The fourth-generation Wrangler 2-door and Wrangler 4-door (formerly Wrangler Unlimited) feature an exterior design that is reminiscent of the 1997-2006 Wrangler (TJ), with a "raked" front grille with seven vertical slots and round headlamps that integrate into the front grille. The designers have moved the traditional Jeep logo off the grille.
The JL is available in Sport, Sport S, Sahara, and Rubicon trim levels, with all being available in either two-door or four-door body styles, except for the Sahara, which is available on Wrangler 4-door only. The two-door Wrangler Sahara will be permanently discontinued after the Jeep Wrangler (JK) ends production.
All Wrangler 2-door and Wrangler 4-door models are exclusively four-wheel drive. Options available on all JL models include an anti-spin rear differential (includes upgrade to Dana 44 M220 axle). The JL is designed to be more comfortable on-road. The Wrangler two-door is 2.5 inches longer overall than before, while the Wrangler four-door has grown by 3.5 inches. The JL has a 41.4-degree approach angle on its base model and a 44-degree angle on its Rubicon edition.
The front windshield can now easily be folded down, or completely removed, and is made of aluminum, as are some of the body panels (some body panels are still made of steel), as well as the hard roof, to make it easier to remove. The doors are also made of aluminum, making them easier to take off.
A labeled and fitted storage area for roof, doors, and windshield screws is located in the rear cargo area, and a tool kit that stores in a fitted area in the upper portion of the center console, is provided with a manual that depicts how to remove each exterior component from the vehicle, as well as the specific tool from the kit that is required to do so.
The interior design was inspired by the 1954-1983 Jeep CJ-5 and 1987-1995 Wrangler (YJ) models. The power window controls remain in the center of the instrument panel, and the front woofers remain in the lower corners of the instrument panel. There is a new three-spoke, retro-inspired steering wheel, and a color instrument cluster display screen is available on upper-level trims. The majority of the interior switchgear in the JL is unique to the JL, except for some parts which are shared with other Chrysler products.