The iconic SUV continues for the next year in the same way and deliver mind-blowing off-road capabilities. Moreover, it also brings some pretty big novelties for the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, especially in terms of the new engine option. After a very long time, we will see eight cylinders under the hood of this model again. The new version is on the way and there is no doubt it will deliver an impressive combination of speed and capabilities. However, don’t expect that this version will be affordable at all.
Other than that, we will see a couple more subtle novelties, but most of the things are about to remain the same. The 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon price will be the highest in the range and that’s because of a full load of upgrades, not just in terms of mechanics, but in terms of aesthetics and exclusive interior features as well.
2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Gets V8 Engine
Without any doubt, the biggest novelty for the next year is the addition of the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392. Of course, we are talking about the legendary 392 Hemi engine, which features 6.4 liters in displacement and a max output of 470 horsepower. With such power, it’s no doubt that some sources suggest 0-60 time in just 4.5 seconds.
Other than that, the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon can come with any engine in the lineup. The offer starts with a well-known 3.6-liter V6, which puts out around 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. With such numbers, you may count on relatively decent performances and the optional turbo-four seems like a better choice. Although it has less power, it offers notably more torque, which certainly makes a difference at low-speed acceleration.
Speaking of the torque, the turbodiesel is an even better choice. With 260 horses and 440 pound-feet of torque, it seems like a perfect choice for anyone who wants to go into more serious off-roading. In our opinion, this is engine fits best the Rubicon model (we haven’t tested theV8 yet).
Although we still don’t know if it will be offered for on this trim level, there is no doubt that the new plug-in hybrid will also be a pretty interesting choice. This version will come later in 2021 and it will combine a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with two electric motors. The total output goes around 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque, which should ensure pretty solid performances. Allegedly, the 0-60 time will go around six seconds.
2021 Wrangler Rubicon Design
In terms of base design characteristics, the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon won’t change too much. It will continue with a familiar layout, based on the iconic design from the WW2. The current generation has been around for a couple of years and this particular version comes with a few interesting upgrades. Most of them are in terms of off-road capabilities. So, instead of large rims and lower-profile tires, it comes with 17-inch rims and massive 33-inch tires. Also, there are goodies like a heavy-duty Dana 44 front and rear axles with a shorter 4.10 gear ratio and 4:1 low-range gearing. Furthermore, you may count on things like electronic locking front and rear differentials, electronic disconnecting front stabilizer bar, rock rails etc.
Visually, one of the first things you will notice is the soft roof, as well as bigger fenders. Of course, there are several more styling details, including some exclusive color options.
When it comes to interior features, the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is nearly identical to Sahara trim level. You may count on things like dual-zone automatic climate control, premium cloth upholstery, a 7-inch touch screen, satellite radio, additional USB ports, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. Furthermore, there are several optional packages in the offer, which bring more comfort and convenience, more safety features etc.
2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon will arrive in the next couple of weeks. Bigger changes in price shouldn’t come, at least when it comes to standard models, which start around 43.000 dollars. On the other side, the new 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon V8 will probably go around 60.000 dollars. Of course, the key competitor will be the new Ford Bronco and its most capable versions. Also, don’t Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro, which also offers some pretty serious off-road performances.