2021 Jeep Wrangler

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style

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Seating capacity

166.8” x 73.6”


Four-wheel drive



The good:

  • Impressive off-road capability
  • Traditional Jeep styling
  • Decent on-road handling
  • Range of powertrains
  • Easy to remove top, doors and windshield
  • Power-sliding top available

The bad:

  • Expensive base price
  • Rougher ride than rivals
  • Tops of gauges obscured by dash
  • Fuel economy
  • LED headlights not standard

6 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2021 Jeep Wrangler trim comparison will help you decide.

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Notable features

  • New plug-in hybrid 4xe model available
  • Gas or diesel engines
  • Four- or five-seat convertible SUV
  • Four-wheel drive standard
  • Removable top, doors and windshield
  • Two- and four-door Unlimited models

2021 Jeep Wrangler review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 Jeep Wrangler?

The Wrangler is Jeep’s wildly popular 4×4. It’s available as a two- or four-door SUV, the latter known as the Wrangler Unlimited. The two-door model has room for four people, while the Unlimited version seats five. 

A standard 285-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine pairs with a six-speed manual transmission; an eight-speed automatic is available. There’s also an optional 270-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that delivers 295 pounds-feet of torque; it pairs with the eight-speed automatic. A turbo-diesel 3.0-liter V-6 that works with an eight-speed automatic is also available for the Wrangler Unlimited. Finally, a plug-in hybrid drivetrain that makes 375 hp and offers around 25 miles of all-electric range is new for 2021. 

Four-wheel drive is standard, and the Rubicon trim level features upgraded mechanicals for serious off-roading. Wrangler competitors include the Land Rover Defender, Toyota 4Runner and Jeep Grand Cherokee.

What’s New on the 2021 Jeep Wrangler?

Jeep has broadened the Wrangler’s powertrain lineup with a newly available plug-in hybrid drivetrain, found in the 4xe model. Featuring a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, two electric motors, a 17-kilowatt-hour battery pack and an eight-speed automatic transmission, Jeep says the Wrangler 4xe is still fully capable off-road. 

Other Wrangler updates include an available forward-facing camera on models with the 8.4-inch touchscreen, plus new 80th Anniversary and Islander models with unique features and trim. Rubicon models gain Off-Road Plus, which adjusts throttle, transmission and traction-control settings.

What Features in the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Are Most Important?

Standard features include: 

  • Four-wheel drive
  • Folding soft-top
  • Push-button start
  • Cloth seats
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Cruise control

Available features include: 

  • Power locks, windows and mirrors
  • LED headlights
  • Three-piece hard top
  • Remote start
  • Air conditioning
  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • Heated front seats 
  • Heated steering wheel 
  • Alpine premium stereo
  • 7- or 8.4-inch touchscreen multimedia system 
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity
  • Blind spot warning
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Automatic emergency braking

2021 Jeep Wrangler Vs. 2021 Toyota 4Runner: How Do They Compare?

The Wrangler and 4Runner are legends among fans of off-roading, but there are some major differences between these two SUVs. To start, the Wrangler is available in two- and four-door form, while the 4Runner is only available as a four-door SUV. With four- and six-cylinder engines, along with diesel and plug-in hybrid powertrains, the Wrangler also offers more choices under the hood; the 4Runner’s sole engine is a 270-hp V-6. The 4Runner can seat up to seven with an available third row, and it does offer a rear-wheel-drive version if you don’t plan on venturing off-road. In terms of ride and handling, these SUVs are fairly evenly matched, but both are less comfortable and don’t handle as well as similarly sized SUVs. 

Should I Buy the 2021 Jeep Wrangler?

The Wrangler is a back-to-basics SUV, but that doesn’t mean it comes cheaply. The base two-door model lacks creature comforts like standard power windows and power locks, but still starts around $30,000 — and the Wrangler Unlimited is even pricier. For your money, you’ll get a rugged 4×4 that’s fun to drive, has an iconic look and is extremely capable off-road. Better still, the latest Wrangler is better behaved than its predecessor on paved roads. 

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior 4.8
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value 4.8
  • Exterior 4.8
  • Reliability 4.8
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Most recent consumer reviews


I love my jeep

I love my jeep Sahara I put a 2in lift in it and 20 in rims with 35 in wide tires , I took it on a 5000 mile road trip it did great on the highway and over the mountains of Colorado I hit a lot of snow and rain on the trip to the west coast and back to Oklahoma I loved the drive it does not drive like a sport car but better then my work truck does , for the whole trip I avg 20 miles to the gal even with the over size tires on it and the off road is just what you think a jeep would be , if you want a good on and off road then I say this is a good jeep for you


2021 Islander

Purchased as a retirement gift. Met or exceeded all my expectations. The 2021 Islander has the 4cylinder turbo engine and is smooth at all applications.


Worst vehicle I have ever owned

I bought a 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4WD 2L turbo. The first thing I would like to mention is it didn't come with mud flaps or running boards so all the rocks that come up from under your front tires shoot back and scratch the side up and takes big paint chips out of the door hinges. They should either come with one or the other or they should warn you. Bad design Jeep. The cold start in the morning is an awful sound. It did not do this when I first bought it but now it is extremely loud and I'm told by the dealership this is normal. What changed since I bought it? It is so loud that when I start it people turn their heads and look to see what's making the noise. The last time I had my oil changed at the dealership when I got it back it was making a rattling noise from underneath when you were first starting to drive and got to a steady speed of 30ish. I took it back to the dealership and was told that something underneath had worked itself loose but they secured it and that should fix it. Wrong. I have had it back twice and of course they say they don't hear anything. They've got to be deaf. When I picked it up from all that it is now making a popping noise when I turn and is shifting real hard. I am so disappointed with this vehicle. I saved and saved to have enough to put down so I could afford the payment and now I wish I wouldn't have bought it. It has been a nightmare. It's only a year old and should not have this many problems. I would definitely think long and hard before buying one or at least before buying a 2L turbo

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Based on the 2021 Jeep Wrangler base trim.
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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Jeep
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
36 months/unlimited distance
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/less than 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
3 months/3,000 miles
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
125-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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