The exterior of the Jeep Wrangler has stayed true to the original design, and that's how the fans want it. Jeep once meddled with the basics by fitting the '80s YJ Wrangler with square headlights but was soon reined in by a rabid crowd that threatened to storm the castle. So the basics remain, with round headlights and foglights (halogen on the base trims, LEDs from the Willys and up), a projecting front bumper, tow hooks, and removable doors. The two Rubicon trims have LED taillights and red tow hooks. A soft top is standard, and a hard top is optional (it's standard on the Rubicon X). Said hard top has "Freedom panels" - essentially a manually operated front sunroof - in addition to a rear wiper/washer. All models barring the four-door-only Sahara can be had in two-door or four-door guise,
The rear door opens sideways and carries the spare wheel. The Sport has 17-inch steel wheels, and all the other trims run on various designs of 18-inch alloys, with a variety of optional 17-inch wheels available. From the Willys and up, ride height increases, and highline fender flares are fitted, along with larger all-terrain tires. These fender flares are black on the Willys and Rubicon and body color on the Sahara and Rubicon X. The two Sport trims retain last year's tall grille, but the others get a shallower item to make space for the optional Warn winch; however, this item is only available to the two Rubicon trims. Only the Rubicon X gets steel bumpers and hood air vents.
In terms of its overall size, the two-door Jeep Wrangler's dimensions are very compact by modern standards, with a length of only 166.8 inches and a short 96.8-inch wheelbase - around seven and four inches short of the two-door Bronco's figures, respectively. Its overall body width is 73.9 inches, and the same height of 73.6 inches is listed for all trims. The lightest configuration is the Sport V6 with the manual transmission, with a curb weight of 3,948 lbs. The heaviest is the Rubicon with the turbocharged engine and automatic transmission at 4,279 lbs. The bottom three trims, with their 9.7-inch ground clearance, have approach, breakover, and departure angles of 41.4, 25, and 35.9 degrees, respectively. For the two Rubicon trims with their 10.8-inch ground clearance, these figures are 44, 27.8, and 37 degrees.
The four-door version has a wheelbase of 118.4 inches and a total length of 188.4 inches. This results in a poorer breakover angle of 20.3 degrees in the base Sport trims, improving to 20.1 degrees in the Sahara and 22.6 degrees in the Rubicon trims; these trims' ground clearance and approach/departure angles remain very similar to those of the two-doors. Weight is up, though, with the lightest manual Sport configuration of the four-door weighing in at 4,201 pounds, going up to a maximum of 4,453 lbs for the Rubicon X with the automatic powertrain.
|Jeep Wrangler Trims||Sport||Willys||Sport S||Rubicon||Rubicon X||Sahara|
|Max Width||73.9 in.||73.9 in.||73.9 in.||73.9 in.||73.9 in.||73.9 in.|
|Length||166.8 in.||166.8 in.||166.8 in.||166.8 in.||166.8 in.||188.4 in.|
|Height||73.6 in.||73.6 in.||73.6 in.||73.6 in.||73.6 in.||73.6 in.|
|Wheelbase||118.4 in.||118.4 in.||118.4 in.||118.4 in.||118.4 in.||118.4 in.|
|Jeep Wrangler Trims||Curb Weight|
|Sport||4,012 - 4,296 lbs.|
|Willys||4,012 - 4,285 lbs.|
|Sport S||4,012 - 4,285 lbs.|
|Rubicon||4,246 - 4,575 lbs.|
|Rubicon X||4,246 - 4,575 lbs.|
|Wheels Type||Aluminum Wheels|
|Front Wheel Size||17" x 7.5"|
|Rear Wheel Size||17" x 7.5"|
There are ten exterior colors for the 2024 Jeep Wrangler, and all ten of them are available for the Sport, Sport S, Willys, Sahara, and Rubicon. They are the no-cost Bright White and nine $595 hues, namely Granite Crystal metallic, Anvil, Silver Zynith, Earl, Hydro Blue Pearl, Firecracker Red, High Velocity, and Sarge Green. The Rubicon X is the only trim that loses access to Granite Crystal metallic.
The standard grille on the Sport and Rubicon trims can be exchanged for a satin-black Mopar item for $325. Two hood and two body-side decal packs are available for the Sport trims at $245 each, but only the body-side decal packs are available for the Rubicon. The Rubicon X is the only trim to get a body-color hardtop. The Sahara and Rubicon X are the only two to get body-color fender flares.
While the searing Firecracker Red and High Velocity (yellow) are eye-catching, we think the stealthy Sarge Green looks best on a Wrangler. It costs $595.
The bottom four Wrangler trims have a removable soft top. Optional on them - and standard on the Rubicon X - is a color-coded hard top with front-cabin "Freedom panels" that can be removed, creating an open sunroof.
The Sport has 17-inch steel wheels with alloy optional, and the rest all have standard 17-inch alloy wheels, except for the Sahara, which runs on two-tone 18s, with various other designs optional.