The 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are all-new models that fall under the expanding brand yet are very distinctive in their own right.
Only sold through dealerships that can provide the premium ownership experience, the Wagoneer pushes itself into the large premium SUV category while the Grand Wagoneer is a no-holds-barred luxury SUV.
The two models share a similar appearance, provide class-leading interior space, and offer class-leading towing ratings all while incorporating a level of off-road capability to remain a legitimate Jeep.
Choosing Your Jeep Wagoneer or Grand Wagoneer
The 2022 Jeep Wagoneer is available in two levels of luxury; the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer.
The Wagoneer is initially launched with the Series II trim, which starts at $69,995, and the Series III trim which begins at $$74,995.
The Grand Wagoneer is offered in Series I, II, and III, and an Obsidian trim, and prices range from $88,995 to $105,995.
The Wagoneer is offered with a 5.7-liter V-8 that produces 392 horsepower and 404 lb-ft of torque. Those figures don’t fully capture the power of the 48-volt belt-starter generator that provides 130 lb-ft of immediate torque and also aids with fast engine restarts.
An eight-speed automatic transmission routes power to the rear axle or through one of three four-wheel-drive systems that include Quadra-Trac I, with a single-speed transfer case, Quadra-Trac II with a two-speed unit, and Quadra-Drive II which further adds an electronic limited-slip rear differential. The Grand Wagoneer is equipped with a 6.4-liter V-8 that generates 471 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque and is only offered with the Quadra-Drive II system.
The Wagoneer hasn’t yet been rated by the EPA, but the Grand Wagoneer has, and its 13 miles per gallon city, 18 mpg highway, and 15 combined numbers aren’t very flattering. Get ready to shell out $3,850 annually for fuel, according to the EPA’s fuel economy estimates.
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
Both Wagoneer models are fitted with seating for seven or eight, depending on the second-row configuration (bench seat or captain’s chairs). The interior boasts the most passenger volume and has the most second-row and third-row legroom and headroom in its class.
In a nod to its efficient packaging, the Wagoneer’s length of 214.7 inches is just a few inches longer than the short versions of the Navigator and Escalade yet provide more interior room than their extended-length offerings.
The Wagoneer is rated to tow up to 10,000 pounds when fitted with the Heavy-Duty Trailer Tow package ($1,295 - $1,495 on four-wheel-drive models), which is notably more than the competition.
The Wagoneer is equipped with a full suite of active safety features such as automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic detection, front and rear parking assist, and rain-sensing wipers. The Wagoneer Series III adds automatic high beams.
The Grand Wagoneer further includes a surround-view camera and automated parking assist and offers Active Driving Assist, driver alertness monitoring, traffic sign recognition, a digital rearview mirror, and a night vision system that recognizes pedestrians and animals from over 100 yards away. The top Grand Wagoneer trim (Series III) is standard with these features.
Jeep says that the Wagoneer models are ready for hands-free driving assist which will be available in the near future.
Neither Wagoneer model has been evaluated yet by the IIHS or NHTSA.
The Wagoneer is equipped with Jeep’s latest UConnect5 infotainment system that incorporates navigation, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, SiriusXM, and Wi-fi hotspot capability. On the charging front, there are at least eight USB ports, two 12-volt outlets, one 115-volt outlet, and a wireless charging pad.
The Wagoneer provides a centrally located 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen which grows to 12 inches in the Grand Wagoneer. An available 10.25-inch touchscreen ($1,195) is offered for the front passenger and has access to navigation, Amazon Fire, and general internet functionality.
As one might expect by the initial price, the Wagoneer Series II is well equipped. Twenty-inch wheels, LED exterior lighting, heated mirrors with integrated turn signals, a hands-free power tailgate, and remote engine start are among the exterior’s highlights while the interior walks the walk with Nappa leather seating with heating and ventilation for the front row, 12-way power front seats with driver-side memory, a 10.25-inch digital gauge cluster, and a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel whose design seeks to evoke the style of the original Wagoneer.
The Convenience Group ($3,295) continues to add premium features such as a head-up display, heated second-row seats, a surround-view camera, active parking assist, and air suspension on four-wheel-drive models, which increases the package price to $3,995.
With four-wheel drive selected, the $2,295 Advanced All-Terrain Group is available. It installs the Quadra-Trac II system, air suspension, additional skid plates, tow hooks, 18-inch wheels that provide more tire sidewall, and a low-speed crawl control system.
The Premium Group features 22-inch wheels, a tri-pane sunroof, and roof-rail crossbars for $2,995 and the Rear Seat Entertainment package includes two 10.1-inch screens with Amazon Fire TV for Auto, and additional USB and HDMI ports for $1,995.
The top Wagoneer trim additionally includes air-suspension, a head-up display, and heated second-row seats as standard and also offers additional equipment such as a McIntosh 19-speaker 950-watt premium sound system and power running boards within the Premium Group which is now priced at $5,495.
Grand Wagoneer Models
The Grand Wagoneer Series I trim is a significant step up in price and features versus the Wagoneer model and stands out with its two-tone black accent roof, distinctive hood, unique front fascia, power-folding and auto-dimming mirrors, and signature LED exterior lighting.
The interior receives an extensive amount of Satin American Walnut wood trim throughout, premium Nappa leather seating surfaces with 24-way power front seats that also include massage and memory positioning, adjustable pedals, a larger 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, captain’s chairs for the second row, and power recline for the third-row seats.
The climate control now consists of four zones and is controlled through a 10.25-inch control touchscreen that is positioned below the infotainment touchscreen and another one that is mounted on the second row's center console for the rear passengers to control.
The Wagoneer’s optional premium sound system and tri-pane sunroof are also newly standard while the Grand Wagoneer’s aforementioned optional safety features are a part of the Convenience Group, priced at $3,995.
The next level in the series gains 22-inch wheels, Palermo leather seating surfaces, a digital rearview mirror, and traffic sign recognition. The Convenience Group is $3,595 and now consists of night vision, intersection collision assist, and a rear seat monitoring camera that can display the second and third-row seats in the main display screen.
The optional Premium Group is $3,995 and features the top-tier McIntosh 23-speaker 1,375-watt sound system, an integrated cooler in the front console, and ventilated second-row seats.
The Obsidian trim is available in white, gray, and black to coordinate the effects of the black 22-inch wheels, grille, mirrors, and badging. The interior also follows suit with black trim on the instrument panel and doors and embossed-metal interior surfacing. Content-wise, it incorporates the features of the Premium Group as standard equipment.
The most luxurious Grand Wagoneer trim is equipped with 22-inch wheels, unique aluminum and copper exterior badging and interior accents, and the contents of the Premium Group and the Convenience Group which leaves only the Rear-Seat Entertainment Group and Heavy-Duty Trailer Tow Group as the remaining optional packages.
The Wagoneer pushes the Jeep brand into new territory. While it takes a moment to adjust to the concept of such an expensive Jeep, the Grand Wagoneer Series I provides an extensive list of luxurious features and, when equipped with the Convenience Package, boasts a full net of safety gear to keep this new model looking pretty.