Jeep Sky One-Touch Vs Hard Top [Which Is Better]

The Jeep Wrangler comes with three different types of tops: a soft top, a hard top, sometimes referred to as the “freedom top,” and the new Sky One-Touch Power Top, which is available in the Unlimited Wrangler Rubicon and Sahara.

In this post, we compare the Jeep Wrangler Sky’s one-touch power to that of the Jeep Wrangler Hardtop. So, let’s scroll down.

Jeep Sky One-Touch Power Top

The Sky one-touch power top is made by the Haartz Corporation in Massachusetts. The Jeep Wrangler Sky One-Touch Power Top is a soft top that retracts with just a simple button push. The button is located on the upper part of the windshield on the driver’s side. To open or close, tap and hold the button, and it will retract the top from the windshield all the way to the cargo area. You can hold or stop wherever you want by just pushing and stopping the button.

Sky One-Touch Top – pros

The Sky one-touch power top can easily open and close with just a single button push. It will take 18 seconds to completely open or close. and you can operate at up to 60 MPG. This makes it more practical and gives it an edge over Jeep tops that limit speed.

Like a soft top, you can experience open-air travel with the Sky One touch top by just tapping a button. With this top, there is no “wubba-wubba” pressure vibration when you open and close it. The sky on touch is not quite as hard.

Sky One-Touch Top – Cons

The main disadvantage of this top is that it cannot be removed. and the Sky One Touch is only available in four-door Unlimited Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and Sahara models.

Sky One-Touch Top – Price

The sky one-touch power top costs $3,995, which is $1,800 more than the body color hard top.

Sky One-Touch Top – Problems

When using Sky One-Touch Power Top, you may encounter the problem of the power top obstacle being detected. You can see an error message on your screen that says, “Power Top Obstacles Detected.” You can fix this problem by doing a recalibration.

Another problem you may face with the Sky One-Touch top is leaking.

Jeep Hard Top

The Jeep hardtop, or Freedom top, is a ridge top. The Jeep Hard Top is safer, more durable, and more comfortable. The hard tops are available in one-piece, two-piece, and three-piece configurations.

The one-piece top consists of a single unit for the front and rear sections. The two-piece hard top consists of two parts: one for the front and one for the rear. The three-piece hard top is made up of three pieces: two for the front and one for the back section.

Hard Top – Pros

The Jeep Wrangler hard top is protecting drivers from extreme weather conditions like rain, snow, and the hot sun.

The hard top is durable compared to the Sky One-Touch top. It lasts for many years—in some cases, it lasts the life of the Jeep.

Another advantage of a hardtop is security. You can keep valuables inside your Jeep without fear of them being broken. 

Hard Top – Cons

One of the most noticeable drawbacks of hard tops is the difficulty of removing them. For top removal, you need some help. The removal of a hard top is easier than putting it back, and it takes longer.

Hard Top – Price

A Jeep hard top costs between $2000 and $4000, depending on the type of hard top and the Jeep’s make and model. 

Hard Top – Problems

With hard top som time you may face problem with top leaking.

FAQs – Jeep Sky One-Touch Vs Hard Top

Is the sky one-touch power top a hard top?

No, the Jeep Sky’s one-touch power top is a soft top. The Sky One-Touch retracts by just tapping and holding the button located on the driver’s side.

Can Jeep Sky One Touch go through car wash?

Yes, Jeep Sky One Touch go through car wash.

Is the Jeep Sky One-Touch Power Top removable?

For removing the Sky One-Touch Power Top, you should remove the whole top assembly. Here is the video of the removal of the Jeep Sky one-touch top assembly.

Final Words – Jeep Sky One-Touch Vs Hard Top

For some reason, the Sky One Touch is better than the hard top, and for other reasons, the hard top is better.

Jeep Sky’s one-touch top is very easy to open and close with just a single button push. And the hard top is difficult to remove, and you need some help to remove it.

The hard top is more secure and durable than the Sky One-Touch Power Top. Sky One Touch is more expensive than Hard Top.


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