The all-new 2021 Jeep Wrangler 392 is the most extreme example of the off-roader that we’ve seen yet. With a 6.4L Apache V8 engine under the hood, this JL Rubicon pushes out 470 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. It may not be a 700+ horsepower Hellcat powertrain, but it’s still potent enough to send the SUV from 0-60 mph in just 4.5 seconds. Just because this Jeep is lacking a supercharger doesn’t mean it’s a cheap proposition however, as one JLWranglerForums user has discovered. In fact, this 4×4 costs more than the oh-so-extreme Ram 1500 TRX. Yikes.
The V8-powered SUV is officially slated to go on sale in January, and as such FCA hasn’t released official pricing information. However, this hasn’t stopped some eager customers from placing orders for the SUV ahead of the MSRP drop. One JLWranglerForums user is among this dedicated group, and they recently noticed an update to their order sheet. More specifically, they noticed that a sales price was added to the listing sometime after Christmas. That price came in at $77,055.
Now it is important to note that this particular Jeep Wrangler 392 was ordered with a few optional extras that have increased the price a bit. The user noted that they purchased both the duel-top and tow packages for their SUV. While we don’t know exactly what sort of premium these will run on the 392 model, they cost about $2,000 combined on other Wrangler trims. It is safe to assume then that the vehicle’s actual MSRP sits somewhere around $75,000. For comparison, a standard Wrangler Rubicon carries an MSRP of $42,390.
This price point presents somewhat of a problem for Jeep. The Ram 1500 TRX carries a base price of $71,690, and comes with a glorious 702 horsepower Hellcat V8 under the hood. While the pickup is certainly less suited for tight trails than the Wrangler, 392 buyers clearly want the V8 experience. The 6.4L hemi is a special motor indeed, but it isn’t a Hellcat V8. It should prove interesting to see which off-roader proves to be more popular with buyers. Let us know below which one of these FCA products you’d rather take down your favorite trails.