2021 Jeep Wrangler vs. 2022 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited | NewCars.com

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2021 Jeep Wrangler vs. 2022 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Review

Picture of the 2021 Jeep Wrangler

2021 Jeep
Wrangler

MSRP*: $29,370 to $43,320
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Picture of the 2022 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

2022 Jeep
Wrangler Unlimited

MSRP*: $33,595 to $77,095
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MPG - City 17 - 21 MPG 13 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 23 - 25 MPG 17 - 24 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 - 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 31.7 - 72.4 ft3 67.4 - 72.4 ft3
Engine
  • 270-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 285-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 270-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 285-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 470-hp, 6.4-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T, M/T 8-Speed A/T, M/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Horsepower 270 - 285 hp 270 - 470 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 - 3,500 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 166.8 - 188.4 in 188.4 in
Exterior Width 73.8 in 73.8 in
Leg Room Front 41.2 in
Rear 35.7 - 38.3 in
Front 40.8 - 41.2 in
Rear 38.2 - 38.3 in
Head Room Front 40.7 - 42.6 in
Rear 40.2 - 41.7 in
Front 40.7 - 42.6 in
Rear 40.2 - 41.7 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Jeep Wrangler than the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Jeep Wrangler.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Jeep Wrangler as you will with the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Jeep Wrangler will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.

Dimensions
The Jeep Wrangler is about the same width as the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. When looking at overall length, the Jeep Wrangler takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.

Handling
The Jeep Wrangler has the same turning radius as the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Jeep Wrangler will do just as well as the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Jeep Wrangler has a little less horsepower than the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Jeep Wrangler transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Jeep Wrangler and the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Jeep Wrangler as you will in the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Jeep Wrangler than that of the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.