Priced at $70,950 before on-road costs, the Wrangler Rubicon diesel is certainly on the expensive end of the spectrum for something that might just be an off-road weekend lifestyle vehicle.
To Jeep’s credit though, the Wrangler Rubicon is stacked with equipment including push-button start, automatic headlights, leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel and dual-zone climate control, but most of the cost will be for the off-road-skewed equipment.
Chunky 32-inch BFGoodrich tyres, a dual-range transfer case, Rock-Trac 4x4 select system, heavy-duty front and rear axles, rock sliders and a front sway bar disconnect make the Wrangler Rubicon ready to tackle the path less travelled straight from the showroom.
The multimedia system is displayed on an 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen that includes satellite navigation, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, digital radio, Bluetooth connectivity and nine-speaker Alpine sound system.
Our test car also has the $1950 Rubicon Luxury pack, which adds leather across the seats, shifter and handbrake. Heating elements get added to the front seats and steering wheel, while the door trims are upgraded to more premium elements.
A Mojito exterior colour, a $975 option, as well as the Trail Rail Management System ($450) and 17-inch black wheels ($950) also feature.