Is the 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Worth $11K More than a Wrangler Sport?

The 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon that we recently tested and reviewed cost $43,000.00 USD. That’s  $11K more than TFL’s long term 2016 Jeep Wrangler Sport.

This simple fact begs the question: is it worth the extra money to upgrade from a Wrangler Sport to a Wrangler Rubicon?

BTW: The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is named after the Rubicon Trail in California that we took on as part of TFL’s Motor Mountain USA adventure.

In a classic TFL mashup video review below Tommy shows you (point by point) what makes the 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon different from the Wrangler Sport.

And the changes are not just skin deep. The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon brings a lot of serious off-road gear to the Jeep party including a beefier Dana axles, disconnected sway bars and locking differentials.  On the inside our 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon tester you also has leather seats, a better radio and a bit more bling. But is all this worth $11K more, and could you build the same Jeep for less money and get the same amount of off-road goodness by upgrading a much less expensive Jeep Wrangler Sport?

We decided to find out.

Check out this TFL Mashup video to find out, and click HERE for a side by side comparison of the 2016 vs 2017 Jeep Wrangler’s halogen vs new LED lights.

Also, please let us know what you think in the comments below. Would you buy a Wrangler Sport or would you spend the extra money and get the all out Wrangler Rubicon?