A black 2021 Jeep Wrangler is off-roading on a snowy trail.

The Latest in Off-Road Innovation: The 2021 Jeep Wrangler

Jeep has long been a company known for superior terrain performance and versatility. Largely, the Jeep Wrangler has been the icon of Jeep’s off-road performance over the years, but with many different SUVs from other companies offering increasingly better off-roading performance over recent years, Jeep has found itself in the throws of some steep competition. Luckily for Jeep lovers, the new 2021 Jeep Wrangler is a very competent vehicle for the adrenaline lover: with engine power to overpower difficult terrain, driving systems that elevate performance, and more out of the box thinking that has defined the Jeep experience throughout history. Truly, the 2021 Jeep Wrangler is the new toy for the off-roader that needs the largest arsenal of performance features on the market.

What Is There to Off-Roading?

As far as commercials and the internet makes it seem at first glance, off-roading often looks like a very simplistic activity. After all, any powerful SUV or truck should be able to handle the sand of the deserts in the Midwest or the mud of the Appalachians, right? Well, for those of us who have spent a lot of time appreciating cars and the outdoors, it would be best to understand that everything is more complicated than it seems at first glance, and off-roading is no exception to this rule.

There are quite a few factors to keep in mind when off-roading, especially given that in many off-road locations, a wrong move could be dangerous to yourself and others. Ask yourself if your vehicle is equipped to handle difficult terrain, where is a good location for off-roading, do you need to go over obstacles or around? Off-roading is an art that requires excellent performance and an understanding and planning of each trip on designated trials specifically for off-roading. Understanding every movement and its consequences in an off-road situation is absolutely essential, not only for your own full enjoyment of the practice but also for your own well-being. These are all issues that should be considered before traveling to a designated trail, but luckily for prospective off-roaders, the 2021 Jeep Wrangler is built to handle them all.

A red 2021 Jeep Wrangler is shown from the side off-roading on a hill.

What Can We Expect From the 2021 Jeep Wrangler?

Strictly speaking, most vehicle choices from Jeep, as well as many midsize SUVs from other car manufacturers, are equipped to deal with difficult terrain conditions. But, dealing with difficult terrain does not necessarily mean that the vehicle is equipped for off-roading; rather, terrain compatibility is only one necessary factor in an off-roader. For example, most Jeeps can deal with difficult terrain and off-roading; however, some aren’t as heavily equipped as others. The 2021 Jeep Wrangler shares the terrain competence of other Jeeps, but it also has a wide selection of other features that specifically enhance its off-road feeling.

The most essential off-roading feature of the Wrangler is the built-in 4×4 systems. In short, these systems increase the amount of traction that the tires receive, but this is only the tip of the iceberg as far as this system goes. Yes, traction should be enough to catch the eye of any prospective off-roader, given the importance of high traction in such a rocky situation, but the 4×4 system also offers an increased range for rock crawling. This is clearly a gift from Jeep to any off-roader, as this increases the places that this vehicle can go. Essentially, Jeep has heavily invested in the exploration capabilities of their flagship model, no longer limited by the issue of steepness. While 4×4 systems are more common these days, very few are ever implemented as perfectly as the 4×4 system found in the 2021 Jeep Wrangler.

Of course, many vehicles offer 4×4 systems, and while the actual validity of this claim may be questionable, there must be more to this model to make a purchase worthwhile. To be frank, finding one feature that perfectly elevates the 2021 addition to the model to a new level would be impossible. While every feature in isolation is impressive enough already, the real beauty of the 2021 Jeep Wrangler comes from its ability to combine an overwhelming amount of features to further enhance the already excellent off-road capabilities of the model.

For example, revisions to the design make the 2021 Jeep Wrangler more maneuverable than previous iterations of the model. These revisions added better suspension to increase overall traction makes for a vehicle that can better handle tricky turns and sharp paths in the forests and mountains that are common in off-road trails. As you may or may not know, even on-road rural paths can become curvy and difficult to drive, especially at night and during inclement weather. So having this extra maneuverability to handle quick changes in the road and increased traction for when weather is being less than helpful can make for a vehicle that is safer on and off the road.

The 2021 Wrangler Can Do More

A white 2021 Jeep Wrangler is shown from the front off-roading in the mud.

Of course, the updated 4×4 system is just one feature. In the big picture, the 2021 Jeep Wrangler offers far more, like skid plates under the vehicle to protect from logs and other obstacles that are often overlooked by newcomers to the off-road scene. It can be easy to underestimate the power of these kinds of small lying obstacles, but a large enough log in the mud could be the spark that stalls your truck on the road if you’re not careful enough. These skid plates ensure that these obstacles fall into place like they should, rather than catching under your vehicle, which could cause real damage when it comes down to it. This is just one feature in the 2021 Jeep Wrangler that thinks about these seemingly unimportant matters, something that is often forgotten by other competitors on the market today.

The cherry on top of the 2021 Jeep Wrangler is the model year’s choice in engines. With four standard choices, there are plenty of potential options depending on the type of driving you’re looking to participate in, such as the optional 3.0-liter diesel engine. However, the 2021 Wrangler is also adding two new special engines to the lineup to spice up your drive: a plug-in hybrid and a superpowered 6.4-liter V8.

Performance is one of the most important factors to consider when choosing an off-roading vehicle because when off-road features do happen to fail, powering through a dangerous situation may be one of your only options. Nonetheless, even the base engine in the 2021 Jeep Wrangler, a 3.6-liter V-6 engine that can provide an overwhelming 285 horsepower, will provide for more than enough power to make up for traction in an emergency. All in all, these features make for a Jeep Wrangler that is tougher, more versatile, comfortable, and of course, higher-performing than any other vehicle in its class. A fact that is especially true off of the road.

Is the 2021 Jeep Wrangler the Right Choice?

As can be seen, the decision to buy an off-road vehicle is not one to be made lightly. Off-roading is an activity that requires excellent planning in the light of its complexity, so researching every aspect of a vehicle’s performance is for the best if you’re looking for a vehicle worth your time. The 2021 Jeep Wrangler is a midsize SUV that was made with off-roading in mind. With a 4×4 system that expands the capabilities of an adventuring SUV, the comfort to make everything else even more worthwhile, and plenty of other features to enhance the off-roading experience to a new level, the 2021 Wrangler is every adventurer’s best friend. All the more reason to visit a Jeep dealer near you to learn more about buying a new 2021 Jeep Wrangler.