2021 Jeep Wrangler Sport vs. 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

2021 Jeep Wrangler vs 2020 Jeep Wrangler
2021 Jeep Wrangler Sport


2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
$28,900 (2-door)

Starting MSRP

$39,545 (2-door)
Up to 17 mpg city/23 mpg highway

Fuel Economy

Up to 17 mpg city/23 mpg highway
3.6L Pentastar® V6 with engine stop-start (ESS)

Standard Engine

3.6L Pentastar® V6 with engine stop-start (ESS)
Command-Trac® Part-Time 4WD System

4x4 System

4:1 Rock-Trac® Heavy-Duty Part-Time 4WD System
2,000 to 3,500 pounds

Maximum Towing

2,000 to 3,500 pounds

If you’re deciding on the right Jeep Wrangler trim level, you may be wondering about the difference between the entry-level Sport and the performance-focused Rubicon. While both models offer the legendary off-road performance that Jeep SUVs are known for, the Rubicon is equipped with specialized features and engine upgrades designed for tougher terrain around Joliet. Compare the Jeep Wrangler vs. Rubicon with Tyson Motor Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, and contact us if you have any further questions about either model before you buy.

Jeep Wrangler Sport vs. Rubicon: Pricing 

How do the Rubicon vs. Wrangler prices compare? Not surprisingly, Naperville drivers will pay more for the performance upgrades of the Rubicon. Whether you choose a 2-door or 4-door version will also impact the final cost of your Jeep SUV. Compare Jeep Wrangler Sport vs. Rubicon prices for 2- and 4-door versions, below:

Rubicon vs. Wrangler Starting MSRP

  • 2021 Jeep Wrangler Sport 2-Door – $28,900 MSRP
  • 2021 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4-Door – $32,400 MSRP
  • 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 2-Door – $39,545 MSRP
  • 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4-Door – $40,045 MSRP

Jeep Wrangler Sport vs. Rubicon: Interior Features

Next, we’ll take a closer look at the Rubicon vs. Wrangler cabins. Here again, the Rubicon offers more refined features and a handful of upgrades over the Sport:

2021 Jeep Wrangler Sport

  • Media hub with USB and auxiliary plug-ins
  • Uconnect® infotainment system with a 5-inch screen
  • Full-length floor console
  • Audio jack for mobile devices
  • Rear 60/40 folding seats
  • One front, one center console, and one rear 12-volt auxiliary power outlet
  • Integrated voice command with Bluetooth®

2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Universal garage-door opener
  • Uconnect® 4 with a standard 7-inch touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • Premium cloth bucket seats
  • Three 12-volt auxiliary outlets
  • 115-volt outlet in the center console
  • Two extra USB charging ports

Jeep Wrangler Sport vs. Rubicon: Performance

All Jeep SUVs lead their segment for off-road capability and offer an open-air trail-driving experience that you can’t get with other SUVs. Although both models feature the same base 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine with ESS for 285 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque, the Rubicon comes with an upgraded 4×4 system for enhanced traction on slick surfaces. It also offers other heavy-duty performance systems such as:

Wrangler Sport Performance Features

  • Fuel tank and transfer case skid plates
  • Command-Trac Part-Time 4WD system

Wrangler Rubicon Performance Features

  • 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

Compare the Rubicon vs. Wrangler With a Test Drive in Shorewood 

Ready to take a Jeep SUV home to Yorkville? Contact us or visit our dealership to start customizing your Wrangler right away. Our team is happy to answer any further questions you may have while comparing the Jeep Wrangler vs. Rubicon, and help you take advantage of our new vehicle finance specials and Jeep lease deals!


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