While the 4xe-powered versions of the Wrangler topped the sales for plug-in hybrids in the SUV category, the Rubicon 392 topped the power range for this well-known off-roader.
There are just a handful of vehicles that could go straight from the showroom to a hard off-road trail and pass it with flying colors, and the Rubicon is one of them. But there is more than just one version of this dune-bashing machine, but only one that can boast a 470 hp (477 PS) engine underneath its hood, and that's the Rubicon 392.
Along with the rest of the Wrangler JL range, the Rubicon 392 also got updated in 2023 for the 2024 model-year, and it was unveiled both at the Easter Jeep Safari and the NYIAS. It boasted the same smaller grille at the front and the round headlights inherited from the legendary Willys. The SUV's front bumper was built to host an 8,000 lbs Warn winch behind it and extended bumper protections to comply with safety standards. Its 33" BFGoodrich all-terrain tires and the special design for the wheels were unique to the Rubicon 392.
Inside, there were massive upgrades compared with its predecessor. Atop the center stack, the automaker installed a 12" touchscreen for the Uconnect 5 infotainment system. But Jeep also focused on customers' comfort and added power seats. Along with the new lineup, the Rubicon also got adaptive cruise control, side airbags, and blind spot monitor. This version also featured red embroidered Rubicon 392 lettering on its front seats seatbacks.
Powered by a four-cylinder mill and an electric motor incorporated into the gearbox, the Rubicon 4xe proved that a PHEV can also forge through water, mud, and other difficult situations. Its locking differentials and the free-floating axle were part of the model 2024 upgrades.
ENGINE SPECS - 6.4L V8 PHEV 8AT AWD (470 HP)
|345.7 KW @ - RPM
470 HP @ - RPM
464 BHP @ - RPM
|470 lb-ft @ - RPM
637 Nm @ - RPM
|Turbocharged Direct Injection
|All Wheel Drive
|12.9 in (328 mm)