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Jeep WRANGLER HARD TOP 2.0 GME Rubicon 4dr Auto8

Jeep WRANGLER 2.0 GME Rubicon 4dr Auto8
Jeep WRANGLER 2.0 GME Rubicon 4dr Auto8
Jeep WRANGLER 2.0 GME Rubicon 4dr Auto8
Jeep WRANGLER 2.0 GME Rubicon 4dr Auto8
Jeep WRANGLER 2.0 GME Rubicon 4dr Auto8
Jeep WRANGLER 2.0 GME Rubicon 4dr Auto8
Jeep WRANGLER 2.0 GME Rubicon 4dr Auto8
Jeep WRANGLER 2.0 GME Rubicon 4dr Auto8
Jeep WRANGLER 2.0 GME Rubicon 4dr Auto8
Jeep WRANGLER 2.0 GME Rubicon 4dr Auto8
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Jeep WRANGLER 2.0 GME Rubicon 4dr Auto8
Jeep WRANGLER 2.0 GME Rubicon 4dr Auto8
Jeep WRANGLER 2.0 GME Rubicon 4dr Auto8
Jeep WRANGLER 2.0 GME Rubicon 4dr Auto8
Jeep WRANGLER 2.0 GME Rubicon 4dr Auto8
Jeep WRANGLER 2.0 GME Rubicon 4dr Auto8
Jeep WRANGLER 2.0 GME Rubicon 4dr Auto8
Jeep WRANGLER 2.0 GME Rubicon 4dr Auto8
Jeep WRANGLER 2.0 GME Rubicon 4dr Auto8
Jeep WRANGLER 2.0 GME Rubicon 4dr Auto8

Key Info Compare

  • FuelPetrol
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • MPG28.20
  • 0-62mph secs
  • Top Speed97 mph
  • C02213 g/km
  • BHP268
  • Torque295 lbs/f
  • P11D37%


The Jeep Wrangler is an icon that has managed to remain loyal to its roots while adapting to the changing spirit of the times. If you think that it's strictly for Californian rock hoppers and D-list boy band members, then think again. This latest 'JL'-series fourth generation model is the most credible Wrangler yet, especially in this top 'Rubicon' form, justifying what Jeep sees as its position as the only true off-road company in the market.

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If you thought Jeep's Wrangler was strictly for Californian rock hoppers and D-list boy band members, think again. Jonathan Crouch puts it to the test in 'JL'-series generation Rubicon guise.


The Jeep Wrangler is one of the most iconic serious SUVs on the planet and has never been a car to shy away from even the toughest SUV conditions. Like those this 'JL'-series model was launched into at the end of 2018. By then, the European market had decided what a fashionable SUV should be like and it wasn't anything remotely resembling this. But the Wrangler's always gone its own way and for the few who want something more authentic, its appeal remains very much unique. The 'JL' design offers better off road angles, more ground clearance and a tighter turning circle. But at the same time, today's Wrangler needed to offer slightly wider appeal. For that, brand owners Fiat Chrysler knew that a completely fresh generation of powertrains would be required. And areas like ride quality, refinement and day-to-day usability would need to be completely re-evaluated. As they have been with this 'JL'-series car. It's a Wrangler - but perhaps not quite as you know it. Let's take a closer look at the wheel of the most focused 'Rubicon' version.

Driving Experience

Previous Wranglers never had to be very good on road. As long as they didn't shake your fillings out on the way to your surf shack, all would be forgiven once you set a tyre on the rough stuff. But Marlboro men are in short supply these days and to keep this car in customers, Jeep had to appeal beyond those who might use their cars as weekend mountain playthings. Without diluting what makes a Wrangler a Wrangler. No small task. How successful you'll perceive the designers' efforts to have been depends whether you've experienced previous versions of this Jeep. If you haven't, then you're likely to find the wind noise, the rumbly demeanour and the vague steering all pretty crude. Those coming to this car from an older Wrangler though will find this 'JL'-series model a vast improvement. The revised steering's much better and the revised five-link suspension means that potholes no longer feel like craters. The main changes though with this MK4 design have taken place beneath the bonnet. Buyers now choose between a 200hp 2.2-litre Multijet diesel or the 272hp 2.0-litre petrol turbo unit we tried, both engines available only mated to a slicker-shifting 8-speed auto gearbox. As with all proper off roaders, there's a two-speed transfer case offering a series of dedicated 4x4 driving settings - '4H', '4H part-time' and the '4LO' crawler gear. With the slightly more road-orientated 'Sahara' and 'Overland' variants, all this works through a 'Command-Trac' 4WD system, but with this more serious top 'Rubicon' derivative, there's a heavy duty 'Rock-Trac' 4WD set-up, which uses a tougher low range crawler ratio. 'Rubicon' models also get detachable 'Sway bars' for extra suspension travel; heavy duty Dana front and rear axles that can be manually locked with the brand's 'Tru-Lok' electric front and rear axle lockers; and gnarlier BF Goodrich 32-inch tyres. All of this delivers an extreme level of off road capability. And once you've experienced it, you'll view this Jeep in a whole different light.

Design and Build

The Wrangler format is iconic: a simple boxy body dropped onto an old-style ladder-frame chassis with a folding screen, detachable doors and a removable roof. You don't mess with that. Or with the familiar frontage, which offers up the usual circular headlights and familiar seven-slot grille. Look more closely though and you'll find that much has changed, as the designers have sought to subtly evolve the look for this fourth generation 'JL'-series model. That front grille for instance now has a canted upper section and its outer slats intersect with headlights that now feature full-LED beams from Magnetti Marelli. Even the vertical windscreen is different - it's now not quite so vertical and features a new 4-bolt design at the top of the frame that allows it to fold down far more easily, though you've still got to get your socket set out to do it Up-front, you're faced with a dashboard structure as bluff as the north face of the Eiger, but it's much more appealing than the boring plasticky layout that characterised the interior of the previous 'JK'-series model. The coloured fascia frontage aims to reference the metal-panelled dashboards used in much earlier Wranglers and the previous tightly sectioned centre stack has given way to a more open layout, though one absolutely festooned with knobs and buttons. Everything's of much better quality than anything that buyers of this model have seen before. Plus there's a sophisticated 8.8-inch centre-dash 'Uconnect' infotainment screen and a further 7-inch TFT display between the conventional dials in the instrument binnacle. We should talk about the open air aspect; all Wranglers come as standard with a three-piece Modular Hard Top with these lift-off front panels. The rear section must be removed with a socket set.

Market and Model

Pricing for this Rubicon model start at around £46,000 for the 2-Door version; add around £1,500 more for the 4-Door body shape most will want. The 2.0-litre GME petrol turbo unit is the same price as the 2.2-litre Multijet diesel. For true Wrangler aficionados, only this ultimate 'Rubicon' variant will do. It gets the more serious 'Rock-Trac' 4WD system, which uses a tougher low range gear ratio, heavy duty front and rear axles and 'Tru-Lok' electric front and rear axle lockers to tackle really extreme off road trails. Also helping a Wrangler Rubicon in dealing with this type of terrain are the 32-inch BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain tyres and an electronic front sway-bar disconnect system to provide additional wheel travel when conditions call for it. As for options, well we think the key thing to decide here is how you want your Wrangler's roof to be. Some might find the three lift-out panels of the standard 'Freedom Top' to be rather fiddly and cumbersome, which is why Jeep offers some other choices that replace the detachable panels with various forms of fabric hood. On the 2-Door variant, this takes the form of a manually-operable 'Premium Soft Top', covering the whole of the roof and available with either clear or tinted windows. On the 4-Door version, you can have what the company calls a 'Black Sunrider Soft Top' that slots in behind the two removable 'Freedom Top' panels (these available either in black or body colour). The 'Sunrider' hood folds back manually like the roof on a Mazda MX-5. Or, even better, you can have it specified in 'Sky One-Touch Power Top' form, with electrical operation.

Cost of Ownership

A typical 4-Door Rubicon diesel model manages up to 36.2mpg on the combined cycle and 206g/km of CO2. Or 37.7mpg and 197g/km for the 2-Door. For the 2.0-litre petrol 4-Door Rubicon, you're looking at 28.2mpg and 213g/km; or 28.2mpg and 211g/km for the 2-Door. Insurance varies between groups 37D and 41D. These days, Jeep offers a much more competitive customer aftersales package - the brand's '5-3-5' offer which gives you a five year / 75,000 mile warranty, three years of servicing and five years of roadside assistance. Talking of servicing, the petrol models need a garage visit every year or every 9,000 miles - whichever occurs soonest. For the diesel variants, it's every year or 12,500 miles. What else might you need to know? Well the CO2 figures quoted and the high purchase will see the few company Wrangler users paying a hefty 37% Benefit-in-Kind tax and a £310 Luxury Car Vehicle Excise Duty supplement, which means a total road tax outlay of £450 in the first six years of ownership. At least residual values should be strong. Industry experts CAP HPI reckon that after the standard three year/60,000 mile period, a Wrangler 4-Door 2.0-litre petrol variant would still be worth 41% of its original purchase price.


You've still got to be serious about hard core off-road driving to consider a Jeep Wrangler - but not quite as serious as you had to be before. This 'JL'-series model offers considerable improvements in refinement, quality and technology. Which allows it to make a decent fist of providing versatile family transport for the user who doesn't mind making a few sacrifices at the altar of comfort, ride and handling. It's got a style all of its own, but its heart and soul remain on the Rubicon Trail rather than on the Kings Road. Thank goodness for that. Of course, it'd be a terrible choice if your SUV will have a heavy diet of on-road work - but that's like criticising a supercar for having a small boot. Horses need to be matched with courses and if, just occasionally, those will take you to the back of beyond, you'll be glad you chose a Wrangler for the trip. If previous generation versions of this Jeep weren't for you, you probably still won't like this one. No problem: the market's stacked with compromised alternatives. But if you've always wanted an excuse to choose one of these, this 'JL'-series model's extra polish and new-found sophistication provides it. It's now a vastly more capable all-rounder. But it's still very much a Wrangler. And that's all that really matters.

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Driver Convenience
240 AMP heavy duty alternator
700 amp free maintenance battery
Cruise control
Active speed limiting device
Apple car play/Android Auto
Emergency response assistance system
Exterior temperature gauge
Instrument cluster with 7" colour TFT Display
Parksense rear park assist system
Parkview rear backup camera
Power Steering
Trip computer
Uconnect 8.4" with navigation
Uconnect live - Europe
Vehicle information centre
Exterior Features
Black 3 piece modular hard top - Freedom Top
Solid paint
Auto dimming rear view mirror
Automatic headlights
Black colour fender flares
Black door mirrors
Body colour front grille with accent colour grille & headlamp throats
Daytime running lamp system
Deep tint sunscreen glass
Front and rear fog lamps
Headlamp levelling
Headlamp off time delay
LED tail lamp
Power adjustable heated door mirrors
Power front windows with one touch
Premium LED headlamps
Rock rails
Rubicon hood decal
Tow hooks
Tubular side steps
Windshield wipers with intermittent and variable
Interior Features
Auxiliary switch bank
Front/rear floor mats
12V auxiliary power outlet in centre console
12V auxiliary power outlet in rear
2 way manual adjustable drivers lumbar support
4 way manually adjustable passenger seat
6 way manually adjustable drivers seat
60/40 split folding rear seat
Cargo compartment floor mat
Centre console storage
Climate control
Front centre armrest
Front headrests
Heated front seats
Illuminated front cupholders
Isofix child seat preparation
Leather upholstery with Rubicon logo + bucket seats
Leather wrapped steering wheel with shift knob
LED ambient lighting
Lockable glovebox
Rear compartment storage system
Rear headrests
Rear luggage cover
Reclining front seats
Storage nets
Storage trays
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Tilt adjustable steering column
Alpine premium audio system with subwoofer + 9 speakers
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
USB port
3x3 point rear seatbelts
Driver / front passenger multi stage airbags
Electronic stability control
Front side airbags
Hill descent control
Hill start assist
Traction control
Tyre pressure monitoring warning lamp
Keyless entry
Keyless go with 'push to start' button
Locking fuel filler cap
Locking wheel nuts
Premium security alarm
Electronic front sway bar disconnect
Tru lok differentials
17" Machine faced diamond cut aluminium alloy wheels with black pockets
Full size spare wheel
Vinyl spare wheel Cover
Emissions - ICE
CO 0.4101
CO2 (g/km) 213
HC 0.027
NOx 0.023
Particles 0.0005
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb 259
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max 259
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min 254
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1995
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 4
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 84
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 90
Gears 8 SPEED
Number of Valves 16
Transmission AUTO
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 28.3
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies No
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 34
EC Urban (mpg) 23.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 11.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 11
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 25.4
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 25.7
Alternative Fuel Qualifying No
Badge Engine CC 2.0
Badge Power 268
Coin Description GME
Coin Series Rubicon
Generation Mark 3
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 40D
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 7
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 2
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection % 50
NCAP Child Occupant Protection % 69
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09 1
NCAP Pedestrian Protection % 49
NCAP Safety Assist % 32
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage 60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Engine Power - BHP 268
Engine Power - KW 200
Engine Power - RPM 5250
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 295
Engine Torque - MKG 40.8
Engine Torque - NM 400
Engine Torque - RPM 3000
Top Speed 97
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle NEDC Correlated
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 255/75 R17
Tyre Size Rear 255/75 R17
Tyre Size Spare FULL SIZE
Wheel Type 17" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1848
Length 4882
Wheelbase 3008
Width 1894
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 81
Gross Vehicle Weight 2574
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1059
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 548
Max. Loading Weight 621
Max. Roof Load 45
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 2495
Minimum Kerbweight 1953
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 12.28


Term Annual Mileage Monthly Payment Maintenance
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24 months 10,000 miles p/a £1064.82 p/m £9.21 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £850.52 p/m £33.14 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £947.59 p/m £83.21 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £750.91 p/m £39.46 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £833.81 p/m £89.88 p/m
* Prices shown based on 6 month initial payment.
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Contract Length
Initial Rental
Annual Mileage
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An excess mileage charge will apply if you exceed the contracted mileage. The exact charge will be confirmed on the official quotation prior to your acceptance to proceed

Selected Options
Optional Extras
Exterior Features
Black sky one touch power soft top roof £2,200.00
Clear coat paint £675.00
Metallic paint £775.00
Pastel paint £675.00
Interior Features
Hardtop headliner £250.00
Mopar slush mats £100.00
Safety pack - Wrangler £780.00
Smoker's pack - Wrangler £60.00
Tech pack - Wrangler £500.00
Towing predisposition pack - Wrangler £650.00
Trail rail management system pack - Wrangler £250.00
Clear coat - Bikini £675.00
Metallic - Billet silver £775.00
Metallic - Granite crystal £775.00
Metallic - Ocean blue £775.00
Metallic - Punk'n' £775.00
Pastel - Black £675.00
Pastel - Firecracker red £675.00
Pastel - Hellayella £675.00
Pastel - Sting grey £675.00
Solid - Bright White FOC
Leather - Black with bucket seats + Rubicon logo FOC
Leather - Darker saddle with bucket seats+ Rubicon logo FOC
* option prices shown are estimated