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Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 2019 review: snapshot

The Rubicon scores hardcore off-road gear.
EXPERT RATING
7.8

The rugged Rubicon continues as the top trim level of the new JL Wrangler line-up, with the now four-door only model sitting $1000 above the equivalent Overland at $63,950.

The Rubicon scores hardcore off-road gear like BF Goodrich mud terrain tyres, shorter 77.2:1low range gearing, front and rear diff locks with stronger axles and a swaybar disconnect system and chunky mud-terrain tyres. It also comes with a winch-ready steel front bumper not seen on the early-build examples pictured here.

The Rubicon reverts to cloth seats, but comes with Rubicon bonnet, sturdy rock slider sidesteps, specific 17-inch alloys, black hardtop and wheelarches but retains the Overland’s AEB, bind-spot monitoring, active cruise control, Nine-speaker audio, LED lights, 230V inverter, bigger multimedia screen with sat nav, but adds off-road pages.

The Rubicon is the only trim level to offer the option of the new 450Nm 2.2-litre turbodiesel engine. List pricing for the V6 petrol version is $63,950, but the diesel adds a full $5000 to cost $68,950.

Official combined fuel consumption is listed at 7.5L/100km for the diesel, and 10.3L/100km for the petrol. These figures are aided by a new eight-speed automatic transmission and the addition of a stop-start system.

Pricing guides

$67,990
Based on 17 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$66,888
Highest Price
$78,984

Range and Specs

VehicleSpecsPrice*
Freedom (4X4) 3.6L, ULP, 5 SP AUTO $37,000 – 47,850 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 2019 Freedom (4X4) Pricing and Specs
Golden Eagle (4X4) 3.6L, ULP, 5 SP AUTO $37,900 – 49,060 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 2019 Golden Eagle (4X4) Pricing and Specs
Overland (4X4) 3.6L, ULP, 5 SP AUTO $41,800 – 53,460 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 2019 Overland (4X4) Pricing and Specs
Rubicon (4X4) 3.6L, ULP, 5 SP AUTO $41,800 – 53,460 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 2019 Rubicon (4X4) Pricing and Specs
EXPERT RATING
7.8
Malcolm Flynn
CarsGuide Editor

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