The 2022 Jeep Wrangler two-door SUV is unchanged except for a few equipment upgrades. The entry-level Sport gains a seven-inch touchscreen, and the line-topping Rubicon gets proximity entry and a premium 8.4-inch infotainment system as standard. The current Wrangler debuted in 2018.
Choosing Your Jeep Wrangler
A V6 engine is standard on the Wrangler, and a turbocharged four-cylinder is optional on all trims.
A six-speed manual transmission is standard with the V6, and an eight-speed automatic is available for $2,500. When paired with the automatic, the V6 gains a mild-hybrid engine assist feature called eTorque, which adds $750.
The turbo four-cylinder is a $500 credit option, but the automatic transmission is required, so the net cost is $2,000.
Part-time four-wheel drive with low range is standard on the Wrangler. A full-time 4WD system is available on the Sport S and Rubicon for $695.
Although Jeep does offer a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) version of the Wrangler called the 4xe, it's only sold in the more expensive Wrangler Unlimited.
|Engine Type||Horsepower||Torque||Fuel Economy (Combined)|
|3.6L V6||285 hp||260 lb-ft||21 mpg|
|2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder||270 hp||295 lb-ft||23 mpg|
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The Wrangler can seat four adults, although legroom is tight in back. There are 12.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seat and 31.7 cubic feet with it folded. These figures are modest for a utility vehicle, but at least the roof can be removed to accommodate tall items like surfboards and skis.
The Sport doesn't offer any driver-assistance technology besides a review camera. The Sport S and Rubicon are eligible for two option packages that provide everything most buyers want in this class. The $995 Safety Group furnishes blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, rear parking sensors, and LED taillights. The Advanced Safety Group ($795) adds adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking.
The Sport's infotainment system includes a seven-inch touchscreen, eight speakers, and three USB ports. Note that Sport models without air conditioning have to make do with last year's five-inch touchscreen.
Upgrading to the Sport S brings Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The $2,095 Premium Audio Group features a nine-speaker Alpine sound system, navigation with off-road info pages, HD and satellite radio, wi-fi capability, and an 8.4-inch touchscreen. This bundle is now standard on the Rubicon.
The Sport comes with manual windows and locks, push-button start, a removable soft top, and black 17-inch steel wheels. Air conditioning costs $1,395, and leather seats are available for $1,750.
The Trailer-Tow and Heavy-Duty Electrical Group ($845) adds a trailer hitch, a wiring harness, auxiliary switches, and a heavy-duty battery and alternator. Individual options include a removable three-piece black hardtop ($1,595), rear privacy glass ($495), and a limited-slip rear differential ($595).
The Willys Sport sub-trim, which costs an additional $2,355, gets the limited-slip differential as standard, plus 32-inch mud-terrain tires, 17-inch low-gloss black aluminum wheels, rock rails, and heavy-duty brakes and shocks. Appearance features include a black grille, gloss black bumper accents, and Willys graphics.
The Sport S gains popular equipment like power windows and locks, standard air conditioning, heated side mirrors, and aluminum wheels.
The Cold Weather Group ($995) adds heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and remote start. Remote start isn't available with the manual transmission, so the package drops to $695. LED headlights and fog lights are available together for $1,145.
For $3,150 extra, the Sport S Willys combines the Sport S's higher level of equipment with the Willys off-road treatment and then adds standard LED headlights and fog lamps.
The Rubicon steps up the Wrangler's off-road game with higher-clearance fender flares and rock rails, 33-inch all-terrain tires, an electronic locking differential with sway bar disconnect, heavy-duty lockable axels, and an Off-Road Plus driving mode.
Exclusive options include steel bumpers ($1,745) and premium full LED exterior lighting ($1,465).
The 2022 Jeep Wrangler Sport is popular with the adventure set but too basic for drivers who want comfortable daily transportation. The Sport S is the best choice for mixed-use. Before springing for the Rubicon, make sure you really need its pricey off-road hardware.