The least costly Wrangler is the Sport 2-Door, which comes with the petrol V6. Spend more for a Sport 4-Door and you get convenient access to the rear seat, seating for five rather than four, and additional luggage space. You also get the option of paying more again for the diesel engine.
Having selected any Wrangler Sport, you can also pay extra for a Renegade option pack. This brings you a removable three-piece hard-top roof, finished in black, which allows you to lock up the car more securely than you can with the soft roof. You also get a better audio system with a six-CD stacker, a mobile-phone audio jack, and a sub-woofer for improved bass response. And you get sidesteps, which make it easier to get in and out of the car.
A second option pack available with a Sport adds a hard-drive for storing your music, and satellite navigation via a 6.5-inch touchscreen. The touchscreen can also be used to control the audio system, phone connectivity, and cabin comfort.
Move on to the Overland, which is available only as an automatic, and you get what is effectively a fully optioned Sport but with extras. Those extras include leather trim, heated front seats, headlights that switch on automatically when it gets dark, and fancier 18-inch wheels in place of the Sport’s 17-inchers. The Overland also gets a body-coloured, but still removable, hard-top roof.
For about the same price as an Overland 4-Door, you can opt for the Rubicon. The Rubicon, which comes only as a 4-Door automatic, matches the Sport for wheel size and general features but has in addition a removable black three-piece hard-top roof, automatic headlights, and the better audio system with the sub-woofer. More significantly, the Rubicon has a number of mechanical features that enhance its off-road ability.
These include front and rear differential locks, and front suspension with an off-road mode (operated via a dashboard switch) that provides more wheel travel, all of which helps the car maintain progress over extremely rough ground. The Rubicon also has special front and rear differentials that are stronger than those on other Wranglers and allow you to drive even more slowly off-road. Finally, the Rubicon has extra underbody protection to minimise damage.
You can spend more on your Rubicon by adding the touchscreen, satellite navigation, leather trim, heated front seats and a body-coloured hard–top roof – all standard features on an Overland.