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2021 Jeep Wrangler
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80th Anniversary 4x4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Wrangler 80th Anniversary 4x4 22 24 $28,817 $29,370
Wrangler Freedom 4x4 17 25 $28,817 $29,370
Wrangler Islander 4x4 17 25 $28,817 $29,370
Wrangler Rubicon 4x4 17 25 $37,948 $39,820
Wrangler Sport 4x4 17 25 $28,817 $29,370
Wrangler Sport S 4x4 17 25 $28,817 $29,370
Wrangler Unlimited 80th Anniversary 4x4 21 24 $32,262 $32,870
Wrangler Unlimited Freedom 4x4 17 23 $32,262 $32,870
Wrangler Unlimited Islander 4x4 17 23 $32,262 $32,870
Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 392 4x4 13 17 $70,595 $74,795
Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4x4 17 23 $41,323 $43,320
Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 4x4 17 23 $38,022 $39,770
Wrangler Unlimited Sahara Altitude 4x4 17 23 $38,022 $39,770
Wrangler Unlimited Sahara High Altitude 4x4 21 24 $38,022 $39,770
Wrangler Unlimited Sport 4x4 17 23 $32,262 $32,870
Wrangler Unlimited Sport 4x4 RHD 21 24 $38,308 $39,235
Wrangler Unlimited Sport Altitude 4x4 17 23 $32,262 $32,870
Wrangler Unlimited Sport S 4x4 17 23 $32,262 $32,870
Wrangler Unlimited Willys 4x4 17 23 $32,262 $32,870
Wrangler Unlimited Willys Sport 4x4 17 23 $32,262 $32,870
Wrangler Willys 4x4 17 25 $28,817 $29,370
Wrangler Willys Sport 4x4 17 25 $28,817 $29,370
Select style
110 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Defender 110 AWD 17 20 $47,470 $50,500
Defender 110 S AWD 17 20 $50,572 $53,800
Defender 110 SE AWD 17 22 $58,938 $62,700
Defender 110 X AWD 17 22 $78,020 $83,000
Defender 110 X-Dynamic HSE AWD 17 22 $67,304 $71,600
Defender 110 X-Dynamic SE AWD 17 22 $61,570 $65,500
Defender 90 AWD 18 21 $43,334 $46,100
Defender 90 First Edition AWD 17 22 $60,254 $64,100
Defender 90 S AWD 18 21 $46,436 $49,400
Defender 90 X AWD 17 22 $75,670 $80,500
Defender 90 X-Dynamic S AWD 17 22 $54,332 $57,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,817
$47,470
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,370
$50,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$490 / month
$842 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.2
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Jeep Wrangler SUV is an iconic off-roader that endures because it’s capable and cool. An off-roader with controlled on-road manners, the 2021 Land Rover Defender is a roomier, more civilized alternative to a Jeep Wrangler.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.7 39.1
Front Head Room (in)
42.6 40.6
Second Hip Room (in)
45 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 60.8
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Head Room (in)
41.7 40.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 59.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 39.1
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.9 66.9
Wheelbase (in)
96.8 119
Liftover Height (in)
30 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.8 79.1
Track Width, Front (in)
62.9 67.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
9.7 8.6
Length, Overall (in)
166.8 197.6
Height, Overall (in)
73.6 77.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
12.9 34
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
31.7 78.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
12.9 34
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.9 13.7
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.9 12.8
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 23.8
Steering
Steering Type
Re-Circulating Ball Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.5 42.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
TDB NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/70SR18 P255/70VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
TDB NA
Front Tire Size
P255/70SR18 P255/70VR18
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 7716
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 772
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 7716
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
8016 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3948 4815
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5000 6485
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
650 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
220 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
270 @ 5250 296 @ 4000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4800 295 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
EC1 NA
Displacement
3.6 L/220 2.0 L/122
Engine Oil Cooler
Regular Duty Regular Duty
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 17
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.49 3.29
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.63 3.14
Trans Order Code
DEM NA
Transfer Case Model
Manual Electronic
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.71
Trans PTO Access
No No
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 2.11
Trans Type
8 8
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Jeep Wrangler Land Rover Defender
Body Code
S S
Body Style
Sport Utility 110
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Trailing Arm Multi-Link
Axle Type - Rear
Rigid Axle Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.45 4.10
Suspension Type - Front
Leading Link Short And Long Arm
Axle Type - Front
Non-Independent Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.45 4.10
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 9.8
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-- -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-- -
Side Barrier Rating
-- -
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-- -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-- -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-- -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-- -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-- -
Rollover Rating
-
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