Jeep Wrangler: What’s New for 2022
When you buy a Bronco, you can get the rugged Sasquatch package at any trim level. Jeep is responding for 2022 with the Xtreme Recon package now available for its affordable four-door Wrangler Willys trim. (Introduced last year, it remains an option on the four-door Rubicon and Rubicon 392.)
Seeming militaristic rather than conspiracy theory, the Xtreme Recon package could give the Bronco goosebumps. It brings 17-inch bead-lock wheels wrapped in 35-inch BFGoodrich KO2 off-road tires and pairs them with 1.5-inch suspension lift, upgraded brakes and a 4.56 axle ratio: 1 to drive you deeper into the hinterland. Jeep claims that the Willys with the Xtreme Recon package matches the Rubicon models by offering the best approach, departure and crossing angles, as well as fording ability.
The new Wrangler Willys Xtreme Recon pack is offered only with the 3.6-liter V6 engine with eTorque and comes with a blacked-out grille, badges and decals.
Oh, and in related news, Wrangler Rubicons with a 3.6L V6 can now be outfitted with a 4.88 axle ratio, delivering a 100: 1 crawl ratio right out of the factory. of Toledo, Ohio. Talk about the extreme.
Breathe a little easier
If you are using a Jeep Wrangler as intended, dust management is a natural part of the property. But if you’re the fastidious type, or just stick with cobblestone roads, you’ll be happy with the SUV’s new air filtration system that removes 95% of particulate matter from the cabin.
In other news, the Sahara and the Rubicon are getting standard keyless entry for 2022, which means you no longer need to take the key fob out of your pocket or bag to open the doors. These versions also have an 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system as standard, while a 7-inch touchscreen is available on all other models except the two-door without air conditioning. The High Altitude 4xe plug-in hybrids receive new wheels for 2022, as well as turn signals on the exterior mirrors.
Although the 2022 Jeep Wrangler faces some serious competition from the Ford Bronco, it remains the original off-road all-terrain SUV. The updates for 2022 are minor but significant, especially the extended availability of the Xtreme Recon package.