After many years of speculation and rumors, the return of the Jeep Grand Wagoneer is officially near. The 2022 Grand Wagoneer will arrive as a premium extension of the Jeep brand that maintains its go-anywhere ethos. Here’s what to expect from it.
The Jeep Grand Wagoneer was always notorious for its rugged looks, and the all-new 2022 Grand Wagoneer will continue this trend. It’ll boast an upright and boxy body from the A-pillars back, a wide stance, architecturally drawn windows, and a more familiar Jeep nose. Setting the Grand Wagoneer apart from the base Wagoneer will be a two-tone black accent roof, distinctive hood, front end and grille, unique premium LED lighting, fender flares, and power-retractable side steps.
Inside, the eight-passenger 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer harks back to the original with copious amounts of genuine handcrafted Satin American Walnut wood trim. The cabin will also boast a wide dashboard with a limited number of buttons and tasteful metallic trim, a 10.25-inch passenger-side touchscreen, a 10.25-inch touchscreen articulating climate control interface, and more. Further enhancing the Grand Wagoneer’s luxury will be standard Nappa leather upholstery, 24-way power seats, and heated and ventilated second-row seats.
The 2022 Grand Wagoner also won’t lack tech with its 10.1- or 12-inch touchscreen connected to an advanced Uconnect 5 infotainment system with over-the-air updates, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, SiriusXM 360L, 4G LTE W-Fi, TomTom navigation, and more. The 10.25-inch passenger-side screen will also offer a robust list of features, including Fire TV for Auto, rear entertainment system controls, and the ability to view the vehicle’s exterior cameras. Second-row passengers will enjoy a 10.25-inch comfort display and two 10.1-inch entertainment touchscreens with streaming capabilities.
Powering the 2022 Grand Wagoneer will be a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 with 471 horsepower and 455 pound-feet of torque. This will pair with an eight-speed automatic transmission and the choice of three four-wheel-drive systems. It’ll also feature Selec-Terrain, which will allow the driver to choose from five driving modes: Auto, Sport, Rock, Snow, and Sand/Mud. All told, the Grand Wagoneer will tow up to 10,000 pounds.
Every 2022 Grand Wagoneer will come standard with automatic emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, adaptive cruise control with stop and go, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitors, rear cross-path detection, rear park assist sensors with automatic stop, and more. We’ll learn more about the 2022 Grand Wagoneer’s safety if the IIHS decides to test it. Given its premium status and likely low volume, though, the IIHS may skip testing it.