Pros: Interior and cargo room; towing capacity; super-luxurious interior with lots of coddling comfort and convenience features
Cons: Fuel economy; requires premium-grade gas; tight-quarters maneuverability
CG Says: Jeep introduces a premium version of its new-for-2022 Wagoneer large SUV, with additional standard luxury and tech features. Like the Wagoneer, the Grand Wagoneer comes in one length; it’s shorter overall than the Cadillac Escalade but slightly longer than the Lincoln Navigator. The Grand Wagoneer has body-on-frame construction like its main rivals, for similarly robust hauling and trailering ability. The sole powertrain choice is a 471-horsepower 6.4-liter V8 paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Premium-grade gasoline is required. Four-wheel drive is standard on the Grand Wagoneer. Three 4-wheel-drive systems are available, each providing different levels of traction and driver control.
The 2022 Grand Wagoneer is offered in Series I, Series II, and Series III trim levels. Available later is the Obsidian version, which includes unique trim and an upgraded McIntosh audio system. Standard on all trim levels is seven-passenger, three-row seating with front and second-row captain’s chairs. An available second-row bench seat brings maximum capacity to eight. The Grand Wagoneer has additional tech features, including a 12.0-inch touchscreen instead of the Wagoneer’s 10.1-inch unit. A 10.25-inch passenger screen and dual 10.1-inch rear-seat entertainment screens are available. Also offered are Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity, 4G Wi-Fi hotspot, and Fire TV for Auto, which allows users to access movies, TV shows, and apps. Available high-tech safety features include night vision with pedestrian and animal detection, intersection collision assist, drowsy driver detection, and Jeep’s Active Drive Assist, which allows limited autonomous driving. Grand Wagoneers have numerous trim details unavailable on the Wagoneer, including unique two-tone black-accent roof, distinctive hood and grille, unique LED headlamps, fender flares, and real Satin American Walnut wood interior trim. Jeep’s new entry in the premium large-SUV category blends the size, carrying capability, sophisticated features, and lavishly trimmed interior buyers in this segment expect. But it’s also priced on par with its rivals, with top Grand Wagoneer models nudging into six-figure territory, and the EPA fuel-economy numbers aren’t as good as the main rivals in this notoriously thirsty category. That said, this new addition to the Jeep lineup makes a strong impression as a full-lux alternative to established class competitors.
|Class||Premium Large SUV|
|Body Style(s)||4-door wagon|
|Drive Wheels||four-wheel drive|
|Nation of Manufacture||USA|
|Base Prices||Series I 4WD $88,995
Series II 4WD $95,995
Obsidian 4WD $100,995
Series III 4WD $105,995
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