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

Theres a nice level of classiness, high-end, and subtle off-road prowess to make the new Grand Wagoneer something unique and enticing to those who want something fresh and different encased in a genuine high-end bundle. My almost-loaded Grand Wagoneer Series III 4 × 4 test lorry comes to the price of $106,990, which is best in line with competition from something like the new Cadillac Escalade Luxury/Sport Platinum.

The styling of the new Grand Wagoneer is a various approach that might mesmerize some with a few hints that harken back to the original Grand Wagoneer. In all, the Grand Wagoneer looks … “Grand,” and thats on function.

To rapidly chart the main distinctions in the new 2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, Jeep essentially positioned the Wagoneer as a more cost effective option thats still the very 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 a total 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 discover any Jeep logo designs on the Grand Wagoneer– though, I did handle to discover a couple embezzled in the bright adaptive LED headlight real estates.

Theres a great deal of mass to keep in check and you feel it if you ever take a dogleg at speed, but the new Grand Wagoneer does “alright” for dealing with where the air suspension system instantly decreases at highway speeds for a more aerodynamic profile and lower center of mass. Obviously, youre never going to desire to push the Grand Wagoneer near its limitations as you can easily find them without attempting too hard and end up at the grace of stability control keeping you out of the nearby ditch. The quadra-lift air suspension does well with the adaptive dampers to smooth out road flaws and raise the vehicle by 1.7-inches for approximately 10 inches of ground clearance for off-roading adventures or lower the vehicle for an easy entry/exit height helped by the power-retractable side actions. Thanks to the technique 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! Nevertheless, the Grand Wagoneer isnt a trail-rated Jeep mainly 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 greatest 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 real estates.

Apart from the engine distinctions, the Grand Wagoneer is the more glamorous option, one that gets all the expected comforts that you expect in a luxury body-on-frame big SUV in addition to a huge selection of details and home entertainment screens. You can nearly believe of the Wagoneer vs. the Grand Wagoneer being simply like the GMC Yukon Denali vs. the Cadillac Escalade.

After a long 30-year hiatus, the Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer have actually returned to run with the huge kids of high-end and excess, such as the Cadillac Escalade, Lincoln Navigator, Land Rover, and even together with the offerings of Chevrolets Tahoe and GMCs Yukon. The all-new Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are brand-new mainstays for the Jeep brand that appear to branch off into a new Wagoneer line thats matched for luxury responsibilities.
To quickly chart the main distinctions in the new 2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, Jeep generally positioned the Wagoneer as a more budget friendly choice thats still the exact same size and style as the more-expensive Grand Wagoneer but uses 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. Towing capability is at 10,000 pounds. The Grand Wagoneer takes things up a couple of notches by having the more substantial powertrain, the brands 6.4-liter 392 V8 with 471 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque with a nearly-matching tow rating of 9,850 pounds and a Gross car weight score of 7,400 pounds (1,360 pound payload capability). Both cars have an 8-speed automatic transmission.

The layout of the interior and dashboard is well done and theres much idea 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 several methods of controlling it all. The only issue here is there appear to be a few system problems that developed during my week that prevented the efficiency of the system and remarkably-sounding 23-speaker McIntosh noise system. Otherwise, when the system did work my iPhone 13 Pro connected up flawlessly by means of wireless Apple CarPlay.

Getting into the Grand Wagoneer is easy, practically as simple to access to the roomy third row of seats at the touch of a button. Inside of the Grand Wagoneer in its top-tier Series III trim is an inviting area with the appropriate luxury appointments that flow elegantly throughout the cabin. Theres an abundance of wood inlaid throughout the dashboard flowing into the door trim surrounded by piano black plastics, a leather-wrapped control panel, and accented stitching. The seats are incredibly comfy in advance with 20-way power adjustments, heating, ventilation, power headrest, a number of lumbar and strengthen changes, and a good multifunction massage function 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 individuals. Adjusting it to the acme is still too low for me at 6-feet 3-inches tall. Moreover, the color heads-up display requires more of a height adjustment to accommodate taller folks, too. Nevertheless, its good 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.

Seating locations are big and there are no cutting corners for supplying the third and second * row travelers with a welcoming space. 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 a great quantity of assistance. The third-row seats are large and have enough area for a few adults to enjoy at least on a trip enough time to clear the big 26.5-gallon fuel tank.

Having the new Grand Wagoneer in my belongings today, theres a lot to take in. When I say a lot, theres a great deal of car here that tips the scale at 6,420 pounds however it doesnt feel so heavy when you have 471 horsepower at your beckon. Fundamentally, the brand-new Grand Wagoneer remarkably manages itself well out on the roadway and gets up and moves when you need it to. Zero to 60 mph takes place in just 5.4 seconds, which is simply over a 2nd faster than the routine Wagoneer with its mild-hybrid 5.7-liter V8 setup and nearly a half-second quicker than the brand-new Cadillac Escalade. Obviously, when you begin to keep speed with other traffic or listen to that roaring V8 rumble theres going to be a price to be paid at the pump. The Grand Wagoneer drinks copious amounts of fuel to the tune of its EPA approximates that fall in line with my real-world observation at 13 mpg city, 18 mpg highway, and 15 mpg integrated, which is a slight depart from much of its competition.

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

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