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2021 Jeep Wrangler

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2021 Sport 2dr 4x4
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Price:   -  From $29,370
2021 Rubicon 2dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $39,820
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2.6 (Fair)

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Overview

What's New

The 2021 Jeep Wrangler two-door is now available with a permanently engaged four-wheel-drive system. The midrange Sport S trim comes with more standard tech features, including a 7-inch touchscreen and Apple Car Play and Android Auto compatibility. Two new variants of the Sport S are also available: 80th Anniversary and Islander.

The line-topping Rubicon model gets Jeep's Off-Road Plus driving mode as standard, plus an available trail camera. All trims gain two USB charging ports

Choosing Your Jeep Wrangler

The Wrangler is available in three main trim levels: Sport, Sport S, and Rubicon. There are several sub-trims as well – the Willys Sport, Willys, Islander, Freedom, and 80th Anniversary. Pricing starts at $29,810 including destination for the base Sport model and climbs to $40,210 for the Rubicon.

The four-door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is covered separately on our website.

Engine Choices

A 3.6-liter V6 serves as the standard engine for all Wrangler trims, while a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder is optional.

Engine TypeHorsepowerTorqueFuel Economy (Combined)
3.6L V6285 hp260 lb-ft21 mpg
2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder270 hp295 lb-ft23 mpg

The V6 comes with a six-speed manual transmission as standard, while an eight-speed automatic is optional for $1,500. When paired with the automatic gearbox, the V6 gains a mild hybrid engine assist feature called eTorque.

The turbo-four is technically a no-cost option, but it requires the automatic transmission, which adds $1,500 to the price.

Part-time four-wheel drive with low range is standard on the Wrangler. A full-time 4WD system is newly available on the Sport S and Rubicon for $695.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The Wrangler seats four adults, although leg room is limited in back. There's 12.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seat, and 31.7 cubic feet with it folded. These figures are modest by today's standards, but at least the roof can be removed to accommodate tall items like skis.

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Safety Features

Buyers have to progress to the Sport S or Rubicon to get active safety technology, and even there it's optional. The $995 Safety Group provides blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, rear parking sensors, and LED taillights. The Advanced Safety Group ($795) adds adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking.

Connectivity

The Sport's infotainment system includes a 5-inch touchscreen, eight audio speakers, and two USB ports. SiriusXM satellite radio can be added for $295, which includes a six-month trial subscription.

Upgrading to the Sport S brings a 7-inch touchscreen, standard satellite radio, and Apple CarPlay and Android Autio compatibility. Jeep still lists this bundle as the $695 Technology Group, but it's included on every Sport S this year.

A nine-speaker Alpine sound system is optional at $1,295 on the top two trims. The Premium Audio Group ($1,995 on the Sport S, $1,895 on the Rubicon) includes the Alpine system, navigation, an 8.4-inch touchscreen, HD radio, and wi-fi capability.

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Sport - From $29,810

The Sport comes with manual windows and locks, push button start, a removable soft top, and black 17-inch steel wheels. Air conditioning costs $1,295. Surprisingly, leather seats are available for $1,750.

The Trailer-Tow and Heavy-Duty Electrical Group ($795) adds a trailer hitch, a wiring harness, auxiliary switches, and a heavy-duty battery and alternator. Individual options include a removable three-piece black hard top ($1,395), rear privacy glass ($495), and a limited-slip rear differential ($595).

The Sport has one sub-trim, the Willys Sport, which costs an additional $1,680. It gets the limited-slip differential as standard, 32-inch mud-terrain tires, 17-inch low-gloss black aluminum wheels, rock rails, and heavy-duty brakes and shocks. Appearance features included a black grille, gloss black bumper accents, and Willys graphics.

Sport S - From $33,705

The Sport S comes standard with air conditioning and power windows and locks. Outside are heated side mirrors and silver aluminum wheels.

The Cold Weather Group ($995) adds heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and remote start. Remote start isn't available with the manual transmission, so the package drops to $695. LED headlights and fog lights are available together for $945.

The Sport S is also offered in four distinct sub-trims: Islander, Willys, Freedom, and 80th Anniversary. The Islander brings a beach theme complete with Tiki Bob logos and decals. The Willys includes much of the same equipment as the Willys Sport. The Freedom equips a military design theme, while the 80th Anniversary Wrangler distinguishes itself with body-color fender flares, light tungsten interior accents, and 18-inch crystal granite wheels with matching granite exterior trim.

Rubicon - From $40,210

The Rubicon ups the Wrangler's off-roading ability with higher-clearance fender flares and rock rails, 33-inch all-terrain tires, an electronic locking differential with sway bar disconnect, heavy-duty lockable axels, and an Off Road Plus driving mode.

Exclusive options include an off-road camera ($595), steel front and rear bumpers ($1,645), and an enhanced LED Lighting Group ($1,295).

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CarsDirect Tip

The two-door 2021 Jeep Wrangler Sport might make a fine recreational vehicle, but it's too basic for everyday driving. The Sport S is better suited to mixed use, and its 80th Anniversary offshoot is particularly well equipped and attractive. The Rubicon is for true off-road enthusiasts who want all the capability they can get.

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Expert Review

Pros
  • Iconic design
  • Excellent engines
  • Incredible off-road capability
Cons
  • Pricey
  • Cramped back seat
  • Not comfortable on-road
Expert Rating
2.6 (Fair)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Go anywhere, do anything. The Jeep Wrangler has always been the go-to option for consumers looking to go off-roading. Until the Ford Bronco officially goes on sale in the spring of 2021, that’s going to be the case.

Retaining the same DNA for decades, the 2021 Jeep Wrangler is all about getting dirty. Consumers that don’t expect to go off the tarmac at least once a month should look elsewhere.

Thanks to a standard four-wheel-drive system, a 2.72:1 low range gear, solid axles, a ladder frame, beefy tires, and skid plates, the Wrangler tackles terrain that would beach other utility vehicles.

The two-door body’s overall length of just 166.8 inches and width of 73.8 inches makes it nimble and easy to drive over rough terrain.

If you go off-roading regularly or really want something for difficult rock crawling terrain, the Rubicon trim is the way to go. Over lower trims, it adds a full-time heavy-duty four-wheel-drive system, a 4:1 low transfer case, 33-inch all-terrain tires, an electronic locking differential, an electronic front sway bar disconnect, heavy-duty axles, and rock rails. Together, these make the Wrangler nearly unstoppable.

Iconic design. The overall shape and design of the Wrangler hasn’t changed since it first came out roughly 70 years ago. While its boxy design may seem old-school, it’s all in the name of off-roading. The chunky fender flares, sturdy bumpers, and upright front windshield give the Wrangler a design that can’t be missed.

Beyond it’s iconic look, the boxy design is what makes the SUV so capable. With the rugged Rubicon trim, it boasts 10.8 inches of ground clearance, an approach angle of 44 degrees, a breakover angle of 27.8 degrees, and a departure angle of 37 degrees.

These figures are better than the four-door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, giving it the edge when it comes to off-roading. Additionally, we think the two-door Wrangler simply looks better.

The Wrangler also gives consumers the ability to do something no others – at least for the time being – can, which is to remove the doors, roof, and windshield. This offers an unparalleled amount of enjoyment when cruising in the summer or when off-roading.


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Three stout powertrains. We wouldn’t call the Jeep Wrangler peppy because it certainly isn’t, but it’s plenty capable and does its main task, tackling rough terrain, well.

The majority of Wranglers are fitted with the standard 3.6-liter V6 that produces 285 horsepower. The issue with the standard engine is its 260 pound-feet of torque. This is the only engine that can be equipped with a six-speed manual transmission.

A turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that produces 270 hp and, more importantly, 295 lb-ft of torque is available for an extra $1,500. The four-cylinder engine is well worth the extra money, bringing nearly the same amount of pep on the open road and better fuel economy than the base V6. Unfortunately, the turbo-four is only available with the eight-speed automatic.

Jeep also offers a mild-hybrid version of the V6 engine, though the automaker doesn’t provide power figures for the powertrain. The mild-hybrid system is all about getting better fuel economy figures and is mostly aimed at consumers who plan on using their Wranglers for normal, everyday tasks.

Barely comfortable. If there’s one thing the Wrangler isn’t, it is comfortable. The base Sport trim comes with manual door locks and windows, and those removable body panels make the cabin noisy at all speeds.

The back seats in the two-door Wrangler are tight, too, only offering passengers with 35.7 inches of leg room. Additionally, two-door Wranglers only have 13 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats in place and a maximum of 32 cubes.

With its small wheelbase, old-school suspension, and boxy design, the Wrangler is a handful to drive on the road. On tarmac, the two-door Wrangler can feel skittish and difficult to keep in a straight line. You have to be an attentive driver behind the wheel of a Wrangler to constantly make small changes. Large bumps at high speed can rattle it, too.

You won’t get any of the latest safety features as standard on the Wrangler, either. The only thing it comes with is a rearview camera. You can opt for rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, and forward collision warning, but those are all extra.

Final thoughts. In a similar vein to a sports car, the 2021 Jeep Wrangler is built for one thing – off-roading. It’s not nearly as comfortable, versatile, or tech-forward as the other SUVs on the market, but that’s its shtick. You won’t find anything that looks like it or has the same off-roading prowess on the market.

Yes, we could complain about how uncomfortable, expensive, inefficient, cramped, and outdated the Wrangler is, but that’s kind of the whole point. It’s all of those things because it puts off-roading first. If you’re into off-roading, the Wrangler is king – if you’re not, it’s awful.

Up until recently, the two-door Wrangler didn’t have any real competition. Ford changed that when it recently unveiled the all-new Bronco. It comes with turbocharged engines that have more torque, has more tech features, is just as capable off-road, and comes with a seven-speed manual transmission. The Bronco, though, won’t go on sale for a while and is more expensive.

If you’re looking to go upstream, Land Rover sells the two-door Defender 90. It’s more expensive, but far more luxurious, packed with more technology, and can go anywhere the Wrangler can.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 3.6L V-6 / 285 HP / 260 ft.lbs.
Available: 2.0L I-4 / 270 HP / 295 ft.lbs.
Transmission
Standard: 6-spd man w/OD
Available: 8-spd Autostick w/OD
Drive Type
Command-trac Part-time Four-wheel / Selec-trac Part And Full-time Four-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
17 / 25 / 21 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
4
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 3.6L V-6 / 285 HP / 260 ft.lbs.
Available: 2.0L I-4 / 270 HP / 295 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Command-trac Part-time Four-wheel / Selec-trac Part And Full-time Four-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
17 / 25 / 21 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Leading Link
Rear Suspension
Rigid Axle Trailing Arm
Spare Tire And Wheel
Full-size Steel / Aluminum
Fuel Tank
17.5 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded / Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$67
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
31.7 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
104 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
166.8 "
Exterior Width
73.8 "
Exterior Height
73.6 "
Front Headroom
42.6 " / 40.7 "
Rear Headroom
41.7 " / 40.2 "
Front Legroom
41.2 "
Rear Legroom
35.7 "
Front Shoulder Room
55.7 "
Rear Shoulder Room
57.7 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,948 Lbs. / 3,919 Lbs.
Wheel Base
97 "
Turning Radius
17.3 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
2 Doors
Wheels
17.0 " Black Styled Steel / 17.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum / 17.0 " Silver Aluminum / 17.0 " Black Aluminum / 18.0 " Silver Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Clearcoat Monotone With Decal / Metallic Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Manual / Dual Power Remote Heated
Bumpers
Black With 2 Front Tow Hook(s) / Front Black With 2 Front Tow Hook(s)
Grille Moldings
Body-colored / Black / Body-color W/colored Accents
Rear Spoiler
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
4
Seat Trim
Cloth / Cloth/leather / Leather
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
6-way
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
Removable Full Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm, Clock, Seek-scan / Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan / Am/fm, Seek-scan
Speakers
8 / 9 Alpine
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Manual
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Light / Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
2
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Forward Collision Warning-plus Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Blind Spot Detection Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Parksense Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Sentry Key
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
36 Months / Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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