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2021 Jeep Wrangler vs. 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon


2021 Jeep Wrangler vs 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
$28,295 (2-door) Starting Price $38,940 (2-door)
Command-Trac® Part-Time 4WD System 4×4 4:1 Rock-Trac® Heavy-Duty Part-Time 4WD System
Media Hub w/USB Input Infotainment Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™
Enhanced Off-Road Rock Rails
Premium Cloth Bucket Seating

Kansas City customers often ask us what the difference between the Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Rubicon is. In truth, that question can be a bit confusing, because the Jeep Wrangler comes in a wide range of trim levels and the Rubicon is just one. But, what many of our customers mean is, “what’s the difference between the entry-level Jeep Wrangler Sport vs. Jeep Wrangler Rubicon?” Let’s take a deep dive into these two fantastic Jeep models to figure out the answer to that question so you can purchase or lease the perfect Wrangler configuration for your needs. Contact us while reading if you have questions!

Jeep Rubicon vs. Wrangler Sport: Pricing

The Jeep Wrangler Sport is more affordable for drivers concerned most with value. It still offers iconic Wrangler styling cues like the signature Jeep 7-slot grille and your choice of several hardtops for fun-in-the-sun (or practicality during Independence storms). That said, it’s starting price comes in at around $10,000 less than the premium Rubicon trim.

You can buy a Wrangler Sport Two-Door for $28,295, while the more upscale Rubicon Two-Door will run you roughly $38,940 to start. If you prefer a slightly larger option, both the Wrangler Sport and Rubicon are available in the four-door configuration coming in at $31,795 and $42,195 respectively.

Jeep Rubicon vs. Wrangler Sport: Features

When comparing the Sport configuration of the Jeep Wrangler vs. Rubicon configuration, you’ll no doubt wonder why the latter costs so much more. The answer has everything to do with the unique features that the Rubicon provides! Here’s what you’ll get in each model when looking at the Jeep Wrangler Sport vs. Jeep Wrangler Rubicon:

2020 Jeep Wrangler Sport:

  • Uconnect® infotainment system with a 5-inch screen
  • Media hub with USB and auxiliary plug-ins
  • Audio jack for mobile devices
  • One front, one center console, and one rear 12-volt auxiliary power outlet
  • Integrated voice command with Bluetooth®
  • Rear 60/40 folding seats
  • Full-length floor console
  • Fuel tank and transfer case skid plates
  • Command-Trac Part-Time 4WD system

2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon:

  • Uconnect® 4 with a standard 7-inch touchscreen
  • Universal garage-door opener
  • Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • Three 12-volt auxiliary outlets
  • 115-volt outlet in the center console
  • Two extra USB charging ports
  • Premium cloth bucket seats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • 4:1 Rock-Trac HD Part-Time 4WD system
  • Dana front and rear heavy-duty axles
  • Enhanced off-road rock rails
  • Available Sky One-Touch Powertop

Jeep Rubicon vs. Wrangler Sport: Performance & Efficiency

Blue Springs drivers love the Jeep Wrangler for its capable 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine with ESS (that’s electronic start-stop technology). While you can turn this feature off, it helps increase fuel-efficiency, while also providing you access to 285 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. Luckily when you compare the Rubicon vs. Wrangler, both models boast this same engine, standard. Just how efficient will your Wrangler be? It depends on your options.

3.6L Pentastar® V6 Engine Wrangler Fuel Efficiency

  • 19 city mpg / 22 highway mpg — automatic with eTorque mild-hybrid assist (4-door only)
  • 18 city mpg / 22 highway mpg — automatic with ESS (4-door)
  • 18 city mpg / 23 highway mpg — automatic with ESS (2-door)
  • 17 city mpg / 23 highway mpg — manual with ESS (4-door)
  • 17 city mpg / 25 highway mpg — manual with ESS (2-door)

Whichever Wrangler engine best suits you, and whether or not you choose the Jeep Wrangler Sport or Rubicon model, you’ll be able to tow between 2,000- to 3,500-pounds.

Discover Your Adventure Vehicle With Lee’s Summit Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram

If you’re still curious to learn more about the other ways the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Sport vs. Rubicon differ, we can help! We have a wide range of new Wrangler model in-stock to suit every buyer or lessee, you included! When you’re ready to see the differences between the Wrangler trims, head to Lee’s Summit Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram in Lee’s Summit for yourself, when safe. Otherwise, feel free to browse pictures of our inventory online and apply for financing to be one step closer to driving home in the Wrangler of your dreams!

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