The new 2022 Grand Wagoneer is a departure for Jeep as a lifestyle brand that thrives on rugged imagery and serious off-road capability. The Grand version of the Jeep Wagoneer (reviewed separately) lacks the upscale features necessary to compete with large luxury SUVs with six-figure price tags, as does its more mainstream counterpart. In addition to its 471 horsepower V-8 and four-wheel drive, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is a formidable machine. The standard three-row seating provides ample room for the entire family, and the abundance of high-tech features is sure to keep everyone amused. The 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer is poised to break new ground in the world of high-priced luxury motoring, thanks to an array of advanced driver assistance features and a towing capacity of nearly 10,000 pounds.
In 2022, Jeep will bring back the Grand Wagoneer nameplate as a more opulent version of the Wagoneer, which will be completely redesigned at the same time. “Hurricane” twin-turbocharged inline-six engines will be available in a limited number of Jeep Grand Wagoneers, with a 510-horsepower “Hurricane” engine. Customers can already place their orders for the $2000 upgrade.
The base price of the Jeep Grand Wagoneer for 2022 is $88,440.
The Jeep Grand Wagoneer is the first full-size luxury SUV made in the United States. It was first introduced in 1984 when it was derived from the Jeep Wagoneer that had been in the company’s lineup since 1963.
The Grand Wagoneer is back, and it’s better than ever. In the premium large American SUV market, the new 2022 Grand Wagoneer, which debuts this fall and is built on a rugged ladder frame with independent rear suspension, will compete. The Cadillac Escalade, GMC Yukon Denali, and Lincoln Navigator are all part of this market.
There’s no doubt that the Grand Wagoneer is up to the challenge. A 6.4-liter V8 with 470 horsepower is in charge of the vehicle’s power. Quadra-Drive II 4WD and Quadra-Lift air suspension are standard on this model. FCA or Stellantis products have never had a three-row interior as luxurious as this one.
Please be aware that the Grand Wagoneer is not the redesigned Wagoneer. There is a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 engine in the new Wagoneer, which is the same size as the Grand Wagoneer and shares the same chassis as the Grand Wagoneer. KBB has a separate section dedicated to it.
It’s also important not to mix up the new Grand Wagoneer with the new Grand Cherokee L model. Grand Cherokee’s 3rd-row seats are smaller than those in the Grand Wagoneer, despite the vehicle’s lengthening.
Towing capacity is an impressive 10,000 pounds, thanks to the Grand Wagoneer’s body-on-frame construction and its powerful 6.4-liter V8 engine.
All-wheel drive is standard on the Grand Wagoneer, which is powered by a 471-hp 6.4-liter V-8 with an eight-speed automatic. An eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive are also available on a limited number of models with a 510 horsepower twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline six. The Ram 1500 pickup truck’s body-on-frame underpinnings serve as the Grand Wagoneer’s foundation, as it does with its domestic competitors. While Ram’s solid rear axle makes for a rougher ride, the Jeep’s independent rear suspension makes for a more comfortable ride and better handling. Additionally, the Grand Wagoneer’s adaptive air suspension can raise or lower its ride height by 3.6 inches, depending on driving conditions. It can also tow up to 9860 pounds and has a maximum towing capacity of 9860 pounds, all while having a ground clearance of 10 inches. First impressions revealed that while the largest Jeep has a smooth and relaxing highway ride, its pickup-truck structure contributes to a jiggly ride on pavement that is less smooth. With its light and vague steering feel, the large SUV tends to roll on curvy roads, which is exacerbated by its lack of agility in small spaces.
Expect the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer to be anything but frugal in terms of fuel economy, thanks to its 6.4-liter V-8 and standard all-wheel drive. On the highway, the government estimates it will get 13 mpg, while on the city streets, it will get 18 mpg. For real-world mpg, we can run one on our 75mph highway route, which is part of our extensive testing regime. Visit the EPA’s website to learn more about the Grand Wagoneer’s fuel efficiency.
The Grand Wagoneer, with its seven- or eight-passenger capacity and standard three-row seating, gives large families a chance to experience the Jeep way of life that they haven’t had since the defunct Commander was around. There are two standard second-row captain’s chairs, but a bench seat can be added if you need more room for passengers. The interior of the Wagoneer’s luxury model is decked out in upscale materials like genuine wood accents and state-of-the-art technology like a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster. With its retro-inspired two-spoke steering wheel and an “EST. 1963” inscription on the dashboard edge that appears when you open the door, the interior of the Grand Wagoneer also features “Easter eggs.” There’s also a head-up display, camera-fed rearview mirror, and rear-seat monitoring system that shows a video feed on the central touchscreen in this grandest of Jeep Wagoneers. The cargo area behind the third row is 27 cubic feet, and when stowed, it provides 71 cubic feet of storage space behind the second row.
The Grand Wagoneer’s multifaceted infotainment system is one of its most impressive features. The Jeep’s dashboard is encrusted with screens, even without the digital gauge cluster. The centerpiece of the center stack is a 12.0-inch touchscreen that sits atop a 10.3-inch touchscreen that controls the HVAC system.
On the Series II, there’s a 10.3-inch touchscreen for the driver’s seat. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as USB ports in all three rows round out the list of desirable standard features. The 10.3-inch touchscreen between the captain’s chairs is also available to passengers in the second row, and if you opt for the rear-seat entertainment system, you’ll get two additional 10.1-inch touchscreens. The 1375-watt McIntosh stereo in the Series II and up Grand Wagoneers has 23 speakers, making it the most powerful in the line.
Additionally, the Grand Wagoneer can be outfitted with a wide range of additional driver-assist technologies. Adaptive cruise control, self-parking, and night vision with pedestrian and animal detection are just a few of the features available in this model. In the future, a semi-autonomous mode will be available that allows for hands-free driving. Check out the websites of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for more information on the Jeep’s crash-test results. Safety features such as:
Limited and powertrain warranties for Jeep vehicles are currently competitive, if unremarkable. Despite this, all models are covered for three years of free service.
2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer 4×4
Vehicle Type: front-engine, 4-wheel-drive, 7-passenger, 4-door wagon
Base/As Tested: $89,845/$104,825
Options: Series II (22-inch wheels, digital rear-view mirror, traffic-sign recognition, and drowsy driver detection), $7000; Premium Group II (23-speaker McIntosh audio system, ventilated rear seats, roof rail crossbars, front console cooler), $3995; rear-seat video, $1995; front-passenger display, $1195; metal interior accents, $795
pushrod 16-valve V-8, iron block, and aluminum heads, port fuel injection
Displacement: 391 in3, 6410 cm3
Power: 471 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque: 455 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
Suspension, F/R: control arms/multilink
Brakes, F/R: 14.9-in vented disc/14.8-in disc
Tires: Goodyear Eagle Touring
285/45R-22 114H M+S
Wheelbase: 123.0 in
Length: 214.7 in
Width: 83.6 in
Height: 75.6 in
Passenger Volume: 179 ft3
Cargo Volume: 27 ft3
Curb Weight: 6326 lb
C/D TEST RESULTS
60 mph: 5.4 sec
100 mph: 13.7 sec
1/4-Mile: 13.9 sec @ 101 mph
The results above omit a 1-ft rollout of 0.3 sec.
Rolling Start, 5–60 mph: 5.8 sec
Top Gear, 30–50 mph: 3.2 sec
Top Gear, 50–70 mph: 3.8 sec
Top Speed (gov ltd): 118 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 195 ft
Road holding, 300-ft Skidpad: 0.67 g
C/D FUEL ECONOMY
Observed: 13 mpg
EPA FUEL ECONOMY
Combined/City/Highway: 15/13/18 mpg
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