The Grand Wagoneer's more attainable sibling has arrived.
The Jeep Wagoneer and fancier counterpart, the Grand Wagoneer, have just landed. After months of teasing and delays, Stellantis has finally presented us with the all-new reimagining of the classic nameplate, promising unrivaled luxury and style.
As the two names imply, the 'regular' Wagoneer is the less luxurious model, but there's still plenty to be excited about. For starters, the Wagoneer is powered by that familiar 5.7-liter HEMI V8, producing 392 horsepower and 404 lb-ft of torque (plus a 48-volt eTorque hybrid system). With both 4x2 and 4x4 configurations available, there's something for everyone, and with up to 10,000 pounds of towing capacity, the Wagoneer aims to be the ideal all-rounder luxury SUV.
The Wagoneer is offered in a few configurations that we'll get to shortly, but across the range, premium LED lighting is standard across the exterior of the vehicle featuring dynamic turn signals. 20- and 22-inch wheels are available, while the chiseled body is finished in a choice of Diamond Black, Bright White, Luxury White, Silver Zynith, Baltic Gray, Velvet Red, and River Rock Blue.
What about the cabin? Jeep says the Wagoneer offers "best-in-class overall passenger volume, total volume, best-in-class third-row headroom, and second- and third-row legroom with the most cargo volume behind the third row." It's definitely spacious, but it's also pretty. A one-piece instrument panel gives a clean, uncluttered look while numerous genuine aluminum accents highlight the SUV's luxury ambitions. Even the start button is surrounded by a knurl-patterned bezel while the HVAC vents get liquid chrome bezels.
Leather upholstery is standard throughout the range, as are 12-way power front seats with memory settings, and you can opt for second-row captain's chairs for maximum second-row comfort. Of course, this must be balanced by loads of tech to keep everyone happy.
The Wagoneer boasts what Jeep is calling the "most advanced Uconnect system ever". If you get all the options, the Wagoneer comes with a whopping 50 inches of digital display screen area. A 10.25-inch driver display is standard with a 10.1-inch infotainment display. Much like a modern Audi, a secondary 10.25-inch touchscreen resides below the main screen, with a structural aluminum wing separating the two. In the second row, a pair of 10.1-inch rear-seat entertainment screens with HDMI inputs and Amazon Fire TV for Auto functionality is offered. But wait, there's more! The shotgun seat has the option of another touchscreen display ahead of it, with this one rated at 10.25 inches. This screen can access navigation and connected smartphones, as well as the infotainment system and the ability to view the exterior cameras' displays.
Further tech options include a 10-inch full-color head-up display, complementing features like lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, and the available fully digital rearview mirror. This screen can also be switched back to a traditional reflective mirror at the flick of a switch, and if you like using your mirror to see the back of the car rather than check on your little ones, a rear seat monitoring camera is available with a split-screen display and a "zoom-to-seat" function.
Naturally, the usual add-ons like heated and ventilated seating, configurable ambient lighting with various modes, wireless charging, up to 11 USB ports, and premium sound systems are offered.
The Wagoneer is being offered in Series I, Series II, and Series III trim levels, but the Series I variant will arrive late. To start with you get the Series II Standard, offered in either 4x2 or 4x4 configuration. As standard, you get 20-inch wheels, a 10.1-inch Uconnect infotainment display, a nine-speaker Alpine sound system, tri-zone automatic climate control, and Nappa leather on bench seats, providing enough room for eight individuals to be comfortably seated.
Also available is the Series II Premium version, which offers 22-inch wheels, a secondary display for the front passenger, and the availability of features like a pair of rear-seat 10.1-inch displays with Amazon Fire TV for Auto. A tri-pane sunroof, a surround-view camera, and a head-up display are also available.
In the Series III range, the Off-Road version is the only Wagoneer that is exclusively offered with 4x4, as you'd expect. With 20-inch wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires, a two-speed transfer case, a 3.92 rear axle ratio, an electronic limited-slip differential, and Select-Speed Control, this model is highly capable on the trails. For up to 10 inches of ground clearance, Quadra-Lift air suspension is standard here, while skid plates protect the front suspension, fuel tank, transfer case, and front fascia. This model also boasts the available 19-speaker MX950 audio system with a 10-inch subwoofer as standard, while a tri-pane sunroof, park assist, surround-view camera, and Intersection Collision Assist further set it apart from lesser models. Chrome tow hooks give it away from the outside.
Finally, there's the Series III Premium, which is much like the Off-Road but without the air suspension, transfer case, revised rear axle ratio, skid plates, and tow hooks. Instead, you get that dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system, 22-inch wheels, the upgraded 19-speaker audio, the front passenger touchscreen display, power side steps, and the Heavy Duty Trailer package.
Pricing starts at $67,995 for the Series II Standard with AWD a $3k option. On the Series II Premium, you'll pay $77,270 for the 4x2 and $83,465 for the 4x4. The Series III starts at $83,970 for the Premium 4x2 and $88,965 for the 4x4 while the Off-Road model costs at least $86,665. The late-availability Series I 4x2 will start at an MSRP of $57,995. All models carry a $2,000 destination charge, but if that sounds like a lot, Jeep is making 10 promises to buyers that basically guarantee outstanding service and after-sales support. Deliveries start in the second half of this year.