The new 2024 Jeep Wrangler builds on its legendary history with an unmatched combination of off-road capability, authentic Jeep design, open-air freedom, advanced powertrains, superior on- and off-road dynamics, and a host of innovative safety and advanced technology features. With the arrival of the next generation of the Jeep Wrangler, the ultimate off-road iteration of the SUV, the Rubicon, is getting some serious upgrades.
2024 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon And Rubicon X: Details
The new 2024 Jeep Wrangler Wrangler Rubicon raises the (sway) bar with the all-new next-generation Dana 44 HD full-float rear axle, which is also available on Willys, including standard rear locker and 33-inch BFG KO2 tires. This new Dana 44 full-float rear axle design consists of a wheel hub assembly separate from the axle shaft, with a spindle bolted to the axle tube that supports the wheel hub via a pair of wheel bearings. Using a full-float axle design, the vehicle’s height is transferred to the axle tube rather than the axle shaft itself. Thus, the axle shaft is subjected only to torsional loads, with its sole function being to transmit power to the wheel hub. This stronger, more robust full-float construction enables a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds on Rubicon 2.0L turbo and 3.6L V6 models with the TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission.
Further, Jeep Wrangler Rubicon models are available with a factory-installed 8,000-pound-capacity Warn winch mounted in a steel front bumper with removable end caps. This comes at a time when Ford is pausing production on the Bronco Everglades – which comes with a snorkel and winch from the factory.
Want more? The new 2024 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon X package adds standard 35-inch KO2 tires, integrated off-road camera, Rock-Trac full-time transfer case, and steel bumpers. The Rubicon X package is available on the 2.0L turbo and 3.6L Pentastar V6 models in both 2-door and 4-door variations, as well as the Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4xe. However, if you opt for the plug-in, you’ll have to settle for the 33-inch meats.
Other 2024 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon off-road features include:
- Rock-Trac part-time transfer case with 4:1 4LO ratio
- Electronic front sway-bar disconnect
- Tru-Lok front- and rear-axle lockers
- 17-inch aluminum wheels
The 470-horsepower Wrangler Rubicon 392 returns for 2024 with a standard Xtreme 35 Package (but not the Rubicon X), 4.56 axle ratio, and Selec-Trac full-time transfer case with a 4LO ratio of 2.72:1. Making sure the Rubicon has plenty of power and even more capability than ever before.