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

To rapidly chart the primary distinctions in the new 2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, Jeep essentially positioned the Wagoneer as a more inexpensive alternative thats still the exact same size and style 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 a total of 392 horse power and 404 lb-ft of torque. You can practically think of the Wagoneer vs. the Grand Wagoneer being just like the GMC Yukon Denali vs. the Cadillac Escalade. Speaking of “Jeep,” you d be hard-pressed to find any Jeep logo designs on the Grand Wagoneer– however, I did handle to find a couple embezzled in the bright adaptive LED headlight housings.

After a long 30-year hiatus, the Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer have actually returned to run with the big boys of high-end and excess, such as the Cadillac Escalade, Lincoln Navigator, Land Rover, and even along with the offerings of Chevrolets Tahoe and GMCs Yukon. The brand new Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are brand-new pillars for the Jeep brand name that seem to branch off into a new Wagoneer line thats suited for luxury tasks.
To rapidly chart the primary differences in the brand-new 2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, Jeep essentially positioned the Wagoneer as a more budget friendly choice thats still the very same size and style as the more-expensive Grand Wagoneer but 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. The Grand Wagoneer takes things up a couple of notches by having the more considerable powertrain, the brands 6.4-liter 392 V8 with 471 horse power and 455 lb-ft of torque with a nearly-matching tow ranking of 9,850 pounds and a Gross vehicle weight rating of 7,400 pounds (1,360 pound payload capacity).

Having the new Grand Wagoneer in my belongings this week, theres a lot to take in. Basically, the brand-new Grand Wagoneer remarkably manages itself well out on the road and gets up and moves when you need it to. The Grand Wagoneer beverages 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 small leave from much of its competitors.

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, since JEEP! The Grand Wagoneer isnt a trail-rated Jeep primarily since of things like its method angle being simply 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 discover any Jeep logo designs on the Grand Wagoneer– however, I did manage to find a couple embezzled in the brilliant adaptive LED headlight housings.

The design 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 convenience, or the audio system, there are numerous ways of controlling it all. The large 12-inch infotainment touchscreen running the brand-new Uconnect 5 system is easy to use with a brief knowing curve and a natural voice recognition that can be triggered by stating the timely words, such as saying “Hey Jeep.” The only issue here exists seem a few system problems that arose throughout my week that prevented the efficiency of the system and remarkably-sounding 23-speaker McIntosh stereo. Its possible that the problems may be repaired with an over-the-air software update. Otherwise, when the system did work my iPhone 13 Pro connected seamlessly via wireless Apple CarPlay. Theres also Android Auto integration and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.

Seating locations are big and there are no cutting corners for offering the 3rd and second * row travelers with an inviting area. The second-row captains chairs on my test car (you can decide for a 3-passenger second-row bench seat) are heated and ventilated and have a great amount of support. The third-row seats are broad and have sufficient area for a couple of adults to take pleasure in at least on a journey long enough to empty the large 26.5-gallon fuel tank.

The styling of the new Grand Wagoneer is a various approach 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.

Getting into the Grand Wagoneer is simple, 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. Its nice to have the seat manages installed on the door trim along with a cool touch capacitive button with haptic feedback for the seat memory for both front seats.

Theres a good level of classiness, high-end, and subtle off-road prowess to make the new Grand Wagoneer something attractive and special to those who desire something fresh and various framed in a genuine luxury plan. My almost-loaded Grand Wagoneer Series III 4 × 4 test vehicle comes to the cost of $106,990, which is right in line with competition from something like the brand-new Cadillac Escalade Luxury/Sport Platinum.

Apart from the engine differences, the Grand Wagoneer is the more luxurious choice, one that gets all the anticipated conveniences that you expect in a high-end body-on-frame big SUV in addition to a variety of information and home entertainment screens. You can practically consider the Wagoneer vs. the Grand Wagoneer being much like the GMC Yukon Denali vs. the Cadillac Escalade. The Grand Wagoneer also somewhat prides itself is how numerous screens you can enter of the mammoth-proportioned vehicle. In my Series III test car, there are 5 screens plus you can get another two as an alternative for entertainment screens installed on the back of the front seats. The front passengers touchscreen thats amazingly obstructed from the drivers view, is a great addition for viewing movies via HDMI or USB connection.

The styling of the brand-new Grand Wagoneer is a different approach that might captivate some with a couple of cues that harken back to the original Grand Wagoneer. When looking at the vehicle from a range, the side windows have an upright framing that looks good up close however in some way doesnt flow as well. Otherwise, other small characteristics that admire the wood siding-clade Wagoneer of the past can be discovered in the front grille in addition to a kept Jeep characterization. The Grand Wagoneer is so big that even the 22-inch wheels start to look a bit too little for its tall and upright stature. In all, the Grand Wagoneer looks … “Grand,” and thats on function.

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