Comparison - Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Hard Rock Convertible 2017 - vs - Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 2020

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Jeep J8,Jeep TJL-J8

Also called:

Jeep J8,Jeep TJL-J8

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Make: 
Average Price: 
32,179
Updated: 
30 Nov 2016
$
41,795
Updated: 
10 Jan 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Year: 
2017
2020
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Manual
6-speed Manual
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
no
yes
Doors: 
5
4
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
22.50gals
21.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat
#808488
Black Clear Coat
#000000
Bright White Clear Coat
#FFFFFF
Firecracker Red Clear Coat
#B11726
Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat
#484848
Hypergreen Clear Coat
#BFCF49
Rhino Clear Coat
#636569
Color: 
Granite Crystal Metallic
#333738
Ocean Blue Metallic Clear Coat
#001B58
Firecracker Red Clear
#CC1301
Sting-Gray Clear-Coat
#3A3A3A
Billet Silver Metallic
#837F7C
Bright White Clear Coat
#FFFFFF
Mojito! Clear Coat
#497E09
Black Clear Coat
#0E0A09
Bikini Pearl Coat
#FAFAFA
Hellayella Clear Coat
#FDE82D
Punk'n Metallic Clear Coat
#AB2E00

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2017 Jeep Wrangler is a unique off-roader bolstered by the freedom of open air driving. Its aging design is a throwback to the past, but it offers just enough contemporary features and modern amenities.
The Jeep Wrangler is a throwback to the brand's earliest days as a military supplier. Whether by chance or by design, the purpose-built off-roader has endured decades and has become one of Jeep's best-selling vehicles. Offered in Sport, Sport S, Sahara, and extreme off-road Rubicon models, the Wrangler combines an throwback design with a smattering of modern amenities.

Pros
It's the off-road champ
Unique style, unique everything
Strong, smooth V-6
Carlike touches in cabin

Cons
Rough ride
Poor handling on pavement
Steep prices for top editions
Very poor safety ratings
Fussy soft tops

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2017 Jeep Wrangler ranks 14 out of 18 Compact SUVs. The 2017 Jeep Wrangler finishes near the bottom of our compact SUV rankings. The Wrangler is one of the most capable off-road SUVs out there, but class rivals are superior in pretty much every other area (fuel efficiency, interior comfort, available technology, and cargo space, to name a few).

Pros
Outstanding off-road capability
Standard part-time four-wheel drive
Powerful V6 engine

Cons
Uncomfortable ride and subpar handling on pavement
Cramped rear seats and few standard features
Poor fuel economy
More expensive than many rivals

By: 
usnews.com

For the 2017 Wrangler, Jeep has added new optional LED headlights and foglights, as well as a Cold Weather package that includes remote start, heated seats and all-weather floor mats.
Although it's behind the times as far as tech goes, the 2017 Jeep Wrangler is still one of the best go-anywhere, do-anything vehicles that money can buy. From the stripped-out Sport model all the way up to the hardcore Rubicon, there's a Jeep for every off-road scenario.

Pros
All but unstoppable on the trail
Unique rugged character
There's a Wrangler for a variety of tastes
Extensive factory and aftermarket parts support
Fun to drive in its own special way.

Cons
Crash test scores don't match more conventional vehicles
Long braking distances
On-road handling and overall comfort are lacking
Soft top is difficult to operate and offers little security
The latest safety and technology features are absent
Subpar fuel economy compared to most modern crossovers.

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2020 Jeep Wrangler is an American SUV icon and off-road wonder, but not without compromise.

Pros
Iconic looks
Improved interior
New turbodiesel
Unquestionable off-road ability
Two- or four-door body styles

Cons
Expensive in almost any trim
Rough everyday ride
Cramped rear seat
Safety is unknown

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2020 Jeep Wrangler comes with four wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed manual.New V6 mild hybrid engine option on Sahara Unlimited trim.New Altitude variant for Sport and Sahara models.Moab trim discontinued.

Pros
Unrelentingly capable off-road
Rugged Jeep character
Extensive customization options from the factory and aftermarket

Cons
Steering is slow and feels loose, especially on the Rubicon trim
Lots of wind and tire noise at highway speeds
Less cargo space than some conventional crossovers

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2020 Jeep Wrangler is what the Jeep brand is all about—with roots that date back to the original World War II–era military vehicle—and its off-road capability borders on amazing. While it looks much like the first-generation Jeep that was created to support our troops, it has evolved into a one-of-kind four-wheel-drive vehicle, with tech and luxury to match its off-road chops. It offers everything from air conditioning to leather.

Pros
Throwback styling, heroic off-road capability, you can take off the doors and roof.

Cons
Tight cabin, lots of wind noise, trucklike compared with other SUVs.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
16.00mpg
17.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
21.00mpg
23.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
v
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.60L
3.60L
Torque: 
260ft-lbs
at 4 800rpm
260ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
Horsepower: 
285hp
at 6 400rpm
295hp
at 6 400rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
40.80Feet
39.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
no
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Cargo Floor Mats
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
184.90in
188.40in
Width: 
73.90in
73.80in
Height: 
74.40in
73.60in
Ground Clearance: 
10.00in
10.80in
Wheel Base: 
116.00in
118.40in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
42.30
42.60
Rear Head Room: 
41.70
41.70
Front Leg Room: 
40.90in
41.20in
Rear leg room: 
36.30in
38.30in
Front Hip Room: 
53.20in
53.90in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.80in
55.70in
Rear Hip Room: 
54.10in
56.70in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.80in
55.70in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
70.60cu.ft
72.40cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
31.50cu.ft
31.70cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
42.20degrees
43.90degrees
Angle of Departure: 
32.50degrees
37.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
4315.00lbs
4439.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
2 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
Heated mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
4 -way manuel passenger seat adjustment
6 -way manual driver seat adjustments
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather
Multi-level heating driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Premium Cloth
6 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Driver Seat With Manual Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Rear stabilizer bar

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
no
yes
Climate Control: 
no
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Air conditioning
Dual vanity mirrors
Cargo floor mats
Leather steering wheel
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
Alpine premium brand speakers
552 watts stero output
1 subwoofer(s)
12 Months of provided satellite radio service
9 total speakers
USB connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB connection
8 total speakers
12 Months of provided satellite radio service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
no
no
More in Glass and Roof: 
Manual convertible roof
Privacy glass
Removable soft top
Variable intermittent wipers
Manual convertible roof
Privacy glass
Removable soft top
Variable intermittent wipers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 x 7.5
17 X 7.5-In
Wheels more: 
Fullsize matching spare tire
Polished alloy wheels
Outside rear mounted spare tire
All terrain tires
Null spare wheel
Fullsize matching spare tire
Outside Rear Mounted Spare Tire
All Terrain Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
57
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
285.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
70
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Post-collision safety system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Rear height adjustable headrests
MOPAR Electronic Vehicle Tracking System
Supplemental Front Seat Side Airbags
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Post-collision safety system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear Folding Headrests
Rear Center 3-Point Belt

Options

Packages: 
Smoker's Group
Max Tow Package
Rubicon Hard Rock Quick Order Package 23J
Dual Top Group
Rubicon Hard Rock Quick Order Package 24J
Cold Weather Group W/Automatic Transmission
Advanced Safety Group
Steel Bumper Group
Safety Group
Trailer Tow And HD Electrical Group
Quick Order Package 24R
Quick Order Package 23R
Quick Order Package 22R
LED Lighting Group
8.4" Radio And Premium Audio Group
Cold Weather Group W/Manual Transmission
Smoker's Group
Quick Order Package 26R
Dual Top Group
Exterior Options: 
Oversize Spare Tire Carrier
Body Color Fender Flares
Body Color 3-Piece Hard Top
Swing Gate Reinforcement
3-Piece Black Hard Top
Jeep Trail Rated Kit
MOPAR Solid Bikini Top
LT285/70R17C Black Sidewall Maximum Traction Tires
MOPAR Hinge-Gate Reinforcement
Body Color 3-Piece Hard Top
MOPAR Lower Body Side Graphic
17" X 7.5" Black Wheels W/Machined Lip
Premium Black Sunrider Soft Top
Soft Top Window Storage Bag
MOPAR Upper Body Side Graphic
LT285/70R17C Outline White Lettering Off-Road Tires
MOPAR Mesh Bikini Top
Body Color Fender Flares
Premium Tan Sunrider Soft Top
Black 3-Piece Hard Top
Sky One-Touch Power Top
Interior Options: 
Freedom Top Hard Top Headliner
Air Conditioning w/Automatic Temperature Control
Radio 430N
Leather Trimmed Bucket Seats
Alpine Premium Audio System
Cargo Group W/Trail Rail System
MOPAR Hardtop Headliner
MOPAR Cargo Tub Liner
MOPAR Black Perforated Leather
MOPAR Stainless Door Sill Guards
MOPAR Black Stitched Leather
Remote Proximity Keyless Entry
Leather Trimmed Bucket Seats
MOPAR All-Weather Floor Mats
MOPAR Plastic Door Sill Guards

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#1D1D1D
Black/Dark Saddle, leather
#8A6F5A
Color: 
Black, premium cloth
#000000
Black/Dark Saddle, leather
#000000
Black, leather
#000000