Off-road enthusiasts naturally choose the Jeep Wrangler, but the harder choice is between the iconic Jeep Wrangler trims: Rubicon vs. Sahara vs. Willys. Which is the right one for your desired level of adventure? Which trim level provides the features you crave the most? Whether those features involve locking differentials or advanced infotainment connectivity, each trim offers something unique to satisfy you.
Each trim is ready to hit the trails with varying off-road optimizations, so read on and see how the Willys, Sahara, and Rubicon trims transform the Jeep Wrangler. Once you’ve seen how the Rubicon vs. Sahara vs. Willys comparison plays out, visit Frisco CDJR to test drive your favorite model and drive it home for a great price.
Jeep Wrangler Sahara
The Sahara trim is for you if a balance of extra on-road comfort and more off-road capabilities is what you seek in a new Jeep Wrangler. Named after the foreboding African desert, the Wrangler Sahara is an all-around step up and only comes in four-door form with 4WD. It can be yours for a starting price of $41,745 MSRP1.
The step-up begins with actual steps; the Wrangler Sahara adds standard side steps for easy entry. Other additions include a Sunrider soft top, 18-inch polished aluminum wheels wrapped in 32-inch tires, body-color fender flares, and skid plates.
On the inside, the comparison of Jeep Wrangler trims; Rubicon vs. Sahara vs. Willys, shows that the Sahara is the first of these listed trims to add the standard 8.4-inch upgraded touchscreen infotainment system. It also adds a nine-speaker Alpine sound system with overhead speakers, keyless entry, LED interior ambient lighting, a 4G LTE WiFi hotspot, dual-zone auto climate control, and more creature comforts.
Jeep Wrangler Willys
In 1940, the concept of a Jeep 4×4 existed, but the Jeep brand did not. Instead, a company called Willys-Overland built the now-iconic general-purpose vehicle for the U.S. Army under the name “Willys MB.” After the war was over, they sold a civilian-oriented version known as the Willys CJ, and the Jeep brand as we know it was born from this model. After over seven decades of history, the Jeep Wrangler Willys pays tribute to these humble battlefield origins with rugged good looks and all-terrain strength.
The Willys trim is your choice for Jeep Wrangler trims in two or four-door form. It has a starting price of $36,445 MSRP1; the Willys trim is the perfect callback to the affordable, versatile machine that farmers, adventurers, machinists, soldiers, and everyday fun-seekers alike called their companion.
The Willys trim level comes standard with 4WD, 17-inch Moab Black aluminum wheels wrapped in 32-inch all-terrain tires, a full-size spare tire, 9.7-inches of ground clearance, front/rear tow hooks, trailer sway control, an eight-speaker sound system, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth, a six-way manually adjustable driver’s seat, and more.
Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
Few 4×4 SUVs inspire the same all-terrain confidence as a Wrangler Rubicon. You’ve heard the name before, and that’s for a good reason. The Rubicon Trail is one of the most daunting technical challenges an off-road enthusiast can face, and the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is designed to conquer that challenge.
You can outfit it as a two or four-door model; With a starting price of $41,795 MSRP1, the Wrangler Rubicon is a paragon of trail-dominating, rock-crawling, river-fording value.
That value begins with the toughest that the Jeep brand offers; the Rock-Trac® 4×4 System with rock crawling gear comes standard. So do 17-inch wheels wrapped in meaty 33-inch all-terrain tires, a 10.8-inch ground clearance (with 12.9-inches available through the 35-inch tire Xtreme Recon Package), the Off-Road+ button, skid plates, front/rear locking differentials, an electronic-disconnecting front sway bar, and more. It also includes premium features like the 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system and nine-speaker Alpine sound system.