Jeep Wrangler: Which one should you buy, 2021 or 2022? | News

The most important changes: Xtreme Recon Package now available with four-door Willys upholstery; 7-inch touch screen now on all but the base two-door Sport without air conditioning, 8.4-inch touch screen with premium sound standard on the Sahara and Rubicon; standard cabin filter

Pricing: $ 32,915 for the base two-door Sport, up $ 655 for 2022, with most prices up $ 655 to $ 980; Wrangler Unlimited 4x plug-in hybrid up $ 1,305 – $ 1,405; $ 100 destination increase

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What should you buy, 2021 or 2022? Depending on local availability, a 2021 Wrangler may be a better buy if you can do without the larger touch screens and other updates.

Available in two- or four-door body, the latter is called Wrangler Unlimited and covered separately on’s research and inventory pages, Jeep’s iconic Wrangler The SUV returns for 2022 with expanded availability for its 7-inch touch screen and Xtreme Recon Package, plus other minor updates that come with mostly smaller price increases.

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As before, all Wranglers come with standard four-wheel drive. The Base Sport upholstery comes with a 5-inch touch screen, fabric seats, a fold-down soft top, crank windows and manual door locks, fog lights, start button and 17-inch wheels. Additional features when going up include a 7-inch or 8.4-inch touch screen; power windows, locks and mirrors; keyless entry; automatic climate control; a heated steering wheel and seats; a hard top or power soft top; larger wheels and tires; and various terrain equipment. The Xtreme Recon package now available for the four-door Willys trim provides greater off-road capability with 35-inch tires and a 1.5-inch suspension lift.

Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking, an important safety feature, are still optional on the 2022 Wrangler. Other available safety and driver assistance options include adaptive cruise control and a blind spot warning system.


The base driveline consists of a 3.6-liter V-6 engine of 285 horsepower together with a standard six-speed manual transmission or eight-speed automatic transmission as an option. Available powertrains include a 270-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder; a 260-hp, turbo-diesel 3.0-liter V-6; and a 470-hp, 6.4-liter V-8 on the Rubicon 392. All these pairs with an eight-speed automatic. Plug-in Wrangler Unlimited 4x combines two electric motors with a battery pack and a turbocharged four-cylinder engine for a total system power of 375 hp; it is also paired with an eight-speed automatic.


The Wrangler can accommodate up to five passengers, with decent if not plenty of front and rear space. The cabin is on the narrow side and quite simple in lower trim; Upper upholstery has more luxurious designations, but wind and road noise is noticeable no matter what you buy.


Starting prices for all 2022 Wrangler trim levels are as follows and include a destination of $ 1,595, an increase of $ 100 from 2021. Prices are increases unless otherwise stated. A diesel engine is available with four-door models for an additional $ 3,510.


  • Sports: $ 31,320 ($ 655)
  • Willys Sport: $ 33,380 ($ 655)
  • Sport S: $ 34,520 ($ 655)
  • Willys: $ 37,375 ($ 340 reduction)
  • Rubicon: $ 42 095 ($ 980)

Wrangler Unlimited

  • Sports: $ 34,820 ($ 655)
  • Willys Sport: $ 36,880 ($ 655)
  • Sport S: $ 38,020 ($ 655)
  • Willys: $ 40,875 ($ 340 reduction)
  • Sport Height: $ 40,015 ($ 655)
  • Sahara: $ 42,045 ($ 980)
  • Rubicon: $ 45 595 ($ 980)
  • Sahara Altitude: $ 45 640 ($ 980)
  • High: $ 52,770 ($ 200 reduction)
  • Rubicon 392: $ 76 395 ($ 405)

Wrangler Unlimited 4x

  • Sahara: $ 54,125 ($ 1,305)
  • Rubicon: 57 825 $ (1 305 $)
  • High: $ 59,700 ($ 1,405)

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