to 35 inches, providing even greater performance and versatility on diverse terrains.

Refined Interior Comfort and Technology

  • Standard 12.3-inch widescreen touchscreen featuring Uconnect 5 software
  • Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration for seamless connectivity
  • Instrument panel features soft-touch fabrics and contrast stitching
  • Trails Off-road software integrated for access to Jeep's "Badge of Honor" trails
  • 12-way power-adjustable front seats and side-curtain airbags standard
  • Built-in accessory mounting system on dashboard for added convenience
  • Upgraded low ambient noise protection on High Altitude, Rubicon X, and Rubicon 392 models.

Step inside the 2024 Wrangler, and you'll immediately notice the significant improvements in terms of technology and amenities. Jeep has replaced the old infotainment system with a gorgeous water-resistant 12.3-inch widescreen touchscreen that uses Uconnect 5 software. 

This system features wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration, offering seamless connectivity for your smartphone, along with SiriusXM 360L. The instrument panel is wrapped in soft-touch fabrics with contrast stitching, adding a touch of elegance to the interior. 

One standout feature of the 2024 model is integrating Trails Off-road software directly into the center screen, providing access to various guides for the 62 "Badge of Honor" Jeep trails.

Owners can also subscribe for access to over 3,000 trail guides currently available. In terms of comfort, the 2024 Wrangler offers 12-way power-adjustable front seats, ensuring a comfortable ride even during water fording. 

Redefined 2024 Jeep Wrangler Interior - Goats Trail Off Road Apparel Company

Wrangler 4xe's Power Box

  • New Power Box accessory introduced for Wrangler 4xe model
  • Provides four 120-volt outlets with a total output of 30 amps
  • Allows battery pack to power smartphones and other devices on the go

For those opting for the Wrangler 4xe, Jeep has introduced a Power Box accessory. This power supply unit comes with four 120-volt outlets, providing a total output of 30 amps. The Power Box allows the battery pack to power smartphones and other external devices, adding convenience and versatility to your off-road adventures.

Wrangler's Heritage and Future

Honoring the Legacy: The Willys Package

The Jeep Wrangler has a storied past that traces back to the iconic Willys Jeep of the 1940s. Paying tribute to this heritage, the 2024 Wrangler Sport S offers an exclusive Willys package. This includes four skid plates to safeguard critical components like the transfer case, fuel tank, and transmission oil pan.

Off-Road Mastery: The Rubicon Edition

The Wrangler Rubicon is a byword for off-road capabilities and comes in both gas-powered and 4xe hybrid versions to suit various driving preferences. This high-performance trim offers an integrated off-road camera, steel bumpers, a Rock-Trac full-time transfer case, Tru-Lok rear locker, trailer tow capabilities, steel rock sliders, and a heavy-duty electrical group.

Strength and Durability: Dana 44 HD Full-Float Rear Axle

A commitment to innovation and resilience shines through in the Dana 44 HD full-float rear axle, now standard on all next-generation Wranglers. This feature enhances the vehicle's strength and durability, particularly during off-road adventures.

Which Option Is Right For You?

Feature Category

2023 Jeep Wrangler

2024 Jeep Wrangler

Which is Right For You?

Design Evolution

Classic Wrangler design

Enhanced classic design

If you like the classic but want minor updates, go for 2024.

Towing Capabilities

Robust towing features

Adds factory-installed Warn winch

For more advanced towing needs, choose 2024.

Under the Hood

Multiple engine options

Retains varied powertrain options, including 4xe plug-in hybrid

Both offer variety; choice depends on specific engine preference.


Standard off-roading

Enhanced off-roading with new tire and wheel options

2024 offers more specialized off-roading features.

Interior Comfort & Tech

Basic infotainment

Upgraded infotainment and comfort

2024 offers a luxurious and tech-rich interior.


Standard configurations

4xe plug-in hybrid with Power Box

If sustainability is key, opt for the 2024 4xe.

Heritage and Durability

Standard durable features

Enhanced features, Willys package, Dana 44 HD rear axle

2024 pays more tribute to Jeep's heritage and offers enhanced durability.

Choosing between the 2023 and 2024 Jeep Wrangler depends on what you're looking for in a vehicle. If you're happy with proven performance and classic features, the 2023 model will serve you well. However, if you're looking to enjoy the latest enhancements in technology, comfort, and off-road capabilities, the 2024 model is well worth the investment.

Happy adventuring from all of us at Goat’s Trail Apparel! Make sure to check out our latest products! Because when it comes to the great outdoors, you can never have enough gear!


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