- The 2023 Wrangler Rubicon 20th Anniversary Editions debuted at the Chicago Auto Show.
- The anniversary kit is limited to the plug-in hybrid 4xe and V-8-powered 392, with a lineup of 150 even more extreme AEV versions available for between about $21K—$23K extra.
- The 20th Anniversary editions have a half-inch lift, revised seven-slot grille and more; the 4xe starts at $71,380 and the 392 starts at $92,690.
Jeep is celebrating 20 years of the Rubicon nameplate – taken from the legendary off-road trail in California – by unveiling a set of special edition Wranglers today at the Chicago Auto Show.
Available on the 2023 Wrangler Rubicon 4xe plug-in hybrid and the 470-hp V-8-powered 392 models, the 20th Anniversary edition Jeeps feature a slew of cool goodies, including a redesigned seven-slot grille, bead-lock wheels , an 83-piece tool kit, a triple hoop grille guard, steel bumpers, a half-inch suspension lift, and 20th birthday decals.
Additional equipment on the 4xe 20th Anniversary Edition includes 33-inch BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires on 17-by-7.5-inch beadlock-capable wheels. The interior has red and black leather. An integrated front-mounted off-road camera and heavy-duty steel rock sliders add to the anniversary Wrangler’s off-road capability.
The 392 20th Anniversary Edition also comes with the Xtreme Recon package, which adds a slightly larger set of 35-inch K02 tires, 17-by-8.0-inch wheels, a 4.56 rear axle ratio, an onboard air compressor (the first offered from the factory), as well as a collection of other upgrades from Mopar.
Additionally, the Jeep team enlisted American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) for an optional add-on—limited to 150 units—that adds 37-inch BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires (the largest rubber Jeep has ever offered). . It also features an AEV-specific suspension (with a 2.5-inch lift), bumpers, skid plate, off-road lights, and more.
All that extra height increases ground clearance to 14.2 inches and allows the Jeep to penetrate 37.1 inches of water, while also giving it a 50-degree approach angle, 33-degree breakover angle and 43-degree departure angle. The AEV trim is $22,978 for the 4xe and $21,130 for the 392.
Those AEV valuation figures are on top of the base prices for the 20th Anniversary models, which start at $71,380 for the 4xe and $92,690 for the 392.
The limited run commemorative Jeeps will go on sale later this month. Both models will begin production at the Toledo Assembly Complex sometime this quarter, with vehicles arriving at dealers in the second quarter of 2023.