2013 Jeep Wrangler | Moab Edition
We saw a slew of special edition Wranglers in 2012, and it looks like 2013 won’t be any different. The 2013 Jeep Wrangler JK will have a new model added to the arsenal: the Moab Edition. Although the Moab edition remains unlisted on Jeep’s website, it is scheduled to be available to dealers this month.
The Moab has several distinct features that set it apart from other editions. Each ’13 Wrangler Moab comes standard with a limited slip rear differential, 17″ Rubicon wheels painted gloss black, rock rails, a steel bumper manufactured by AEV, premium soft top, and edition-specific badging. From what we can tell the only paint options are white or black. Throw on some larger tires and some Flat Fender Flares, and you’ll have one tricked out ’13 Wrangler.
The 3.6L Pentastar V-6 will power the Moab, and will have an optional locker system in lieu of the limited slip. Perhaps the biggest difference between the Moab and the Rubicon is the transfercase. The Moab will not include the ultra-low 241OR RockTrac transfer case that the Rubicon uses. It’s a wonder why Jeep didn’t include this unit with a name like the Moab.
The supposed starting price for the Moab edition is $33,000, which is about $1,000 less than the Rubicon. So if you plan on doing some serious rock crawling then save your money for the Rubicon. Otherwise the Moab edition will serve your needs just fine!