It’s been nearly 30 years since the last Jeep Grand Wagoneer rolled off the assembly line, and I often wondered if they would bring back this iconic nameplate, given the popularity of larger luxury SUVs like the Cadillac Escalade, Lincoln Navigator, Range Rover, BMW X5/X7, and more. Back in the 80’s, the Jeep Wagoneer owned this space, and as the sky-high prices for used ones have proved, there are still a lot of loyalists out there.
Back in September, the Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept made its world debut, and we got to see the car in person at a local media event in Brooklyn. While the concept looked nothing like the wood-paneled Wagoneers that we all fondly remember, it still had quite a presence about it, and I was excited to see if it would indeed make it into production.
Today we got our answer, with the introduction of the all-new 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer, which looks nearly identical to the concept inside and out, save for some minor tweaks that you’d be hard pressed to notice. It’s big, boxy, and bold, and it looks to redefine “American premium” while delivering a unique customer experience.
As a premium extension of the Jeep brand, Wagoneer launches with a portfolio of vehicles that includes the all-new 2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer. While the Jeep brand broadly covers the mainstream SUV market from the compact to full-size segments, Wagoneer helps them to expand into the large SUV segment, and Grand Wagoneer competing in the premium segment.
There’s a ton of information about the Grand Wagoneer in the press release, but for those who just want the important details, here you go – The 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer is powered by a 6.4-liter V-8 engine that delivers 471 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque. A TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic puts that power to the ground. 0-60 mph happens in six seconds.
Interior appointments are top notch, as you’d expect from a luxury SUV. The Grand Wagoneer gets real aluminum, walnut wood and leather as far as the eye can see. There’s also a ridiculous amount of screens, including a 12.3-inch instrument panel, a 12-inch infotainment screen, a 10.25-inch touchscreen that controls climate functions, and even more screens for second-row passengers. Not to mention more optional screens.
You’ll also be able to rock out thanks to an industry-first McIntosh 1,375-watt premium audio system that features 23 speakers, including a 12-inch subwoofer with 3D Surround System, providing an immersive audio experience.
Of course, the Grand Wagoneer is packed with more than 120 standard and available advanced safety and security features, and available driver-assist technologies include head-up display, adaptive cruise control, Active Driving Assist, Hands-free Active Driving Assist, night vision, drowsy driver detection and Traffic Sign Recognition.
The 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer starts at $88,995, and all Grand Wagoneer trims come with four-wheel drive standard. You can see the full pricing breakdown below:
|Grand Wagoneer Series I||$88,190|
|Grand Wagoneer Series II||$99,185|
|Grand Wagoneer Obsidian||$105,980|
|Grand Wagoneer Series III||$103,995|
|Grand Wagoneer Series III Premium||$107,980|
I think Jeep really knocked it out of the park with the new Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, and it should be interesting to see how people respond to it. I’m not completely sold on the boxy rear styling direction they went, but it’s distinctive nonetheless.
What do you think of the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer??