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2021 Jeep Wrangler vs. 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Review

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2021 Jeep
Wrangler

MSRP*: $29,370 to $43,320
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2021 Jeep
Wrangler Unlimited

MSRP*: $39,770 to $74,795
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Invoice* $28,370 to $40,839 $37,539 to $69,390
MPG - City 17 - 21 MPG 13 - 22 MPG
MPG - Hwy 23 - 25 MPG 17 - 29 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 - 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 31.7 - 72.4 ft3 67.4 - 72.4 ft3
Engine 270-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 285-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 260-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Diesel Fuel), 470-hp, 6.4-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T, M/T 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Horsepower 270 - 285 hp 270 - 470 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 - 3,500 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 166.8 - 188.4 in 188.4 in
Exterior Width 73.8 in 73.8 in
Leg Room Front 41.2 in
Rear 35.7 - 38.3 in
Front 40.8 - 41.2 in
Rear 38.2 - 38.3 in
Head Room Front 40.7 - 42.6 in
Rear 40.2 - 41.7 in
Front 40.7 - 40.8 in
Rear 40.2 - 40.3 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Jeep Wrangler offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, with comparable head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Jeep Wrangler and the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.

Convenience
With the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Jeep Wrangler, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Jeep Wrangler or the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Jeep Wrangler and the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Jeep Wrangler is about the same width as the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. When looking at overall length, the Jeep Wrangler takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.

Handling
The Jeep Wrangler has a larger turning radius than the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Jeep Wrangler will do just as well as the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, since they have about the same towing capacity. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Jeep Wrangler and the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Jeep Wrangler transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Jeep Wrangler and the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Jeep Wrangler as you will in the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.

Warranty
The Jeep Wrangler comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.