But is this enough to fight the Ford Bronco?
When deliveries for the 2021 Ford Bronco begin next year, it will pose a serious threat to the Jeep Wrangler. Aware of its impending competition, Jeep has upgraded the rugged off-roader for the 2021 model year with updated technology, improved capability, and two new special edition models.
For 2021, all Wrangler models now come equipped with a TrailCam forward-facing off-road camera that utilizes the 8.4-inch touchscreen, which can be accessed through the available Off-road Pages. As standard, the Wrangler Rubicon now includes an Off-Road Plus mode that adjusts the throttle, transmission shift points, and traction control for improved off-road capability.
Jeep is also launching two new special edition versions of the 2021 Wrangler. To celebrate 80 years of the off-roader, the Wrangler 80th Anniversary features optional leather seats with Granite Crystal interior accents, a three-piece black hardtop, 18-inch wheels finished in Granite Crystal, and commemorative exterior badging. Joining it is the Wrangler Islander, which features beach-themed exterior and interior enhancements including a "Jeep Tiki" decal on the hood, 17-inch wheels wrapped in 32-inch tires, and black side steps. An optional white hardtop is available.
In addition, Sport models are now available with an optional Selec-Trac two-speed transfer case with full-time four-wheel drive and a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio, while Rubicon models can be equipped with a Rock-Trac 4x4 system providing full-time four-wheel drive and a 4:1 ratio.
There are also now two additional USB ports available for charging smartphones, while Jeep's Select Tire Fill Alert is now standard with 7- and 8.4-inch touchscreens and is also included in the Technology Group.
Engine options carry over for the 2021 model year, which include a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine with producing 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque, a 3.0-liter V6 EcoDiesel rated at 260 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque, and a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine with 285 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. This week promises to be a big week for Jeep, as the Wagoneer will make a comeback on September 3. On the same day, the new Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid makes its debut.