You’re deep in the woods, blazing new trails with a caravan of friends who share your passion for overlanding and off-road adventures. Among the group, there are as many die-hard Tacoma fans as there are 4Runner and Cherokee enthusiasts. No one, however, can match your rig or its sense of adventure, and that’s because nothing compares to the 2022 Jeep Wrangler.
The Wrangler is an integral part of American history that got its start in World War II when the American military requested a light reconnaissance vehicle. The Willys Quad was designed and delivered in just 75 days, forever sealing its place in America’s legacy. That first “Jeep” eventually made its way to the civilian market, giving drivers across the country the freedom to roam and a penchant for adventure. That’s certainly true today when you look at the 2022 Wrangler’s long list of off-road components and its renowned four-wheel-drive technology that keep the legend and its legacy alive.
Redefining the Quad: 4X4 Systems
The Quad from World War II set the standard for four-wheel-drive capability, positioning Jeep at the helm of the segment. Today, Jeep maintains that position with the 2022 Wrangler offering three exceptional four-wheel-drive systems. The Command-Trac, Selec-Trac, and Rock-Trac four-wheel-drive systems allow you to outfit the Wrangler with the system that best suits your needs whether you’re looking for a part-time adventurer or you’re going full-throttle on the trail.
Command-Trac is the Wrangler’s standard part-time four-wheel drive system and is paired with next-generation Dana front and rear axles. The two-speed transfer case features a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio that delivers torque to all four wheels to maximize traction when you need it most. Adding the available Trac-Lok limited-slip rear differential extends the Command-Trac system’s versatility by enhancing torque on low-traction terrain like snow, mud, and sand.
The Wrangler’s Selec-Trac system, which is available on most trims, also has a two-speed transfer case and a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio. However, with the full-time four-wheel drive mode that you can simply “set and forget,” the Selec-Trac system automatically switches between two-wheel and four-wheel drive as needed. By constantly sending power to the front and rear wheels, the system optimizes the Wrangler’s performance, traction, and efficiency.
Extreme adventurers will find everything they need with the Rubicon’s standard Rock-Trac four-wheel-drive system that, like the Selec-Trac system, is full-time. The Rock-Trac, however, distinguishes itself with its 4:1 low-range gear ratio for enhanced off-road performance that delivers more torque to give you greater control and traction exactly when needed. The system works effortlessly with the Rubicon’s Dana 44 heavy-duty front and rear axles, front and rear electronic locking differentials, 33-inch all-terrain tires, and front sway bar disconnect to make the Rubicon agile and nimble on even the most technical and demanding terrain.
The Heartbeat of a Warrior: Power
Jeep gives you the choice of power on the 2022 Wrangler lineup with three award-winning engines. The tried and true 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine is a legend in the Jeep lineup and continues to impress with its ability to add low-end torque for smooth acceleration and outstanding performance on the trail. The numbers don’t lie with the Pentastar churning out 285 horsepower, 260 lb-ft of torque, and a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds.
Stepping up to the 2.0-liter turbo means more torque and better off-road performance with its 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. This, however, pales in comparison to the Wrangler’s jaw-dropping 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine that delivers 442 lb-ft of torque and 260 horsepower, making the diesel-powered Wrangler strong, powerful, and wildly efficient.
If you’re looking for a boost in power, look no further than Four Wheeler’s 2022 SUV of the Year–the Wrangler Rubicon 392. A powerhouse on wheels, the Wrangler 392 is the only Wrangler with a HEMI under the hood. The 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine is a true beast, roaring to life to deliver 470 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque for instant acceleration and exceptional capability on and off the trail. Have you ever heard of a Wrangler launching from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds? Now you have, and that’s thanks to the HEMI and the Wrangler 392’s unique Hydro-Guide Air Induction System–a functional hood scoop that enhances performance.
Putting You in Control: Selec-Speed Control and Off-Road+
With over 80 years of experience building adventure-ready rigs, Jeep knows the freedom that comes with staying in control when you’re in the driver’s seat. This control gives you the confidence to explore new trails and say “yes” to more adventures. That’s why Jeep equips the 2022 Wrangler with unique tools like Selec-Speed Control and Off-Road+.
Selec-Speed Control comes standard when the Wrangler is equipped with an automatic transmission. The tool gives you more control over the Wrangler in 4LO by adjusting the engine’s torque and applying slight brake pressure to help you maintain a safe speed. The Off-Road+ button works at higher speeds by adjusting the throttle response, traction control, and transmission shift points to optimize the Wrangler’s performance long after the pavement ends.
A Virtual Spotter: TrailCam
If you’ve spent any time on the trail, you know the importance of having a spotter to help you navigate tight areas or technical terrain. The 2022 Wrangler makes this easier than ever with its TrailCam forward-facing off-road camera. The camera outfits the Wrangler with a virtual spotter, giving you a clear view of the terrain ahead via the expansive 8.4-inch center touchscreen display.
Vital Protection: Steel Skid Plates
Navigating technical terrain and obstacles on the trail poses a threat to any vehicle’s undercarriage. One wrong move and a large boulder could rip off the bumper as you descend, or a tree limb could puncture the fuel tank. Jeep mitigates these risks by outfitting the 2022 Wrangler with steel skid plates that add strength and durability while protecting the Wrangler’s vital components.
An Immersive Driving Experience: Design
Just as the Wrangler’s renowned four-wheel-drive systems and award-winning powertrains continue its legacy, so does its iconic design. The 2022 Wrangler continues to offer an immersive driving experience that can’t be beaten when blazing a new trail deep in the woods. This experience is courtesy of the Wrangler’s removable roof options, including the Sunrider hardtop that allows you to easily get a glimpse of the sky with the touch of a button. Opting for half doors is another great way to get in touch with nature by extending your visibility for a true sense of open-air freedom wherever the road takes you.
Adventure Is Calling, Will You Answer?
For those with a sense of wanderlust and a passion for the outdoors, there’s no greater vehicle than the Jeep Wrangler. An American emblem of freedom and exploration, the Wrangler gives drivers the courage to explore the great beyond and to travel wherever the wind takes them. The 2022 Wrangler makes this possible with its many off-road components, capable powertrains, and legendary four-wheel-drive systems.
So, when adventure calls, what will you drive? There’s nothing quite like exploring the open road with the wind in your hair and the sun on your face knowing that you have all the tools at your fingertips to chase your wildest dreams. This is what it means to answer the call of the adventure in the Wrangler; this is what it means to let freedom roam. What are you waiting for?