The New Jeep Wagoneer: 2022 Model Preview

2022 Jeep Wagoneer

Jeep pushes the boundary of how much off-road capability and luxury can be combined into a single vehicle.

By Gary Smith (Contributing Author) | Published on April 8th, 2021 | Last Updated on
By Gary Smith (Contributing Author)
Published on April 8th, 2021. Last Updated on .

When you hear the word Jeep, what do you envision? A rugged, off-road capable vehicle that is ready to take on just about anything? If so, you are not alone as Jeep has built up its reputation for providing off-road enthusiasts an all-terrain-ready vehicle that can still be comfortably driven around town. While the team at Jeep continues to push the boundaries of the off-road capabilities of their lineup, the brand has ventured into more luxurious vehicles, much like the new 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer.

The Grand Wagoneer is the feature-packed counterpart of the Jeep Wagoneer. Hitting price tags of over $100,000 with certain models, the Jeep Grand Wagoneer puts up stiff competition against some of the most popular full-size luxury SUVs on the market. Not only does this new Grand Wagoneer feature all of the latest and greatest technology, but it can also tow almost 10,000 pounds, making it more versatile than most.

Available Trims/ Pricing

Series I - $88,995

Series II - $95,995

Obsidian - $100,995

Series III - $105,995

Series III Premium - $109,980

Drivetrain & Performance

With 10,000 pounds of towing capacity, you can expect the ne-w Wagoneer to sport a healthy motor to move the full-size SUV with a load. Popping the hood of this SUV reveals a large 6.4L V8 engine bolted up to an 8-speed automatic transmission with standard 4 wheel drive. This powerful engine puts out an impressive 471 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque. Comparing this to some of its closest competitors such as the Escalade (420 horsepower) and Navigator (450 horsepower), you will notice Jeep spared no expense in making the Wagoneer one of the most powerful full-size SUVs on the market.

When it comes to suspension, the Wagoneer will have an independent rear suspension rather than a solid axle to help provide a smoother ride and improve the overall handling of this SUV. You will also get adaptive air suspension which will allow you to raise the vehicle height by 3.6 inches or lower it by .5 inches. In factory settings, you will get 10 inches of ground clearance and up to 2 feet of water-fording capabilities.

Fuel Efficiency

While the fuel economy, or miles-per-gallon ratings, has not been released on the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer, you can expect it to not be the most fuel-efficient vehicle. With the size of the Grand Wagoneer and powerful V8 engine, fuel efficiency will not be its strong suit. While we wait for Jeep to release these numbers, we can look at it’s competitors to see what type of fuel economy similar vehicles are getting. Looking at the 2021 Cadillac Escalade, the EPA is estimating 15 MPG in the city and 20 MPG on the highway. However, the 4-wheel drive option will drop this down to 14 in the city and 19 on the highway. The 2021 Lincoln Navigator is going to offer a little better fuel economy with 16 MPG in the city and 22 MPG on the highway.

Interior

If you are looking for a luxurious vehicle that can fit your large family, the Jeep Grand Wagoneer should be on your list. This full-size SUV is going to feature 3rd-row seating as a standard feature, allowing for 7-8 passengers. This makes it a perfect vehicle for large families or companies that want to transport their employees or clients in style. Another standard feature is second-row captain’s chairs to allow for more comfortable seating, but if you prefer a bench seat, you can choose this as an option for fitting 8 passengers.

2022 Jeep Wagoneer Interior

One look at the Grand Wagoneer’s interior will give you a glimpse of the luxurious additions that make this SUV so attractive. Some of the most noticeable features will include genuine wood trim, a 12.3 digital gauge cluster, tan leather seats, customizable interior lighting, and much more. Not only does the Grand Wagoneer provide space for up to 8 passengers, but it also has ample cargo space behind the third row. The 27 cubic feet of stowing makes it perfect for luggage and road trip essentials for your whole family.

Exterior

The 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer is going to make a solid first impression thanks to its large size and traditional Jeep styling cues. While it does not differ too much from the regular Wagoneer, there are some noticeable differences that will showcase the premium styling. The first thing you will notice is the Grand Wagoneer’s premium grille. This is going to give this SUV a highly sophisticated look when compared to the regular Wagoneer. Complimenting this chrome grille will be chrome accents around the windows, copper tinted window, a roof that is painted black, and premium LED lighting. The Grand Wagoneer will also sit on exclusive premium wheels to finish off the upscale look.

Entertainment

Sitting inside the Grand Wagoneer is an experience, unlike any other vehicle you have experienced in the past. Jeep has spared no expense when it came to making this SUV as technology advanced as can be. Sitting in the driver’s seat, you are greeted by a fully digital gauge cluster allowing for clear and precise views of your vehicle’s most important data. In the center-stack, the area where most radio and HVAC controls are found, you will see two different screens. The top screen will be a 12.0-inch touchscreen for your infotainment settings while the bottom screen will be a 10.3-inch screen that controls all of your HVAC settings.

2022 Jeep Wagoneer 10.3 Inch Touchscreens

If you opt for the Series II trim level or higher, you will receive another 10.3-inch touchscreen for your passengers to control. In the second row, you will find a 10.3-inch touchscreen between the captain’s chair as a standard feature. For those who decide to go with a rear-seat entertainment system, you will get 2 10.1-inch touchscreens. All Grand Wagoneers will feature a McIntosh stereo system as a standard feature, but Series II trim levels and great will get a 1375-watt, 23 speaker stereo system of premium audio.

Safety

Safety is obviously one of Jeep’s main concerns, so with a vehicle of this magnitude, you can expect a wide range of advanced safety features. Standard features will include adaptive cruise control, night vision with pedestrian and animal detections, self-parking, and many more. It is rumored that a semi-autonomous mode that allows for hands-free driving is on the way in the near future.

Here's a short video that takes a closer in-person look at the new Jeep Wagoneer:

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