The 2024 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392

An end-of-the-era Hemi engine transforms Jeep’s hyper-capable off-roader into a straight-line screamer with the 2024 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392. Yes, that’s as ridiculous (and awesome) as it sounds.

2024 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392
Photo courtesy of Jeep.

It’s long been an open secret that the best way to add more competitive highway and towing power to a stock Jeep Wrangler is a do-it-yourself engine upgrade. But rather than spending hundreds of hours of Frankenstein work in their garage, Jeep enthusiasts can now get an off-roadready, top-of-the-line, four-door Wrangler Rubicon with a tire-smoking Hemi engine, direct from the factory. It’s not cheap, but it’s going to impress all your Jeeping buddies, plus every other vehicle on the road or trail.

The 2024 Wrangler Rubicon 392 offers one of the fleeting applications of the Jeep/Chrysler/Dodge family’s oversized engines, as production recently ended on gasoline-powered Challenger and Charger models, which sported Hemis topping 1,000 horsepower. In the Rubicon 392’s case, it’s a still-impressive 6.4-liter Hemi V8 with 470 horsepower, beating its popular turbocharged plug-in hybrid 4xe version’s output by 100 horses. Jeep promises half of its models will be partially electrified by the end of 2025, so the low-mileage 392 is indeed the last of its breed.

And while the irony of a 35-inch-mud-tire-equipped Jeep that can very, very loudly blaze to 60 mph in fourplus seconds is not lost on anyone, the Rubicon 392 is tame enough to use in city traffic and also nimble enough to handle all the complex off-road tasks of its lower-powered variants. It includes electronically locking differentials and disconnecting front sway bars, plus improved off-road mapping and trail guides, as well as an updated and comfortable interior with 12-way power-adjustable front seats.

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The Stats

$91,545 base price

14 combined MPG

3,500 pound towing capacity