Difference Between 2022 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon vs. Sport
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The 2022 Jeep Wrangler Sport and Rubicon are both SUVs that offer a variety of features and capabilities. However, there are some key differences between the two models that make them better suited for different types of driving. As a base trim, the 2022 Jeep Wrangler Sport comes standard with entry-level amenities at an affordable price. Occupying a much higher position on the Wrangler lineup, the iconic Rubicon has enhanced off-road capabilities and unique styling. This legendary Trail Rated SUV includes the Off-Road+ Mode, Rock-Trac 4×4 drive, and other exclusive hardware. Below are some key differences between the Wrangler models:
The Wrangler Sport is designed for everyday driving, with features such as a comfortable interior, a user-friendly infotainment system, and a variety of safety features. It also has a V6 engine that gets up to 19 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.
The Wrangler Rubicon is designed for off-roading, with features such as a locking rear differential, larger tires, and a disconnecting sway bar. It also has a more powerful V8 engine that gets up to 15 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway.
Delivering up to 285 net horsepower, the Pentastar engine moves the 2022 Jeep Wrangler Sport. Cranking out 260 pound-feet of torque, this V-6 powerhouse can tow 3,500 pounds as measured by the SAE J2807. Also propelling the Wrangler Rubicon, this six-cylinder powerhouse comes with an automatic stop/start system for city-efficient driving. Variable valve timing (VVT) is another noteworthy technology incorporated into the standard powertrain. Both Jeep SUVs are available with a direct-injected, turbocharged engine that displaces 2.0 L. Key ratings of the I-4 turbo powerplant include 270 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. These versatile vehicles offer the 3.0-L EcoDiesel engine that dishes out slightly more than 440 lb-ft. Using diesel fuel, the turbocharged V-6 propulsion system whips out 260 net hp. Both 2022 Wrangler trims run on a six-speed manual transmission system. Depending on the engine selection, you could choose an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
Equipped with the Command-Trac 4×4 drive system, the 2022 Jeep Wrangler Sport gets good traction on unpaved trails. This entry-level model achieves a 2.71:1 crawl ratio for confident off-road handling. Conventional front and rear differentials are incorporated into the highly adaptive drivetrain on the base trim. You could add the optional 3rd Generation Dana Solid Rear Axle and Heavy-Duty Dana 44 Front Axle for even better performance. Rolling on the Rock-Trac 4×4 drive system, the Wrangler Rubicon maintains tremendous composure on rocks, gravel, boulders, and stones. You can upgrade to a heavy-duty, full-time 4WD system for this exclusive drivetrain, which attains a 4:1 crawl ratio. Both Wrangler trims are fitted with two front tow hooks and a single rear tow hook. Skid plates protect the transfer case and transmission on these rugged Jeep SUVs. With the Off-Road+ Mode at your fingertips, you can fine-tune the dynamics of the Rubicon edition. Similarly, a switch adjusts the Tru-Lok front and rear axles for maximum traction on rough landscapes.
Featuring a 7.0-inch touch screen, the Uconnect 4 system is the command-and-control console inside the 2022 Jeep Wrangler Sport. You’ll get Android Auto, Bluetooth, SiriusXM, and other applications on this entry-level model. The more expensive Jeep Wrangler Rubicon boasts the Uconnect 4C NAV center, which increases the display size by 1 inch. A GPS navigation system with colored maps, 3-D images, and SiriusXM Travel Link is integrated into the high-end infotainment system. This Trail Rated Jeep SUV also flaunts the nine-speaker Alpine sound system, including a 12-channel amplifier and subwoofer for excellent acoustics. A 4G Wi-Fi hotspot is another advanced technology on the iconic Rubicon model. Both SUVs have SiriusXM Guardian services with smartphone connectivity.
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*MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at price refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. A more expensive model may be shown. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.