There’s been plenty of speculation and rumors regarding the Jeep Wagoneer’s return, but its official arrival is finally near. Jeep has announced the 2022 Wagoneer will arrive as a premium extension of the brand in the back half of 2021. Along with that announcement came additional details on this upcale SUV – here’s what to expect from the all-new 2022 Wagoner.
The Jeep Wagoneer’s calling card was always its rugged, go-anywhere looks. The 2022 Wagoneer will maintain this attitude with its boxy design from the A-pillars back, wide stance, architecturally drawn windows, and familiar Jeep nose. The Wagoneer’s exterior will feature standard LED headlamps, fog lamps, accent badging, 20-inches wheels, and fixed side step. Buyers can pick from four wheel finishes and can even upgrade to 22-inch rollers.
The eight-passenger 2022 Jeep Wagoneer’s interior will be similar to the range-topping Grand Wagoneer, but it’ll lack the standard Satin American Walnut wood trim, passenger-side and rear comfort screens, 10.25-inch climate control touchscreen, and two rear 10.1-inch touchscreens. It will, however, include standard leather upholstery, 12-way power seats, tri-zone climate control, and more.
The 2022 Wagoner will offer plenty of technology, including its 10.1-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 Wagoneer will also feature up to 11 USB ports, wireless charging, a 10-inch head-up display, and a 10.25-inch digital gauge cluster.
Powering the 2022 Wagoneer will be a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 paired with a 48-volt eTorque hybrid system for a combined 392 horsepower and 404 pound-feet of torque. The 48-volt hybrid system will also offer an additional 130 lb-ft of torque on initial throttle tip-in for quicker acceleration. This V8 hybrid powertrain will pair with an eight-speed automatic transmission and has three available 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.
Every 2022 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 Wagoneer’s safety if the IIHS decides to throw it against brick walls. Given its premium status and anticipated low sales volume, the IIHS may skip testing it.