Every year, Jeep gifts us with new and improved Wrangler models that carry on the proud history of the car and brand. With each release comes different configurations, and there are six to pick from this year. We’ll focus on the four most popular options—Sport, Unlimited Sport, Unlimited Sahara, and Rubicon.
The differences among these models are based on their specific combination of engine, transmission layout, axle ratio, amenities, technology, and visual aesthetics. So, which Jeep Wrangler 2022 configuration is best? Read on to learn more.
The Wrangler Sport is the base configuration for Jeep’s 2022 models. It’s highly affordable at $29,995, with additional costs for engine upgrades. The standard option is a 3.6L V6 Manual SUV, but you can choose from the following engine configurations:
- 2.0L Automatic SUV—$31,995
- 3.6L V6 Automatic SUV—$32,495
- 3.6 V6 Hybrid Automatic SUV—$33,745
This specific configuration gets 17–25 miles per gallon, goes 0–60 in 6.5 seconds, and can tow up to 2,000 pounds. You can purchase a four-door sport for $33,225.
The Unlimited Sport is a slightly improved version of the Sport thanks to superior power, performance, and trim options. It starts at $33,095 and only comes as a four-door SUV. The standard engine option is a 2.0L 4-cylinder Automatic SUV, but other configurations include:
- 3.6L V6 Manual SUV—$33,595
- 3.6L V6 Hybrid Automatic SUV—$34,845
- 3.6L V6 Automatic SUV—$36,095
- 3.0L V6 Diesel Automatic SUV—$39,605
The Unlimited Sport gets 22–29 miles per gallon, possess 260–285 horsepower, and can tow up to 3,500 pounds.
The Unlimited Sahara is superior to the Sport and Unlimited Sport when it comes to off-roading. This configuration offers more exclusive interior and exterior options, like the same body-color fender flares and improved aluminum wheels. Its base price is $40,850 with a 2.0L 4-cylinder Automatic SUV engine. Other engine configurations include:
- 3.6L V6 Manual SUV—$41,350
- 3.6L V6 Hybrid Automatic SUV—$42,600
- 3.6L V6 Automatic SUV—$43,350
- 3.0L V6 Diesel Automatic SUV—$47,360
With this specific configuration, you’ll get around 260 horsepower at 3,600 rpm. For off-roading, expect a torque of 442 pounds per foot at 1,400 rpm. The Unlimited Sahara gets 22–29 miles per gallon.
The Rubicon is a beast of a machine—some regard it as the ultimate off-roading vehicle. The 2022 model lives up to the reputation and offers a Jeep Xtreme Recon package. This upgrade includes a 1.5-inch lift, 35-inch tires, 17-inch bead-lock-capable wheels, and 4.6:1 final-drive gears. The Rubicon also allows for even more exclusive exterior and interior options than the Unlimited Sahara.
The standard engine option is a 3.6L V6 Manual SUV and starts at $41,400. Other engine choices include:
- 2.0L 4-cylinder Automatic SUV—$43,400
- 3.6L V6 Automatic SUV—$43,900
- 3.6L V6 Hybrid Automatic SUV—$45,150
You’ll get 22–24 miles per gallon with the 2022 Rubicon and a maximum of 2,000 pounds of towing.
So, which Jeep Wrangler 2022 configuration is best? If you’re looking for an affordable vehicle that still offers you off-roading capabilities, the Sport and Unlimited Sport are excellent options. Both are priced fairly and offer four-door models for additional passengers.
If having a unique, off-roading machine is more your speed, consider the Unlimited Sahara or Rubicon. They offer exclusive exterior and interior features along with better configurations for rough terrain.
No matter which Wrangler configuration you choose, rest assured you will enjoy the most incredible off-roading experience Jeep has to offer.