Push button start, integrated windshield grab handles, digital driver instrument cluster, a new steering wheel, smaller climate controls and a cleaner dash design mark some of the interior changes Jeep has made in the 2018 JL Wrangler. Also new for 2018 will be a revamped infotainment system – the 4th generation Uconnect with 5-, 7-, and 8.4-inch options, which all have the traditional fare of options like radio, phone, navigation and climate control. All are touch screen and are interactive with either Apply Car Play or Android Auto. Upper-tiered selections include automatic collision notification, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, SOS emergency calling, stolen vehicle location service and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hot spot. Using the Uconnect smartphone app, owners can remotely start the vehicle, operate the horn and lights, locate the vehicle, send a destination to the navigation system, and more. Incorporated into the 8.4-inch design will be a unique 'Off-Road Pages' option which helps monitor things like steering angle, pitch and roll, oil, coolant and transmission temps, sway bar status, transfer case mode and battery voltage. The Jeep's rear view camera will also display through the U-Connect system.
A new driver digital instrument cluster has a base edition sized at 3.5-inches, and will have an optional 7-inch design which provides a speedometer, compass, odometer and exterior temperature – while including standard fuel and oil temperature gauges on the left and right. It is also programmable from the vehicle’s steering wheel so you can change readings. The larger cluster also has those same features, while changing the fuel and oil temp to digital readings.
Other interior improvements include new USB ports behind the center console, a power inverter that can fuel things like cell phones, electronic games and other low power devices that require 150 watts or lower. However, anything requiring higher wattage will not work as the inverter automatically shuts off above 150 watts. Additionally, a rear seat fold down center section will now contain cup holders.