I always wanted a Jeep Wrangler (feels like since middle or high school), but never had the opportunity to purchase one until recently.

To be honest, I knew nothing about the Jeep Wrangler itself when it came to the varieties, trims, models, etc. After some research, a few YouTube videos later and some visits to Wrangler forums, I understood where we were a bit better.

But still, when I first went to a dealer to test drive a Wrangler, I did not know that I was shopping for a Wrangler at a crucial time in its history — shopping between the JK and JL generations.

Just as I was in the market for the Wrangler, the JK (2007-2018 generation) was winding down, and the JL was about to be revealed in Los Angeles! Little did I know all of this stuff.

As soon as I learned about this, I became obsessed about learning about the JK and the JL, and automatically I felt myself obsessed with the JL. I was all in on the JL…until I wasn’t.

For many reasons, I ended up purchasing a JK.

Are you in the market to purchase a Jeep Wrangler? Thinking about whether to consider the 2017/2018 JK or wait/go for the 2018 JL? I was in this rut for a month or two, and eventually decided on one.

In this video I go through the thinking behind my purchase and list the many things to consider when choosing a JK or JL — reasons I decided to purchase a 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK over a JL. Luckily, we have a choice. I hope you can make yours!

If you’d like any help or have questions about the process I went through, feel free to ask in the comments!

Why I bought a Jeep Wrangler JK over a JL

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