In 1987 Jeep launched the Wrangler YJ, and it had square headlamps. No big deal, surely? Nope. The Jeep loyalists went mad. It had everything else a Wrangler should have, but it was shunned because it didn't have round headlamps. So while some might criticize the new Wrangler for looking exactly like the old one, we reckon it was in the lead designer's best interest. A soft-top is standard, but a hardtop is optional across the range. The base model comes with black 17-inch steel wheels, while the rest of the line-up features alloy and tire sizes best suited to their specific niche. Fog lights are also standard across the range, while LED lights are optional on all trims but the base model. Last, the special-edition derivatives each arrive sporting various trim-specific elements like black grilles and model-specific decals.
On the roofing front, a three-piece black hardtop is available for $1,595, and a body-colored hardtop for the Jeep Wrangler has a cost of $2,595, but not all trims can be specified with this option. The soft top can also be swapped out for a Premium Black Sunrider Soft-Top for $595, while a Premium Tan soft-top is $795.
In this two-door, short-wheelbase guise, the 2022 Wrangler has an overall length of 166.8 inches and a tiny wheelbase that's just 96.8 inches long. It's 73.8 inches wide and 73.6 inches tall. The ground clearance is 9.7 inches on most models, but the Rubicon has a proper 10.8 inches of ground clearance. The standard curb weight varies between trims and engine configurations with the lightest model weighing 3,919 pounds and the heaviest at 4,406 lbs.
The off-road measurements are impressive across the range. The approach, breakover, and departure angles are 41.4, 25, and 35.9 degrees on standard models, but the Rubicon takes things up a notch to 44, 27.8, and 37 degrees, respectively.
|Jeep Wrangler Trims||Sport||Willys Sport||Willys||Sport S||Rubicon|
|Max Width||73.8 in.||73.8 in.||73.8 in.||73.8 in.||73.8 in.|
|Length||166.8 in.||166.8 in.||166.8 in.||166.8 in.||166.8 in.|
|Height||73.6 in.||73.6 in.||73.6 in.||73.6 in.||73.6 in.|
|Wheelbase||96.8 in.||96.8 in.||96.8 in.||96.8 in.||96.8 in.|
|Jeep Wrangler Trims||Curb Weight|
|Willys Sport||3,948 lbs.|
|Sport S||3,948 lbs.|
|Wheels Type||Aluminum Wheels|
|Front Wheel Size||17" x 7.5"|
|Rear Wheel Size||17" x 7.5"|
The Wrangler is available in a wide selection of colors. There are 10 options, to be precise, with Bright White Clear-Coat being the only standard option. The rest of the exterior hues all cost $295 except for the $245 Tuscadero Pearl-Coat and all hues are available on all trims. Some of the so-called premium options are pretty sedate and fly under the radar like the simple Black Clear-Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic, Sting-Gray, and Silver Zenith Clear-Coat (replacing last year's Billet Silver Metallic), but more vibrant hues like Hydro Blue and Firecracker add some pizazz. Of course, you could always go for the army green shade called Sarge, but we're more partial to vivid hues like the brand-new Tuscadero Pearl-Coat, although Snazzberry also looks particularly cool in an understated kind of way. Besides Billet Silver, the other colors that disappear from the 2022 palette are Nacho, Hellayella, and Chief.