2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer
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2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Review: A Lot Of Jeep For A Lot Of Money

The all-new Jeep Grand Wagoneer is a direct shot across the bow of the high-end luxury SUV market. With this SUV, Jeep is taking the fight directly to the BMW X7, Mercedes-Benz GLS, and Land Rover Range Rover. It's trying to beat the Europeans at their own game, offering luxury Nappa leather, tasteful styling, and more screens than an iStore. Every Grand Wagoneer is equipped with a naturally-aspirated 6.4-liter V8 engine producing 471 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, and this entire ladder-frame car rides on a cushy air suspension. By aiming for the stars, Jeep also hopes to decimate local luxury giants in the US, too, like the Cadillac Escalade and Lincoln Navigator. So how good is it, really?

Read in this review:

8.9
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2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Changes: What’s The Difference vs The 2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer?

The 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer is entirely new, although it's not the first Grand Wagoneer ever. Historically speaking, the Grand Wagoneer was the top-spec Wagoneer, and this also applies here. It gets a bigger engine, a standard 4x4 system, standard air suspension, and even more luxury adornments compared to the Wagoneer.

Pros and Cons

  • A worthy rival to European luxury SUVs
  • It's brisk and capable
  • Loads of interior room
  • Genuine upmarket interior
  • Floats as a luxury car should
  • So many screens
  • Luxury comes at a price
  • It's extremely thirsty
  • No hybrid option

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2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Trims

See trim levels and configurations:

Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
Series I
6.4L V8 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
Four-Wheel Drive
$87,995
Series II
6.4L V8 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
Four-Wheel Drive
$97,995
Series II Obsidian
6.4L V8 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
Four-Wheel Drive
$97,995
Series III
6.4L V8 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
Four-Wheel Drive
$107,995
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2022 Grand Wagoneer Exterior

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Dimensions

  • Length 214.7 in
  • Wheelbase 123.0 in
  • Height 75.6 in
  • Max Width 83.6 in
  • Front Width 68.5 in
  • Rear Width 68.3 in
  • Curb Weight 6,340.0 lbs

Exterior Colors

  • Baltic Gray Metallic Clearcoat +$645
  • Midnight Sky +$645
  • Silver Zynith +$645
  • Ember Pearlcoat, Late Availability +$645
  • Luxury White Pearlcoat +$645
  • River Rock +$645
  • Rocky Mountain Pearlcoat, Late Availability +$645
  • Velvet Red Pearlcoat +$645
  • Diamond Black Crystal Pearlcoat +$645
  • Bright White Clearcoat

2022 Grand Wagoneer Performance

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Engine and Transmission

  • Engine
    6.4L V8 Gas
  • Transmission
    8-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain
    4X4

Handling and Driving Impressions

As mentioned earlier, the Grand Wagoneer comes standard with Auto, Tow, Snow, Mud, Sand, Rock, and Sport driving modes. These modes make it ridiculously easy to drive the vehicle in any of the corresponding conditions. You simply tell the car what you want it to do, and it does the rest. You just keep it pointed in the right direction and apply throttle. The only mode that doesn't do what it says on the box is Sport. The Grand Wagoneer is about as sporty as an obese donkey. But then again, what were you expecting from a 6,500 lbs box on a ladder-frame chassis?

The car feels massive if you try to force it to do anything beyond a standard leisurely cruise, but that's perfectly acceptable. The Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer boast a fully independent suspension setup, and the Grand's ride quality is further enhanced thanks to a standard air suspension. It floats like a butterfly, but it does not sting like a bee. At all. The Grand Wagoneer simply does not allow bumps and undulations to find their way into the cabin. This is part suspension, part sheer bulk. It almost feels as if the SUV is beating the road into submission.

It works well at city and highway speeds. Another highlight is the adaptive steering system. At low speeds, the steering is incredibly light, but it firms up the faster you go. We wouldn't call it engaging, but it is at least direct.

If you are an off-road enthusiast, you'll be happy to learn that the Grand Wagoneer comes standard with an electronic limited-slip differential and hill descent control. Considering the impressive off-road angles, you could try some light adventuring, but an SUV of this size is simply too big to try to maneuver through a technical off-road trail. It's much better on gravel at medium to high speed.

You could try to modify it with chunkier tires, but if you have between $90k to $105k to drop on a high-end SUV, there's a good chance you can afford to spend $10k on a used Wrangler. Rather beat on that. There's no better off-roader than one that requires zero mechanical sympathy.

2022 Grand Wagoneer Interior

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2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Steering Wheel Design
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Seating and Interior Space

  • Seating capacity
    7-seater
  • Front Leg Room 40.9 in
  • Front Head Room 41.3 in
  • Rear Leg Room 42.7 in
  • Rear Head Room 40.0 in

2022 Grand Wagoneer Trunk and Cargo Space

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2022 Grand Wagoneer Safety and Reliability

Warranty

  • Basic:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    5 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Maintenance:
    5 Years \ Unlimited Miles

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.

Verdict: Is the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer A Good SUV?

The Jeep Wagoneer is a superb luxury SUV. You just know Jeep spent an insane amount of time and money getting this model exactly right, which is exactly what it needed in order to compete with the established players. Jeep has surpassed the Cadillac Escalade and Lincoln Navigator, but what about the alluring European rivals?

Nothing says you belong to the upper echelons of the suburban hierarchy better than a BMW or Mercedes-Benz SUV. The Jeep has them licked when it comes to standard features. The German rivals give you a lot as standard, but they still leave a lot on the options menu. There's only one problem. Because of the insane amount of development and all the excellent standard features, the Grand Wagoneer costs more than the BMW X7, Mercedes-Benz GLS, Cadillac Escalade, and Lincoln Navigator.

The Grand Wagoneer is undoubtedly worth the money, but it's going to be hard to persuade brand snobs out of established, respected SUVs into something entirely new. You could make a good case for not wanting to buy European because you want to invest in the American economy, but the GLS and X7 are built in the USA. We like the VIP service package you get with the Jeep, which shows an almost Rolls Royce-like level of customer service. Only time will tell if Jeep has the brand cache to lure the wealthy out of their existing SUVs.

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2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Comparisons

Jeep Wagoneer
Jeep Grand Cherokee L Jeep
CompetitorHorsepowerMPGPrice (MSRP)
Jeep Grand Wagoneer510 hp14/20 mpg$90,495
Jeep Wagoneer 420 hp17/24 mpg$61,595
Jeep Grand Cherokee L 293 hp19/26 mpg$41,535

2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer vs Jeep Wagoneer

The Grand Wagoneers' two main rivals come from within its ranks. A standard Wagoneer Series III 4x4 has a base price of $76,845, and that's a massive saving for a car that's exactly the same size. It is only available with the older 5.7-liter V8 with mild-hybrid assistance, though. This produces 392 hp and 404 lb-ft, which is a big dip compared to the Grand Wagoneer's 471 hp/455 lb-ft of torque. Still, the standard Wagoneer has a higher towing capacity, rated at 10,000 lbs. The Wagoneer is also available in RWD if you don't want or need a 4WD system.

The biggest case in favor of the standard Wagoneer is that it doesn't feel cheaper than its supposedly fancier brother. The base Series II still comes with Nappa leather, heated and ventilated power-adjustable front seats, tri-zone climate control, and a smaller touchscreen infotainment system that has all of the functionality of the larger system. Opting for a base Wagoneer also lets you play around with the budget a bit more. You already get a decent number of driver-assistance features, so we'd only add the rear-seat entertainment ($1,995) and second-row captain's chairs ($995) to make life a little comfier in the rear. With all of this included, you're looking at an all-in price of $77,430, which is more in line with the average price in the segment. We'd much rather spend our money on the more affordable Wagoneer.

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2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer vs Jeep Grand Cherokee L

The new Grand Cherokee and Grand Cherokee L are also stumbling blocks for the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, especially if you don't need the copious amounts of space provided by the larger cars. If you only have three kids and occasionally need the third row to ferry one of their friends along, the Grand Cherokee L is all you need. With prices starting at just under $40k, it's less than half the price of the Grand Wagoneer. To make it fairer, we should compare it to the $64k Summit Reserve model, however.

In Summit Reserve guise, you get Jeep's Quadra-Trac II permanent 4WD system, the quadra-lift air suspension, Palermo leather seats, and a 10.1-inch touchscreen running the same software as the Grand Wagoneer, and all the features that come with it. It also has driver-assistance features, intersection collision assist, drowsy driver detection, a surround-view camera, and traffic sign recognition.

The only real sacrifice you have to make is an engine downgrade. Grand Cherokee models are all equipped with Jeep's 3.6-liter NA V6, but you can upgrade to the 5.7-liter V8 for an additional $3,295. We wouldn't bother, however. While the V6 is far from the greatest engine ever, there is more than enough power on tap for any luxury SUV. If you want performance, rather buy a Ford Explorer ST. As a bonus, the standard Grand Cherokee L is a lot more frugal than the Wagoneers. The EPA claims it's capable of 21 mpg on the combined cycle, which is a lot more palatable than 15 mpg.

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