The 2024 Jeep Wrangler gets some big updates though including new styling, new wheels, and a much larger infotainment system.  Read our full thoughts here. 

What’s New for the 2024 Jeep Wrangler?

Jeep’s most famous model gets some significant upgrades for 2024. The new Wrangler enjoys a new grille, 10 new wheel designs, and a 12.3-inch infotainment system across the entire lineup. That system gets Jeep’s integrated off-road trail guide system. Some models come with a 3.6 kWh battery to run accessories.

2024 Jeep Wrangler - jeep.com

2024 Jeep Wrangler – jeep.com |  Shop 2024 Jeep Wrangler on Carsforsale.com

Carsforsale.com Score
7.75/10
Powertrain
Score
7.75/10
Interior
Score
7.5/10
Technology
Score
8.5/10
Value
Score
7.75/10
Body Style

Starting Price

MSRP $31,895

Drivetrain

Drivetrain

4WD

Drivetrain

Fuel Economy

17 City / 25 Hwy

Number of Seats

Seating

Seats 4-5

The Breakdown

Excellent new infotainment

Worthwhile off-road updates

A trim for every buyer

Unimpressive handling

Most trims are very expensive

Very basic bottom trims

The Wrangler moves up market

2024 Wrangler Specs

Trims & Pricing

Sport - $31,895
Sport S - $35,990
Willys - $39,990
Rubicon - $45,990
Sahara - $48,420
Rubicon X - $55,490
Rubicon 392 - $88,190

2024 Jeep Wrangler Powertrain 7.75/10 

2024 Jeep Wrangler 2.0L I4 - carsforsale.com
2024 Jeep Wrangler 2.0L I4 - carsforsale.com

Jeep offers four different powertrains in the 2024 Wrangler and all employ four-wheel drive. Most engines are available on most trims but let’s break things down a little more. Things kick off with a V6 that develops 285 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. It’s available with a six-speed manual transmission or an eight-speed automatic. At its best it gets 19 mpg combined.

Above that is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 270 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. It’s exclusively paired with the eight-speed automatic and gets up to 21 mpg combined.

These first two engines are available across the lineup save for the Rubicon 392 which gets a 6.4-liter V8 with 470 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. That much power helps this trim of the Wrangler sprint from 0-60 mph in just 4.5 seconds. That’s very impressive considering that the suspension soaks up much of the force that could be applied to the tires and pavement. According to the EPA it gets just 14 mpg combined.

2024 Jeep Wrangler 4xe - jeep.com
2024 Jeep Wrangler 4xe - jeep.com

Technically beneath the Rubicon 392 V8 is an available plug-in hybrid powertrain Jeep has dubbed the 4xe. It combines the 2.0-liter engine with an electric drivetrain for a combined power output of 375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. It’ll go up to 21 miles on electric power alone but offers just 20 mpg combined when the battery is out of juice. It’s available on all trims but the Rubicon 392.

In our past experiences with the Wrangler we’ve found it to be somewhat brutal on the road thanks to numb steering, poor handling, and subpar braking. It appears that things haven’t changed much. At the same time, the Wrangler is an off-road star that leaves most other SUVs in the literal dust. Those who need to keep going when the road runs out should consider it.

2024 Jeep Wrangler Interior 7.5/10

Longtime Jeep fans will appreciate the blend of new and old-school touches in the 2024 Wrangler. Put simply, things look almost identical to the outgoing model save for a few tasteful updates. The 12.3-inch infotainment screen in the center of the dash is the most obvious change. Thankfully, Jeep includes physical controls switches and knobs for the climate system in the Wrangler.

Similarly to the dash, the seating is largely unchanged and that includes the upright position that provides excellent outward visibility. Of course, those who prefer a super-wide-open view can remove the top and doors. That flexibility creates a bit of a pain point on the road though. Every seam and gap in the body work presents another spot that generates wind noise. Some of that might be welcome as the base Wrangler doesn’t come with air conditioning.

Put simply, comfort isn’t a major feature of the Wrangler unless one is willing to pay upwards of $48,000 for a trim like the Sahara or Rubicon X. The rear seats in the two-door model are tight and don’t fold down flat to generate more cargo room either.

The four-door Unlimited model is the more popular option of the two and we can see why. It’s so much more practical for where most drivers will drive, on paved roads. Those rear seats offer reliability. Cargo space behind the second row of the two-door is just 12.9 cubic feet and expands to 31.7 in the Unlimited.

2024 Jeep Wrangler Technology Features 8.5/10 

2024 Jeep Wrangler - media.stellantisnorthamerica.com
2024 Jeep Wrangler - media.stellantisnorthamerica.com

The 2024 Wangler includes a massively updated 12.3-inch infotainment system with UConnect 5. This interface is one of the best in the business and provides snappy responses and a very logically laid out menu. On top of that, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are both standard and wireless which enables buyers to skip the native system if they prefer to.

In addition, Jeep offers integrated navigation that it says is the first to include off-road trails. It counts 62 different off-road trails in the system at launch including famous ones like the Rubicon, Hell’s Revenge, and Jericho Mountain. Of course, it’s not a perfect situation because the only way to get full access is to subscribe to a monthly service.

2024 Jeep Wrangler - jeep.com
2024 Jeep Wrangler - jeep.com

Jeep also offers some fun tech like a remotely disconnectable sway bar, a front-facing trail camera, and integrated auxiliary switches for aftermarket gear but rivals offer similar equipment.

Things go downhill pretty quickly when it comes to safety tech on the new Wrangler. The only way to get life-saving features like forward collision warning is to spend enough to get the Sport S. On top of that, driver aids are limited to adaptive cruise control, a park assist system, and parking sensors. Long road trips in the Wrangler sound positively pleasureless until the road runs out. We’d have Jeep spend a little more on advanced safety equipment, especially at this price point.

2024 Jeep Wrangler Trims & Pricing

Jeep offers most trims in either two or four-door configurations with almost identical features. In addition, there are some sub-trims that spawn from one of these main seven trims. We’ll break it down for you here.

2024 Jeep Wrangler Sport - carsforsale.com
2024 Jeep Wrangler Sport - carsforsale.com

Sport – $31,895

The base Wrangler starts out with the V6 and the buyer’s choice of a manual or eight-speed automatic. It also gets crank windows, manual door locks, fog lights, tow hooks, skid plates, 17-inch steel wheels, and a 12.3-inch infotainment system with UConnect 5 along with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

2024 Jeep Wrangler Sport S - carsforsale.com
2024 Jeep Wrangler Sport S - carsforsale.com

Sport S – $35,990

Step up to the Sport S and you’ll get 17-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, power windows, and power door locks. The safety equipment package with blind-spot monitoring, automatic high beams, LED tail lights, park assist, and an injection-molded rear bumper becomes available for extra cash.

2024 Jeep Wrangler Willys - media.stellantisnorthamerica.com
2024 Jeep Wrangler Willys - media.stellantisnorthamerica.com

Willys – $39,990

The Willys trim leans into the classic off-road history of Jeep a bit more with rock rails, 33-inch all-terrain tires, a locking rear differential, LED exterior lighting, and built-in auxiliary switches.

2024 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon - carsforsale.com
2024 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon - carsforsale.com

Rubicon – $45,990

This trim adds heavy-duty electronically locking axles, shorter 4:1 low range gearing, and an electronically-disconnecting front stabilizer bar.

2024 Jeep Wrangler Sahara - jeep.com
2024 Jeep Wrangler Sahara - jeep.com

Sahara – $48,420

Consider this the posh Wrangler as it gets 18-inch wheels, full-time 4WD, keyless entry, a body-colored grille, body-colored fender flares, automatic climate control, a larger digital gauge cluster, heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel.

Jeep also offers a sub-trim of the Sahara called the High Altitude. It gets the same features as the Sahara but adds power-adjustable front seats, leather upholstery, rear parking sensors, integrated navigation, and blind-spot warning.

2024 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon X - media.stellantisnorthamerica.com
2024 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon X - media.stellantisnorthamerica.com

Rubicon X – $55,490

In the Rubicon X, Jeep blends both luxury and off-road chops. It gets steel bumpers, an integrated front WARN winch, 35-inch tires, fender extensions, 4.56:1 low range gearing, a 1.5-inch suspension lift, a reinforced hinge gate for heavier tires, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, power-adjustable front seats, a three-piece hardtop, integrated navigation, leather upholstery, rear parking sensors, blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, and an Alpine sound system.

2024 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 - media.stellantisnorthamerica.com
2024 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 - media.stellantisnorthamerica.com

Rubicon 392 – $88,190

The top dog in the Wrangler lineup gets the same extreme off-road tech from the Rubicon X but also adds a the V8 engine, high-performance brakes, a 2-inch suspension lift, FOX shocks, a forward-facing camera, an upgraded alternator, a class II hitch, auxiliary switches, and a one-touch power top. It’s only available in four-door Unlimited guise.

2024 Jeep Wrangler Overall Value 7.75/10

The Jeep Wrangler largely built its own segment and has maintained a position as a leader in the class, too. It’s unquestionably outstanding off-road and for 2024 it’s available from the factory with desirable options that enable it to tackle more territory. At the same time, it’s worth mentioning that rivals like the Toyota 4Runner and Ford Bronco offer a more refined on-road experience and don’t give up much, if any, when it comes to off-road capability. Forced to put the three on a podium in terms of value we think the Jeep would come in second-place to the Ford.

CarsForSale.com Overall Score 7.75/10 

2024 Jeep Wrangler - jeep.com

2024 Jeep Wrangler – jeep.com |  Shop 2024 Jeep Wrangler on Carsforsale.com

Jeep offers a Wrangler for just about every possible buyer but some of the lineup feels a tad contrived. The 4xe is cool and very useful for those with very short commutes each day. The Rubicon 392 is fun but way out of the price bracket of most customers.

The base Sport trim doesn’t have air conditioning and no Wrangler comes with the standard driver aids offered by most automakers today. Even including new car incentives it can be an incredibly expensive. I’d love to see Jeep streamline its lineup, include more standard safety equipment and cut out some of the fat in the process.

2024 Jeep Wrangler FAQ

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2024 Jeep Wrangler - media.stellantisnorthamerica.com

How much can a Jeep Wrangler tow?

The 2024 Jeep Wrangler can tow up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped.

Is the Jeep Wrangler reliable?

Generally speaking, the Wrangler is well-known for its rugged and reliable nature. As the 2024 model is largely updated it’s tough to say how it’ll fare. Some models and powertrains have weak spots so be sure to do your research.

Can a Jeep Wrangler pull a camper? 

Yes, provided that the camper in question is within the specific vehicle’s maximum towing capacity. While the 2024 Jeep Wrangler’s maximum towing capacity is 5,000 pounds not every model can achieve that.

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Stephen Rivers

Stephen Rivers is a car enthusiast who loves all things built with passion, extending to nearly all car cultures. After obtaining an occupational studies degree in sports medicine, Stephen turned his attention to sports cars. He was employed as an auto shop manager, spent time in auto sales, and worked as a software developer for a racing company, but Stephen began writing about cars over 10 years ago. When he's not in front of a computer screen, he's racing his own Bugeye Subaru WRX in as many autocross and rallycross competitions as he can.

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