2022 Jeep Wagoneer & Grand Wagoneer
Domestic brands dominate the full-size SUV market every year and this year Jeep enters the segment with some worthy competition; their all-new 2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer.
But you won’t find any Jeep badging on either of these SUVs because Wagoneer is now a premium sub-brand of Jeep.
With seating for up to eight passengers comfortably, the Wagoneer will compete in the large SUV segment while the Grand Wagoneer eyes the premium large SUV segment.
The front of the Wagoneer is reminiscent of a beefier Grand Cherokee before squaring off in the rear. There’s also American flag badging, your choice or 20 or 22-inch wheels, and LEDs all-around.
The Grand Wagoneer’s exterior stands out with different front fascia, chrome trim around the windows, and a black accent roof.
Power for the Wagoneer comes from a 5.7L V8 with 392 horsepower and 404 lb-ft of torque while the Grand Wagoneer’s 6.4L V8 produces 471 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque. Both are paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission and can tow up to 10,000 lbs.
And while this SUV isn’t officially “Trail Rated”, the full-size Wagoneers still have tons of off-roading capability courtesy of Jeep’s three available 4x4 systems. The Wagoneer made quick work of any difficult terrain when we had the chance to push its limits.
“This afternoon I’m driving the all-new 2022 Grand Wagoneer and not to sound cheesy but it is pretty 'grand'. I think one of my favorite parts is the Quadra-Lift air suspension which is standard on all Grand Wagoneers and available on the Wagoneer. I mean the ride is just so smooth and the cabin is so quiet, I imagine long hauls in any of these Wagoneers will be a breeze.”
This is meant to be premium luxury after all and the interior seems to reflect that. It’s certainly a huge step into luxury for the Jeep brand.
Speaking of long hauls, the optional rear seat entertainment is road trip heaven. It comes equipped with Amazon Fire TV so you can watch just about anything on the go.
And want to control what the kids are watching? The available Front Passenger Interactive Display lets you control the rear monitors, navigation, vehicle cameras, and has its own entertainment. All without being distracting to the driver.
Don’t forget the Wagoneer Client Services that come with your purchase: five years worry-free maintenance, 24/7 concierge support, vehicle pickup and delivery for service, and more.
Pricing for the Wagoneer begins around $60,000 while the Grand Wagoneer starts near $89,000. They will be built in Warren, Michigan and you can expect to see them in Jeep dealers later this year.
We’ll have much more on the duo of Wagoneers coming up soon, right here on MotorWeek.