2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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$32,870

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

SUV

Body style

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5

Seating capacity

166.8” x 73.6”

Dimensions

Four-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

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

11 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 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 Unlimited 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 4.9
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value 4.6
  • Exterior 4.9
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Jeep did a great job on the JL

I special ordered my 2021 4 dr Sahara in Feb of 2022 and received it 4/1. I have previously owned 4 JK models over the yrs. The 2021 I just love. the interior appts, the dash layout with the nav. I got the upgraded leather seats and paint color white with One Touch Skyview top. Got the 3.6 with E torque for powerplant. They improved on the brakes vs JK. Much stronger!

5.0

great performance vehicle

i drive a Cadillac SRX luxury and i had this jeep rented for four months and i found it difficult to get back in my car after having the 2.0 turbocharged model unlimited 4 door hard top!

5.0

It's like looking at paridise...out in the wild or

It's like a fine good looking woman when she's ready to get dirty she gets dirty but when everyone is around after a bath she's sexyer that anything you ever seen..you get two different versions in beautiful Jeep ..100

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Safety

Based on the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited base trim.
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
4
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
4
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
4
Risk of rollover
26.7%
Rollover rating
3

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Jeep
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Maintenance
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
Powertrain
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
125-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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