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UPDATED: Jul 23, 2019

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The 2011 Jeep Rubicon is one of the higher-level trims available in Jeep’s Wrangler line. It starts at $29,820, compared with the $22,045 entry-level price tag for the base model Jeep Wrangler Sport.

Additional features for the 2011 Rubicon include rock rails for extra body protection, and a disconnecting front sway bar for extra wheel articulation on rough terrain.

About the Jeep Rubicon

The Jeep Rubicon offers all of the rugged Wrangler capabilities outdoor-lovers expect, but with some of the comforts of the indoors. In addition to the Jeep Rubicon’s beefed-up utility features, it’s also equipped with satellite radio, a 7-speaker audio system, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

To find out what an average Jeep Rubicon driver pays for auto insurance annually, keep reading or enter your zip code above to compare auto insurance quotes online!

Jeep Rubicon Auto Insurance Rates

Compared with less-expensive Jeep Wrangler trims, the cost of insuring a 2011 Rubicon is higher. Data from the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) indicates that it will cost $1,086 per year to insure a Rubicon, on average.

That’s about $130 more than what drivers of the base model Wrangler Sport can expect to pay annually.

If you opt for a Nissan Xterra over a Jeep Rubicon, you’ll save money on car insurance, since the typical annual rate for the 4-wheel drive Xterra is just $965. Consumers who purchase a Toyota FJ Cruiser will face much higher auto insurance premiums of around $1,267 each year.

Jeep Rubicon Repairs and Maintenance

The cost of maintaining a Jeep Rubicon typically adds up to $2,475 over five years, with the largest annual maintenance bill being $1,299 in year four. Maintenance during this vehicle’s first year on the road costs just $75.

Rubicon drivers will start paying for repairs out of pocket during the third year they own their vehicles, with an estimated bill of $433. During both year four and year five of ownership, they’ll pay about $721, for a total 5-year repair cost of $1,874.

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Jeep Rubicon Price Comparison

While the base model Jeep Wrangler is in the middle of the pack when it comes to price, the Rubicon trim costs more than the base model of any other gasoline-powered compact SUV. However, once you upgrade to the highest-level trim, the Nissan Xterra costs more than the Rubicon, at $30,720.

The top-of-the line Mazda Tribute and Subaru Forester both cost over $29,000 as well, and the prices for the highest-level trims of the Chevrolet Equinox, the Honda CR-V, and the Ford Escape all top $30,000. The highest-level trim for the Volkswagen Tiguan costs $37,390.

Fuel Economy for the Jeep Rubicon

Since all Jeep Wranglers, including the Jeep Rubicon, feature the same 3.8 liter V6 engine, they all get the same fuel economy of 15 mpg city/19 mpg highway.

These stats put the Rubicon dead last in its class when it comes to fuel economy. The Nissan Xterra, which is also designed for off-roading, does a bit better with gas mileage of 16 city mpg/20 highway mpg.

The best-performing gasoline-powered vehicle in this class is the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, which gets 24 city mpg/31 highway mpg. The Ford Escape Hybrid delivers 30 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.

Jeep Rubicon Reliability Scores

J.D. Power and Associates gave the 2011 Jeep Wrangler, including the Rubicon, at score of 5.0 for reliability. This is better than the Suzuki Grand Vitara’s score of 4.0, and it’s the same score that lots of other compact SUVs like the Mazda Tribute, the Jeep Patriot, and the Jeep Liberty earned.

The Nissan Xterra, as well as the Nissan Rogue, the Dodge Nitro, and the Mitsubishi Outlander were among the compact SUVs that earned 6.0s, and the Kia Sportage and Hyundai Tucson both earned 7.0s.

The RAV4 from Toyota scored an 8.0, and the Honda CR-V and Element both earned scores of 9.0.

The initial quality of the Jeep Wrangler’s mechanical components was rated “Below Average” for both 2010 and 2011, but the initial quality of its design was rated “Above Average.”

The latest dependability scores for the Wrangler are from 2007 and 2008. Its dependability was rated “Below Average” for both of these years.

Jeep Rubicon Crash Test Scores

The rollover rating given to all Jeep Wrangler models, including the Rubicon, by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), was three out of five stars. While it isn’t unusual for an SUV to score this low, there are other SUVs with higher rollover scores.

For instance, the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Kia Sorento both earned four stars.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) evaluated the performance of Jeep Wranglers in front impacts, and rated it “Good.” However, the Wrangler’s performance in side impact testing only warranted a “Poor” rating. These are the highest and lowest possible scores, respectively.

The IIHS didn’t evaluate the Wrangler’s performance in rear-impact crashes or rollovers. If you’re looking for a safer compact SUV, consider one of the IIHS’ “Top Safety Picks:”

  • Honda Element
  • Hyundai Tucson
  • Subaru Forester
  • Kia Sportage

Jeep Rubicon Performance and Warranty

Performance features that set the Rubicon apart from other Wrangler trims include performance suspension, front- and rear-locking differentials, and Rock-Trac part-time 4-wheel drive. This 4-wheel drive system supplies a one-of-a-kind 4-to-1 low-gear ratio, which provides added traction and control in rugged terrain.

The 2011 Rubicon is under limited warranty for 36 months or 36,000 miles, and its powertrain is covered for 60 months or 100,000 miles. Its limited warranty meets the industry standard, and its powertrain warranty covers the vehicle for more miles than most of its competitors do.

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