Following a plethora of special edition Wranglers for 2012 – The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, the Arctic Edition, Altitude Edition, and the barely mentioned Freedom Edition – Jeep is kicking off 2013 with yet another limited edition JK. The 2013 Jeep Wrangler Moab edition is based on the Sahara model, and shares features of many of the special editions we saw last year.
The first thing that jumps out at me about the 2013 Moab edition isn’t the winch bumper, the black Rubicon wheels, or the American Expeditions Hood; I’m most excited about a color match top option with black fenders! The color match top has grown on me over the last two years, but sometimes seems like a bit much – I found myself yearning for a bit of contrast, and finally, Jeep has answered that with the Moab Edition.
The Moab is a stepping stone between the Sahara and Rubicon models, and is more than just a sticker package. In addition to black fenders, and off-road bumpers; the Moab Edition comes standard with a rear limited slip differential, and the new 17 inch Rubicon wheels wrapped in Goodyear’s Silent Armor off-road tires with Kevlar.
The 2013 Moab Edition starts as a Jeep Wrangler Sahara and adds a nice list of off-road and aesthetic accessories. The American Expedition Vehicle’s JK hood, and bumpers, that we saw on the 2012 COD: MW3 edition are making a second appearance on this year’s first special edition. AEV has been a big part of the Jeep aftermarket for over a decade, and Chrysler has been taking advantage of that relationship more and more over the last two years. The biggest feature of the Moab is in the rear. In additoin to the standard limited slip rear differential; the 2013 Moab has an optional locking rear diff – the first non-Rubicon Wrangler to have such an option. The Moab also adds the Mopar black fuel filler door, rock sliders, and rear lamp guards.
Moving inside – Jeep is using the Moab to showcase the, new for 2013, Wrangler seats – offered here in black or saddle leather. I’m not too impressed with the design of the new seats, but will wait to see them in person to make final judgements. Much like the previous special editions, the Moab edition will have a custom dash cluster and grab handle logos.
The Moab will be available in two and four door models and will be offered in Crush, Dozer, Rock Lobster, Gecko, Black, and Bright White exterior colors.
What do you think about the 2013 Moab Edition Wrangler? Let me know in the comments!
the 2013 Rubicon of all Rubicons