2021 Jeep Wrangler
The Jeep Wrangler was the original Jeep and made a name for itself with the ability to handle all kinds of terrain and go off-road. Always seeming to expand the lineup, this year is no different. Entering 2021, the Jeep Wrangler offers more options than ever.
Expanding to 13 trims this year, the 2021 Jeep Wrangler offers a 4×4 drivetrain on all trims, with the only difference being a two-door or four-door model changing the name to Wrangler Unlimited with the latter. The lineup consists of the Sport, Willys Sport, Sport S, Islander, Sport Altitude, Willys, RHD, Freedom, Sahara, 80th Anniversary Edition, Sahara Altitude, Rubicon, and High Altitude. All trims come standard with the 3.6L Pentastar® V6 Engine with eTorque, able to generate 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.
The RHD, 80th Anniversary, and High Altitude trims are the only ones that come powered by a 2.0-liter Turbo engine, able to generate 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque alone. This engine is also available on the rest of the trims. Except for the RHD, all trims can also get these engines with Electric Stop/Start (ESS) for saving fuel in stop-start traffic, or with eTorque for an added boost of torque.
A six-speed manual transmission is the standard on all trims but the RHD, 80th Anniversary, and High Altitude – these three come with an 8-speed automatic transmission, available on the rest of the lineup. Locked into a 4×4 drivetrain, all trims but the Rubicon come equipped with a Command-Trac part-time 4WD system and Selec-Trac® Full Time 4WD System for managing various road conditions. A Rock-Trac HD Part Time 4WD Sys and Rock-Trac Full Time 4WD System are put in place of these for added rock-crawling ability on the Rubicon.
The 2.0-liter Turbo with eTorque gets a fuel economy of 21 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. The same engine without eTorque can get up to 21/24 mpg city/highway. The 3.6-liter V6 engine has the same fuel economy either way, with an EPA rating of 17 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.
Past the Willy Sport and Sport S, heated exterior mirrors and automatic headlamps were standard across the lineup. Standard on all trims was front door tinted glass, a tinted windshield glass, solar control or deep-tint sunscreen glass, a soft top with the option to get a hard top or other tops available. Automatic high-beam headlamps control and LED tail lamps are available on select trims. Al trims come with 17-inch wheels standard except the Sport Altitude, Sahara, and 80th Anniversary. These trims come with 18-inch wheels standard.
Cloth upholstery makes up the standard up until the Freedom trim. Including and past this trim, leather trimming replaces the seating material. A 60/40 split-fold rear seat and reclining front seats are a lineup standard. Heated front seats become available after the Willys Sport trim, and automatic temperature control becomes standard after this trim, except for on the RHD. A leather-wrapped steering wheel becomes standard after the Willys Sport trim, with a heated steering wheel available. Steering wheel-mounted audio controls are standard across the lineup.
Uconnect 3 on a 5-inch touchscreen with an 8-speaker sound system is the standard setup, but Uconnect 4 on a 7-inch display becomes standard, starting with the Sport S trim, except on the RHD trim. Uconnect 4C Nav on an 8.4-inch display is available on all trims past the Willys Sport and comes standard on the 80th Anniversary and High Altitude trims. Integrated voice command with Bluetooth is standard regardless, but only trims with Uconnect 4 and above come with Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Past the Sport S, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot becomes available, as does HD Radio, and Alpine premium audio system, standard on the 80th Anniversary and High Altitude trims.
Safety Features and Warranty
All 2021 Jeep Compass trims come with multistage advanced airbags, traction and stability controls, a Sentry Key theft deterrent system, and a ParkView rear backup camera. Blind spot and cross-path detection, full-speed forward-collision warning plus, ParkSense rear park-assist system become available on all trims past the Willys Sport, except for the RHD, and all are standard but full-speed forward-collision warning plus on the High Altitude trim.
All Jeep vehicles are covered by a basic 3-year/36,000 mile warranty, a 5-year/60,000 mile powertrain warranty, roadside assistance for 5 years or 100,000 miles, and rust-through coverage for 5 years or 100,000 miles.