If we can trust the latest reports, the next year’s model year won’t bring bigger changes to the iconic off-roader. The current generation has been around since 2018 and it looks like it won’t receive any notable updates in the next few years. We are about to see the same layout and that refers to all versions of the SUV, including the 2023 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara, which represents a mid-range off-roader in the lineup.
The Sahara comes with slightly upgraded off-road capacity thanks to the full-time 4WD. However, we also like it because of its very long list of standard equipment, which makes it quite comfortable and convenient. Speaking of comfort, this version comes in a four-door layout only. On the other hand, it is available with four powertrain options, including the plug-in hybrid.
As there are no significant changes to come, we expect that the 2023 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara will arrive sometime in the last quarter of the year.
2023 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the next year won’t bring any particular change and in the case of 2023 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara, which means a well-familiar design with a couple of exclusive styling details. This version can easily be recognized by its bigger, 18-inch alloy wheels, while the grille and fender flares are body-colored. Other than that, things are pretty much the same as in the rest of the lineup, though keep in mind that this trim level comes in a four-door layout only.
Mechanically, things are pretty familiar here. Both ends of the vehicle come with solid axles, while the body-on-frame construction ensures excellent rigidity and durability for off-roading. Speaking of off-roading, this is the first trim that comes standard with full-time 4WD, while the lower trim levels feature part-time 4WD.
On the inside, the 2023 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara will bring no surprises. Yes, it comes with a couple of upgrades regarding tech and convenience features, including an 8.4-inch touchscreen and an upgraded infotainment cluster. However, the overall layout is quite the same. This cabin is solidly built but also looks elegant and features some pretty nice materials.
Thanks to the pretty long wheelbase, both rows are very generous with passenger space. They accommodate adults with ease, while the driving position is good and ensures good visibility in all directions. The cargo area is also pretty generous with space. It offers around 31.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind its rear seats and 72.4 cubic feet of the total cargo volume.
Once again, we don’t expect to see bigger changes. The 2023 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara will continue with a pretty long list of standard equipment. It comes with all the features found in lower Sport S trim, such as power windows and door locks, leather-wrapped steering wheel etc. Also, you may count on side steps and bigger 18-inch wheels.
Finally, there is a long list of standard tech features that come with this trim. Some of the highlights are things like an 8.4-inch touch screen, navigation, a Wi-Fi hot spot, HD Radio, satellite radio, a nine-speaker stereo, automatic climate control, additional USB ports, and a 120-volt household-style power outlet.
2023 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara Engines
One of the things we like about this SUV is its wide powertrain range. There are four options on the offer, starting from the good-old 3.6-liter V6, which puts out around 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. For those who look for something more modern, there is a 2.0-liter turbo-four with 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque.
The 2023 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara will also come in a diesel version, equipped with a familiar 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel from VM Motori, which puts out around 260 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque. Finally, there is the PHEV version, known as the 4xe. This model features a 375-hp system, which also offers 21 miles of the all-electric range.
2023 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2023 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year, with a starting price of around 43.000 dollars. Key competitors will be similarly priced versions of Ford Bronco and Toyota 4Runner.