The Wagoneer comes standard with a 5.7-liter V-8 and rear-wheel drive while the Grand Wagoneer uses a 6.4-liter V-8 and comes standard with four-wheel drive and air springs.
Both new full-size Jeeps will be on sale in the summer starting at $59,995 for the Wagoneer and $88,995 for the Grand Wagoneer.
Here they are: the Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer in production form, the way you'll be able to buy them this summer. We originally saw the Grand Wagoneer, the more luxurious version of the two, as a concept vehicle last fall. Think of the Wagoneer as the Chevy Tahoe, GMC Yukon, or Ford Expedition but better-equipped in base form, and the Grand Wagoneer as the Cadillac Escalade or Lincoln Navigator. They'll also compete with German luxury SUVs including the BMW X7 and Mercedes-Benz GLS-class. The starting prices sit at $59,995 for the Wagoneer and $88,995 for the Grand Wagoneer, although Jeep says Grand Wagoneers can reach $111,000 fully loaded.
Jeep now has three new three-row SUVs that'll be on sale soon: the unibody Grand Cherokee L and the Wagoneer (pictured above in red) and Grand Wagoneer (pictured above in blue), which use a body-on-frame structure similar to that of the Ram 1500, though Jeep says it's "essentially" a new platform. The major difference is the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer's independent rear suspension in place of the Ram's live rear axle. Though these three Jeeps have similar looks and three rows of seats, the Wagoneers—which are identical in size—are 4.0 inches taller, 6.3 inches wider, and 9.8 inches longer than the Grand Cherokee L. They're also larger than the aforementioned competitors, too, which are all available with longer wheelbases (Suburban, Yukon XL, Expedition Max, Escalade ESV, Navigator L). We think it’s possible that the Wagoneers will get a stretched version, too.
Similar Looks to the Concept Vehicle
Unlike their competitors' non-luxury and luxury siblings, these two Jeeps are more like twins, and they don't look much different than the concept we saw last fall. Grand Wagoneers are distinguished by more chrome, unique lower front fascia, a black roof, and the addition of "Grand" on its badging, which features American flags on both models' fender badges, as well as more equipment. Their seven-slot grilles stretch lower and are more pronounced than the concept's, and sadly, the cool illuminating grille won't see production. The LED lights do have a welcome sequence at startup, though, and puddle lamps display "Wagoneer" on the ground. And, unlike the concept, the taillights don't spread the full width of the rear. These new Jeeps have a commanding presence even if they do look a little awkward from the back.
The concept sat on a set of massive 24-inch wheels, but only wheels ranging 18 to 22 inches are available on the production models, and they'll have Wagoneer-scripted center caps. Seven exterior color choices are available for the Wagoneer: Diamond Black, Bright White, Luxury White, Silver Zynith, Baltic Gray, Velvet Red, and River Rock Blue, and the Grand Wagoneer adds Midnight Sky Blue, Rocky Mountain Green, and Ember Red to its palette.
The Wagoneer starts nearly $10,000 higher than the Chevy Tahoe, although the Jeep is better-equipped in base form than the Chevy, which comes with cloth seats and not as many standard features as the Wagoneer. So, really, it's more like a GMC Yukon Denali. Nappa leather seats come standard, though Palermo quilted leather is available on the Grand Wagoneer. The two-spoke steering wheel is reminiscent of Wagoneers of old, and it fronts a standard 10.3-inch digital gauge cluster on the Wagoneer or a 12.3-inch screen on the Grand Wagoneer. Like the concept and the Grand Cherokee L, the Wagoneers have a backlit aluminum shift knob with switches for the available terrain modes and ride height settings on either side.
Wagoneers get a 10.1-inch infotainment screen with Stellantis's Uconnect 5 infotainment system and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, and the Grand Wagoneer's screens are even bigger. It has a 12.0-inch unit with an additional 10.3-inch touchscreen below that for climate controls (there's also one for the second row). Even more screens are available, including a 10.3-inch passenger display integrated into the dashboard above the glovebox and 10.1-inch screens for the second-row seatbacks, too. Devices can be plugged in via HDMI and they'll be able to stream over the onboard Wi-Fi to watch Netflix, Hulu, or YouTube through Amazon Fire TV for Auto. Other available equipment includes a head-up display, digital rearview mirror, McIntosh sound system, cooled center console storage, and a touchpad safe under the front armrest.
Both models can be had with a second-row bench seat with seating for eight or second-row captain's chairs with room for seven, and there's slightly more room in the second row than full-size utes from Ford and GM. They have more third-row legroom, too, though only half an inch more than the Ford, and 6.3 inches more than the Grand Cherokee L.
Rear-wheel drive is standard on the Wagoneer, although three other drive systems are available. Quadra-Trac I and II are single- and two-speed transfer cases, respectively, and Quadra-Drive II includes the two-speed transfer case and adds an electronically controlled limited-slip rear differential. Also available are air springs that can raise the Wagoneers 3.6 inches. Grand Wagoneers come standard with Quadra-Trac II and the air springs. Five terrain modes—auto, sport, rock, snow, and mud/sand—as well as hill-descent control are included with the four-wheel-drive systems.
Both Wagoneers have V-8 engines, though Jeep says a hybrid model will be available eventually (the concept was a plug-in hybrid). The Wagoneer is powered by a 5.7-liter V-8 that makes 392 horsepower and 404 pound-feet of torque with a 48-volt belt-driven motor/generator system called eTorque. Grand Wagoneers are equipped with a 6.4-liter V-8 with 471 horsepower and 455 pound-feet of torque, and Jeep says it will reach 60 mph in 6.0 seconds. Both engines feature cylinder deactivation and are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Wagoneers can tow up to 10,000 pounds, while the Grand Wagoneer is maxed out at 9860 pounds because it weighs a little more.
Like the Grand Cherokee L, the Wagoneers will eventually be available with hands-free driving, Jeep says. For comparison, the Cadillac Escalade can be equipped with GM's Super Cruise hands-free tech for $2500. At launch, though, Jeep's lane-centering and adaptive cruise control technology is available, as well as night vision for animal and pedestrian detection and 360-degree cameras.
The 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will go on sale this summer, though the base $59,995 version won't arrive until later. Both Jeeps can be had with three levels of varying equipment. Reservations for 12 different available pre-configured models can be placed here with a $500 deposit. A Grand Wagoneer Obsidian edition, which is a blacked-out version with black 22-inch wheels, badging, and interior, will also arrive this summer starting at $100,995.
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