2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Looks Ready To Combat The Cadillac Escalade

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The Jeep Grand Wagoneer had no trouble standing out at the Chicago Auto Show.

The 2021 Chicago Auto Show has opened its doors, marking the long-awaited return of US auto shows after Detroit, New York, and LA were canceled last year. Jeep used the Chicago Auto Show as a venue to showcase the updated 2022 Compass facelift, which will fight the Ford Bronco Sport.

On the other side of the spectrum, Jeep is also showing off the new Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer at the show. Both luxury SUVs were revealed online back in March, and now prospective customers can see how lavish they look in the flesh. These massive three-row SUVs certainly have no trouble standing out at the crowded show.

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In terms of design, both models are inspired by the original Wagoneer, incorporating a distinctive seven-slot grille, while the Grand Wagoneer is distinguished by its flared fenders, two-tone roof, premium LED lighting, and standard power retractable side-steps.

Inside, the more luxurious Grand Wagoneer is lavished with Satin American Walnut wood trim as a homage to the original Wagoneer's wood exterior, while the seats are trimmed in high-quality Nappa leather. As standard, both models are equipped with a 12-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system. The Wagoneer is equipped with a standard 10.25-inch digital gauge cluster, while the Grand Wagoneer has a larger 12.3-inch display.

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A separate 10.25-inch passenger screen is also available to keep everyone entertained. For audiophiles, Jeep offers an available 1,375-watt McIntosh sound system for the Grand Wagoneer. Having heard it in action at the show, we can vouch that it sounds superb.

Under the hood of the Grand Wagoneer is a 6.4-liter V8 producing 471 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque. You'll have to make frequent trips to the gas station because the Grand Wagoneer is a very thirsty SUV: the EPA rates the 2WD and 4WD variants at just 15 MPG combined. The regular Wagoneer, on the other hand, packs a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 good for 392 horsepower and 404 lb-ft of torque. Pricing for the 2022 Wagoneer starts at $67,995, while the Grand Wagoneer carries an MSRP of $86,995.

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