It seems like just yesterday that Jeep rolled out the latest version of its Wrangler SUV, but in fact, 2022 marks the fifth year for the current generation of this rugged off-roader.
What’s New/Key Changes From Last Year
This year, the Wrangler adds a big performance option with the Rubicon 392, powered by a 6.4L V8 engine. Other Wrangler trims get some new standard features, too.
Jeep offers the Wrangler in two- and four-door body styles. Trims include Sport (two-door only), Sport S, Sahara (four-door only), Rubicon, and Rubicon 392 (four-door only). Engine choices are a 2.0L turbo four-cylinder, a diesel 3.0L V6, a 3.6L gas V6 and, of course, the new 6.4L V8. Depending on which engine you choose, your transmission options are a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic. Four-wheel drive is standard across the board.
Jeep also offers the Wrangler in a plug-in hybrid configuration it calls 4xe, which is covered in a separate buyer’s guide entry.
Sport comes with fog lights, 17-inch wheels, auto on/off headlights, a 5.0-inch touchscreen, and eight-speaker audio.
A Willys Sport package adds LED fog lights, heated side mirrors, a 7.0-inch infotainment display, leather steering wheel trim, and power windows.
Sport S gains a 7.0-inch digital gauge display, power door locks, smartphone integration, and automatic A/C.
Willys trim gets rock protection rails and LED headlights, and Sahara models add 18-inch wheels.
Rubicon gets a performance suspension, 8.4-inch infotainment with navigation, an Alpine stereo, and ambient cabin lighting.
Finally, Rubicon 392 models gain bead-lock off-road wheels, a heated steering wheel, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and rear parking sensors.
An advanced safety package adds forward collision mitigation and automatic high beams. A more basic safety package brings blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and rear parking sensors (in models that don’t come standard with those items). The LED lighting group brings LED headlights, fog lights, taillights, and daytime running lights.
Most trims come standard with a soft convertible top, but you can get a dual-top package that comes with a removable hard roof.
Jeep’s fuel consumption estimates for the Wrangler start at 10.6/8.1 L/100 km (city/highway) for diesel/automatic models, and and 10.7/9.8 L/100 km for four-cylinder gas models with the automatic. Ratings for gas V6 trucks range from 12.0/9.8 to 13.8/10.1 L/100 km, and the Rubicon 392’s estimates are 18.5/14.1 L/100 km.
The only direct competition for the Wrangler comes from the Ford Bronco.