Why The 2024 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Is A Road Trip Beast
Rubicon 392 Price Tops $100,000 With All Options
While waiting for the 2024 Jeep Wrangler to reach dealerships in 2024, many have tested and reviewed the newest upgrade to the iconic off-roader.
By The Editors
Fri, Oct 27, 2023 09:45 AM PST
The new 2024 Rubicon 392 is expected to cost $5,100 more than its predecessor, including Jeep's mandatory $1,795 destination charge and $775 RV tow harness. Insights from a Jeep spokesperson emphasize that the price increase is due to previously optional features now included in the 392.
Currently, a fully equipped 2024 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 would cost a high-end off-road enthusiast $102,520. Of course, if you're planning on adding little upgrades to the beastly ride like those recommended in our "Great Father's Day Gifts" post, it'll set you back a bit more. After all, a backup camera or weatherproof floor liner may seem like unnecessary accessories, but they do come in handy when you have them.
In this article, we'll look at some of the ways the new Rubicon 392 can elevate your road trip experience:
The Popularity Of The Jeep Wrangler
Considered an iconic, all-American off-roader, the Jeep Wrangler is understandably popular among car enthusiasts everywhere. This is especially so in road trip haven — Hawaii. Of their top picks for islands in the US, Condé Nast Traveler recommends taking a drive on the Road to Hana in Maui, in particular, to appreciate the island's beauty, as the 52-mile route featuring dramatic waterfalls that includes the spectacular Seven Sacred Pools. Moreover, there's a reason why Jeep Wrangler rentals are available throughout Hawaii's islands. Tourists prefer the high-powered model because it can handle Hawaii's different terrains and transform their scenic drives. Renters can choose between the luxurious, sporty two-door class or the family-friendly four-door. Although off-road driving is strictly prohibited on many Hawaiian roads, drivers can rest easy knowing the Wrangler offers maximum ground clearance and durable, rugged tires for handling the bumpiest of roads.
Below, we'll share some of what we know about the upcoming Wrangler Rubicon 392 update and why you should consider it as your next road trip beast:
On-Road And Off-Road
Like all Rubicons before it, the new 392 has an electronically disconnecting front anti-roll bar, with a lifted suspension of 1.5 inches and an additional body lift to accommodate the car's powerful V-8 engine.
Paired with 35-inch BFGoodrich tires and electronically locking 4x4s, the 2024 Wrangler Rubicon 392 is a monster for off- and on-road use, unstoppable over various terrains with a ground clearance of 11.1 inches. This is especially useful if you're planning road trips that won't necessarily require off-road driving.
Built for the most hardcore and adventurous off-roaders, the rugged Rubicon can easily navigate water obstacles, even powering through deep waters, without drivers worrying about getting stuck or having to tow the beast out.
Previously, Jeep celebrated the Rubicon's 20th anniversary by offering exclusive upgrades such as an American Expedition Vehicles upfit in the form of 37-inch BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires. These provide 14.2 inches of ground clearance and 37.1 inches of water fording, making it a dream for road trips on wilder — and wetter — roads.
Upgraded Inside And Out
Finally, in addition to upgrades to durability and off-road capabilities, the new Rubicon 392 boasts a handful of techy upgrades for a more user-friendly high-performance experience. Reviewers noted an integrated grab handle added on the passenger side and a 12.3-inch infotainment screen — the largest screen put on a Wrangler.
Jeep has also added more speakers, microphones, and sound dampening, making phone calls in the Wrangler less difficult. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support are also offered, marking a much-needed shift away from the cord for a less crowded dash. At the same time, a new accessory rail is mounted on the dash for drivers who want their phones or other devices within reach.
So, if you're considering getting a new vehicle for your next road trip, don't discount the Rubicon 392. It has all the features you'd love to have on an adventure.
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