The 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Is Ridiculously Expensive But At Least It Gets You a V8 Wrangler

The time has finally come. You can now buy a Jeep Wrangler with a V8 engine under the hood. But, unfortunately, buying a V8 Wrangler will cost you. Just how much will it cost you to buy the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392? You may be asking yourself. A ridiculous amount of money, that’s how much.

2021 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon 392 off-roading
2021 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon 392 | Jeep

It’s official, you can get a Jeep Wrangler with a V8 

Jeep announced the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 not too long ago and boy will this off-road-ready SUV pack quite the punch. Driven by a 470-hp 6.4-liter V6 engine and equipped with a full-time 4×4 system, the Wrangler Rubicon 392 also comes outfitted with a functional hood scoop, a dual-mode performance exhaust, and a long list of standard premium features. But what’s with the sudden addition of a V8 Wrangler? 

Well, according to Jim Morrison, Vice President for Jeep Brand North America, Jeep enthusiasts have been chomping at the bit for a V8 Wrangler for quite some time and, as it turns out, dreams do come true. He added that the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 is the most Jeep Wrangler yet and is capable enough to take on even the most rugged of terrain.

“This new Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 broadens the meaning of Jeep Wrangler 4×4 capability and gives off-road enthusiasts something they can’t get anywhere else backed by the factory: V-8 performance and a 0-60 time of 4.5 seconds,” Morrison continued.

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How much will the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 cost?

Now, here’s the thing. Buying a V8 Wrangler isn’t going to be a cheap. In fact, it’s basically going to be the exact opposite of cheap. Because the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392? Its price tag is up there, way up there. All in all, the V8 Wrangler comes with a base price of $73,500. And that doesn’t include the $1,495 destination fee, either.

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Unfortunately, chances are that you’ll see V8 Wranglers with a higher price tag than that. The Drive predicts that dealers will take advantage of the V8 Wrangler craze by driving up price tags a good amount. 

“Just like it happened with the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk—which is still the priciest Jeep with an $88,000 MSRP—as well as the current situation with the Ram TRX, we expect to see ridiculous markups courtesy of dealers trying to cash in on the Jeep’s craze.”

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What does spending $73,500 on a V8 Wrangler get you?

The good news is that the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 is well-stocked with features. In addition to its standard V8 engine, the Wrangler Rubicon 392 benefits from a functional hood scoop that’s connected to the Wrangler’s tri-level Hydro-Guide air intake system that helps the Rubicon 392 traverse water up to 32.5 inches deep. Its chassis also benefits from a two-inch factory lift, upgraded frame rails, unique suspension geometry, heavy-duty brakes, and FOX high-performance shocks.

2021 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon 392 with Jeep Performance Parts in the sand
2021 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon 392 with Jeep Performance Parts | Jeep

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Its interior includes leather seats with bronze Rubicon 392 stitching along with performance-inspired, integrated upper bolsters too. In a first for the Wrangler, the Wrangler Rubicon 392 also features a leather-wrapped steering wheel with wheel-mounted paddle shifters. And if that’s not enough to strike your fancy? The V8 Wrangler’s Uconnect system comes standard with an 8.4-inch screen and includes Jeep Off-road Pages, which allows owners to monitor pitch, roll, altitude, GPS coordinates, drivetrain power distribution, and more.

2021 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon 392 interior
2021 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon 392 interior | Jeep

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When will the V8 Wrangler be available?

As expensive as the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 may be, at the very least, it does get you a Wrangler with a V8 engine under the hood. And according to Jeep, the new V8 Wrangler is scheduled to start arriving in dealerships this quarter.