Rumors about the Jeep Wrangler getting half doors have been flying around for some time, but we can now confirm they are coming for the 2021 model year. They’ve always been a much-wanted accessory, but this summer’s Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Concept previewed them for real, showing Jeep did in fact have an intention to possibly offer them. Later, spy shots emerged showing Jeep testing them in the wild. Then, Jeep showed some images of the production Wrangler 392 with the same half doors, all but confirming they are coming. Now, the option shows up on Jeep’s Wrangler configurator, so we know they are coming and how much they’ll cost.
Thankfully, the half doors are offered on every trim level of the Wrangler range, not just the 392, and is available on both two door and four door models. For two door vehicles, they’ll run you $2,350. That price bumps up to $3,995 on four door models. The option is listed as “Dual Door Group W/ Base Uppers,” which means buyers that order this part will get the standard Wrangler doors along with the half doors.
Unfortunately, the 2021 Jeep Wrangler configurator only shows the option, so we still don’t have an official visual. Still, if you’d like to see some more spy shots, head over to Autoblog, where they’ve published a fresh batch of images showing a red Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited testing the new half doors.
Really, these doors are more like 3/4 doors, as they pretty much bring the door frame in line with the body line of the rear cargo area, which is higher than half the typical Wrangler door height. Still, they will offer owners a more open air experience without the entire door removed, also boosting downward visibility when off-roading. At this point, the only thing left to confirm is the window situation. There’s a chance the half doors won’t have windows at all, or they could have plastic windows that can be rolled down or taken off with a zipper. Based on spy shots, it’s unlikely they will be power operated with a larger piece of glass.
For 2021 Jeep Wrangler customers wanting better visibility and a more open air experience, but without the potential safety concerns of taking the doors completely off, these half doors seem like a must-have option.