Earlier this year, Jeep® introduced a new buzz model for its popular Wrangler Unlimited four-door (JLU): the High-Tide. The High-Tide offered an affordable way to get the Xtreme Recon Package, without having to go for the Willys trim.
While Jeep produced 5,000 examples of the High-Tide for the 2022 model year, the automaker has informed dealers it will bring back the buzz model for 2023.
Based on the popular Sport S trim, the 2023 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited High-Tide will come standard with the proven 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with eTorque mild-hybrid technology. The Pentastar with eTorque delivers 285 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque and adds low-end torque for impressive starting power for rock crawling or sand dune running. The Pentastar is mated to a quick-shifting and efficient 8-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission.
Each High-Tide model includes the following equipment…
- Xtreme Recon Package –
- LT315/70R17C (35-Inch) BFGoodrich KO2 All-Terrain Tires
- 17-Inch x 8-Inch Beadlock Capable Wheels
- Swing Gate Reinforcement by Mopar
- Tire Relocation Kit by Mopar
- Jack Spacer by Mopar
- Wheel Flares Extensions
- 4.56:1 Axle Ratio
- 1.5-inch Factory Suspension Lift with Uniquely Tuned Shocks
- Anti-Lock Four-Wheel-Disc Performance Brakes
- Body-Colored Hard-Top
- LED Headlamps & Fog Lights
- Rock Rails
- Sunrider Fliptop for Hard-Top
- Gorilla Glass Windshield
- Sand/Slush Floor Mats
- “High Tide” Hood Decals on High Tide Models
Jeep will build 4,500 units of the High-Tide for the 2023 model year, between January and May 2023 at its Toledo Assembly Complex in Ohio.
The package will save customers around $1,400 over having a similar equipped Willys model. The 2023 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited High-Tide (25D) will have a starting MSRP of $51,540 USD. That is $8,895 more expensive than the Sport S with the Pentastar eTorque engine.
For more information, you can contact your local Jeep dealer.