Jeep Reveals 20th Anniversary Wranglers

Jeep’s popular Wrangler Rubicon model is turning 20, and Stellantis is celebrating with some special anniversary trims for the stalwart 392 Wrangler and the popular new hybrid 4xe model.

Jim Morrison, senior vice president and head of Jeep brand North America, said that the Rubicon got its start with enthusiasts at the company that developed an underground upgrade project outside of their typical duties. “Twenty years ago, a small group of enthusiastic Jeep engineers affectionately known as the ‘Lunatic Fringe,’ with grit and determination and their personal credit cards, designed, engineered and developed the most capable Wrangler yet – the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon – and over-delivered on everyone’s expectations because they knew it was what Jeep customers wanted.”

Rubicon 20th Anniversary editions: 2023 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon 4xe (left) and 2023 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 | Photo by Stellantis

It proved to be a sales and enthusiast hit, and over the years, numerous Rubicon editions have been issued, even with the company changing hands. “That same spirit of determination and ingenuity that led to the creation of the Wrangler Rubicon lives on in these new 20th anniversary special editions, which for the first time, bring available 37s to the Wrangler, providing unmatched capability,” Morrison said in a press release.

The 392 and 4xe Rubicon’s are limited edition releases and are not cheap, ringing in at $69,585 for the 4xe makeover and a steep $90,895 for the limited edition AEV-built 392 versions. Whether what you get for the dosh – besides the exclusivity – is worth the investment will be up to the enthusiast buyers vying to order one of the limited edition units. The special “Level II” package will be installed on just 150 vehicles, while the 20th Anniversary trims will see broad production.

READ MORE: Review: Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe

Xtreme Recon Package

2023 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon 392 with Xtreme Recon Package | Photo by Stellantis

2023 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon 392 with Xtreme Recon Package | Photo by Stellantis

2023 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon 392 with Xtreme Recon Package | Photo by Stellantis

2023 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon 392 with Xtreme Recon Package | Photo by Stellantis

2023 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon 392 with Xtreme Recon Package | Photo by Stellantis

The 392 Wrangler Rubicon will feature a 470-horsepower V-8 with 470 pound-feet of torque, capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds.

The list of upgrades to the 392 is extensive and includes the following: 

  • 35-inch BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires
  • 17-by-8-inch beadlock-capable wheels
  • 4.56 rear axle ratio
  • Hinge-gate reinforcement by Mopar
  • Jack spacer by Mopar
  • Tire relocation kit by Mopar
  • Wheel flare extensions
  • A new interpretation of the iconic Jeep brand seven-slot grille
  • 20th Anniversary hood decals in 392 bronze theme
  • 20th Anniversary swing gate plaque 
  • 20th Anniversary shifter medallion
  • Half-inch suspension lift delivering 34.5 inches water fording (+ 0.9 inch)and 11.6 inches ground clearance (+ 0.5 inch)
  • On-board air compressor
  • Triple hoop grille guard
  • Steel bumpers (winch-capable front)
  • 83-piece tool kit with a canvas bag
  • Heavy-duty steel rock sliders
  • Integrated front off-road camera
  • Gorilla glass windshield
  • Unique red-and-black leather seats
  • Red leather-wrapped instrument panel bolster
  • All-weather slush mats
  • Auxiliary switches 

Pick a color from a wide palette, including Earl, Firecracker Red, Punk’n, Hydro Blue, Sarge Green, Silver Zynith, Sting Gray, black and Bright White.

Level II AEV

Rubicon 20th Anniversary Level II by American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) upfit for 2023 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon 392 features 37-inch BF Goodrich All-Terrain KO2 tires | Photo by Stellantis

If you want to level up to the 150-unit Level II model, that will get star treatment from American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) and include:

  • 37-inch BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires
  • Warn VR EVO 10-S winch
  • AEV 17-inch Savegre II wheels
  • AEV 2.5-inch DualSport RT Suspension System with Bilstein 5100 shocks
  • AEV 7000 Series off-road lights
  • AEV EX front bumper
  • AEV rear bumper
  • AEV front skid plate
  • AEV tire carrier
  • AEV off-road jack base
  • AEV ProCal SNAP module
  • AEV vehicle build plaque
  • AEV steering damper 
  • 4.56:1 axle ratio (4xe)
  • Mopar performance wipers with integrated washer jets

The final result will be a 392 with 14.2 inches of ground clearance, 37.1 inches of water fording height, a 50-degree approach angle, a 33-degree breakover angle, and a 43-degree departure angle.

4xe

Rubicon 20th Anniversary edition: 2023 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon 4xe

Rubicon 20th Anniversary edition: 2023 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon 4xe

Rubicon 20th Anniversary editions of the 2023 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon 4xe and Rubicon 392 come standard with a special 83-piece tool kit and custom canvas bag

Rubicon 20th Anniversary editions of the 2023 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon 4xe and Rubicon 392 come standard with a special 83-piece tool kit and custom canvas bag

Rubicon 20th Anniversary editions of the 2023 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon 4xe and Rubicon 392 come standard with a special 83-piece tool kit and custom canvas bag

Stellantis says the Jeep 4xe is the best-selling plug-in hybrid in America, and it will get a substantial 20th Anniversary Rubicon makeover as well, including: 

  • A new interpretation of the iconic Jeep brand seven-slot grille
  • 20th Anniversary hood decals in electric blue theme
  • 20th Anniversary swing gate plaque 
  • 20th Anniversary shifter medallion
  • Half-inch suspension lift delivering 32 inches water fording (+ 0.5 inch) and 11.2 inches ground clearance (+ 0.4 inch)
  • Triple hoop grille guard
  • Steel bumpers (winch-capable front)
  • 33-inch BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires
  • 17-by-7.5-inch beadlock-capable wheels
  • 83-piece tool kit with a canvas bag
  • Integrated front off-road camera
  • Heavy-duty steel rock sliders
  • Gorilla glass windshield
  • Unique red-and-black leather seats
  • Red leather-wrapped instrument panel bolster
  • Auxiliary switches
  • All-weather slush mats

The 4XE will deliver 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque, as well as 21 miles of electric-only driving range. It will also be available in the same colors as the 392 but adds Granite Crystal to the mix.

Production is expected to begin soon in Ohio, with units available in the Spring. 

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