All That’s New on the 2022 Jeep Wrangler
With over 80 years of 4×4 engineering under its belt, the 2022 Jeep Wrangler remains the most capable and recognized vehicle across the globe. Consumers can count on the Wrangler’s body-on-frame design, the fact that it remains one of the very few SUVs to offer a six-speed manual transmission, solid axles, a front and rear five-link suspension system and much more. Old school charm is paired with the best features modern technology can muster, including the brand’s latest Uconnect 5 infotainment system that includes Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto capabilities. Additional modern features include Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning-Plus, Blind-Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Path Detection and many others.
New for 2022:
All Wrangler Rubicon trims powered by the 3.6-liter V6 (paired with the eight-speed automatic transmission) now have an improved axle ratio of 4.88, making this a Wrangler with a 100:1 crawl ratio straight from the assembly line. Jeep made Remote Proximity Keyless Entry standard on the Sahara and Rubicon trims, while the feature remains available for the remaining trims via the optional Technology Group package. Premium audio, along with an 8.4-inch touchscreen display, are now standard on the Sahara and Rubicon trims, while a 7-inch touchscreen is standard on the Sport and Sport S trims. The newly-minted 4xe trim – the brand’s latest plug-in hybrid variant – now features blue tow hooks as standard on the Sahara 4xe trim, while the High Altitude 4xe trim now has exterior mirrors with integrated turn signals and a new 20-inch wheel design.
Although Jeep made the announcement long ago, there’s an optional Xtreme Recon Package available on the Willys four-door Wrangler that’s now extended to the following trims:
- Rubicon four-door 3.6-liter automatic with eTorque
- Rubicon 392
Those who opt for the Xtreme Recon Package can also expect 35-inch BF Goodrich KO2 all-terrain tires, a 1.5-inch factory suspension lift with uniquely tuned shocks, a 4.56:1 axle ratio, swing gate reinforcement, and 17-by-8-inch Beadlock capable wheels. The automaker also added the Sunrider Flip Top for Hardtop option for all Wrangler trims, offering a front-row soft top that’s convenient and practical for an enhanced open-air driving experience. Jeep also made its windshield with Corning Gorilla Glass available on the Sport S, Sahara, and Rubicon trims. A combination of a very thin Gorilla Glass inner ply paired with a 52 percent thicker outer ply makes for a lightweight windshield that’s incredibly durable and up to three more times resistant to cracks, chips, and even all-out fractures from rolling stones and other off-road debris.
Other highlights of the 2022 Jeep Wrangler include the availability of the TrailCam feature, a forward-facing off-road camera that’s accessible via the vehicle’s Off-road Pages through the 8.4-inch touchscreen display. The Off-Road Plus feature on the Wrangler Rubicon trim automatically adjusts throttle, transmission shift points, and overall traction control. As for the insanely popular Sky One-touch Power-Top, it remains exclusive to four-door Wrangler models, but the ability to open or close the Wrangler’s roof with the simple push of a button is alluring. Consumers can use the Sky One-touch Power-Top at speeds up to 60 mph – even better than a conventional convertible!
The 2022 Jeep Wrangler is available in seven different trims: Sport, Sport S, Sahara (four-door only), Rubicon, Sahara 4xe (four-door only), Rubicon 4xe (four-door only), and Rubicon 392 (four-door only). Buyers can choose their preferred Jeep Wrangler in the following colors: Bright White, Granite Crystal, Silver Zynith, Black, Firecracker Red, Sting Gray, Hydro Blue, Sarge Green, and Tuscadero (limited availability). Interior upholstery combinations can be had in Black, Black/Dark Saddle, and Heritage Tan.
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