The 2021 Jeep® Wrangler has received the “Best Value in Canada” in the Compact SUV/Crossover segment from data processing company, Vincentric. The Michigan-based data company provides data, knowledge, and insight to the automotive industry by identifying and applying the many aspects of automotive value. Vincentric data is used by organizations such as AAA, JD Power, Stellantis, and other OEMs as a means of providing automotive insight to their clientele.
It follows the 2021 Dodge Durango win as the “Best Value in America” title by Vincentric earlier this year. It also marks the third time that the Wrangler has taken the title over the last decade that the awards have been going on in Canada. The Wrangler won the award in 2015 and 2018 prior.
“Wrangler is an absolutely iconic vehicle and the best-selling Jeep model in Canada,” said David Buckingham, President and CEO, FCA Canada. “Along with being the most capable and recognized vehicle in the world, Wrangler’s success can also be attributed to its strong retained value and low cost of operation. Those are major factors in Canadians’ vehicle buying decisions, which this Vincentric award highlights for [the] third time.”
“The Jeep Wrangler had the lowest maintenance costs of any Compact SUV/Crossover, which was a key factor in the Wrangler’s third-time win in its segment,” said Vincentric President David Wurster. “The Wrangler performed strongly for 2021 and proved its best-in-class value by outperforming 16 competitor vehicles.”
For 2021, the Wrangler adds two new models to the lineup. One being the electrified plug-in hybrid Wrangler Unlimited 4xe, the most technically advanced and eco-friendly Wrangler yet, delivering new levels of efficiency, environmental responsibility, performance, and capability on and off-road. Wrangler Unlimited 4xe’s advanced turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, two electric motors, and robust TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission combine to deliver an average fuel economy of 4.8 Le/100 km (59 MPG). The Wrangler Unlimited 4xe produces a combined 375 horsepower and delivers up to 35 kilometers of pure electric operation for daily commutes while providing nearly silent, zero-emission open-air freedom without range anxiety. The total range is 592 kilometers.
There is also the addition of the Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 392, which offers a 6.4-liter (392 cubic-inch) HEMI V8 under the hood. The HEMI delivers 470 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque from its 6.4-liter V8, full-time 4×4, functional hood scoop, a dual-mode performance exhaust, and a long list of premium features standard, including a sport steering wheel with shift paddles and leather-covered performance seats – is on-road and off-road ready.
Chassis changes include a 2-inch factory lift, upgraded frame rails, unique suspension geometry, heavy-duty brakes, and FOX high-performance shocks. The Wrangler Rubicon 392 masters low-speed downhill descents by using the V8’s engine braking, revised transmission torque converter lockup control, and a 48:1 crawl ratio to manage vehicle speed without the driver needing to use the brake pedal.
The Wrangler continues to offer unmatched off-road capability with its body-on-frame design, front and rear five-link suspension system, solid axles, electronic lockers, and continues to offer both manual and automatic transmissions. Hear that Ford!