2021 marks the beginning of something new for the Jeep Wrangler model when it comes to powerplant variety. The model now offers buyers more than a standard 3.6-L V6 -- there's the vehicle's first 4xe plug-in hybrid powertrain, as well as an all-new 470-horsepower HEMI V8 option that's powering the all-new Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392.
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Engine TypeThe 2021 Jeep Wrangler comes in a total of 13 trims, 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 all-new Rubicon 392. A 285-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 Pentastar engine is the standard powerplant under the Wrangler's hood. It can be paired either with a six-speed manual transmission or an eight-speed automatic transmission. Additional engine options for the 2021 Jeep Wrangler includes a brand-new 4xe plug-in hybrid powerplant that's comprised of the 3.6-liter V6 with two additional electric motors working in tandem to propel the vehicle. On the oppostie end of that fuel efficient corner lies the all-new 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 that's powered by a hefty 6.4-liter HEMI V8.
4x4 Jeep SystemsWrangler vehicles are born ready to hit the ground running thanks to standard part-time four-wheel drive. The Command-Trac 4x4 system that’s standard on the entry-level 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 4x4 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 4x4 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 any other less-than-ideal driving conditions.
Exterior FeaturesAs recognizable as ever, the 2021 Jeep Wrangler continues to be 100% heritage design. The seven-slot grille, round headlights, and overall aggressive stance remain untouched for the model year. LED headlamps, LED turn signals, and LED taillamps are available on the high-tier trims. The model's niftiest feature continues to be 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! 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, while high-tier trims include more aggressive all-terrain tires, varied wheel sizes, a winch, and much more.
Interior FeaturesOn the interior, the 2021 Jeep Wrangler remains true to its heritage design in terms of looks, but this time it offers many more comfort features along higher-quality materials. Front-seat passengers can enjoy a center stack with functional features such as climate and volume control knobs, connectivity ports. There's even 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.
EntertainmentThe 2021 Jeep Wrangler features a standard 5-inch infotainment touchscreen display complete with the acclaimed 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 buyers an optional upgrade to a 7- or 8.4-inch touchscreen display with an upgraded Uconnect infotainment system complete with navigation, SiriusXM satellite radio, a Wi-Fi hotspot, Apple CarPlay, and Google Android Auto capabilities, and an available Alpine audio system that even comes with a subwoofer.
Safety Features and WarrantyAccordign to Jeep, the 2021 Wrangler has over 75 advanced safety features - 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 LaneSense 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.