Jeep Reveals Most Capable and Powerful Wrangler Yet

Published December 1, 2020 by Elizabeth Jeneault

Jeep recently revealed its 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 and Jeep says it’s the most powerful Wrangler yet! It packs a potent 6.4-liter V-8 engine that delivers 470 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque. It’s not just the most powerful Wrangler ever, but also the most capable as it delivers even greater off-road capability with greater approach and departure angles, suspension articulation, maneuverability, and water traversing up to 32.5 inches. What makes the new Wrangler model even more special is that the Wrangler Rubicon 392 marks the first time in nearly 40 years that a V-8 has been a factory option for the Wrangler!


The 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 will go on sale in the first quarter of 2021. To learn even more about the “most capable and powerful Wrangler yet,” continue reading below!


Performance Details

Jeep says it made the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 for those who “love soul-stirring, legendary off-road performance and a new level of on-road performance.”


The powerful 6.4-liter V-8 engine is mated to a TorqueElite eight-speed automatic transmission and Selec-Trac full-time active transfer case. As we mentioned, the engine delivers 470 hp and 470 lb.-ft. of torque. Thanks to the potent engine, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 goes from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 4.5 seconds!


Jeep says it’s not just the most powerful Wrangler ever, but also the most capable as it offers an impressive 10.3” of ground clearance, improved suspension articulation and maneuverability, and greater approach and departure angles. You’ll also find a 2” lift and standard 33” tires on 17” beadlock-capable wheels. The Wrangler Rubicon 392 can even traverse water up to 32.5” deep!


Jeep engineers put it to the test and so it proudly wears the tough Trail Rated badge. It confidently climbs up and down steep grades with minimal throttle and brake input.


“This is the most powerful, quickest, most capable Jeep Wrangler we’ve ever built,” sad Jim Morrison, head of the Jeep Brand - FCA North America. “The factory lift and abundant low-end torque from the V-8 makes the Rubicon 392 the king of the hills, whether you’re rock crawling at low speeds or powering up an incline. And, when pavement replaces dirt, Rubicon 392 makes quick work of the road.”


Fuel Saver Technology is helpful to have when engine loads are light, and the functional hood scoop of the Wrangler Rubicon 392 helps feed the engine with cool, denser outside air to enhance performance. If that hood scoop is restricted by snow or mud, a secondary air path within the hood structure feeds the engine so that the vehicle can reach top speed even with a fully blocked primary air path.


An active dual-mode exhaust comes standard to deliver an exhilarating and unmistakable sound that lets you know you’re driving the most powerful Wrangler yet. The dual-pipe performance exhaust system is finished off with unique quad exhaust tailpipes.


The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392’s drivetrain puts the power to all four wheels, all the time. It features a Selec-Trac full-time, active transfer case with a 2.72 low-range gear ratio. The transfer case has four driver-selectable modes and those are 4WD Auto, 4WD High, 4WD Neutral, and 4WD Low.


Being that this is the most powerful and capable Jeep Wrangler yet, it also has a more durable frame to go with it. Heavy-duty brakes, meanwhile, help bring the Wrangler Rubicon 392 to a stop no matter the terrain.


Design Details


The 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 does keep to the original design theme of the Wrangler with its bold and functional cues, a wide stance, and its instantly recognizable trapezoidal wheel flares. The factory 2-inch lift that comes standard also adds to the vehicle’s character and presence. The Wrangler Rubicon 392 comes available in nine exterior colors, including Snazzberry Metallic and Firecracker Red.


What sets the Wrangler Rubicon 392’s design apart, though, are its stunning bronze accents! Bronze traces “Rubicon” on the hood, covers the front and rear tow hooks, and FOX Shocks’ decal outline. The beautiful bronze color also outlines the Jeep badge and the Trail Rated badge. The new Wrangler also carries a “392” badge on each side, signifying the most cubic inches ever offered in a Jeep Wrangler.


The 40-mm raised hood with its aggressive appearance and fully functional hood scoop was adopted from the Jeep Gladiator Mojave. The hood scoop feeds cool, outside air to the powerful V-8 engine. The grille design also delivers greater airflow and cooling of the 392 V-8.


The bronze theme continues with the wheels. The bronze wheels measure 17” by 17.5” and are deadlock capable.


Take a step inside the most powerful and capable Jeep Wrangler yet and you’ll find a leather-appointed interior with unique bronze stitching. The seats have performance-inspired, integrated upper bolsters to help hold occupants in place. There’s also now a leather-wrapped, performance steering wheel available for the Wrangler for the first time with wheel-mounted paddle shifters for fast access to the eight-speed transmission and improved management of the 470 lb.-ft. of torque.


With the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392, you also have 11 premium features as standard that are normally just options on the Wrangler. For example, you get the LED lighting group, advanced safety group, infotainment group, the leather interior, and many other premium features as standard.


Our Take


The Jeep Wrangler is such an iconic vehicle and so it’s exciting to see Fiat Chrysler Automobiles reveal its most powerful and capable version yet. We all know how well Jeep Wranglers hold their value and so they’re already considered to be great buy, but the new V-8 gives you even more reason to finally purchase a Wrangler and hit the trails!


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