2021 Jeep Wrangler PHEV, Changes, Release Date

Despite that the current generation of the legendary SUV is still a relatively fresh model, the company is bringing constant updates in order to make it more competitive. Therefore, the 2021 Jeep Wrangler won’t come without them either. At this point, we know some of the details and by far the biggest novelty will be a new electrified version, which will be a great choice for those fuel economy-minded.

Other than the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Hybrid, we expect to see typical yearly updates. This means things like new standard equipment, new color options and similar things. On the other side, the base layout will remain the same, which means you may count on a familiar design, both in terms of mechanics and aesthetics. Count on two familiar body styles, while the trim level organization should remain pretty much the same as well. At this point, we don’t have information about the release date, but we presume it will be scheduled for the last quarter of 2020.

2021 Jeep Wrangler PHEV

2021 Jeep Wrangler PHEV

There is no doubt that the 2021 Jeep Wrangler PHEV will be the biggest novelty for the next year. We are finally about to see an electrified version of the legendary SUV and it looks things are actually pretty familiar. Of course, we are talking about the powertrain, which will be pretty similar to the one that powers Chrysler Pacifica. This means a combination of a 3.6-liter V6 engine and electric motors, for a total output of 260 horsepower. Still, we won’t exclude the possibility to see a slight power boost for this occasion.

Another change we expect to see is the battery capacity. The electrified minivan features a 16-kWh battery, which ensures an all-electric range of more than 30 miles. Since the Wrangler is heavier, we presume it will come with a bigger battery pack. Otherwise, the range will be notably shorter. Another thing we should mention is that the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Hybrid will be available only in the four-door model.

2021 Jeep Wrangler Engines

The rest of the lineup is about to remain the same. Of course, this includes the new diesel version as well, which is about to debut in a couple of months. This version will come with a well-known 3.0-liter turbodiesel, the same one that can be found under the hood of Grand Cherokee. This engine delivers around 260 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque.

On the other side, gasoline models will carry on in the same way. The base model will continue with a 3.6-liter V6, which is good for about 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. On the other side, the options turbo-four delivers less power but has more torque. It is good for about 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque and features notably better fuel economy compared to the V6 engine.

2021 Jeep Wrangler Changes

2021 Jeep Wrangler Design

In terms of base design characteristics, we definitely won’t see any particular change. The next-year model is about to continue with a well-known design, which features recognizable aesthetics, which haven’t changed too much for decades. Still, a couple of new details are always welcome and one of the things that come to mind first is the addition of new 2021 Jeep Wrangler colors. Of course, this SUV will carry on in two familiar body styles, either as a two- or four-door version. 

The same thing refers to interior design, which will remain practically untouched. Therefore, you may count on the same dashboard which combines some attractive elements with a dose rigidity that is needed for models that tend to be off-road capable.


As we already noticed, novelties in terms of standard equipment are always possible. Still, we presume that the trim level organization will remain the same, and that includes the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon as well.

Therefore, you may count that the base models will come with a smaller 5-inch touchscreen, while the higher trims will be equipped with bigger 7- and 8.4-inch touchscreens. The list of standard equipment will also include things like Bluetooth, a USB port, eight speakers, push-button start, and cruise control. Additionally, you can get air conditioning, power windows and door locks, remote keyless entry, navigation, satellite radio, and a nine-speaker stereo. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard in models with bigger touchscreens.

2021 Jeep Wrangler Interior

When it comes to safety features, base models aren’t very generous, as a rearview camera is the only standard features. Fortunately, higher trims offer things like blind-spot monitoring, rear parking sensors, forward collision warning, and adaptive cruise control.

Release Date and Price

We expect that the 2021 Jeep Wrangler release date will be scheduled for the end of the year, though the hybrid model could arrive a little bit earlier. When it comes to the price, two-door models will start at 28.500 dollars, while four-door models will go around 32.000 dollars. Pricing for diesel and hybrid models is yet to be announced. 



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