What Is a 4 Door Jeep Wrangler Called?
Jeep built its iconic Wrangler SUV with only two doors for decades. Then, for the 2007 model year, Jeep began to offer its 4×4 with four doors. Jeep calls this four-door Wrangler the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Here are the trim models available with four doors and the reason why some Jeep fans still prefer two doors.
What is a 4 door Jeep Wrangler Called?
Stellantis’ brand name for its four-door Wrangler is the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.
The first 4×4 convertible from Jeep was the Willys designed for infantry in World War II. Many soldiers loved the little off-roader so much, that the Willys company offered a civilian Jeep (CJ) after the war.
Jeep tweaked its design every few years but kept the CJ’s overall concept the same. In 1987 it renamed the CJ the Jeep Wrangler to differentiate it from other Jeep products.
By 2007, Jeep was owned by the Chrysler Corporation. It launched an all-new “JK” generation of the Wrangler with an available four-door version. It named the four-door Jeeps the Wrangler Unlimited.
How much does a four-door Jeep Wrangler cost?
A 2022 Jeep Wrangler Sport with two doors starts at $29,995. The four-door Unlimited option adds $3,600 to the MSRP for a total of $33,595. For other Wrangler trims, the Unlimited option can cost $4,000 extra.
You cannot buy any brand-new four-door Jeep Wrangler for under $30k. In addition, the four-door option will add $3-4k to the price tag of any Wrangler.
The most expensive four-door Jeep Wrangler is the new Rubicon 392 with its HEMI V8 engine. This top-trim Jeep starts at $77,490. The Rubicon 392 actually only comes with four doors.
What Jeep Wrangler models have 4 doors?
For the 2022 model year, Jeep offers every single Wrangler model with four doors. Some special editions, such as the Wrangler High Tide, High Altitude, or Rubicon 392 are not available with two doors, they are Unlimited-only models.
If you want a two-door Wrangler in 2022, you will have to order a Jeep Wrangler Sport, Willys Sport, Sport S, Willys, or Rubicon. The Rubicon is the highest trim Jeep Wrangler available with just two doors. A two-door Rubicon starts at $41,795.
Is a 2 door Jeep better than a 4 door Jeep?
The Jeep Wrangler two-door and four-door models are simply different tools for different jobs. Some off-roaders prefer the tight turning radius afforded by the short wheelbase of the two-door Wrangler. But a four-door Wrangler offers much more room for your rear-seat passengers and for luggage.
The reason Jeep offers its Wrangler Rubicon with two doors is that the Rubicon is Jeep’s premiere off-roading trim. The two-door Rubicon is capable of navigating hairpin turns in off-road trails by threading its way between close-set obstacles that might trap a longer-wheelbase SUV.
That said, the reason Jeep began offering the four-door Wrangler Unlimited in the first place was to offer a large-enough Wrangler SUV for a growing family or for multiple passengers on an extended camping trip. The four-door Wrangler Unlimited has become a wildly popular configuration for good reason.