The Wrangler Rubicon 392 is Jeep's competitor in the go-faster hardcore off-road segment. It's an extremely niche car and goes up against the Ford Bronco Raptor. Under the hood, you'll find a naturally-aspirated 6.4-liter V8 delivering 470 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. Jeep claims that's enough for a 4.5-second sprint to 60 mph and a 13-second quarter mile.
It's based on the Rubicon, which means it has Dana 44 solid axles front and rear, off-road tires, differential locks on both axles, and a disconnecting sway bar. To ensure the Wrangler can handle the power, Jeep adds Fox shock absorbers and larger brakes.
The interior is fully stocked with most of the features usually found on the options menu. That means it has heated leather seats, an 8.4-inch infotainment system, a Bose sound system, all of the available driver assistance features, steel front, and rear bumpers, and a body-colored hardtop.
The new Wrangler Rubicon 392 has a price of $77,095 MSRP, excluding the destination charge of $1,595. That seems like a lot for a Wrangler, but if you take a standard Rubicon with the 3.6-liter V6 engine and add all of its options, the price comes in at over $70,000. The 2021 AMG G63 starts at a whopping $156,450. In those terms, the cost of the Rubicon 392 doesn't seem so bad. But a bigger problem for the Rubicon 392 is the new Ford Bronco Raptor that starts at $68,500.
Jeep adds most of the packages as standard, so there are only three left on the menu. The Smoker's package costs $30 and adds a cigar lighter and a removable ashtray. The Trailer-Tow package retails for $350. We reckon Jeep did not include the latter as standard for a good reason. With a 3,500 lbs tow rating, this is far from the best Jeep model for this specific application. A much more noteworthy upgrade is the Xtreme Recon 35-inch Tire package at $3,995. It adds 35-inch tires, a 4.56 rear axle ratio, 17-inch beadlock-capable wheels, wheel flare extensions, and hinge-gate reinforcement by Mopar.
There's only one model, but it's worth looking at how it competes with the standard Rubicon. A standard Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon has an MSRP of $44,900, and for that, you get a 3.6-liter V6 and a six-speed manual gearbox. It's far more affordable but lacks the grunt of the V8. Once you add an automatic gearbox, some nice alloys, a body-colored hardtop, all of the optional packages, and the powerful 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine (more torque than the 392), the total comes to just over $70,000. Because the Rubicon 392 has impressive standard specs and is so well-equipped, the available options are limited to items like paint colors, the one-touch power soft-top roof, and a trailer tow package - none of which are must-haves for us.