Jeep Wrangler 2022
- FUEL TYPEPetrol
- MILEAGE22 MPG City / 29 MPG Highway
- ENGINE3605 cc
- CAR TYPESUV
Nothing says freedom like taking the 2022 Jeep Wrangler down a deserted trail with the top rolled back and adventure awaiting around the bend. The iconic off-roader sports a retro exterior style that pays homage to the rugged Jeep from World War II, but it's packed with modern conveniences including touchscreen infotainment, cruise control, and an eight-speaker stereo. Up-level trims can be downright luxurious, with leather upholstery, ambient interior lighting, in-dash navigation, onboard Wi-Fi, and a power-operated soft top. The Wrangler is offered with the traditional two-door body style, but buyers looking for extra space for passengers and cargo should consider the four-door Unlimited models. A host of powertrains are offered including a plug-in hybrid one as well as a red hot 6.4-liter V-8, but no matter which engine is under the hood, the Wrangler comes standard with four-wheel drive. A host of capability-enhancing features are available to help buyers curate their Wrangler exactly to their desired specification. Its broad range of models and features, as well as its reputation for conquering trails, means the Wrangler has what it takes to compete with rivals such as the Toyota 4Runner and the resurrected Ford Bronco.
What's New for 2022?
For 2022, the Wrangler lineup gains the Willys model with the Xtreme Recon package. This adventure-ready trim comes with 35-inch BF Goodrich KO2 all-terrain tires on 17-inch wheels, a 1.5-inch suspension lift, upgraded brakes, and a host of blacked-out exterior trim and badges. The Willys Xtreme Recon model comes standard with the 3.6-liter V-6 engine and is offered only on the four-door Unlimited body style.
Pricing and Which One to Buy
- Sport - $31,590
- Sport S - $34,790
- Willys - $37,645
- Willys Xtreme Recon - $40,930
- Sahara - $42,945
- Rubicon - $42,995
- Sahara Altitude - $46,540
- Unlimited High Tide - $50,835
- Sahara High Altitude - $53,670
- Sahara 4xe PHEV - $54,125
- Rubicon 4xe PHEV - $57,825
- Sahara High Altitude PHEV - $59,700
- Unlimited Sahara High Altitude - $60,965
Rubicon 392 - $78,690
We like the idea of staying close to the Wrangler's simple roots while keeping the price towards the low end of the range, so we'd start with the two-door Wrangler—which comes standard with a removable cloth top. We don't want to go full World War II bare bones, so we'd opt for the Wrangler Sport S for its extra equipment, which includes air conditioning, a leather-covered steering wheel, power windows and locks, automatic headlamps, heated mirrors, and more. Beyond that we'd spec the 270-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder for its 295 pound-feet of torque —35 pound-feet more than the standard V-6. The four-cylinder also comes standard with an eight-speed automatic, a powertrain combination that should make for low-stress trail driving. We'd also opt for the Technology package for its larger 7.0-inch touchscreen and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability.
Features & Options
Jeep offers only a handful of optional driver-assistance features but none of the high-tech equipment that we expect to see on vehicles with price tags stretching into the $40,000-plus and $50,000-plus ranges. For more information about the Wrangler's crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites. Key safety features include:
- Available blind-spot monitoring
- Available rear cross-traffic alert
- Available rear parking sensors
Jeep doesn't give Wrangler buyers much to get excited about in terms of warranty, with a standard package that includes limited warranty and powertrain policies that toe the same line as its rivals. However, all 2021 models do come with three years of free maintenance.
- Limited warranty covers 3 years or 36,000 miles
- Powertrain warranty covers 5 years or 60,000 miles
- Three years of complimentary scheduled maintenance is included