Jeep’s ongoing success as a manufacturer of luxury SUVs and crossovers is a testament to their brand’s ability to produce vehicles that meet the needs of customers. While Jeep Grand Wagoneer model boasted four-wheel drive, a lengthy wheelbase and seating for up to six passengers, it stood apart from its competitors in other notable ways. Despite the Grand Wagoneer offering a distinctly different experience than previous models, the introduction of this SUV began with an all-new platform design that later became known as Jeep Liberty’s “Cannonball Platform” or simply “the Double A Body.”
The Grand Wagoneer is a giant SUV that slots between the Jeep Wrangler and the Jeep Grand Cherokee. It has more than 10,000 pounds of towing capacity and V-8 power, plus 10 passenger seating. The base engine is a 4.0-liter V-6 that makes 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. There’s also a 5.7-liter V-8 that cranks out 370 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque. The Wagoneer comes either with rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive; we’ve seen both in person so far.
The Jeep Grand Wagoneer 2022 is an extremely versatile, luxurious and reliable SUV that can comfortably transport a large amount of cargo or people. With a 7-speed automatic transmission, this vehicle is capable of carrying around 500 pounds of cargo with ease. The car has three rows of seating – however only the third row can accommodate passengers that weigh over 220 pounds. This SUV is surprisingly comfortable for its size and has plenty of space for all of your belongings.
What’s New for 2022?
As Jeep’s new model for 2022, the Wagoneer isn’t the brand’s first nameplate. The Wagoneer badge first appeared on the brand’s majestic Grand Wagoneer SUV in 1963, and it later appeared on versions of the Cherokee and Grand Cherokee.
The Wagoneer nameplate has been revived for two reasons: to help consumers differentiate between various Jeep SUVs, and as a way to honor Jeep’s heritage. The latter reason is especially good news for fans of classic Jeeps from the 1960s, which weren’t exactly known for their advanced features or comfort levels.
The first Wagoneer model debuted in 1963 as an option on two-door hardtop convertibles. It featured four-wheel drive and an upgraded suspension compared to other vehicles in its class at the time — including the more practical, yet less expensive CJ2A platform that would later become known as the A-Body (after being replaced by the Mopar J-Body).
- All-new large three-row SUV
- Standard V8 power
- Luxurious interior loaded with in-car tech
- 2022 model kicks off the second Grand Wagoneer generation
2022 Grand Wagoneer Specs
Horsepower: 471 @ 6,000 rpm
Torque: 455 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm
Curb weight: 6,340 pounds
Powertrain: 6.4-liter V8 | 8-speed automatic | 4-wheel drive
Seating capacity: 7 or 8
Towing capacity: 9,850 pounds
Cargo volume: 27.4 cubic feet
Off-road angles: 25° approach | 24° departure | 22° breakover
Ground clearance: 10 inches
EPA fuel economy: 13 mpg city | 18 highway | 15 combined
Engine & Transmission
The 2022 Grand Wagoneer gets a 6.4-liter Hemi V8 engine that produces 471 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 455 lb-ft of torque at 5,500 rpm. An 8-speed automatic transmission transmits power to all four wheels from the iron-block engine.
The Grand Wagoneer is equipped with Quadra-Drive II, a 2-range 4WD system that responds quickly to wheel slippage and sends power to the wheel (or wheels) with the best traction. There are five modes included in the Selec-Terrain system: Auto, Sport, Snow, Sand/Mud, and Rock. Below, we’ve added a smaller Grand Wagoneer model with a 7-inch-longer wheelbase.
- 6.4-liter V8
- 471 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
- 455 lb-ft of torque @ 5,500 rpm
- EPA city/highway fuel economy: 13/19 mpg (RWD), 13/18 mpg (4WD)
Its standard adaptive air suspension provides up to 10 inches of ground clearance. Four-wheel drive is standard on all trims. The Grand Wagoneer has decent off-road capability and is equipped with fourwheel drive. Although large SUV cars tend to be nimble, the Grand Wagoneer moves less composure and athleticism around corners than most of its competitors.
Interior and Comfort
It has a spacious three-row cabin that can seat eight people, but if captain’s chairs are chosen for the second row, seating is reduced to seven. There are plenty of standard luxury items in the cabin, including leather upholstery, 12-way power-adjustable front seats, ambient interior lighting, as well as three-zone automatic climate control.
The Grand Wagoneer is a great pick for buyers seeking the ultimate in luxury, but we think most will find the regular Wagoneer to be more than adequate. With the third row folded, cargo space is generous.
Grand Wagoneer is between size classes, which means it’s longer than most three-row luxury SUVs, but shorter than extended models (like Navigator L and Escalade ESV). With 27.4 cubic feet of rear space, it exceeds the last leader, the Cadillac Escalade ESV.
The Jeep offers a maximum of 70.9 cubic feet of cargo space with the third row folded and 116.7 cubic feet with all the seats down. The Grand Wagoneer’s main downside is its relatively low hatch opening height.
There are a lot of storage options in the cabin, even if the spaces themselves aren’t particularly generous. We did find ample clearance and space for installing car seats, and the second-row captain’s chairs are really adjustable. Grand Wagoneers can tow up to 10,000 pounds, which is enough to pull a pretty big travel trailer, toy hauler, or whatever else you need to tow.
Infotainment and Connectivity
The interior of the Wagoneer is fitted with an abundance of screens, including a 10.1-inch infotainment display and a 10.3-inch digital gauge. An optional 10.3-inch display integrating into the dashboard can even be used by the front-seat passenger for navigation and entertainment.
Featuring Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, SiriusXM satellite radio, integrated navigation, Amazon Fire TV and Alexa, and 4G LTE Wi-Fi, the Uconnect 5 software interface lets users do everything from Apple CarPlay to Android Auto. Top Series III models include a 19-speaker stereo system developed with McIntosh, a specialist in high-end audio equipment.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
Several useful driver-assistance features come standard on the Wagoneer, including adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist. You can find more information about the Wagoneer’s crash tests on the pages of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Key safety features include:
- Standard automated emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection
- Standard lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist
- Standard adaptive cruise control and blind-spot monitoring
Overall, the new Jeep Grand Wagoneer is a great addition to the Jeep lineup. It features all of the signature off-road prowess for which this brand is known, but also offers sufficient comfort and versatility for daily drivers. The sleek new body design, high-tech technological enhancements and luxurious accommodations are an impressive departure from some older models. And with the highly customizable nature of Jeep branded vehicles, consumers will be able to build their very own Wagoneer to suit their dream SUV.
The Jeep Grand Wagoneer is a vehicle that can be used for just about anything, as it is very versatile. People and cargo of all shapes and sizes will fit comfortably inside the car due to its vast interior space. It may not be the most luxurious vehicle on the market, but it certainly lives up to its name as a “Grand” Wagoneer. If well-made vehicles that can handle almost anything are your cup of tea, then this vehicle may well be right for you!
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