The 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Combines Power with Capability
New for 2021 is the Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon 392, powered by the 6.4-liter V8 engine, capable of generating 470 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque, is now combining the best of both worlds with the original off-road vehicle and packing it with the 392 cubic-inch V8 HEMI engine that first made FIat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA; Stellantis) and Dodge muscle cars a force to be reckoned with. Able to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds, the question is whether this Jeep is going off-road or to the race track.
“This is the most powerful, quickest, most capable Jeep Wrangler we’ve ever built…The factory lift and abundant low-end torque from the V-8 makes the Rubicon 392 the king of the hills, whether you’re rock crawling at low speeds or powering up an incline. And, when pavement replaces dirt, Rubicon 392 makes quick work of the road.” – Jim Morrison, Head of Jeep Brand – FCA North America
All that power from the 392 V8 is paired up with a TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission for easy control and a Selec-Trac full-time active transfer case for optimized performance. As noted, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds and can also run a quarter-mile in just 13.0 seconds. Not bad for a vehicle made mostly for off-road adventures. With that in mind, 470 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque meets heavy-duty wide track Dana 44 axles, a 3.73 final drive ratio, transmission torque converter lockup control, a 2-inch lift, and standard 33-inch tires on 17-inch beadlock-capable wheels. Add in some off-road standards for good measure, such as 10.3 inches of ground clearance; an improved suspension for better articulation and maneuverability; an approach angle of 44.5 degrees, breakover angle of 22.6 degrees, and a departure angle of 37.5 degrees. Oh, and the legendary ability to traverse up to 32.5 inches of water in case you need to cross a slow river…for some reason.
Now, many of us know the ferocity of the 392 V8 HEMI engine, and the off-road capability of Jeep vehicles is a well-known fact. So instead of bogging down with details we all know, let’s talk about looks. When it comes to the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392, summer may be over but this Jeep went bronze.
Consumers can find bronze accents and traces of bronze all around the exterior and interior of the Rubicon 392, such as a bronze tracing “Rubicon” on the hood, the front and rear tow hooks, FOX Shocks’ decal outline, the Jeep badge, and the Trail Rated badge. Like all high-performance vehicles with a powerful engine, the Wrangler Rubicon 392 gets a 40-mm raised hood for a more aggressive appearance. Oh, and add on a fully functional hood scoop to provide cold air intake to the engine. The bronze theme continues with the wheels measured at 17 by 7.5 inches and beadlock capable with an optional black locking ring that consumers can order through Mopar.
Inside, the leather upholstery comes with a unique bronze stitching and comfortable, performance-inspired, integrated upper bolsters to hold occupants in place. Consumers will also find a performance steering wheel with wheel-mounted paddle shifters. The 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 is available in nine exterior colors, including Black, Bright White, Firecracker Red, Granite Crystal Metallic, Punk ’n Metallic, Sarge Green Metallic, Snazzberry Metallic, Sting-Gray Metallic and Billet Silver Metallic. A black interior comes standard.
A starting MSRP has yet to be revealed for the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392, but you can follow along with us on Aventura Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram social media.