2021 Jeep Wrangler Sport vs. 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

2021 Jeep Wrangler Sport vs. 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
2021 Jeep Wrangler Sport


2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
$28,900 (2-door)

Starting MSRP

$39,545 (2-door)
Up to 17 mpg city/23 mpg highway

Fuel Economy

Up to 17 mpg city/23 mpg highway
3.6L Pentastar® V6 with engine stop-start (ESS)

Standard Engine

3.6L Pentastar® V6 with engine stop-start (ESS)
Command-Trac® Part-Time 4WD System

4x4 System

4:1 Rock-Trac® Heavy-Duty Part-Time 4WD System
2,000 to 3,500 pounds

Maximum Towing

2,000 to 3,500 pounds

Deciding between the Jeep Wrangler Sport vs. Rubicon in Benbrook? Compared to the entry-level Sport, the Rubicon offers premium performance features designed for rough rides and off-road adventures. Although every new Jeep Wrangler will deliver legendary performance on and off the road, the Rubicon offers more powerful engine options, suspension upgrades, and premium interior features. See how these two popular Wrangler configurations stack up in the Rubicon vs. Wrangler matchup below and then start browsing our online inventory to find the new Jeep Wrangler that fits your lifestyle and budget!

Jeep Wrangler Sport vs. Rubicon: Pricing

First, we’ll compare the Rubicon vs. Wrangler starting MSRP. As you might expect, the Wrangler Rubicon’s higher position in the trim lineup (and additional features) makes for a higher price. If you’re looking for classic Jeep SUV capability at an accessible price, the entry-level Wrangler Sport is a solid choice. Both models are available in 2-door and 4-door body styles. Compare pricing for all four configurations here:

Wrangler vs. Rubicon Starting MSRP

  • 2021 Jeep Wrangler Sport 2-Door – $28,900 MSRP
  • 2021 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4-Door – $32,400 MSRP
  • 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 2-Door – $39,545 MSRP
  • 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4-Door – $40,045 MSRP

Jeep Wrangler Sport vs. Rubicon: Interior Features

Inside the cabin, there are a few differences to keep in mind if you’re comparing the Rubicon vs. Wrangler to see which is right for you. As we noted above, the Rubicon offers some additional amenities and cabin comforts:

2021 Jeep Wrangler Sport

  • Rear 60/40 folding seats
  • One front, one center console, and one rear 12-volt auxiliary power outlet
  • Integrated voice command with Bluetooth®
  • Media hub with USB and auxiliary plug-ins
  • Uconnect® infotainment system with a 5-inch screen
  • Full-length floor console
  • Audio jack for mobile devices

2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

  • Premium cloth bucket seats
  • Three 12-volt auxiliary outlets
  • 115-volt outlet in the center console
  • Two extra USB charging ports
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Universal garage-door opener
  • Uconnect® 4 with a standard 7-inch touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio

Jeep Wrangler Sport vs. Rubicon: Performance

No matter which Jeep SUV you choose in the end, you know you’re hitting the Weatherford trails in a uniquely capable vehicle. Both offer open-air experience customization opportunities far beyond any other SUV on the market. Both also feature the same base 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine with ESS, which generates 285 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. All that said, the Rubicon’s upgraded 4WD system and other heavy-duty performance features can handle bigger challenges on the trail:

Wrangler Sport Performance Features

  • Fuel tank and transfer case skid plates
  • Command-Trac Part-Time 4WD system

Wrangler Rubicon Performance Features

  • 4:1 Rock-Trac HD Part-Time 4WD system
  • Dana front and rear heavy-duty axles
  • Enhanced off-road rock rails
  • Available Sky One-Touch Powertop

Compare the Rubicon vs. Wrangler With a Test Drive in Fort Worth

If you’re ready to compare the Rubicon vs. Wrangler for yourself, stop by our dealership near Azle for a test drive. While you’re here, explore our Wrangler lease deals or check out our other Jeep model comparisons. With any questions about Jeep SUV models or auto financing, our team is happy to assist when you get in touch!

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