2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

MSRP range: $39,300 - $42,800
4.5 out of 5 stars(31)
MSRP $49,250
Edmunds suggests you pay $49,040

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2021 Jeep Wrangler Review

  • Unrelentingly capable off-road
  • Extensive customization options
  • Available diesel engine
  • Removable top and doors
  • Steering is slow and feels loose, especially on the Rubicon trim
  • Lots of wind and tire noise at highway speeds
  • Less cargo space than some conventional SUVs
  • Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid version
  • Rubicon 392 with a 470-horsepower V8
  • Islander and 80th Anniversary special editions
  • Xtreme Recon package with 35-inch tires and suspension lift
  • Part of the fourth Wrangler generation introduced for 2018

The Wrangler is the original go-anywhere, do-anything vehicle that still has the spirit of the original military Jeep of World War II. In an era when SUVs have become the de facto family vehicle, the Wrangler is a throwback to rougher and more rugged off-road vehicles. It's not as comfortable as rival SUVs such as the Toyota 4Runner or Land Rover Defender, but in return it provides excellent off-road capability, two-door and four-door configurations, and a removable top.

For 2021, there's also something unexpected: a Wrangler plug-in hybrid. Called the Wrangler 4xe, it has a turbocharged four-cylinder engine plus hybrid components that provide 375 horsepower plus about 22 miles of all-electric range. If that all sounds a little too much like witchcraft, don't worry. The Wrangler 4xe retains the Wrangler's eight-speed automatic transmission and is even available in the Rubicon trim.

At the opposite end of the fuel efficiency spectrum, Jeep has also introduced the Wrangler Rubicon 392. Packing a 470-hp 6.4-liter (392-cubic-inch) V8 engine, the 392 Rubicon retains all of the Rubicon's impressive low-speed off-road ability but adds a new dimension of muscle-car-like speed and sound to the Wrangler.

The Wrangler's competition is heating up. Besides its long-running rival the Toyota 4Runner, the Wrangler now has to contend with the all-new Ford Bronco, a rough-and-tumble SUV that also offers a removable top and doors for those who enjoy open-air driving. There's also the Land Rover Defender, which takes a more upscale approach to the off-road SUV formula. Which one should you get? Check out the categories of our Wrangler Expert Rating below to help you decide.

What's it like to live with?

When the redesigned Wrangler was revealed in 2018, we knew we had to have one for our long-term test fleet. We ended up buying a top-of-the-line Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited. We tested it for two years and 50,000 miles. Check out what it's like to live with the Wrangler by reading our long-term Wrangler road test.

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The Wrangler oozes personality. It's fun to drive in a visceral way and is unbeatable off-road. On the downside, the steering, handling and ride quality suffer from this SUV's off-road focus. Overall, though, the Wrangler has just enough of a modern vibe to make it feel nicely up-to-date.
There's no doubt the Wrangler is a beast when it comes to off-road prowess. That's especially the case with the Rubicon trim and its 33-inch tires and lockable differentials. But everyday steering and handling suffer because of the traditional body-on-frame construction, solid-axle suspension and old-school steering. The brake pedal travel is long, which is great for modulation off-road but not ideal for everyday driving.

The 3.6-liter V6 is stout and makes plenty of power — our four-door Sahara test Wrangler scooted to 60 mph in a respectable 7.6 seconds. The eight-speed automatic transmission shifts smoothly and always seems to be in the right gear.
The Wrangler doesn't place a great importance on passenger comfort, but there are a few highlights here. The front seats are well shaped and remain livable on long trips. The rear bench is flatter and firmer, but it reclines a bit. We like the effective climate system, which also features rear air vents.

But the body-on-frame construction that gives the Wrangler its ready-for-anything personality also contributes to a brittle ride on anything but the smoothest road surfaces. The boxy design and large tires create a heap of wind and road noise, though it offers a quieter cabin than previous Wranglers. The hardtop is significantly quieter than the soft top.
Though there are many controls (especially in the Rubicon and its numerous adjustments for off-road driving), the layout is refreshingly intuitive. The slender pillars and square windows greatly reduce blind spots. The driving position is fairly upright, but there's a useful range of adjustment from the seat and steering wheel. The soft top's new design makes it easier to remove than the previous Wrangler's.

Because of the Wrangler's high stance, most people will need to use the grab handles to help get inside. We're also unimpressed by the amount of interior room — the Wrangler has less shoulder and legroom than rivals.
The Jeep Wrangler is surprisingly modern when it comes to infotainment and smartphone integration. The optional 8.4-inch Uconnect system offers sharp graphics, quick responses, and one of the best infotainment interfaces in the industry. Plenty of charging ports (USB and USB-C) are available. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard with the Wrangler's 7- and 8.4-inch touchscreens.

The Wrangler falters when it comes to advanced driving systems. You can get some features, such as blind-spot monitoring, but you won't find high-tech aids such as automatic emergency braking or lane keeping assist.
The Jeep's narrow body is an off-road strength, but it does limit ultimate cargo capacity. There's a decent amount of cargo space, but competitors offer a bit more. Even so, the rear seats fold neatly into the floor if you want to carry extra stuff. And there are even six rugged tie-down points and an underfloor compartment. Up front, there aren't many places to store small items, and the door pockets are nothing more than shallow nets.

Car seats are easy to fit in the Unlimited so long as they're not too bulky — you might have to move the front seat forward to fit a rear-facing seat. The Wrangler can tow up to 3,500 pounds and can be flat-towed behind a motorhome.
At 20 mpg combined, the Wrangler Unlimited with 4WD and the V6 is 2 mpg better than the Toyota 4Runner, its closest SUV competitor. However, we've struggled to meet these estimates in traffic-clogged Los Angeles; our average fuel economy over 30,000 miles in a long-term Rubicon was 17.6 mpg. The optional 2.0-liter turbo is rated at 22 combined (22 city/24 highway), which nearly matches mainstream crossovers such as the Ford Edge and Toyota Highlander.
The Wrangler looks like Jeep put real effort into the interior. Much of the switchgear looks distinct and is satisfying to use. The dash and seat materials are attractive and have a good tactile feel. The Wrangler's price tag is a little high, but the improved materials and design feel worth the cost. Jeep's warranty coverage is average.
Few vehicles are as distinctive as the Jeep Wrangler. This is one of the few no-compromise off-road vehicles left. And it happens to be an iconic convertible! Forget about steering and handling because, after all, these things are forgettable. You can go anywhere with one of these.

Which Wrangler does Edmunds recommend?

Recommending anything specific is tricky given the Wrangler's wide range of configurations, features and engines. The Sport S trim is a good place to start your Wrangler search, though the Rubicon is pretty much a requirement if you're going to be doing a lot of hard-core off-roading. As for engines, the V6 and four-cylinder are fine, but certainly consider the diesel six-cylinder or new 4xe plug-in hybrid if you've got the budget.

Jeep Wrangler models

The 2021 Jeep Wrangler SUV is available as a two-door or four-door (Unlimited). Both have a removable roof (either a soft top or hardtop) and doors as well as a folding windshield. The two-door is available in three trim levels — Sport, Sport S and Rubicon — while the four-door Wrangler is also available in the more street-tuned Sahara trim. Jeep offers a huge range of additional features and configurations, and it can be confusing to figure out what you're getting. Here's our breakdown:

Most Wranglers have part-time four-wheel drive (it works as rear-wheel drive or 4WD) with low-range gearing. A full-time 4WD system is also available.

Then there are five (yes, five!) engines to choose from. They include:

  • 3.6-liter V6 (285 horsepower, 260 lb-ft). Comes with a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission. Also available with Jeep's eTorque mild hybrid system for improved fuel economy
  • Turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder (270 hp, 295 lb-ft); automatic transmission only
  • Turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel V6 (260 hp, 442 lb-ft); automatic and four-door only
  • 6.4-liter V8 called the 392 (470 hp, 470 lb-ft); automatic, four-door Rubicon only
  • Plug-in hybrid powertrain called the 4xe (375 hp, 470 lb-ft); automatic and four-door Rubicon and Sahara only

The Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid powertrain combines the four-cylinder engine and eight-speed automatic with two integrated electric motor-generators. A hybrid battery pack that you can recharge at home or at a public charging station is mounted underneath the rear seats. The EPA estimates that with a fully charged battery you should be able to drive about 21 miles on all-electric power. After you've depleted the battery, the powertrain switches to normal gasoline-powered hybrid operation.

Got all that? OK, here's a rundown of the Wrangler's trim levels:

Sport
The base Sport trim is relatively bare-bones, though it does include a number of standard features such as:

  • 17-inch steel wheels
  • Skid plates
  • Tow hooks
  • Foglights
  • Crank windows
  • Manual door locks
  • 5-inch touchscreen display

Sport S
Think of this as the base Sport model with a few extra creature comforts, including:

  • Alloy wheels
  • Air conditioning
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Power windows and door locks
  • Tinted windows

There are also a bunch of available subtrim packages for the Sport and Sport S such as Willys, Altitude, 80th Edition, Freedom and Islander. These bundle distinctive cosmetic changes such as different wheels and trim but can also include extra features that would otherwise be optional on the Sport and Sport S.

Sahara
This midtier trim is only available on the four-door model. Features include:

  • 18-inch wheels
  • Full-time 4WD
  • Body-colored grille and fender flares
  • Automatic climate control
  • 7-inch touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration

Jeep offers the Altitude and High Altitude upgrade packages for the Sahara. Similar to the Sport's subtrims, these bundle cosmetic upgrades along with some extra features.

Rubicon
Named for the 22-mile off-road trail in Northern California, the Rubicon is focused on being the most capable production off-roader available from Jeep. Features include:

  • 17-inch wheels with all-terrain tires
  • Heavy-duty Dana 44 front and rear axles with shorter 4.10 gear ratio
  • 4:1 low-range gearing (provides extra traction when off-roading)
  • Electronic locking front and rear differentials (provides extra traction when off-roading)
  • Electronic disconnecting front stabilizer bar (enhances wheel articulation when off-roading)
  • Rock rails (protects underbody when off-roading)

Note that the Rubicon 392 is more thoroughly equipped than a regular Rubicon. It has the V8 plus unique Fox shock absorbers, a 2-inch lift, special exterior styling and most of the optional features listed below. It doesn't have the shorter axle ratio and 4:1 low-range gearing of a regular Rubicon, but the V8's extra torque easily compensates.

Many optional features are also available as part of the subtrim packages or other bundled packages. With the understanding that not everything is available for every configuration, here are the highlights to look out for:

  • LED headlights
  • Forward-facing camera (to help better spot terrain when off-roading)
  • Trailer towing package
  • Upgraded infotainment system with 8.4-inch touchscreen display
  • Alpine audio system
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Sky One-Touch Power Top (combines hardtop sides with a retractable fabric roof-length cover)
  • Xtreme Recon package (35-inch tires on bead-lock capable wheels; 4.56:1 axle gearing; 1.5-inch suspension lift)
  • Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert (warns you if a vehicle is in your blind spot during a lane change or while in reverse)
  • Adaptive cruise control (adjusts speed to maintain a constant distance between the vehicle and the car in front)
  • Forward collision mitigation (warns you of an impending collision and applies the brakes in certain scenarios)

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2021 Jeep Wrangler.

Average user rating: 4.5 stars
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5 star reviews: 87%
4 star reviews: 0%
3 star reviews: 3%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 10%

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    Features & Specs

    Base MSRP
    $39,300
    MPG & Fuel
    17 City / 25 Hwy / 20 Combined
    Fuel Tank Capacity: 17.5 gal. capacity
    Seating
    4 seats
    Drivetrain
    Type: four wheel drive
    Transmission: 6-speed manual
    Engine
    V6 cylinder
    Horsepower: 285 hp @ 6400 rpm
    Torque: 260 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
    Basic Warranty
    3 yr./ 36000 mi.
    Dimensions
    Length: 166.8 in. / Height: 73.6 in.
    Overall Width with Mirrors: N/A
    Overall Width without Mirrors: 73.8 in.
    Curb Weight: 4160 lbs.
    Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 12.9 cu.ft.

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    Safety

    Our experts’ favorite Wrangler safety features:

    ParkView Rear Back Up Camera
    Displays on the center console what is behind you. Rearview cameras aren't new, but they are a welcome addition in the Wrangler.
    Blind-Spot and Cross-Path Detection
    Warns the driver of other cars in the blind spots and approaching cars from out of the driver's view while in reverse.
    ParkSense Rear Park Assist System
    Gives audio alerts when approaching objects from the rear, helping to minimize low-speed bumps in parking scenarios.


    Jeep Wrangler vs. the competition

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    2020 Toyota 4Runner

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    Jeep Wrangler vs. Toyota 4Runner

    Like the Wrangler, the Toyota 4Runner is available in a variety of trims that range from a focus on on-road comfort to off-road prowess. The top-level TRD Pro is nearly as capable as the Wrangler Rubicon for roughly the same cost. The 4Runner has more cargo and passenger space than the Wrangler, but it doesn't offer any optional powertrains like the Wrangler.

    Compare Jeep Wrangler & Toyota 4Runner features 

    Jeep Wrangler vs. Land Rover Defender

    The new Defender replaces a model that was several decades old and can trace its roots back nearly as far as the Wranglers. It's significantly more expensive than a base Wrangler, but it offers a solid level of off-road capability out of the gate. Expect a higher level of interior refinement from the Defender.

    Compare Jeep Wrangler & Land Rover Defender features 

    Jeep Wrangler vs. Jeep Gladiator

    Simply put, the Gladiator is a Wrangler with a bed instead of an enclosed cargo area. It's much longer, which means it's not quite as nimble as the Wrangler off-road. Also, it's currently only available with the 3.6-liter V6. That said, it will do just about anything a Wrangler will do, so if you want an off-roader with the added utility of a truck, it's hard to go wrong with the Gladiator.

    Compare Jeep Wrangler & Jeep Gladiator features 

    2021 Jeep Wrangler First Impressions

    What is the Wrangler?

    The Wrangler is the original go-anywhere, do-anything vehicle that still has the spirit of the original military Jeep of World War II. In an era when SUVs have become the de-facto family vehicle, the Wrangler is a throwback to rougher and more rugged off-road vehicles. It's not as comfortable as rival SUVs such as the Toyota 4Runner or Land Rover Discovery, but in return it provides excellent off-road capability, two-door or four-door configurations, and a unique removable top.

    The big news so far for the 2021 Jeep Wrangler is the prospect of a new plug-in hybrid model. At the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show, Jeep showcased its new 4xe (that's "four-by-e") lineup that also included the Renegade and the Compass. These partial electric vehicles are likely offshoots of the plug-in hybrids the company showed at the Geneva auto show in 2019.

    The Renegade shown at Geneva was estimated to return 31 miles of electric-only range, using the European WLTP standard that tends to be a little more optimistic than U.S. standards. If the Wrangler 4xe uses the same battery pack, we'd expect fewer miles.

    It's unclear how this system might work in the Wrangler. In the Renegade and the Compass, the electric motor will drive the rear wheels while the gasoline engine will power the front wheels. Since the Wrangler is a four-wheel-drive vehicle at its core, it might have a different system. Then again, the 2020 Wrangler already uses a mild hybrid eTorque system.

    EdmundsEdmunds says

    If the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe is fully realized, it could be the best way to explore every corner of the planet while minimizing your impact upon it. We expect Jeep to release more information about the 4xe and the rest of the 2021 Wrangler lineup soon, so check back for the latest updates.


    FAQ

    Is the Jeep Wrangler a good car?

    The Edmunds experts tested the 2021 Wrangler both on the road and at the track, giving it a 7.8 out of 10. You probably care about Jeep Wrangler fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Wrangler gets an EPA-estimated 19 mpg to 20 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that carrying capacity for the Wrangler ranges from 12.9 to 31.7 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Jeep Wrangler. Learn more

    What's new in the 2021 Jeep Wrangler?

    According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 Jeep Wrangler:

    • Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid version
    • Rubicon 392 with a 470-horsepower V8
    • Islander and 80th Anniversary special editions
    • Xtreme Recon package with 35-inch tires and suspension lift
    • Part of the fourth Wrangler generation introduced for 2018
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    Is the Jeep Wrangler reliable?

    To determine whether the Jeep Wrangler is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Wrangler. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Wrangler's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

    Is the 2021 Jeep Wrangler a good car?

    There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 Jeep Wrangler is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2021 Wrangler and gave it a 7.8 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 Wrangler is a good car for you. Learn more

    How much should I pay for a 2021 Jeep Wrangler?

    The least-expensive 2021 Jeep Wrangler is the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 2dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $39,300.

    Other versions include:

    • Unlimited Rubicon 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M) which starts at $42,800
    • Rubicon 2dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M) which starts at $39,300
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    What are the different models of Jeep Wrangler?

    If you're interested in the Jeep Wrangler, the next question is, which Wrangler model is right for you? Wrangler variants include Unlimited Rubicon 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M), and Rubicon 2dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M). For a full list of Wrangler models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

    More about the 2021 Jeep Wrangler

    2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Overview

    The 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is offered in the following styles: Unlimited Rubicon 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M), and Rubicon 2dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M). The 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon comes with four wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed manual. The 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

    What do people think of the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon?

    Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2021 Wrangler Rubicon 4.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2021 Wrangler Rubicon.

    Edmunds Expert Reviews

    Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2021 Wrangler Rubicon featuring deep dives into trim levels including Unlimited Rubicon, Rubicon, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

    Read our full review of the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon here.

    Our Review Process

    This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

    We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

    What's a good price for a New 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon?

    2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Rubicon 2dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M)

    The 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Rubicon 2dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $49,250. The average price paid for a new 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Rubicon 2dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M) is trending $210 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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    The average savings for the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Rubicon 2dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M) is 0.4% below the MSRP.

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    2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited Rubicon 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M)

    The 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited Rubicon 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $56,840. The average price paid for a new 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited Rubicon 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M) is trending $365 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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    The average savings for the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited Rubicon 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M) is 0.6% below the MSRP.

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    We are showing 32 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited Rubicon 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

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    Which 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicons are available in my area?

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    What is the MPG of a 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon?

    2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited Rubicon 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M), 6-speed manual, regular unleaded
    19 compined MPG,
    17 city MPG/23 highway MPG

    2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Rubicon 2dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M), 6-speed manual, regular unleaded
    20 compined MPG,
    17 city MPG/25 highway MPG

    EPA Est. MPG19
    Transmission6-speed manual
    Drive Trainfour wheel drive
    Displacement3.6 L
    Passenger VolumeN/A
    Wheelbase118.4 in.
    Length188.4 in.
    WidthN/A
    Height73.6 in.
    Curb Weight4449 lbs.

    Should I lease or buy a 2021 Jeep Wrangler?

    Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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