2021 Jeep Wrangler
The 2021 Jeep Wrangler makes big changes when it comes to adding powertrains. The 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 remains the standard, but Jeep now offers its first plug-in hybrid 4xe powertrain and a brand-new 470-horsepower HEMI V8 in the new Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392.
Avail. Engine Type
The 2021 Jeep Wrangler offers more than 13 trims for the model year, including the entry-level Sport, Sport S, Sahara, Rubicon, Willys, Willys Sport, Islander, High Altitude, 80th Anniversary Edition, Freedom, Sport Altitude, Sahara Altitude, 4xe, and Rubicon 392. A 285-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 Pentastar engine is the standard under the hood and can be paired either with a six-speed manual transmission or an eight-speed automatic transmission. Other power plant options include an available 3.0-liter diesel V6, the all-new plug-in hybrid system, and the hefty 6.4-liter V8.
4×4 Systems & Performance
Wrangler vehicles are inherently off-road ready with standard part-time four-wheel drive. The Command-Trac 4×4 system that’s standard on the entry-level tier trims offers buyers a 2.72:1 crawl ratio and can conquer even the roughest terrain out there. Other performance-oriented trims, like the Rubicon and Rubicon 392 for example, come standard with the Rock-Trac 4×4 system and brings skid plates, front and rear tow hooks, Tru-Lok differentials, a 4LO crawling ratio of 4:1. Selec-Trac is also available and allows the Wrangler to automatically switch to 4×4 prowess when the driving conditions require it. The Driver is responsible for using a knob that determines the exact amount of traction depending whether the Wrangler is traversing snow, mud, rocks, sand, and other challenging driving conditions.
The heritage and recognizable style of the Jeep Wrangler remains intact. LED headlamps, LED turn signals, and LED taillamps are available on the high-tier trims, but the most innovative feature introduced by Jeep is the Sky One-Touch powertop that’s able to retract the full length of the roof with the simple push of a button – just like a convertible! However, unlike convertibles, this power soft top is able to function even while the SUV is in motion at 60 mph. The premium Sunrider soft top does away with the traditional window and back windshield zippers and replaces the joints with a sliding track mechanism for easy removal and retrieval. The hardtop option is still available and comes in three pieces including the removable freedom panels. Unlike the last-generation Wrangler, this hardtop offers new and improved latches that make hardtop removal faster than before.
On the inside, the 2021 Jeep Wrangler remains true to its heritage design in terms of looks, but this time it offers much more comfort and high-quality materials. Front-seat passengers can enjoy a center stack with functional features such as climate and volume control knobs, connectivity ports, and an Engine Stop-Start (ESS) button easily within their reach. Cloth upholstery is standard in the cabin, but leather-contoured seats are offered on the higher-tier trims, with the 80th Anniversary Edition and the Rubicon 392 taking the luxurious lead. Heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and automatic climate control make up the comfort features available as upgrades. There’s a 7-inch touchscreen display that lets drivers configure information in more than 100 ways, while the controls for audio, voice, and cruise control are mounted on the steering wheel for optimal convenience.
The 2021 Jeep Wrangler comes standard with a 5-inch touchscreen display complete with the highly-lauded Uconnect infotainment system, an eight-speaker audio system, USB and auxiliary ports, a 115-volt power outlet, and Bluetooth voice connectivity. Higher-tier trims offer an optional 7- or 8.4-inch touchscreen display with an upgraded Uconnect infotainment system with navigation, SiriusXM satellite radio, a Wi-Fi hotspot, Apple CarPlay, and Google Android Auto capabilities, and an available Alpine audio system complete with a subwoofer.
Safety Features and Warranty
The Wrangler has over 75 advanced safety features according to Jeep – those include standard multistage advanced airbags, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross path detection, traction and stability control systems, and a Parkview rear backup camera with dynamic gridlines. Highly-coveted advanced safety features include Lane Sense Departure Warning with Emergency Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind-spot Monitoring with Rear-Cross Traffic Alert and more.
All Jeep vehicles are covered by a basic 3-year/36,000 mile warranty, a 5-year/60,000 mile powertrain warranty, roadside assistance for 5 years or 100,000 miles, and rust-through coverage for 5 years or 100,000 miles.