2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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The four-door 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited has overtaken the two-door as the bestselling body style, as it offers considerably more passenger- and cargo-carrying ability with nearly the same off-road capability. Compared to the two-door model, the four-door is 22 inches longer overall and rides on a similarly stretched wheelbase. The longer wheelbase makes for a more settled ride but compromises maneuverability. The current, JL-generation Wrangler was introduced for 2018 and is more refined and user-friendly than past models. The standard soft top is now much easier to use. Alternatively, the Freedom Top hardtop offers twin lift-off panels above the front seats. Either can be fully removed, as can the doors (although doing so also removes the side-view mirrors). The windshield also can be folded down for a real dune-buggy experience. Off-road ability remains the Wrangler’s chief calling card, and it does necessitate compromise elsewhere: cabin access, fuel economy, wind noise, and handling, to name a few. The Rubicon maximizes off-road capability, while the more affordable Sport and Sport S, and the deluxe Sahara shade more toward everyday usability.

Jeep has added a new “TrailCam” forward-facing camera and made the Off-Road Plus drive mode standard on Rubicon models. Two new special models are also being offered for 2021. The 80th Anniversary edition has “Granite Crystal” interior accents and wheel finish, a three-piece black hardtop and anniversary-themed exterior badges. The Islander returns sporting the Jeep Tiki hood decal and 32-inch tires; it’s available with an optional white hard top.

Trim levels include Sport, Sport S, Black and Tan, Sport Altitude, Willys, Sahara, Rubicon, and Sahara Altitude. Starting price for a base Sport is $33,290. The Sport S, at $36,490, opens up a lot more options including Jeep’s active-safety features. The Sport Altitude and the Black and Tan are both priced at $38,185. The Willys starts at $38,985 while the Rubicon is $43,290. The fancy Sahara is $40,140 while the Sahara Altitude is $43,435 (all including $1,495 destination). All Wranglers are four-wheel drive, but three different transfer cases are offered.

A 3.6-liter V6 (285 horsepower, 260 lb-ft) is standard, and can be paired with a six-speed stick or the automatic. Besides the diesel, the other optional engine is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder (270 hp, 295 lb-ft), with the automatic only. The 2.0L and the 3.6L are combined with an eTorque mild-hybrid system in the Sahara, but don’t expect a significant fuel-economy bump. EPA estimates for the 3.6L range from 17 to 19 mpg in the city and 22–23 mpg on the highway. The 2.0L does marginally better in the city at 21 mpg city but not so on the highway at 22 mpg. Those who crave efficiency (and torque) will have to opt for the 3.0-liter diesel with 260 horsepower and 422 lb-ft of torque married to an eight-speed automatic. It is rated at 22 mpg city, 29 mpg highway and 25 mpg combined, which is quite impressive for a Wrangler.

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The four-door 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited has overtaken the two-door as the bestselling body style, as it offers considerably more passenger- and cargo-carrying ability with nearly the same off-road capability. Compared to the two-door model, the four-door is 22 inches longer overall and rides on a similarly stretched wheelbase. The longer wheelbase makes for a more settled ride but compromises maneuverability. The current, JL-generation Wrangler was introduced for 2018 and is more refined and user-friendly than past models. The standard soft top is now much easier to use. Alternatively, the Freedom Top hardtop offers twin lift-off panels above the front seats. Either can be fully removed, as can the doors (although doing so also removes the side-view mirrors). The windshield also can be folded down for a real dune-buggy experience. Off-road ability remains the Wrangler’s chief calling card, and it does necessitate compromise elsewhere: cabin access, fuel economy, wind noise, and handling, to name a few. The Rubicon maximizes off-road capability, while the more affordable Sport and Sport S, and the deluxe Sahara shade more toward everyday usability.

Jeep has added a new “TrailCam” forward-facing camera and made the Off-Road Plus drive mode standard on Rubicon models. Two new special models are also being offered for 2021. The 80th Anniversary edition has “Granite Crystal” interior accents and wheel finish, a three-piece black hardtop and anniversary-themed exterior badges. The Islander returns sporting the Jeep Tiki hood decal and 32-inch tires; it’s available with an optional white hard top.

Trim levels include Sport, Sport S, Black and Tan, Sport Altitude, Willys, Sahara, Rubicon, and Sahara Altitude. Starting price for a base Sport is $33,290. The Sport S, at $36,490, opens up a lot more options including Jeep’s active-safety features. The Sport Altitude and the Black and Tan are both priced at $38,185. The Willys starts at $38,985 while the Rubicon is $43,290. The fancy Sahara is $40,140 while the Sahara Altitude is $43,435 (all including $1,495 destination). All Wranglers are four-wheel drive, but three different transfer cases are offered.

A 3.6-liter V6 (285 horsepower, 260 lb-ft) is standard, and can be paired with a six-speed stick or the automatic. Besides the diesel, the other optional engine is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder (270 hp, 295 lb-ft), with the automatic only. The 2.0L and the 3.6L are combined with an eTorque mild-hybrid system in the Sahara, but don’t expect a significant fuel-economy bump. EPA estimates for the 3.6L range from 17 to 19 mpg in the city and 22–23 mpg on the highway. The 2.0L does marginally better in the city at 21 mpg city but not so on the highway at 22 mpg. Those who crave efficiency (and torque) will have to opt for the 3.0-liter diesel with 260 horsepower and 422 lb-ft of torque married to an eight-speed automatic. It is rated at 22 mpg city, 29 mpg highway and 25 mpg combined, which is quite impressive for a Wrangler.

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$32,400 - $73,500 MSRP / Window Sticker Price

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$400 - $1,198 Nat'l avg. savings off MSRP
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Engine 3.6L V-6
MPG 17 City / 23 Hwy
Seating 5 Passengers
Transmission 6-spd man w/OD
Power 285 @ 6400 rpm
Drivetrain four-wheel
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