The 2022 Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator Just Gained Crucial New Upgrades

The 2022 Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator received a few crucial upgrades for the new model year. Although the changes aren’t massive, they improve both models a lot. Jeep’s off-road SUV and small pickup truck have tons of competition, so they’ll take any upgrades they can get. Additionally, the upgrades to the Ford Bronco and Ranger continue to push Jeep to improve its offerings as well.

2022 Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator new upgrades

The 2021 Jeep Gladiator on the road, it just gained new upgrades.
2021 Jeep Gladiator | Jeep

According to CarScoops, the entry-level Sport trims no longer come with a tiny 5-inch infotainment system. Each model except 2-door Wranglers without air conditioning gets a brand new 7-inch version instead. In addition, the Wrangler Sahara and Rubicon now come standard with an 8.4-inch touchscreen display. The exact size unit is also in Gladiator Overland, Rubicon, and Mojave models. However, the same Gladiator trims also come with a nine-speaker Alpine audio system and GPS navigation.

Next, the Wrangler Sahara and Rubicon and the Gladiator Overland, Rubicon, and Mojave all come with a passive entry system. A new standard cabin air filter that removes 95% of particulates is included in each model, no matter which trims you choose. One new exterior color is also available, with Silver Zynith replacing Billet Silver in the lineup.

The 2022 Jeep Wrangler gets more new upgrades

New additions to the Gladiator lineup end there, but the Wrangler keeps rolling. For instance, the Wrangler Sahara 4xe plug-in hybrid comes with blue wheel accents and tow hooks. Secondly, High Altitude models gain 20-inch wheels and integrated side-mirror turn signals.

In addition, the Jeep Wrangler gets a little better for off-road driving. Off-road enthusiasts will be pleased to hear that Rubicon models now have a 4.88 axle ratio, allowing for a 100:1 factory crawl ratio. In the beginning, it will only be available on six-speed manual, 3.6-liter V6 models but will eventually spread elsewhere in the lineup.

2022 Jeep Wrangler price

A 2022 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon compact off-road SUV parked on rocks, it just gained new upgrades.
2022 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon | FCA US LLC.

The 2022 Jeep Wrangler starts at an affordable $29,725 plus its $1,595 destination fee. There are many selections from which to choose in the Wrangler lineup. The robust lineup of off-road SUVs includes 13 different trim levels, with the top trim reaching about $45,000 more than the base model.

ModelPrice
Sport$31,320
Sport S$34,520
Willys$37,375
Willys Xtreme Recon$40,930
Sahara$42,045
Rubicon$42,095
Sahara Altitude$45,640
Sahara High Altitude$52,770
Sahara 4xe PHEV$54,125
Rubicon 4xe PHEV$57,825
Unlimited Sahara High Altitude$59,700
Sahara High Altitude PHEV$59,700
Rubicon 392$76,395
Post-destination fee prices from Car and Driver.

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2022 Jeep Gladiator price

A 2021 Jeep Gladiator midsize pickup truck driving down a rocky cliff in the wilderness, it just gained new upgrades.
2021 Jeep Gladiator | FCA US LLC.

The 2022 Jeep Gladiator starts at $35,610 plus the destination fee. While its lineup isn’t quite as expansive as the Wrangler, it does offer a wide range of trims. Highlighting the Gladiator lineup are ten different trims which range in price about $18,000.

ModelPrice
Sport$36,910
Willys Sport$39,010
Sport S$40,310
Altitude $42,105
Willys$43,205
Texas Trail$43,455
Overland$45,015
Rubicon$48,855
Mojave$48,855
High Altitude$54,105
Post-destination fee prices from Car and Driver.

2022 Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator upgrades

Two of the most popular models in the Jeep lineup just got a little bit better. Each model receives brand new standard equipment for the new model year. Base models are less basic, and more expensive models are now even better. The market is overflowing with competition, and off-roading seems to be a growing trend. That’s why Jeep must continue to bolster its lineup, especially with these two models.

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