1) Wrangler Unlimited Polar

Price: $32, 695

The Wrangler Unlimited Polar is one of many Wrangler editions that has been unleashed upon the North American market. Unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show, many Jeep enthusiasts were waiting for the release of this vehicle. Interestingly enough the Unlimited Polar was based on the design of the Wrangler Unlimited. The Polar has a fitting name. It wears a badge that features the location of Vostok, Antarctica where the coldest temperatures on earth have been recorded.

The Unlimited Polar also features a body-color hardtop, black-trimmed grill, black colored Wrangler Sahara wheels as well as heated seats. It’s certainly a comfortable ride which is reflected in its price tag.


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Jeep Wrangler Rubicon X

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Reaching 100km in 8.6 seconds, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon X has a lot going for it. It costs more than a regular Jeep of this kind and that’s mostly down to the optimised V6 engine. Extra care and craftsmanship has gone into the interiors of this model as well, making it a comfortable and enjoyable ride for all. There’s a lot to like about this car.

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 392

Price: $74,795 Year: 2021 Engine: 470 hp
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The launch edition price of the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 392 was $74,795 early in 2021, making it one of the most expensive Jeeps ever on debut. You get bang for your buck, though, with this soon-to-be award-winning SUV’s 6.4 L Hemi V8 engine under its hood. While this isn’t a requirement for off-road driving, it’s no doubt appreciated by the drivers willing to spend so much.

Unlike the Sandstorm, another Jeep concept car, the Rubicon 392 features ¾-sized doors and a retracting top. This gives its drivers the open-air thrills without quite as much sand.

Did you know?

The next most expensive new Wrangler is the High Altitude 4xe, which started at $55,065 in 2021. You pay extra for that powerhouse engine when you invest in the Rubicon 392.

Jeep Hurricane

Price: $2 million Year: 2005 Engine: 670 hp
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The most expensive Jeep is the Jeep Hurricane. This one-of-a-kind prototype vehicle was designed by Aaron Pizzuti and released in 2005 at the North American International Auto Show. The car is powered by twin 5.7 L Hemi V8 engines. Each of them produces 335 hp, giving the Jeep Hurricane a massive total output of 670 hp.

With automatic cylinder deactivation, the Jeep Hurricane can use as many or as few of its cylinders as it needs. The body of the jeep is a single piece made from structural carbon fiber, designed to be lightweight and durable. This concept car cost its buyer $2 million.

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There are many reasons that the Jeep Hurricane was a concept car that Jeep fans wanted to go into main production. One of them was Chrysler’s patented four-wheel independent steering system. This allowed the Jeep Hurricane’s driver to independently control each of the Jeep’s wheels. This enabled experienced drivers to do a fancy offroad move called the “crab-steer,” which allows the Jeep to move laterally to each side while still facing forward.

Why are Jeeps Expensive?

Jeep currently sells eight different vehicles to choose from. Each vehicle model has a variety of trim packages to choose between. After picking out a trim you can customize your Jeep even further from there. One reason Jeeps are so expensive is because every aspect of the vehicle is customized to individual buyers. But apart from the actual vehicle itself, other factors play into why Jeeps are expensive.

Jeeps hold their value really well. They resale at a higher cost compared to other cars from different brands. Jeeps also have a popular aesthetic and community of drivers. You can purchase a simple vehicle from almost any vehicle manufacturer. Because Jeep has a reputation for a unique look, drivers pay for the Jeep label on the vehicle and the style.

People love and trust the Jeep company. When you have loyal customers who buy your cars year after year, a community forms. People with Jeeps have a relationship with other Jeep drivers on the road simply because they own a car from the same company.

The higher price tag associated with Jeeps shouldn’t turn you away from the brand. Since Jeeps hold their value extremely well, you’ll be able to resell the Jeep later on for a decent price.

2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8

Like the Hurricane, this Jeep got a powerful V8 HEMI engine, capable of producing 465 hp. It had a maximum reported speed of 155 miles per hour, with an acceleration rate of 0 to 60 in five seconds.

Unlike most Jeeps, it wasn’t marketed for its off-roading power, but it was still fun to drive due to improved stability control and rear differential. The interior was made of more luxury materials than its competitors. Retailing for $120,000, it also had more infotainment features than other Jeeps at the time.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

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The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk remains one of the most highly praised Jeep models on the market today. The recent 2020 model received some rave reviews and it’s not hard to see why. The technology it employs is cutting edge, it has good off-road capabilities and a supercharged V8 engine. It costs around $87,000 but you definitely get what you pay for.

So, if you’re looking to spend big, these are the Jeep models you might want to look at. But if you’re going to get your hands on a Jeep Hurricane Concept car, spending big will be a bit of an understatement. There are lots of very affordable Jeep models out there too though, so don’t be put off from purchasing.

Are there cheaper Jeep alternatives?

Many Jeep buyers feel like buying the Rubicon over other Jeep models would be a waste of money. Many of the Rubicon’s components can be bought separately and installed on your own vehicle yourself. For example, the rock guards are easy to buy and replace, and you can always just bring your own speakers to play your music while you’re driving. 

While some of the car’s benefits are easy to replace, others would be more complicated. Changing the car’s axles or putting in the pinion and ring gears would prove to be difficult for any person. However, mechanics might have a better ability to install these changes. They would just need to buy the parts and then put the parts in themselves.

While it is more plausible for those who know cars, ultimately, making the changes necessary to make another Jeep model the same as the Rubicon would end up being a more expensive endeavor for most people. 

The parts can be in and of themselves expensive while knowing the correct way to put in the new parts and which ones need to be removed would be a headache for even skilled mechanics. The best option for getting the benefits of the Rubicon is just to buy the car.

10) Jeep Hurricane Concept

Price: $2 million

With a price tag of $2 million you better believe that the Jeep Hurricane has unrivaled power beneath the hood. First unveiled at the 2005 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, nearly all spectators had to do a double take due to the unique design of the body.

The Jeep Hurricane has a one-piece body composed of lightweight carbon fiber. It can only sit two people, and it doesn’t have a side door or roof. With its 8-cylinder HEMI engine and a top speed of 250 km/h, there isn’t anything out there that can compete with this beast. Due to the complex nature and cost of the drivetrain, there are no plans to make the Jeep Hurricane a production vehicle. Well, at least we can dream about driving this bad boy.

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