We are all witnessing that one era of the automotive industry is coming to an end. In today’s world of massive electrification, even in the segment of off-roaders, models with large naturally-aspirated engines are taking their last breaths and the Rubicon 392 is a perfect example. Introduced just a few years ago, it will soon end its journey, just like the rest of monstrous muscle cars from Stellantis. Some Hellcat-powered models are already gone. So, it’s just a matter of time before the same destiny happens to the HEMI-powered Wrangler. According to the latest reports, that will probably happen with the 2025 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392, which would represent the final production year in that case.
So, as a farewell model, the next year’s 392 certainly won’t bring more significant changes. The overall design approach is about to remain the same, not just in terms of powertrain, but other features as well. But, is there room for a special edition, something that would represent a kind of swan’s song? Well, we can only speculate for now.
2025 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Design
As for the overall design, you won’t find anything uncommon when compared to the rest of Wranlger’s lineup, at least when it comes to the exterior design. Other than the massive set of 35-inch tires, this version isn’t significantly different but once you scratch under the surfaces, you will find out that so much is going on.
The Rubicon 392 comes exclusively in a four-door layout and just like other models with the Rubicon moniker, it comes with a full load of off-road upgrades. Some of the highlights are goodies like heavy-duty axles, electronic front and rear locking differentials, an electronic disconnecting sway bar, and rock rails. These additions make the Rubicon exceptionally adept at navigating challenging terrains such as rocks, mud, and steep inclines, making it a top choice for off-road adventures.
So, unlike the standard Wrangler that strikes a balance between off-road performance and on-road comfort, making it a versatile choice for individuals who enjoy occasional off-road excursions but primarily use their vehicle for daily commuting and other regular activities, this one brings no compromise. It is the ideal choice for serious off-road enthusiasts seeking a vehicle with specialized features for challenging terrains, but also wanting the ultimate level of performance and driving dynamics that don’t come with the regular Rubicon model.
2025 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392: All That Horsepower
As mentioned, this will probably be your last chance to get a V8-powered Wrangler. The 2025 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 will be the last model year to come with a gigantic 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine that puts out 470 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque, which makes it by far the most powerful mid-size off-roader on the market. Besides the excellent exhaust note, this version that weighs way over 5.200 pounds also offers impressive driving dynamics. It needs just a little bit over four seconds to hit 60, which is around two seconds quicker than the quickest Ford Bronco you can buy. Moreover, it can complete a quarter-mile in less than 13 seconds – just so you understand how fast this off-roader can be.
Unfortunately, all this will end after the 2025 model year, so we presume that the offer will then include a familiar 3.6-V6, along with the turbo-four. Of course, there is the plug-in hybrid, while we won’t exclude the possibility of seeing an all-electric version by that time, which would offer a similar level of performance as the fading-away V8-powered 392, though without that gorgeous exhaust note.
2025 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2025 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 will hit the market sometime in the second half of 2024, with a starting price of around 90,000 dollars.