Moab JL Jeep Wrangler Unlimited to Start at $51,200

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Special edition Moab model will be based on the JLU Sahara and feature the Pentastar V6, Rubicon hood, rock rails, and body-color hardtop.

Proof of the JL Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Moab’s existence is looking more and more rock-solid these days (pun intended). Early this month, we told you about the special edition model being spotted on top of a transport truck near FCA‘s headquarters. Now comes news of how much the special edition model will cost. Rumors suggest the pricing for the Wrangler Moab will start at $51,200; add on another $1,495 for the destination charge.

The Wrangler Unlimited Sahara serves as the foundation of the Moab. Underneath the vented Rubicon hood, there’s the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. That’s connected to an eight-speed automatic and the Selec-Trac four-wheel drive system with a limited-slip differential.

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The Moab will be available in nine different colors and feature black front and rear tow hooks, a steel front bumper, Mopar rock rails, black 17-inch wheels, keyless entry, and a body-color hard top. The LED Lighting Group will help the Moab see its way down roads and trails.

Inside, it’s equipped with leather seats and more leather on the instrument panel, shift knob, and parking brake handle. An 8.4-inch touchscreen with navigation and a nine-speaker audio system provide the infotainment while the Jeep Active Safety Group watches out for the Moab and its occupants with Blind-Spot and Cross-Path Detection and the ParkSense Rear Park-Assist System.

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Options include the remote start capability and heated seats/wheel of the Cold Weather Group, the Sky One-Touch Power Top, the Dual Top Group (black Freedom Top three-piece hard top and black Sunrider soft top), and the Trail Rail Management System.

No matter how you feel about this special edition Wrangler, it won’t be the last unique JL. The newest Wrangler model has plenty of lifespan ahead of it – and we have several dressed-up and enhanced JLs to look forward to.

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Derek Shiekhi's father raised him on cars. As a boy, Derek accompanied his dad as he bought classics such as post-WWII GM trucks and early Ford Mustang convertibles.

After loving cars for years and getting a bachelor's degree in Business Management from Texas State University, Derek decided to get an associate degree in journalism from Austin Community College as well. His networking put him in contact with the editor of the Austin-American Statesman newspaper, who hired him to write freelance about automotive culture and events in Austin, Texas in 2013. One particular story led to him getting a certificate for learning the foundations of road racing.

While watching TV with his parents one fateful evening, he saw a commercial that changed his life. In it, Jeep touted the Wrangler as the Texas Auto Writers Association's "SUV of Texas." Derek knew he had to join the organization if he was going to advance as an automotive writer. He joined the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) in 2014 and was fortunate to meet several nice people who connected him to the representatives of several automakers and the people who could give him access to press vehicles (the first one he ever got the keys to was a Lexus LX 570). He's now a regular at TAWA's two main events: the Texas Auto Roundup in the spring and the Texas Truck Rodeo in the fall.

Over the past several years, Derek has learned how to drive off-road in various four-wheel-drive SUVs (he even camped out for two nights in a Land Rover), and driven around various tracks in hot hatches, muscle cars, and exotics. Several of his pieces, including his article about the 2015 Ford F-150 being crowned TAWA's 2014 "Truck of Texas" and his review of the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider, have won awards in TAWA's annual Excellence in Craft Competition. Last year, his profile of Wagonmaster, a business that restores Jeep Wagoneers, won prizes in TAWA’s signature writing contest and its pickup- and SUV-focused Texas Truck Invitational.

In addition to writing for a variety of Internet Brands sites, including JK-Forum.com and Ford-Trucks.com, Derek also contributes to other outlets. He started There Will Be Cars on Instagram and Facebook to get even more automotive content out to fellow enthusiasts.

Derek can be contacted at [email protected]

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