Jeep has diversified the Australian Wrangler line-up for 2021 with two new variants – the new entry-level Sport S packs all the rock-crawling potential you would expect, and brings the price of entry down by $7,500.
The entry-level Sport S is available as a ‘pure’ two-door Wrangler only, though it stills boasts an extensive list of technology, while the Night Eagle is the most affordable four-door off-roader.
Spec bumps are also included for the current range, including additional equipment for the Rubicon and Unlimited Overland variants.
Off-roading is all the rage right now, and with the current global pandemic situation, more people are happy to explore their own backyards. The hype surrounding vehicles like the new Land Rover Defender, Ford Bronco and Isuzu D-Max demonstrates the lifestyle appeal of the off-roader.
And if there’s one brand name that sells a lifestyle better than any other, it’s the Jeep Wrangler. While their other products can be hit-and-miss, the Wrangler remains a pretty solid proposition, even with more technology than ever.
The new entry-level $51,950 Sport S two-door gets all the off-road kit including heavy-duty Dana front axles, underbody protection, hose-out interior, hill-descent control, high and low-speed transfer case and built-in tyre-pressure adjustment, a convenient trick.
For an extra $1,950 the off-road package adds a locking rear differential, different 17-inch alloy wheels and rubber floor mats, and you’re set to go just about anywhere.
Additional standard equipment includes a 7-inch touchscreen, 7-inch digital driver’s display, wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Standard active safety tech is surprisingly good with adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert across the range.
Under the bonnet of all Australian Wranglers is a sole, but familiar, 3.6-litre naturally aspirated petrol V6 with outputs of 206kW and 347Nm unchanged. There’s also an eight-speed torque-converter automatic gearbox only.
The other new variant – the $60,950 Unlimited Night Eagle – largely mirrors the spec of the two-door Sport S, though with the Comfort and Sound pack (a $3,500 option on the S) standard. That includes a larger 8.4-inch touchscreen, remote start and nine-speaker premium Alpine stereo.
Moving up to the two-door $61,450 Wrangler Overland nets leather-appointed and heated front seats, body-colour hardtop, 230V power outlet, chrome exterior accents and a set of 18-inch alloy wheels. The four-door Unlimited Overland is dearer at $65,590.
The range-topping Unlimited Rubicon remains and packs a front and rear locking differentials, a crawler gear, heavy-duty rock protection, 17-inch alloy wheels shod with 32-inch BF Goodrich off-road tyres, and electronic sway-bar disconnect for $67,450.
Heated leather-appointed bucket seats, heated steering wheel, body-colour front fender flares form part of the $1,950 Rubicon luxury package. The trail-ready package sees a steel front bumper and off-road camera added for a further $1,850.
There are only two standard colour finishes – Black and Bright White – other wildly named hues like Snazzberry and Sting Gray add an extra $745 on top of the Wrangler’s price.
Jeep Australia has also debuted capped-price servicing for the first five-years of Wrangler ownership, with an affordable $399 bill guaranteed.
2021 Jeep Wrangler Pricing
Wrangler Sport S – $51,950 (new)
Wrangler Overland – $61,450 (up $2,000)
Wrangler Unlimited Night Eagle – $60,950 (new)
Wrangler Unlimited Overland – $65,590 (up $1,640)
Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon – $67,450 (up $2,000)
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