2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Series III 4×4 Review & Test Drive

Theres a nice level of classiness, luxury, and subtle off-road prowess to make the brand-new Grand Wagoneer something unique and appealing to those who desire something fresh and various enclosed in a genuine high-end bundle. My almost-loaded Grand Wagoneer Series III 4 × 4 test automobile comes to the rate of $106,990, which is ideal in line with competitors from something like the brand-new Cadillac Escalade Luxury/Sport Platinum.

Thanks to the trick air suspension, 2-speed on-demand transfer case, electronic rear limited-slip differential, front-axle differential with disconnect, a Selec-terrain management system, and a Selec-speed controls system, the Grand Wagoneer is promoted as one of the most off-road capable full-size body-on-frame SUVs, because JEEP! The Grand Wagoneer isnt a trail-rated Jeep mostly due to the fact that of things like its method angle being just 25 degrees even though you can ford 24 inches of water with the air suspension in its highest position. Speaking of “Jeep,” you d be hard-pressed to find any Jeep logo designs on the Grand Wagoneer– however, I did handle to discover a couple embezzled in the brilliant adaptive LED headlight real estates.

After a long 30-year hiatus, the Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer have returned to run with the huge young boys of luxury and excess, such as the Cadillac Escalade, Lincoln Navigator, Land Rover, and even alongside the offerings of Chevrolets Tahoe and GMCs Yukon. The brand new Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are brand-new essentials for the Jeep brand that appear to branch off into a new Wagoneer line thats suited for high-end duties.
To rapidly chart the main differences in the new 2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, Jeep generally placed the Wagoneer as a more economical choice thats still the exact same size and design as the more-expensive Grand Wagoneer but uses a 5.7-liter V8 engine and an eTorque 48-volt mild-hybrid system for a total of 392 horse power and 404 lb-ft of torque. Towing capacity is at 10,000 pounds. The Grand Wagoneer takes things up a few notches by having the more significant powertrain, the brand names 6.4-liter 392 V8 with 471 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque with a nearly-matching tow ranking of 9,850 pounds and a Gross lorry weight score of 7,400 pounds (1,360 pound payload capacity). Both cars have an 8-speed automated transmission.

Entering the Grand Wagoneer is easy, almost as easy to access to the roomy 3rd row of seats at the touch of a button. Inside of the Grand Wagoneer in its top-tier Series III trim is an inviting space with the proper luxury consultations that flow elegantly throughout the cabin. Theres an abundance of wood inlaid throughout the control panel flowing into the door trim surrounded by piano black plastics, a leather-wrapped control panel, and accented stitching. The seats are extremely comfortable up front with 20-way power changes, heating, ventilation, power headrest, a number of lumbar and strengthen modifications, and a good multifunction massage feature that can be separated to massage your bottom, back, or both. The only fault I discover with the front seats is that the power-adjustable headrest is too low for taller people. Adjusting it to the highest point is still too low for me at 6-feet 3-inches high. The color heads-up display requires more of a height modification to accommodate taller folks, too. Nevertheless, its great to have the seat controls mounted on the door trim in addition to a neat touch capacitive button with haptic feedback for the seat memory for both front seats.

The styling of the brand-new Grand Wagoneer is a various method that may captivate some with a couple of cues that harken back to the initial Grand Wagoneer. In all, the Grand Wagoneer looks … “Grand,” and thats on function.

Seating locations are big and there are no cutting corners for supplying the third and second * row passengers with a welcoming area. The second-row captains chairs on my test vehicle (you can go with a 3-passenger second-row bench seat) are heated and ventilated and have an excellent amount of support. The third-row seats are wide and have enough space for a couple of adults to enjoy a minimum of on a trip long enough to clear the big 26.5-gallon fuel tank.

Having the new Grand Wagoneer in my ownership this week, theres a lot to take in. When I say a lot, theres a lot of car here that tips the scale at 6,420 pounds but it does not feel so heavy when you have 471 horse power at your beckon. Fundamentally, the brand-new Grand Wagoneer remarkably manages itself well out on the roadway and gets up and moves when you require it to. Zero to 60 mph happens in simply 5.4 seconds, which is simply over a second faster than the routine Wagoneer with its mild-hybrid 5.7-liter V8 setup and nearly a half-second quicker than the new Cadillac Escalade. Naturally, when you begin to equal other traffic or listen to that roaring V8 rumble theres going to be a rate to be paid at the pump. The Grand Wagoneer drinks copious amounts of fuel to the tune of its EPA estimates that fall in line with my real-world observation at 13 mpg city, 18 mpg highway, and 15 mpg combined, which is a minor depart from much of its competition.

To quickly chart the primary distinctions in the new 2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, Jeep essentially positioned the Wagoneer as a more cost effective alternative thats still the same size and design as the more-expensive Grand Wagoneer however makes do with a 5.7-liter V8 engine and an eTorque 48-volt mild-hybrid system for an overall of 392 horse power and 404 lb-ft of torque. You can almost think of the Wagoneer vs. the Grand Wagoneer being simply like the GMC Yukon Denali vs. the Cadillac Escalade. Speaking of “Jeep,” you d be hard-pressed to find any Jeep logos on the Grand Wagoneer– though, I did handle to discover a couple embezzled in the intense adaptive LED headlight real estates.

The layout of the interior and dashboard is well done and theres much thought into the positioning of controls and an invited redundancy of controls, whether it be the environment control system, seat comfort, or the audio system, there are multiple methods of controlling everything. The big 12-inch infotainment touchscreen running the brand-new Uconnect 5 system is easy to use with a short learning curve and a natural voice recognition that can be triggered by saying the timely words, such as stating “Hey Jeep.” The only concern here exists seem a few system problems that occurred throughout my week that prevented the performance of the system and remarkably-sounding 23-speaker McIntosh sound system. Its possible that the problems may be fixed with an over-the-air software upgrade. Otherwise, when the system did work my iPhone 13 Pro connected flawlessly via cordless Apple CarPlay. Theres likewise Android Auto combination and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.

Apart from the engine differences, the Grand Wagoneer is the more luxurious choice, one that gets all the expected conveniences that you anticipate in a luxury body-on-frame large SUV in addition to a myriad of information and entertainment screens. You can almost think of the Wagoneer vs. the Grand Wagoneer being simply like the GMC Yukon Denali vs. the Cadillac Escalade.

The styling of the brand-new Grand Wagoneer is a different approach that may mesmerize some with a couple of hints that harken back to the original Grand Wagoneer. In all, the Grand Wagoneer looks … “Grand,” and thats on purpose.

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