For a long time, we were listening about the plug-in hybrid version of the 2021 Jeep Wrangler. However, this was not confirmed by the FCA, although test mules are wearing a camo where the plug is supposed to be. This should be the biggest update for the upcoming Wrangler. Jeep will wait for the premiere of the big rival, Ford Bronco, and then respond with the first update of the fourth-gen SUV. The company still has a lot to offer. The legendary 4×4 vehicle is offering some cool trim levels (Rubicon) and engine options (turbodiesel).
The first choice you will have to make is a two- or four-door model. The larger vehicle is also called 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. We believe the new Bronco will take on this SUV first. Still, the FCA is a step ahead of its big rival. The carmaker updated Wrangler, although the vehicle is using the classic look. Still, new packages, colors, and engines are the reasons why it is ranked so high on sales charts.
2021 Jeep Wrangler Diesel Specs, Petrol Engines
The EcoDiesel drivetrain was launched on the Ram 1500 pickup truck. However, we knew other mean machines within the family will start exploiting it very soon. Of course, Wrangler was one of the first models coming to our minds. A 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 is capable of producing 440 lb-ft of torque, 40 pound-feet less than the pickup. Both vehicles are bursting out 260 hp. The drivetrain will enhance the off-road capabilities of the SUV, which are already at the highest level.
Still, a diesel unit is an optional feature, while another V6 is the entry-level engine. Famous Pentastar is a reliable unit capable of delivering 285 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. The base configuration also includes a six-speed gearbox, and you can upgrade it with an eight-pace automatic, which is standard for all other powerplants. And the last one available, for now, is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-banger. It creates 270 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. Do we have to mention that 4WD is standard?
2021 Jeep Wrangler Hybrid rumors
One of the mysterious things about the 2021 Jeep Wrangler is the appearance of the hybrid engine. Well, the FCA is yet to deliver such engines for larger vehicles. On the other hand, the spy photos are showing Wrangler carrying camouflage above the front wheels. Could that mean the plug-in hybrid version is coming next season? Well, the carmaker is not announcing it yet. Here’s why…
2021 Jeep Wrangler vs Ford Bronco – Which One is Better?
The company is waiting for the official unveiling of the legendary Bronco. The latest reports say that Ford is going to make its SUV very capable for an off-road drive. That means the Bronco is taking on the most popular 4×4 vehicle in the USA – Jeep Wrangler.
Definitely, this is going to be a serious and a big battle. Bronco’s comeback is one of the hottest topics for years, and Ford already delayed its premiere. What’s more, the Blue Oval company is only unveiling pieces of information, also keeping test mules away from spy photographers. Well, soon it will be out, and fans of the 2021 Jeep Wrangler can expect an immediate reaction from its favorite vehicle.
Which 2021 Jeep Wrangler is the Best? (2-door, Unlimited, Rubicon)
There are plenty of options if you want to buy the new Wrangler. We already mentioned some of them. The first choice is probably a four- or two-door model. The first one is 190 inches long, while the shorter version comes with 166-inches body. You know all the pros and cons these 24 inches will cause.
A four-door Wrangler is called Unlimited, and there are several trim levels for both options. Base options are Sport, Sahara, and Rubicon. The last one will bring the most options. This is an off-road specialist with unique axles, differentials, suspension, and 4WD. If you are looking for a cheaper option, then the Sahara offers a lot of fun for less money.
The 2021 Jeep Wrangler colors are a wide palette of paintjobs. Of course, the offer of shades is depending on a trim level you pick. So, a lot of different combinations are available. The base, Sport edition, comes with four standard and two premium colors. The SUV is available in Black, Sting Grey, Firecracker Red, and Bright White. Pay $200 and you can choose between Granite Crystal Metallic and Billet Silver Metallic. Sahara and Rubicon expand the offer with four more options. By picking one of these models, Ocean Blue Metallic, Bikini, Punk’n Metallic, and Hellayella are all part of the palette.
The company will wait for Ford Bronco to appear before it launches the 2021 Jeep Wrangler. We believe the arrival of the PHEV system depends on its rival. Jeep is not ready yet for such a move, but the threat will make engineers work harder and faster to remain at the #1 spot in the segment. Well, the FCA is also working on some other projects and you can follow all the news from this company HERE.